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Too Bad, I sold a practically new Deuce Radiator at the show. coulda swapped her in the parking lot.Worked like crazy the past few days to get the deuce in good shape for the drive up to North Jersey.
Since the weather has been pretty nice in the region recently... I've been able to make some progress.
After checking things out and taking it on a short testdrive on Friday I was feeling pretty good about things.
I started out early this morning for the show. Got 40 of the 185+ miles and began to have 'issues' with
my turn signals. They were working fine until I crossed a very rough stretch of winter damaged road along
a 'shortcut' that helped me to avoid a town full of stop-n-go traffic lights. There were several other vehicles
following the same route, so use of the blinkers was required. Hand signals are difficult when dealing with
'Armstrong Steering' and potentially distracted drivers on smartphones.
At times the blinkers seemed to function properly, then intermittently, but at a point... they stopped completely.
I pulled into an empty 'produce market' parking lot and searched for anything that might indicate a problem.
That's when I realized my radiator was a bigger problem than my turn signal issue. I had previously been aware
of a very tiny 'venting of steam' up along a seam of the tank near the fill cap, but it never seemed to be too bad.
Now it's bad. Well... much worse anyway!
I just could not chance heading any farther away from 'home-base' to make it up to the show today.
I decided the 370+ mile round trip was just more risk than I ought take at this point.
I'm very disappointed. I had a good list of items I had wanted to get at the event. Had hoped to meet a few
folks there as well. And with the show ending at 3PM today, there's just not enough time to make the trip
worthwhile. I'd probably arrive just to see everyone packing up to leave.
So... I had a problematic 80 mile roundtrip to nowhere on a beautiful Sunday morning. Things could be a lot worse.
I should not be too surprised though... since Murphy has been messing with me all week long. Last minute
schedule changes, civi vehicle problems, etc...
Now... do I add a radiator to my parts list, try a DIY fix, or... pull it and take it to a repair shop? Hummm....
Did I mention it's a beautiful Sunday morning?
I wish I had been able to get up there, but... I felt the risk of driving the rest of the way was too much.Too Bad, I sold a practically new Deuce Radiator at the show. coulda swapped her in the parking lot.
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