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post #1 of 7 Old 02-13-2019, 06:04 PM Thread Starter
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Some few people can be real jerks.


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I remember reading this past winter several school buses were vandalized in the same manner..guess the kids were mad we didn't have many "snow days" this winter..

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Back in the day truckers liked to drop old porno magazines in the fuel tanks of other truckers they didn't get along with.
I guess these days they have more latex than paper

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I had a friend who bought a 1962 Plymouth Valliant for $100 off an old lady..
We saw it sitting in her yard for months with no plates on it..

She said "the car runs fine--when it wants too"--it stalls and wont start at times,and I'm tired of it stranding me,so I bought another car"..

We figured we could figure out what was the problem--my friend drove it home a few miles ,I followed him,and then we let it run in his driveway for at least a half hour,and it ran perfect..

Next day the friend gets it registered and we went for a ride..made it about 5 miles from his house,and it starts bucking,like its running out of gas,then stalls,and no amount of cranking would get it started..checked for spark and it had good spark,then we took off the fuel filter at the carb,and cranked it,and gas gushed out..OK,the fuel pump works,and it had gas in the tank..

When we hooked the fuel line back up,and tried starting it,it fired right up!..we drove it home with no problem...and watched it running for a good 20 minutes and it never stalled..

Over the next couple of weeks,the car stalled out at several distant locations,and my friend started buying parts..put a new ignition coil on it,distributor cap,rotor,points & condenser,even rebuilt the carb,and put on a new fuel pump,seeing they looked original and were 30 years old..but it still died when it felt like it!..He even tried blowing the gas line out with compressed air,that did get it to run again sometimes..but not every time!.

Finally my friend got so disgusted with it,he accepted an offer of $150 from another kid we knew and sold it to him..told him "good luck--I spent more on parts and getting it towed home than that!"...

The kid drove it a few times and he got stranded in it too--he had it towed home,and his dad said "well--looks like everything that bolts to the engine has been replaced,so it must be a fuel related problem"..

He pulled the gas tank out,and they poured out the gas into a empty plastic rubbish barrel,and out came at least 20 ping pong balls !...evidently they would float for awhile,until the suction from the fuel pump pulled some down and against the "sock" filter on the fuel feed at the bottom of the tank,and starve the engine for gas!..
The kid owned that car for years and it never acted up friend was quite ticked off when he found out why it kept stalling!..

I bet someone wanted that car and sabotaged it so the old lady would sell it cheap!..

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While it is an interesting story, this happened on February 12, 2019 in Mount Vernon, New York. Mount Vernon is right next door to Yonkers, NY AKA the New York City Metropolis. Crime in big cities? Nope, never happens.
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I've heard of the ping pong ball trick but never seen it executed. I worked for a small trailer shop years ago. Boss fired a guy. After the weekend the yard dog gas burner with a 366 Chevy wouldnt run.

I pulled and dumped the fuel filter and it looked like brown sand in the gas. Tank with this as well. Drained the tank and poured the gas off the sand. Tasted it and it was as I suspected--sugar.

I poured the gas back in the tank as the sugar was heavier than gas and did not dissolve in gas. Changed the filter and away I went.

Only thing that made me mad was that he didn't know how lame his attempt at sabatoge was.

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