Reminds me of the time 4 years ago when I bought my '66 Ambassador site unseen. Picked it up in Michigan and actually gave the guy an extra $250 because he recently had $500 worth of brake work done (was I dumb). Drove to my brother’s in Illinois and barely made it as the brakes failed. We redid the brakes (stops on a dime) and I started back to California. Just into Iowa and the car stopped. A wire had fallen off the alternator. After a jump start all was good. Until 2 days later leaving Denver. The car would start to die like it was lacking fuel. I’d stop, replace the filter, happen again, stop, replace a gas line, stop. Each time it would get going and seem good. Then in the middle of the Utah desert it died & wouldn’t
restart. I actually took the fuel pump apart to see if it was clogged. Upon installation I noticed the rubber fuel line was kinked. It was too long so I cut off a piece and all was good. Did I mention the Summer temps were in the 90s? Apparently while it was cool the line was OK. As the ambient got hotter it would start to kink. The rest of the drive to SoCal was fine even though the Baker, CA Big Thermometer read 100°.