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Old 09-25-2012, 01:43 AM   #121
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these responses are really good....
me I got nothing except to say if you wanna head up to Iron Invasion on your way back - I can get a bug free cot for you to rest your head on!
Be safe and we expect a full account of the shenanigans that will ensue.
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Old 09-25-2012, 05:11 AM   #122
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As long as you have the trunk stocked correctly, you should be fine...
Fear and loathing in Baltimore!
Although it's not an original or clever answer, I've gotta say water pump. They just don't like sitting for a while.
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Old 09-25-2012, 05:55 AM   #123
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I really think you guys need to come through St. L on your way home just to be on the safe side.
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Old 09-25-2012, 06:07 AM   #124
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"And that’s where you come in… Post a reply to this thread and list the problems you think Norm and I will face on our journey. The user that comes closest to our reality on the road will win:"

Neither vehicle will experience significant "problems".

Both of you need to fill up your gas tanks EVERY 150 miles avoiding any stops in Memphis and Little Rock!

Memphis
One or or both of you will experience shocking if not dangerous interactions with the locals, the law, environment or a concert of all three. DO NOT STOP IN MEMPHIS!

Facts - Chances of being affected by a crime in Memphis are 1 in 15. There are two of you so now your TEAM chances are 1 in 7.5! Now factor in two cool cars in same locale; WHOA THE ODDS!!! yer screwed

Leave enough room in front of you at all times, especially stop lights to take EVASIVE ACTION!

Make it through Memphis unscathed in your stone-cold mack daddy Rivs and your good until Little Rock.

Little Rock will be expecting two naive Texans... you will need a towel for the tears, blood, urine or chicken grease...

I submit the following:
Memphis
Little Rock
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Old 09-25-2012, 07:41 AM   #125
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I'm thinking you will spend a small amount of time in Boston trying to figure out why you are traveling north and south at the same time. Signage on rtes 93, 128, and 3 can be challenging at best!!!


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Old 09-25-2012, 09:00 AM   #126
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One or or both of you will experience shocking if not dangerous interactions with the locals, the law, environment or a concert of all three. DO NOT STOP IN MEMPHIS!

Facts - Chances of being affected by a crime in Memphis are 1 in 15. There are two of you so now your TEAM chances are 1 in 7.5! Now factor in two cool cars in same locale; WHOA THE ODDS!!! yer screwed

Sounds like someone had a fun time in Memphis! Don't dispair we're
not all that bad!
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Old 09-25-2012, 09:10 AM   #127
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oh yeah -- the "Cryin' Ryan" reference in the JJ entry -- Very funny!
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Old 09-25-2012, 09:12 AM   #128
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"And that’s where you come in… Post a reply to this thread and list the problems you think Norm and I will face on our journey. The user that comes closest to our reality on the road will win:"

Neither vehicle will experience significant "problems".

Both of you need to fill up your gas tanks EVERY 150 miles avoiding any stops in Memphis and Little Rock!

Memphis
One or or both of you will experience shocking if not dangerous interactions with the locals, the law, environment or a concert of all three. DO NOT STOP IN MEMPHIS!

Facts - Chances of being affected by a crime in Memphis are 1 in 15. There are two of you so now your TEAM chances are 1 in 7.5! Now factor in two cool cars in same locale; WHOA THE ODDS!!! yer screwed

Leave enough room in front of you at all times, especially stop lights to take EVASIVE ACTION!

Make it through Memphis unscathed in your stone-cold mack daddy Rivs and your good until Little Rock.

Little Rock will be expecting two naive Texans... you will need a towel for the tears, blood, urine or chicken grease...

I submit the following:
Memphis
Little Rock
Memphis totally sounds like my kind of place. I'll make it count!

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oh yeah -- the "Cryin' Ryan" reference in the JJ entry -- Very funny!
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Old 09-25-2012, 10:51 AM   #129
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Boston Riviera Road Trip Euphoria
Connecticut Fucking Freeway Blues
New Jersey Fucking Toll Road Blues
Shennandoah Valley Freeway Bliss
Southern Appalachian Mountain High
Burnin' Rubber, Burnt Oil, Smoking Brakes, Gas Vapor & Hot Fluids Tester
Beautiful Tennessee Waltz
Cool Stax & Sun & Delta Memphis Vibes
Beautiful Southwest Arkansas Come-On-Baby-You-Can-Make-It Rag
Ain't-Nothing-Like-Headin'-Home Two-Step Shout
Dripping Springs Euphoria

. . . and if you give me Weed, Whites, and Wine, and you show me a sign . . .

