Double Trouble


Car Covered: 1934 Vauxhall BX roadster

What Went Wrong: My wife and I were out driving at a speed of about 40 mph when I heard a very loud “bang!” from the engine compartment. A loud, rumbling noise continued until we coasted to a stop and shut off the engine. When I looked under the hood, I noticed water shooting out of the radiator and a hole through the hood. It seemed that one of the four fan blades flew off, puncturing the radiator and putting a hole through the hood. I saw the blade back on the road and picked it up.

This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2006/01/28/Double-Trouble