I and a couple friends have been planning to visit an old customer of ours for some time and finally nailed down a day to visit him and get there in my '19 Touring car since our friend is a Model T fan and it was a beautiful day too.
He lives 8-9 miles away so no biggie.
We were about a mile away when we smelled antifreeze.........not a good thing.......so I pulled over expecting a blown head gasket but, luckily I guess, it was only the rear freeze plug which had come out.
Regardless the car required a ride home so my Hagerty Roadside Assistance got it's first (and I hope last) test and, yup, they're covering the ride home.......
When I checked out the engine later I found the errant freeze plug lying on the shelf!
Not corroded or anything, just OUT.
I am sure glad it didn't happen SUNDAY when we were riding around in the sticks!
Fixing this will cost you a nickel.
LOL........while I have the one that popped out I'm thinking of doing exactly that!.......
The way things are changing with our money not going as far as it used to, I wonder of the nickel will fit!!! We hear that they are planning on doing away with some of our currency; what will we do if it gets down to the nickel??
R.S, you're supposed to use old 1913-'38 buffalo nickels anyway
(..and they won't fit straight away, you've got to cup them with a ball pen hammer in a properly sized socket, then file the edges until they fit right in the holes in the block - and install them with some gasket cement, flattening the cups with the ball pen hammer again to make them spread and get stuck in the holes.)
The metal in the nickel is probably worth more than a nickel now so I have a pickle jar full of them
Actually, they're worth less than face--About three and a half cents for the post war nickel. You're better off if you spend them.
I used a nickel for a freeze plug in my '22 touring so when I tell people I've really sunk some money into that engine, I can prove it.
These are the ones I used in my 1915.
They cost less than the new brass ones.
Steve.......when I met you at the Iola Old Car Show a couple years ago I didn't HEAR you squeak when you walked........ LOL .......