Morgan Wright

Doing a dump run 5 miles on a hot day.....overheat!

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Nice trip, but I felt sorry for the poor transmission. Do you try double clutching?

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At the end of the video the engine was trying to stall at a stop sign (stop signs are just suggestions up here in the hills, we never stop at them, rolling stop maybe) and I wanted to use the forward momentum to kick the engine back on which meant jamming it in first while it was still rolling. Hence the gear grinding.

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Morgan,

     I guess nobody ever told you that adding cold water to an overheated engine is a good way to crack the block.  You should add water with the engine running to mix the cold with the hot to minimize thermo-shock. 

Also, Buick's first electric starter came in 1914 Buicks; not 1915 as you stated in your video.

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Thanks for 1914, didn't know.

 

The car sat and cooled for 45 minutes.

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Thanks for posting. A couple of times it looked like you got it going pretty fast, any idea on what it will do without pushing it real hard?

 

Dave

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On 5/27/2020 at 12:21 PM, Dave39MD said:

Thanks for posting. A couple of times it looked like you got it going pretty fast, any idea on what it will do without pushing it real hard?

 

Dave

 

According to the time stamp on the video it took 7 minutes and 40 seconds to get to the dump, which is 2.5 miles.

 

2.5 miles

---------------     averages out to 19.6 miles an hour. Might have gotten up to 25 MPH in there somewhere but those back roads and hills......

 7:40 min

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