Well my trip down south of the border went well, but we didn't make it in the Sprint.
Most of you will know that when travelling inland from the east coast of Australia, first you have to cross the Great Dividing Range. There are many crossings on good roads and in a modern car its easy. In the Sprint its easy, usually, and I've made many, but this trip things didn't go as planned.
About a year ago I replaced the fan with an electric unit and somewhere between home and the Clyde Mountain, the thing failed.
I watched the temp rising as we were climbing and being in slow traffic, with nowhere to pull over (Sheer drop on the left) we just limped it to the top. Going down the other side I was surprised to see that the temp wasn't dropping back down, so we stopped and as soon as I stopped the engine, it started to boil. I noticed the fan wasn't working at all and despite my roadside investigations, and attempts at repair, it refused to work. So we waited for the car to cool down, topped up the coolant and limped it back down the mountain, back home. There are a few tell-tail streaks of dried coolant on the block, indicating some had escaped from the side of the head but there is no water in the oil.
We holidayed in a modern instead and absorbed several days of ribbing from my MGB owner fiend.....ooops, I meant friend.
Take 3 is already in the planning.
"When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it". HENRY FORD
1915 Ford "T" Speedster (Evangeline), 1921 Ford "T" Tourer (Anastasia), 1955 Zephyr 6 (Purdey), 1975 Dolomite SPRINT (Daisy), & a couple of moderns.