Here's my "Oh, Schiat" for the day...
Left Orwood with a 'ticking' sound. I'd heard it before and had checked exhaust manifold gaskets, intake gaskets and spark plugs for stripped threads. Nothing obvious.
My two "crew mechanics " kept an ear out for the source of the noise.
Just as we pull into Boyd's Harbor the noise stops. Not a good sign. We had just crossed Frank's Tract at a pretty good clip ( for me, anyways).
Noises just don't fix themselves. I look around in the engine compartment and find my alt belt and crank pulley in the bilge.
Thank goodness for a fresh charge. After finding rides for my guests I leave and head for Orwood.
At home, here's what I find...