Saturday, March 13, 2010

Well The Dodge is back in the shop. I know you are having heart palpitations for fear that things aren't well and that's good, cuz they aren't! After having the motor rebuilt (twice but who's counting) it is still making a disconcerting KA-THUNK for lack of a better description. So.......The Man took it to a shop to have it Dyno-ed and to have the carburetor fine tuned. The news isn't good.  After being examined by no less than FIVE heart surgeons, their unanimous decision is............I don't know. we are off tomorrow with Mr. Neighbor's trailer to pick it up.  Then we have to pull the motor again and take it back to the shop again, so they can take it apart again.......are you starting to see a pattern here?  We can't believe there is anything too major wrong with it because of how strong it runs.  The guy that built it is now thinking maybe it has a collapsed piston.  If that is true, then it is only running on 7 cylinders.........and what that means is when The Coronet is feeling good, he's gonna be one scary Mopar!! 

I'm hopeful that this isn't going to cost a fortune..........if so we might just have to have it put down. It may be the only humane thing to do!  The Man and I are thinking a big block Chevy is lookin' more and more attractive, cuz even though they don't have near the power of a big block Mopar, a big block Chevy that runs will sure as heck beat a big block Mopar that don't!

Here's a video that we made this past weekend...........hope you enjoy!

Till next time............GOD BLESS

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