Poor Dodge. She started when the temperatures were below zero. She ran like a champ. But now I haven’t been able to start the little girl for three weeks. I haven’t tried every day, by any means. But I sit down and turn her over once a week, add starter fluid, pour gas into the carb, everything. No dice. I know there’s an obstruction in the gas line, so I bypassed it tonight. Created a little gas tank, plugged it into the fuel pump and turned it over. Gas was sucked from the tank into the carb and spits and sputters happened. She tried to start. But that’s as far as I can get.
Well, I wanted to do something this winter with the Dodge, keep it breathing fire and avoiding another month long resuscitation process in the spring. But that’s just sort of looking like it’ll be the inevitable case. I just hope my valves aren’t rusted open or shut again.
I’m still entirely brand new to this whole process. To the idea of taking a near antique and keeping it moving smoothly and freely. But that doesn’t change the fact that I’m a bit saddened by the fact that I just can’t get her going.
I really long for a nice spell of nice weather. Some melting and some puddles. Instead I keep getting layers of ice and snow.
Well, until next time, have a swell winter.