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    What Surprises Are Hiding In This Big Healey!

    At least he didn't try to pass this off as a car that had set for 30 years and started right up on the first try like so many of them do.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GyrN75S5Cx8



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    Interesting. Thanks for posting.

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    Well that gives new meaning to the term "Rice Burner".

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    What a mess. At least rice is compressible enough it probably didn't bend a rod.
    I'm now a deplorable terrorist according to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors - and proud of it and my membership in NRA and Gun Owners of America.

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    When I was a teenager living in Portland I had a friend who's family owned a farm in the Salem area. They went start one of their CAT bulldozers and a mouse had built a nest in one of the cylinders. In his case it did bend a rod.

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    Thanks for posting, the guy is very knowledgeable on Healeys. Damn mice are the enemies of old cars in storage, jack stands seem to stop them in my garage though. I had a power outage yesterday and found that the little buggars had eaten the foam filter on my generator.

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    A few years ago when I went to get my riding mower out of the shed for the first time in the Spring, it wouldn't start. I discovered they had chewed about 8 wires, most of them right at the plastic connector where the wire entered so I couldn't just easily splice them together. Took me the entire afternoon to undue the damage. That's when I started setting traps and also I make room in the garage for winter storage. Destructive little critters.

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    I keep a couple sticky traps in corners of the garage all the time as a line of defense against them.
    I'm now a deplorable terrorist according to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors - and proud of it and my membership in NRA and Gun Owners of America.

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    A guy I used to work with who had several cars told me he used liquid peppermint on rags he put in his cars in storage to keep the mice out. I guess it worked, but never heard of anyone else using that approach.

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    When I was a kid, and yes Silver that did happen though very long ago, we used to put a metal cap that was made to fit over the exhaust of the tractors on them when they were going to be stored for more than a week as the darn mice were really bad back there. The wires were coated with some kind of poison that didn't come off.

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    Damn, I did not know the internal combustion engine was that old.

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    Hey, be nice. We had things that no one knows about long before the Pyramids and other so called ancient structures were even thought about.

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    Is it true you worked on the Great Wall of China when you were in your 70's?

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    They hadn't even started it then.

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