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Old 08-07-2009, 12:02 AM
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Well the meet has yet to "officially" start but no meet is complete without Dan Herrick's car breaking down. I got Dan into a repair shop and hopefully it will be back in time for the Code 3 Run. Dan and Jerry are in and we enjoyed a nice meal at Polinori's Palm Garden Inn tonight before I had to go to a EMS Liason meeting at the hospital.
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Old 08-07-2009, 06:46 AM
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We manged to miss our flight due to heavy traffic so will miss tonight. We are getting a later flight so should be in Alliance early Saturday.
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You should be there in time for the car show?
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What type of breakdown did he suffer???????
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What type of breakdown did he suffer???????
Which one? Dan's breakdown or his cars?
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Let me start with I am not having a brake down! my car is having a break down!
It is deja-vu all over again!
I am not having a brake down! my car is having a break down!
This time not only is it loosing power it also had a spell of backfiring.
I am not having a brake down! my car is having a break down!
No Jerry I do not need a ride to the hospital!
Let me start with I am not having a brake down! my car is having a break down!
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Old 08-07-2009, 09:54 AM
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I think i need to move back east. You guys back there seem to have more fun with your cars than people up here in the Northwest. Maybe when i retire, or go on disability i will!
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Dan, are you having a break down?

Wow, is there an echo in Dan's head?
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No! Dan is NOT having a breakdown!
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Dan.... you need to check for a cracked distributor car or a damaged distributor rotor. Backfiring is usually caused by an ignition problem. If it isn't an ignition problem, then it is a defective timing chain that is the problem. The valves are no longer opening and closing in proper relationship to the movement of the pistons. This is a relatively easy thing to check if you know what to do. Hopefully your "technician" away from home will know how to do this. Just let him know in advance that there is no "OBD" panel to plug into... If he gives you that deer in the headlight stare, then you need to find someone that is older, and understands the mechanics of how an engine without a computer operates...
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