In article <email@example.com>,
Russ <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>I just wanted to share a quick story about my amazing roadside repair
>on my 1973 142.
>About a week ago I was picking up my teenager from school when my 142
>started making the most awful squealing and grinding sound. I pulled
>over in a church parking lot and took a look under the hood.
[ ... ]
>I was able to use my thumb to spin out the bolt remnant from the
>alternator. [ ... ]
Now _that_ is a miracle. I had the pivot (lower) bolt break off on
my 145; getting the stub out of the boss on the block was a major
headache--I ended up drilling a hole into it, grinding a square spire
on the end of a broken screwdriver, pounding it in and turning with
pliers until it finally came loose.
>The cool part is it all worked! I've checked it a couple of times
>since and it is still tight and functioning perfectly. I put a new
>blot in the seat and it is just fine too.
Nice improvisation. Remind me to toss an assortment of bolts into the
>Gosh I love my 142.
Yes, it's possible to do fixes like this on the 140s. My 145 should get
a new head and a few other things this week, then become my daily driver
Gary Heston email@example.com
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