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Old 09-24-2012, 12:08 PM   #41
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Default Re: Road Trip Revival: Part 2

As you're taking it easy driving at or below the speed limit still nervous about driving this thing 2000 miles, Norm steadily pushes the pace. Next thing you know you're having to bail him out of jail because he told the trooper "Quit yer lecturin' and just give me the Goddamn ticket son".
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Old 09-24-2012, 12:11 PM   #42
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Possible issues ...

1 ) bad thermostat ... so overheating
2 ) leaking water pump ... see #1
3 ) trash or rust in the fuel tank ... resulting in junk in the carb.

BUT ... Nothing two resourceful RODDERS cannot over come.

Looking forward to seeing both of the Buicks in baltimore.

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Old 09-24-2012, 12:16 PM   #43
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Default Re: Road Trip Revival: Part 2

Ryan;
I wish you both a trouble free trip, nothing goes wrong. But, brakes, cooling system, and tires in that order are the things I would check before leaving. You might want to throw in a fuel filter and maybe even a fuel pump for insurance. Good luck!
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Old 09-24-2012, 12:24 PM   #44
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What are you bringing for tools? I'd try to get some of this stuff, for sure.... http://www.rescuetape.com/
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Old 09-24-2012, 12:30 PM   #45
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take an extra carrier bearing. should be the same for both.
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Old 09-24-2012, 12:31 PM   #46
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Default Re: Road Trip Revival: Part 2

Hope you guys have a safe journey as well, but I see the usual rubber items (belts, hoses, tires) and I hate to say this, but something is telling me a u-joint.

Look forward to seeing the Rivs back in Austin.
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Old 09-24-2012, 12:35 PM   #47
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I would be nervous after reading about all the above potential problems, but I am a wuss! That trip will be the coolest ever! Once you get to Baltimore with no issues, you'll be fine. As for potential problems along the way....Did you say that attorney dude is tagging along?

I say there will be a nasty hangover along the way.

If not, something suspension or tire related.

Good luck fella's and safe travels!!!
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Old 09-24-2012, 12:38 PM   #48
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Fuel issue.Fixed after an hour...
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Old 09-24-2012, 12:39 PM   #49
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Default Re: Road Trip Revival: Part 2

Ryan picks up a tansvestite hitchhiker.
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Old 09-24-2012, 12:47 PM   #50
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Hava GREAT RIDE HOME!

My guess is:
- tire failure
- brakes need adjustment
- radiator leak... but you add stop leak and motor on
- Fuel filter change (s)
- fan belt failure
- battery/charging system does not keep up with demands

Once again ... Hava GREAT RIDE HOME!
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Old 09-24-2012, 12:55 PM   #51
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You're gonna blow a set of points somewhere near New Jersey, then lose a tire on the second leg heading towards Austin, but a good samaritan is going to give you a new one and get you back on the road for free.
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Old 09-24-2012, 12:57 PM   #52
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I hope you both have a safe and trouble free journey !

If I had to take a guess it would be a radiator hose , fan belt BUT I think one of the universal joints will go out !
If something does goes wrong I am near the York and Harrisburg Pa. area .

You both have a fun and safe trip . Take plenty of pictures and enjoy the sites from your trip !

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Old 09-24-2012, 12:59 PM   #53
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Electrical glitches. Lights that don't work. Transmission issues like a pump o-ring or front seal leak. Also, I wanna say that one is gonna destroy a governor gear. Maybe modulator issues.
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Old 09-24-2012, 01:08 PM   #54
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No breaklight, and bad gas..
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Old 09-24-2012, 01:30 PM   #55
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My guess would be too much crab cakes and beer in Baltimore............a bad night with a burro and some Natty Boh ................wait....................that has already happened.

Then my guess would be nothing at all. Looking forward to seeing the Rivs at the show
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Old 09-24-2012, 01:31 PM   #56
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Either you or Norm will think ahead enough to have AAA best towing service contract.

Once you have that your covered for a smooooth ride from Mass to Texas!

Keep enough Doseki beer & lime, take lots of pics.

The H.A.M.B. members are counting on both of you!!!

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Old 09-24-2012, 01:59 PM   #57
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Greetings! Not entering the competition, just giving some advice: The four things I would do before hitting the road are: (1) make absolutely sure the brakes, including parking brake, are in perfect shape, (2) same with all the rubber fuel lines, (3) change out the fuel pump or at least bring a spare, (4) always, always carry a fresh fire extinguisher and practice how to open the hood. Best of luck on your journey.
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Old 09-24-2012, 02:00 PM   #58
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I hope nothing happens, but I think if it does one will overheat, and the other one will have brake problems from hydraulics that have been sitting around. I think it will happen on the second leg of the trip.
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Old 09-24-2012, 02:40 PM   #59
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My guess is that the gentleman that's storing these cars for you is going out of his way to ready these Rivs for the road,so highly unlikely that anything happens there.My guess is somewhere in the south,you boys are going to open a can of stupid and Blake will have to pull some strings to get you out of the jam.....I think I'll take the book.
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Old 09-24-2012, 02:46 PM   #60
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I agree with the prior comment that the nailheads will hold up just fine. Water pumps, on the hand . . . I'd plan on bringing a waterpump, as well as a generator and voltage regulator. You're almost certain to lose one waterpump, and when the battery isn't charging, it's just simpler to replace generator and regulator, then polarize. Also bring along a complement of fan belts. They're cheap, and you'll need at least one. Lastly, be certain BOTH spare tires are ready to go. Because one of the non-spares is likely to . . . .

Lastly, though, I know you're gonna have a great time, see some interesting country, and keep yourselves safe. Best of luck to you both.

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