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Offline Chuck Patton

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Stranded
« on: January 04, 2018, 08:02:32 AM »


Ladies & Gentleman

My transportation for today overheated this morning in a city "near" Florida.
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Offline 49er

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Re: Stranded
« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2018, 08:08:16 AM »
Usually im in Saftey Harbor this time of year Chuck and could be of assistance. But not going down this yr.  Beautiful sceneries though. Good luck
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Offline INTMD8

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Re: Stranded
« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2018, 02:02:04 PM »
Hmm, Havana?
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Offline Highwayman68

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Re: Stranded
« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2018, 02:42:28 PM »
I am in Clearwater near Tampa, do you need any help?

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Re: Stranded
« Reply #4 on: January 04, 2018, 02:45:45 PM »
G'day Chuck,

I was in a similar position as you, back in 2002, but my scenery wasn't as nice as yours.

Couldn't get into the shade as there were too many humongous spiders hogging that area. (have pictures).

AAAA came to my assistance, and towed me and my precious wife, with car, to Ocala, where a couple of cans of Bars Leak fixed the problem, at least until we got to Las Vegas, where by chance, I found the culprit.

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Offline INTMD8

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Re: Stranded
« Reply #5 on: January 04, 2018, 02:56:29 PM »
My guess is this is a taxi in Cuba and he needs no help :D
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Offline Quentin Hall

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Re: Stranded
« Reply #6 on: January 04, 2018, 03:24:32 PM »
Here is unofficial anthem of every Cadillac owner . Attributed as also the first punk rock song “ Stranded” by the Brisbane band the Saints.
I sing this and bang my head whilst waiting for the tilt tray.

https://youtu.be/Q-GueNOKolo
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Stranded
« Reply #7 on: January 04, 2018, 05:06:07 PM »
Quote from: Chuck Patton
Ladies & Gentleman
My transportation for today overheated this morning in a
city "near" Florida.   

I found the cooling systems of early 60s cars to be quite marginal. 
This was curable by upgrades to more like late 70s systems,
starting with a temp gauge and a fan shroud.  Bruce Roe

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Re: Stranded
« Reply #8 on: January 04, 2018, 05:54:46 PM »
My own '60 CDV was good at cooling, even with totally corroded cooling fins.

Never boiled once whilst on the mainland with the outside temperature over 40 C for days on end.

BUT, if he is in Cuba, in a re-powered Cadillac, then anything could happen.

Bruce. >:D
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Re: Stranded
« Reply #9 on: January 04, 2018, 06:15:00 PM »
But hes in Florida
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Re: Stranded
« Reply #10 on: January 04, 2018, 06:36:55 PM »
The car looks to rough to be a Floridian or any American location.

Look at the window surrounds, and the sill area.   Definitely modified.

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Re: Stranded
« Reply #11 on: January 04, 2018, 07:17:22 PM »
But he said he was near Clearwater. Those are gis words. He stated he was stranded there and didnt mention the over all condition of car or where it came from. Am i missing something. Our winter home is in Saftey Harbor and I know Clearwater and the environs well.
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Re: Stranded
« Reply #12 on: January 04, 2018, 07:25:21 PM »
I apologize. He did not say he was in Clearwater. Another poster offering help did. Sorry
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Re: Stranded
« Reply #13 on: January 04, 2018, 09:11:04 PM »
 ;D  "... in a city 'near' Florida".
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Re: Stranded
« Reply #14 on: January 04, 2018, 10:12:14 PM »
That 4 door hardtop looks like a pillared sedan. What's with the extra sheet metal?
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Re: Stranded
« Reply #15 on: January 04, 2018, 10:15:05 PM »
;D  "... in a city 'near' Florida".

Yes, details matter  ;D
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Offline The Tassie Devil(le)

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Re: Stranded
« Reply #16 on: January 04, 2018, 10:17:02 PM »
Probably rusted out the original glass frames, and therefore had to replace them.

People do a lot of things to keep something in use, long after they would normally be discarded by someone else.

Necessity is the "Mother of Invention".

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Offline Jeff Maltby 4194

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Re: Stranded
« Reply #17 on: January 04, 2018, 10:48:31 PM »
Time to remove his bogus Post.
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Offline Chuck Patton

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Re: Stranded
« Reply #18 on: January 05, 2018, 08:10:45 PM »


Art & Mark

I appreciate your sincere attempts to assist.  I got in at the Malacon. It was far from original with s 66 Buick interior. By the time we reached the Hotel National there was smoke. I took a look and the lower radiator hose was loose. I tightened the clamp. After a cool down period he added fluid fifteen minutes later we took off.
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