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When it rains.....

Discussion in 'General Chit-Chat' started by Paul A, Jul 18, 2019.

  1. Paul A

    Paul A Alpine Registry Curator Platinum Level Sponsor

    I have not had to do major maintenance on Ol' Blue for many years. When I installed the Ford V6 with the Toyota 5speed it allowed me to travel many thousands of trouble free miles..Ohio twice, Wisconsin twice, several 500 mile trips in MN and SD...life was good. Now, in a matter of two weeks I have had to some fixing. First the heater core blew and dropped a bunch of coolant inside the car. I took care of that by removing all the hoses and plugging the outlet. No heater..but, hey....I do not drive it in cold weather anyway. Yesterday was incident number two. The clutch master cylinder failed. The manufacturer of the unit, CNC, is no longer in business. I ordered a new Willwood unit from Speedway. It should be here tomorrow. And, finally, I had to replace a faulty alternator on my Tiger. Ain't Sunbeamin' fun.....no, seriously..it is enjoyable, especially for those of us who who like to do our own repairs. Pete
     
  2. loose_electron

    loose_electron Gold Level Sponsor

    Still got 3 in the garage?
     
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  3. Paul A

    Paul A Alpine Registry Curator Platinum Level Sponsor

    sorry for the very tardy response I still have the blue'67 and the '66 Tiger. The project car was sold this spring. Very likely the Tiger will be leaving in the upcoming year.
     
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  4. DanR

    DanR Diamond Level Sponsor

    My friend Perry S and I worked together more than twenty years running Cat Dozers, Dumps and backhoes. Don't have to tell anyone there was a lot on maintenance required.

    One day in the shop Perry's young Nephew about 10 years old asked him "Uncle Perry is working on your DOzer the way you make a living"?

    Now that was a very interesting question!! I seem to make my living working on Alpines:)

    So Paul, I'm proud you are able to work on yours too! Keep'em-on-the-Road really means something....
     

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