I'm sure he'll never see this, but a shout out to Jared from MO (who we had first met friday afternoon) with the metallic red/orange early 2nd gen BB Camaro. We were away when the rain started coming down, but he rolled up the windows on Chris' 73Z.
We figured folks would be looking out for others as usual, but with the new interior being in that car for less than 24 hours, it was especially a big help
Local red 69 Camaro had a dead battery when he was ready to leave. Again, Jared to the rescue with the cables and the jump.
But it died as soon as we pulled the cables. First thought I had was bad alt connections. One-wire alt, and it was loose. Not crazy loose, but at least a turn of the nut, enough to be a possible issue. Went to the trunk of the 73 to grab the tools I put in there this morning (for some reason thought it would be a good idea, but usually only do it on the road
). Of course didn't include a 7/16 wrench
that was needed, but had some pliers that did the trick to tighten it up.
Kept the cables on for a few minutes to charge the batt at least some, kept running after we pulled 'em. Told him to keep the rpms up, and he was able to drive off. Hope he made it.
That's what it's about. We were grateful for something as small as rolling up our windows when it started to rain, and there were several of us (as most any of us would) jumping at the chance to help the other guy out without question
We've all been on both sides of breakdowns, and hell... some even enjoy the parking lot/trackside diagnostics.