This is the upshot of the recently fated trip of the Blue Rascal. A new radiator, FedEx’d from Pelican Parts, now replaces the leaking one you see here. Sorry, no r&r pics.
And I have now had a chance to calculate the MPG from that 369-mile (just counting the miles under its own power, of course) jaunt: 31.2. Not bad considering several miles of enthusiastic canyon carving, continuous “keeping up with traffic” at an indicated 75-80 mph, plus a fair amount of time in hot weather city traffic.
But there are still some electrical gremlins to be dealt with: power windows and seatbelt warning chime. We’ll get there. Stay tuned.