Why did my dad's car throw up?

ford
thunderbird

#1

About 24 years ago my father bought a thunderbird because… well who knows why. Oh yeah, it’s because he crashed the rabbit into a parked tow truck on a side street.

One day the family was driving to Canada’s Wonderland on a lovely summer day when the car started making noises. I was 4 or 5at the time so I can’t give a lot of detail other than that 23 miles into the trip we had to stop off at my great-grandparents house to “make sure the car doesn’t go kaput”

As soon as my father opened the hood some green fluid shot out like from a super soaker to which I said “look daddy, the car is throwing up!” We named the car pukester

My father is not a part of my life any more so I must turn to you all.

What exactly pukester throw up and why?


#2

It was probably coolant

Back in those days, green coolant was the most common


#3

It overheated.

He probably bought it in the first place simply due to nostalgia. The T-Birds of 24 years ago were a poor substitute for the originals, which were in their day considered really cool cars.


#4

Blown radiator hose my guess.


#5

Your father may have opened the radiator cap.


#6

Too much ethanol, same as the rest of us.