What is the sound of one piston slapping?
What is the sound of one piston slapping?
Illustration for article titled Thank you God of Motoring, 2 VERY close calls today.

First, I took my Dad’s 56 TBird out for a shakedown after installing a new carb. Some asshole in a Bro Truck was flying thru our neighborhood at 45 MPH, while looking at his phone. He drifted into the center of the street, and nearly hit me head-on. Thank God I already sorted the brakes. If he hadn’t heard my tires lockup, he might not of looked up in time to swerve and just barely miss me.


10 mins later I’m back home, and pull my vacuum gauge out to adjust the fuel mixture. I turn around and BANG! The drawers must of crept out, and I apparently put too much weight in those at the top. 1 inch to the left and it would of hit my 51 F1. A split second sooner and it would of landed on the back of my ankles. Lesson learned! Weight distribution is important in more than just cars.

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