I had an old 64 Fairlane that died in rush hour traffic one day. I called a buddy who worked near me-- he pulled up to the side of the road with a bag of ice, and held it to the ignition coil.
The car fired right back up.
I always thought this was some crazy black magic he worked-- I've never heard of this trick before and haven't been able to figure out what had happened.
Anyone seen this or know why cooling a coil could get a car back on the road?