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Cracked head question & late 2nd day air

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Subject: Cracked head question & late 2nd day air
From: "Eric L. Van Iderstine" <elv1@Ra.MsState.Edu>
Date: Wed, 27 Dec 1995 08:37:27 -0600 (CST)
First off, I hope not everyone else was plagued by UPS not guarenteeing 
(or delivering for that matter) their 2nd day air packages.....  I really 
needed that brake switch....and it came the day after I got back from my 
trip........oh a temp solution, I soldered the poooo out of the 
external electrical connection (brass rivet/steel lug) and had 
intermitant brake lights.

For those of you with craked heads (I couldn't resist)

What were the symptoms, how was the engine running, and can the head be 
welded for a short term fix????

I ask because 2/3 of the way to my grandparents I figured I'd check under 
the hood to see if the engine was still was, but there had 
been a leak around the head gasket between......yep, 2 and 3.  I haven't 
experienced any overheating, and I'm not sure on this one, but the DPO 
claimed the car hadn't been used in several years.  

I'm hoping that the head gasket set (UPS overnight!!!PLEASE come this 
morning!!!) will be the solution.......

Oh yea, she runs nice, but there is a little (not steady) miss at 
idle........and she hit 90 before I ran out of road and had to get on the 
brakes......vooooooooommmmmmmmmm take that Montana.

Eric "new member of the cracked head club....hopefully not" V I

Eric L. Van Iderstine - ME senior - Mississippi State University 
Design Coordinator - MSU Formula SAE......Powered by Honda......
74 MGB - 85 Buick LaSabre - 95 DiamondBack Sorrento

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