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Re: [T3] MVVC Show

In a message dated 5/22/06 5:04:25 PM Eastern Daylight Time, 
jaransonT3@comcast.net writes:

<< Bob Heydt had some car trouble coming down in his roadster and didn't 
 make it.  Bob, what happened to your engine?  Heard it was a 
 spectacular failure. >>

 I take it my buddy John found you (we left together), after I described what 
Sophy looked like to him over the phone. Yeah, it went up in a very very big 
cloud of smoke about 30 miles from the house. Filled the car full of it, and 
continued to smoke for over 20 minutes after we stopped. :O It took us over 3 
hours to get it back home. I haven't pulled it out and autopsied it yet, but it 
sounds like it either lost a rod bearing, or a main. It didn't sound too good 
when we tried to see if it would re-fire after we got it home (it didn't 
start, and made expensive noises while trying). It was 42 degrees out when we got 
ready to leave the house at 7AM, and I asked Rob (my co-pilot and son) which 
car we were going to take, as I had the Notch ready to go in case of rain, but 
it had stopped raining an hour prior. He started putting on his heavy coat, so 
I knew we were going topless. Couldn't talk him out of it either, so away we 
went in the Roadster. We were in good spirits, had the sun at our back, and 
nothing but blue sky in the direction we were headed. Kinda felt it start to lay 
down a little about a mile before it quit, but wasn't really thinking much 
about it, just seemed like it needed a little more pedal (the FI was playing 
tricks on me, due to such a light throttle required to use it). No other warning, 
then I glanced into the rear view mirror and saw the cloud starting, and 
getting big quick. Pulled over and that was it, we coasted about 1/2 mile and 
stopped (45 minutes after we left the house). From the looks of things, it pushed 
most of it's oil out the cooling fan hub, as the black belt box had an inch of 
oil sitting in the bottom of it when I took a look (along side the freeway). 
It'll require a day or 2 of cleaning, as the engine got a good oil soaking 
(including the heat exchangers, both sets). I haven't figured out what exactly 
I'm going to do yet, but I've got to get the Notch ready for the Invasion, and 
that's my priority now (only have 2 months to get it ready). Sorry I didn't 
make it, but if John had realised I was along side the road sooner, we might have 
been able to get back home sooner, and taken the Notch there. Unfortunately 
we got back here pretty late, so we decided we had enough excitement for one 

Bob 65 Notch S w/ Sunroof and IRS (Krusty)
       71 Square, now a 2 seat Roadster, pics can be seen at; 
http://volksrods.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=2977 and now has a dead T-3  with D-jet FI 
engine. : (

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