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Old Yesterday, 06:10 PM   #3051
phase is offline phase  United States
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I had a clutch cable collapse at the wrong moment once back in 1988, was passing an older camaro in my modified Opel 1900. Went to shift out of 2nd at 7k+ and it stayed in that gear.

Rod through the side of the block, real bummer since that motor had been balanced by Cope Brotherís Racing...

Todayís purchases included supplies for making French toast and cookies.
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Hi phase,
I did something similar back in about 1978. My girlfriend was with me, which just makes it more embarrassing. We were just passing an Olds Cutlass 442 at 90 mph when the 318 in my 1970 Coronet 500 sent a rod through the side. We were far from home, and I actually drove it back. Each stop light was a nail bitter. I had to shift into neutral to keep the RPM up so it wouldn't die. The engine was already toast, so it didn't bother me to cause more damage. We actually made it all the way home (about 50 miles), but once I turned it off, that engine never ran again. The car was at my place, so I used my mother's car to run her home. New (to me) 318 was changed out in the driveway in the winter. I had to rebuild the top of the motor, and leaky water pump gasket. Replaced the water pump parts while I was in there and closed everything up. The new 318 had a blown head gasket, so i got it cheap. That engine ran well for me and was still going strong when I sold that car. That was the last time I ever did major work on a car outside.

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I picked up a bunch of resistors and capacitors at the local surplus house, along with some lamb and 10 lbs of basmati rice (elsewhere) - lamb biryani for Christmas next week.
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Old Yesterday, 07:25 PM   #3054
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I got the final fixings for the tube amp I'm building my dad for Christmas... I now have one week to build and test it. My record is 12 hours from raw chassis and parts to a complete working amp, so I'm not worried.
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Chris, that must have been quite the long drive home...
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