Phil, much earlier this evening, when my latest disaster struck, I was expecting to have a similar experience to yours, but,..... DIDN"T!?! As some here may know, I lost my job back in May. Since my car needed work to pass inspection at the end of July, and I couldn't afford it, I stopped driving it. (We use my wife's car exclusively, now.) On occasion, I fire it up and drive it around the block, just to keep things lubed, charged, etc... Tonight, after re-inflating the flat left front, jumpimg it, and putting a little gas in it, I tried again. I say tried because the (censored!!) thing decided to blow up on me about 2 miles from my Mother-in-law's home where I've been keeping it! (All the oil ran out, I still don't know if it's a gasket, line, or what since I didn't have a flashlight with me.) I put a qt of oil in that I happened to have with me, but only made it about 200 feet further back toward Ma's. Having lost my reason somewhat, I attempted to PUSH the flippin' thing back! (2 miles, with a steep gulley along the way? Yeah, right.) Much to my surprise, a gentleman saw what was going on and stopped to offer his assistance! My son used the man's cell phone to call my wife to bring her car so I could go get some more oil. I thanked the guy profusely, and after making sure there was nothing else he could do for us, he went on his way. After my wife arrived, she stayed with my son, and I drove back to the local mart for some oil. While I was gone, Two more guys stoped to offer help! Amazing, considering I was expecting none at all in the first place! To make a long story a bit longer, I put several quarts of oil back in my beast, and just barely made it back to the house, having turned off the motor and coasting the last few hundred feet. (I'll deal with the "dead beast" tomorrow.) Anyway, just goes to show, there are still a few good people left out there! (At least 3 of them in my neck of the woods.) So I guess there's still hope for Humanity after all. BTW, anyone wanna buy a T-Bird carcass? Scott K.