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Old 01-31-2015, 07:00 AM   #1
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Default What's the strangest thing you've found in your radiator?

Pulled my radiator out for repairs and in the course of inspecting the top tank through the filler tube, found this little fella! What the heck??

I'm sure there's a line in there like:
Q. "Escargo(t)-ing OK?"
A. "No, he says it's a bit hot!"
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Old 01-31-2015, 07:59 AM   #2
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Not in my radiator, but my oil pan had a handfull of small gravel and sticks, biggest stick was the size of 3/4 of a pencil. Oh, and a lot of bugs. One suggested possible offering from a child...
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Old 01-31-2015, 12:43 PM   #3
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Old 01-31-2015, 02:21 PM   #4
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snail shell not so uncommon.. alot of times we would pull over and add some water from the creek. maybe scooping up a few freshie snails.
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Old 01-31-2015, 03:16 PM   #5
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...live mice anyone?
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Old 01-31-2015, 03:20 PM   #6
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Nuthin' in the radiator, but Jimmy Hoffa wuz in the trunk!
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Old 01-31-2015, 03:21 PM   #7
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snail shell not so uncommon.. alot of times we would pull over and add some water from the creek. maybe scooping up a few freshie snails.
Makes sense, of course ! Wayne
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Old 01-31-2015, 03:23 PM   #8
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Pulled my radiator out for repairs and in the course of inspecting the top tank through the filler tube, found this little fella! What the heck??

I'm sure there's a line in there like:
Q. "Escargo(t)-ing OK?"
A. "No, he says it's a bit hot!"
This qualifies for the worst joke of the month award ! Wayne
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Old 01-31-2015, 03:34 PM   #9
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This qualifies for the worst joke of the month award ! Wayne
Thank you. Thank you. I'll be here all week.
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Old 01-31-2015, 05:00 PM   #10
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Does a small snake (about 15") in the Clutch Housing qualify. Unfortunately it died of shovel fever soon after. Like my Mum used to say "if they aren't paying rent, evict them"
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Old 01-31-2015, 08:28 PM   #11
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Not in the radiator but in the sediment bowl of a Model T gas tank I opened the drain petcock in the bottom of the sediment bowl and a wooden sulfur matchstick came out.

What idiot checks his gas with a matchstick? (true story)
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Old 01-31-2015, 08:35 PM   #12
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ive had mice carry dog food up the tailpipe into the muffler. it gets exciting when you start the car and that stuff starts flying out the exhaust
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Old 01-31-2015, 08:39 PM   #13
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Gravel in my gas tank that my young kids put in years ago. They use to play in the old rig when it was stored for many years in our barn before I restored it.
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Old 01-31-2015, 09:20 PM   #15
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Thank you. Thank you. I'll be here all week.
I hope you won't spend that time dreaming up another joke like that one!!!
I actually thought it was pretty good.
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Old 01-31-2015, 09:54 PM   #16
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I Thought that was genuine down under hard water,,,

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Old 01-31-2015, 10:05 PM   #17
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I bought a complete but not running engine one time, it was the most stinkiest thing, untill i found out why, when I drained the oil and pulled the pan there was A couple of dead mice in there, for who knows how long. Sorry didnt' read the post about the radiator.

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Old 02-01-2015, 05:34 AM   #18
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Mine was full of sunflower seeds.
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When I pulled my sport coupe's engine apart for rebuilding, found a 14" long piece of steel wire bent into a "V" inside the water jacket of the head.
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One dozen butternuts, all black with age.
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