top of page
  • Writer's pictureBig Rick Stuart

Mt. St. Helens Volcanic Ash Car Damage

Wow the photos at this Hemmings blog are wild and so is the story. More at the link



And to attest how bad the ash was for engines, Tom Hergert at Rocket Restorations sent over a bunch of photos he found in the archives of the Washington State Patrol.


The WSP, apparently, had the 440-cu.in. V-8 in one of the agency’s 1978 Plymouth Fury patrol cars seize up due to the ash, so the agency sent the car and engine back East for Chrysler to tear down and inspect.


“When they opened it up they found that the ash inside the cylinders had turned to glass!”


3 views0 comments

Recent Posts

See All

Sonoma County Camping Spot Named Among Best in the US

Sonoma Magazine The Casini Ranch Family Campground in Duncans Mills has been named one of the top tent camping spots in the country, according to website campspot.com. The Campspot award winners are “

Comments


bottom of page