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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 05-11-2011, 09:59 AM Thread Starter
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It's really amazing...

...what these cars do to people. Not sure if this is the right place to discuss this but I just wanted to comment on how many people approach me about my car. I drove yesterday afternoon to work and then to the store after work and had several people ask me about it.

Unfortunately when I got out of the store my solenoid was dead and the car wouldn't start. Within a minute of having the trunk popped I had a guy stop and ask me if I need a jump or help. He let me use the ratchet set he had to tighten up the battery connection so I could be sure that was ok (it's typically pretty loose because I pull the battery cable off whenever I park the car because of a small short somewhere). The amazing thing (to me) is of all the times I've been broken down I can only remember one time when someone stopped to help me and I had two people offer to help me yesterday within a span of 5 minutes before I went home and got my tools.

I tried to jumper the solenoid and the starter would spin but the bendix wouldn't engage and since I'm leaving town tomorrow on a business trip I decided to have it towed home this morning so I can deal with it this weekend. While the car was being put on the tow truck I even had a guy come up to me and start talking to me about the car and what was wrong with it. He then went on to asking me where I had got my wheels and telling me about the cars he has owned in the past. That's certainly a new one on me.

66' Biscayne 4-door
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 05-11-2011, 12:52 PM
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 05-16-2011, 09:11 AM
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The further we get away from the '60's, the rarer these cars get. It's nice people appreciate the cars. I hope you get it fixed when you get back around.

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