Well, so much for mower hunting today. Misread a note and mistook an appointment for 2:10 instead of 2:40. While sitting in the garage just 10 minutes earlier I was just going over my old truck. The lady at the desk says I'm forty minutes early. I laugh, and say I'll come back later.. so I left. On the way out the truck hiccups a little.. but it always does that when it's hot. Still, it bugged me. Coming down route 1, it did it again.. 'Hmm, maybe I should stop', I think. Come to a light, coasted down to 10.. and it dies. The heck? Get it going right away, and continue.. maybe I should stop at the church.. nah, it'll be fine! Come to the light at the heart of town, the busiest road in Kennebunk.. dies. And it's dead this time. Got it to kick a few times, but it turns real tight. Seems timing related, once it goes to fire it stops.. hard to describe. Easier seen then said. Well, then she started smoking up from under the hood.. then the dash. Sat there all of 20 minutes with the lights flashing, waiting on a ramp truck.. battery finally gave out. While I stood alongside waiting, a cop pulled up.. 'Oh dear." I think. He's laughing his shirt off, says I backed up traffic into the town line! Ramp truck finally arrived, still no word on what happened.. hope it's not too serious. Ran just fine on the way to the doc's. Conveniently, I had my Raleigh 3 speed in the bad, so when the truck left I biked back the 1/4 mile to the doc. Right on time.. almost. I don't dare work on something of this era, I don't trust myself with the electronics.. wish it was an old 350 or older 302.. As the light cycled, every now and then an old timer would pull up and nod, saying he stalled on the other side of the light back years ago.. etc. Even more? Makes you know you've got GREAT highschool friends.. when they drive by and laugh at you sitting there. Oh, well.. 200k on a badly maintained 302 isn't bad I guess. I hope it didn't cook its self.
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