Hurricane Harvey 356

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Hurricane Harvey 356

#1 Post by Jim Kellogg » Thu Sep 07, 2017 10:31 am

We restored a 356 for a Texas owner ten years ago. She said they had twenty inches of rain in two hours. Twenty four family members were trapped in their home and eventually removed by boat. She reports the water was over the 356 wheels but the engine seals did their job an there was no engine damage. Fluids were changed, carpet removed and cleaned and they are good.
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Re: Hurricane Harvey 356

#2 Post by Doug McDonnell » Thu Sep 07, 2017 11:36 am

Several members in Houston. Hope they all faired as well.
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Re: Hurricane Harvey 356

#3 Post by M Penta » Thu Sep 07, 2017 11:51 am

Happy to here this, hopefully others are as lucky with their 356's. Losing a home to flooding has to be devestating though, can't imagine how difficult it must be in Houston right now. Lets hope the East coast does not suffer a similar fate in the coming week.

Best wishes to those effected by these storms.

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#4 Post by Ron LaDow » Thu Sep 07, 2017 11:38 pm

And now Irma is to hit the east part of the south.
Swapped emails with a FL friend today; mandated evac tomorrow.
Good luck to all; my best hopes and wishes are sent on the way for those hit by Harvey and Irma.
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Re: Hurricane Harvey 356

#5 Post by Ned Gorski » Fri Sep 08, 2017 8:23 am

i couldn't imagine all that flooding , my prayers go out to then .. im sure the cars are the least of their worries..
How does all that work when a car gets partially submerged ?? i understand the electrical the interior the motor and the transmission thing that's the simple part .. What about all the concealed areas like the rockers and the nooks and crannies that have sealed off bare metal ? not to mention all the folded over sheet metal spot welded parts that make up everything under the body panels what happens when that gets water between them on a already completed car? that moisture gets sealed in. im thinking the real damage won't be seen your years to come . anyone know if the water was mixed with salt water ?? the old saying rust never sleeps .. but it does hibernate and slows once moisture is gone . reintroduce the moisture and look out its like a hungry bear.

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Re: Hurricane Harvey 356

#6 Post by Erik Thomas » Fri Sep 08, 2017 6:41 pm

Imagine having to pick which car to leave on the elevated lift.

I hope everyone in the Florida area is safe.. cars can always be replaced.


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Re: Hurricane Harvey 356

#7 Post by Norm Miller » Sat Sep 09, 2017 12:03 am

It's not a 356, but last Christmas I sold my restored 36 Ford pickup to a gal in Houston as a gift for her husband.
They live on Katy hwy so I suppose it's in trouble.
I've not heard back but hope the truck survived as well as the owners.
it's sad but we do become attached to these mechanical things.

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#8 Post by Jim Neil » Sat Sep 09, 2017 3:19 am

Not a 356 but an ingenious save.

Prayers and best wishes to all our Houston / FL members.
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Re: Hurricane Harvey 356

#9 Post by Jay Wiener » Mon Sep 11, 2017 12:49 pm

I remember people saying that the seals in a VW bug were so tight that the car would float. I wonder if this is true for a 356 as well. Clearly a coupe would have more rigidity. Again, our thoughts and prayers go out to the people in Florida, and texas

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