On Thursday, April 21, 2016 at 10:53:59 PM UTC-4, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
I can hear kids everywhere asking "What's a fan belt? Why didn't you just
pull the fuse?"
I used to keep a pair of vice-grips under the seat of my 66 lay-down Rambler.
If I accelerated too hard while turning, the motor would shift causing the
fan to hit the shroud. The tips would bend over and contact the radiator
causing a hell of a racket. I'd have to pull over and bend the tips back.
I still miss that car. You seem to miss your first love the most.
That flexibility must have been an AMC thing. My buddy's
360 AMX would flex the chassis under hard acceleration too,
altho in his case it tended to break the transmission rather
than simply bend the fan (oddly, as far as I know his 390
AMX did not flex, even tho it had quite a bit more power).
On Friday, April 22, 2016 at 6:41:14 PM UTC-4, John McCoy wrote:
There was a lot of AMC "things". ;-)
Actually, I'm pretty sure mine was a motor mount issue.
Some AMC cars ran the wipers with the vacuum. They used a vacuum
booster set-up on top of the fuel pump to increase the vacuum under
acceleration. My booster pump started leaking so I bypassed it
and hooked the lines to/from the pump together. So what if the wipers
stopped when you were accelerating onto a highway? Lift your foot, get
a wipe, put your foot back down. Repeat as required.
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