The year was 1988. Bill and Ted were having an excellent adventure and so were their neighbors over in the 'burbs. Rick Astley proclaimed he was never going to give us up, and Axl Rose was telling us of a mythical paradise city in a way that only he could.
Your old pal Rick had a mullet and it was a HOT summer. I seem to remember it getting up to 105 degrees here. Well that didn’t stop me and my delinquent friends from spending the summer cruising around in my old cars and theirs as well.
A friend had a very early 80s Horizon/omni. I seemed to remember when it was shut off the engine cooling fan would continue to run if it was called for even after the engine was shut off and the key was removed. Since it was so hot that summer of '88 this was a frequent occurrence.
I seem to remember walking by cars in the heat of the summer that were just parked and you would sometimes hear the electric cooling fan bellowing away, even though the engine was off and presumably the key was removed.
It seems by the mid 80s model years on FWDs the engine cooling fan was only powered with the key on if it was called for.
Am I remembering this correctly? If so I assume that it was a liability to have the fan running with the key out and thats why they quit this practice?
If this is not true, its possible it was on his car because it was all jerry rigged anyway.