I forgot I had just ‚Äútemporarily‚ÄĚ zip tied my fan to my radiator. I bought new mounts for it but the engine shortly spun its rod bearings by the time the engine was back together and in the car I had totally forgotten about my cooling situation. Fast forward to a few days ago I was greeted by steadily rising temperatures as I drove along, eventually pulling off to the side of the highway and waiting about an hour and a half there for the engine to cool down enough that I could limp home.

Not the optimal temperature for a Chevy V8, deadly to a Jaguar V12. Lucky for me...

After eventually getting the stupid thing back to the house it was dark and I was too pissed to be fucked with it. Took a look yesterday and...

Oh. Neat. Ziptie-induced stress + corroded ass old shitty radiator = big-ol hole.

$350 for a new radiator, or go to a salvage yard and spend weeks fabricobbling mounts and hoses to put a 3rd-gen Camaro radiator (only thing that comes remotely close to fitting) in the car.

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Probably just going to sell it or trade for another bike. Need something fuel efficient and reliable to get around, not 10mpg and $200/mo in parts and fluids, not to mention a rolling fire hazard with the leaky fuel tank and a fun feature wherein the exhaust leaks are directly underneath holes in the floor thus making a nice CO hotbox. Healthy. Health issues and medical expenses are catching me at a bad time, as well, leaving me in desperate need of money and ‚Äúslimming down‚ÄĚ of monthly expenses.