Did you crack your block?

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Letter in Organic Gardening and Farming, September 1977.

"Last October I hadn't put antifreeze in my Satoh 650 tractor, and when the temperature dropped to 19 degrees, the engine block cracked. Not wanting to spend $250 [this is 1977!] for a new head for the motor or $19 for a fast welding job, I took a friend's advice and fixed the crack using the whites of two eggs and half a can of condensed milk! I mixed the milk and eggs together, poured the mixture into the radiator, which still had some water in it, and let the tractor idle for about an hour. The milk makes the sides of the crack sticky, and the egg whites stick to it. The hotter the eggs get, the harder they get until they're hard as rocks. Six months later my tractor doesn't leak one drop of water into the oil and it has run as good as new. It sounds unbelievable but it works and if it worked for my cracked head it should work on any tractor. Roy S. Gordy, Ringgold, Georgia."

-- Old Git (anon@spamproblems.com), April 05, 1999


As Mr. Burns would say: "Eggscellent".

-- Craig (craig@ccinet.ab.ca), April 05, 1999.

I'm almost afraid to ask what eggs are doing to my digestive system. Maybe if I don't have condensed milk and hot coffee with my eggs, I'll be OK ;)

-- (rick@ina.com), April 05, 1999.

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