I’m writing a story and need the help of someone well-versed in engines (because I don’t know anything about them). What are some issues that might crop up in an older truck–think '68 to '72 Ford F100–that would require a seasoned mechanic to fix?
My character basically lives out of her truck, so she’s got a good grasp of routine maintenance and small repairs. But then it goes and breaks down because of an issue that she doesn’t understand well enough to fix. Preferably it would be something that requires one or more replacement parts but won’t need to be fixed again for a long time.
Any suggestions would be very much appreciated, and personal anecdotes are more than welcome…as long as you don’t mind me stealing details to build a more realistic depiction of my character’s experience, that is.