Goatees are my obsession
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Southeastern Massachusetts
Re: Car runs after you shut it ...
Hey, toots! Thanks for recommending this place :)
The resto guy will never, ever touch my car after all the "mistakes" he made on it. I now have a rock-solid mechanic, a Ford guy, who knows his stuff. He's the type that was taught by his father to diagnose a car by the sound it makes, not hook it up to a computer -- an old time car guy. Sorta like most of you, I suspect!
It hasn't kept running like that for several weeks, ever since he adjusted the carb (and rebuilt it a second time, don't ask). It uses more gas now as he told me it would, but it makes vacuum correctly and isn't open all the time, so everything else works properly, like the brakes that wouldn't make vacuum correctly for the first minute or so of driving it.
She purrs now and has a ton of get-up-and go. I took the highway yesterday (I don't do that often, preferring the long country roads) and had to pass someone and floored it and like the good little pony she is, smoothly went fast past the guy as if she was a brand new car.