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Re: PHOTOS: ICE AND RAIN

Posted by TransitChuckG on Fri Jan 11 05:18:30 2019, in response to Re: PHOTOS: ICE AND RAIN, posted by VictorM on Thu Jan 10 20:30:24 2019.

You're not kidding about those cold winters. It once -23F in January 1957.
I survived -30F some mornings. My 1960 Chevy turned over like a sick cow. I had a 3-spd.column shift. You never used your parking brake, it would freeze up, so I would a find level spot to park overnight and leave the car in gear to keep it from rolling. Get in the car, hold the clutch in, pump the accelerator about twelve times and try the key. It would turn over and start, but it was very unhappy. Then use two hands to move the column shift lever into neutral and let the clutch out. This warmed up the engine and tranny but your rear axle grease was still stiff from sitting. Then I would put the car in first gear and drive away. Eventually everything warmed up and the car ran Ok, good heat from the heater. Temperatures warmed up and by noon we unzipped our heavy jackets a little bit.

Summers up there rivaled those in Philly, hot and humid.


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