Jim & I were heading to Bonneville to run the bike when the truck overheated and blew a head gasket. So here we are on Avenue O in Lincoln Nebraska when this guy pulls up offering help. We take him up on a ride to the auto parts store for a head gasket, well no good today but they can have a set in the morning. We trade names and Dave offers up his garage so we can make the gasket change, he pushes his 55 Chevy project and his buddies 32 Ford sedan out of the way to make room for us. Long story short the head is cracked, so Dave puts out the word and before you know it Dave, Herb, Larry and Dave#2 are calling all over Nebraska looking for a head. They locate one but it's missing a valve and spring, we figure we can make it work so we head out to get it. It's located at Chuck Spanel's engine shop, Chuck says he'll put everything on hold and stay late to get the head ready, he does a total rebuild on the head and finishes it up at 9:00 pm. Herb picks us up at the hotel and we get the head back to Dave's shop. Larry picks us up in the morning and runs us down to the parts store for the gasket set. Jim and I put the truck back together and we're back on the road by 10:30 am. Is this long winded? Yes. Does it need to be? Yes. So, to Dave Weiand who stopped and asked if we needed help, opened up his shop to us, lent me his truck so we could find a room for the night and assembled a crew to help us. To Herb Twiehaus who manned the phones and made three 30 mile round trips to Chucks shop one with Dave #2 Wilson and his dog Flick, and Larry Higgins who picked us up at the hotel and ran us down to the parts store and back to Dave's. I needed to let the readers know that without these guy's we would have been SOL and driving a rental car home. The truck ran good all the way home, Bonneville will wait till next year. If your in the area check out Spanel Engines, Inc., Lincoln Nebraska. Super clean organized shop. Thanks again, it was like hitting the lottery.