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Re: [Mgs] first drive of the year

To: Paul Root <>
Subject: Re: [Mgs] first drive of the year
From: Bill Saidel <>
Date: Tue, 30 Mar 2010 12:26:49 -0400
But Paul, where are you writing from? North Dakota??? 
Two Saturdays ago, I pulled my 76B out of the garage for the proverbial 
winter maintenance (oil change, spark plug change, quick battery charge) 
and took my SO for an hour's trip around Southern New Jersey. 
And old and frail?????? try 62....
But it was soooo nice driving in a sunny 60 degree environment....yea, I 
know what you mean about "Good to be back."

Bill Saidel

Paul Root wrote:
> I drove my 77 'B into work today. First drive of the year.
> It was about 47 degrees, top up as I'm old and frail (46 :-) ). The car ran
> fine, but the temperature gauge never climbed above the edge of the blue down
> by the C.
> I stopped at a convinence store 13 miles in and a mile away from the office. 3
> minutes in for my morning drink, and the engine didn't want to start. A couple
> minutes of cranking and it came to life. So I've got some diagnostic work to
> do.
> Last week, when I pulled the car out of storage, I removed the heater valve
> and put in my home made (plumbing ball valve) valve. I haven't gotten around
> to hooking up the controls, so it's wide open. Which could be a symptom of the
> temperature gauge.  I did top up the radiator fully.
> Good to be back in the car.
> Paul.
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