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Old 09-25-2012, 11:04 AM   #130
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I see no issues at all making it to Baltimore, the Riviera is a great road trip car. It will glide along the highway like a hover craft. Gas station attendants will give you free gas, restaurants will have private booths waiting, woman will throw their panties at you and will slip their hotel keys into your sweaty palms. They will be waiting at every hotel you stay at in hopes of bedding down with the Texas Two. However as you get close to Baltimore you will feel an un easiness in the air, the kind of angst one feels when entering a town knowing there is a bounty on your head in those parts. You are being watched!

More and more you will notice odd looking individuals looking to get a glimpse of the ever elusive Ryan. You will be overrun by groupies and paparazzi, most of them unfit for polite company. Many still pissed off from being snubbed on your last visit, but yet inexplicably drawn to you like moths to a flame, yearning to be cool by association. If only they could get a picture with you, or better yet, an autographed photo, a lock of hair, an article of clothing, and maybe, just maybe get to hang out with you and the posse from Texas…………But I digress.

Happy trails Ryan, enjoy the ride, I'm jealous. See you in Baltimore.
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Old 09-25-2012, 12:40 PM   #131
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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".

That long-sleeve shirt will look good on ya.


My prediction - No problem with the cars, but one of you will find something on the side of the road for sale and you'll have a debate on how to now get THAT home.
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Old 09-25-2012, 05:03 PM   #132
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bad gas and leaky brake cylinder
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Old 09-25-2012, 07:32 PM   #133
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I should probably be disqualified from the competition (since I've had unrestricted and unobserved access to the vehicles in question for some time now. Plenty of opportunity to make any prophecies "self-fulfilling"!)

I see Slick Willy stole my one real idea of a rear window being stuck down in a rain storm.

It's possible that you could arrive at General Gow's, and be shown the wonderful new Nailhead I've just installed in my '30 Model A frame...then wonder why your new beauty won't even turn over.

OK, official prediction you will be stopped at least once by the local constabulary, who simply want a closer look at two really cool old Buicks.

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Old 09-25-2012, 07:52 PM   #134
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Ryan,
I can overnight you a handful of "what could possibly go wrong" ACME bumper stickers to ward off all evil on your road trip. Just say the word.

Jealous, very jealous.
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Old 09-25-2012, 07:52 PM   #135
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The brake pedal return spring will brake on the way out of Boston and you will drive the whole way home not knowing your brake lights were on the entire time! Damn but I want to go too!
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Old 09-26-2012, 01:19 AM   #136
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One or or both of you will experience shocking if not dangerous interactions with the locals, the law, environment or a concert of all three. DO NOT STOP IN MEMPHIS!

Facts - Chances of being affected by a crime in Memphis are 1 in 15. There are two of you so now your TEAM chances are 1 in 7.5! Now factor in two cool cars in same locale; WHOA THE ODDS!!! yer screwed
I can attest! Driving the Suburban back from MO, I stopped in Memphis with Boy Wonder for some BBQ, walked across the road to take a pic under the big neon pig, and on the way back, while standing in the paved median, I got hit by a drunk who was driving down the center of the median, without his headlights on. After I picked myself up off the ground, walked back to his car and retrieved my Atlanta Braves hat from his now-cracked windshield, he hauled ass. (funniest line I've ever heard was from Boy Wonder: "What was all that about?" He hit me with his car! "Oh. I WONDERED what you were doing laying on his hood.")
The fucking cop decided that since I declined medical treatment (nothing was broken just a badly sprained ankle and lots of bruising on my legs, ass and elbows) and no property damage was done (despite my busted camera and lens) that no crime had been committed, while the camera was a civil matter... "and the police don't get involved in civil matters. Good night."

Now the only time I stop in Memphis is on road trips to empty all my trash and take a shit.

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Old 09-26-2012, 03:03 AM   #137
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It's adventure travel. Something will break, but it'll get fixed, maybe in a backyard, with borrowed tools. Grease the speedo cables or the squeak will drive you nuts. Photographer Jerrod McCabe recorded his Montana-to Massachusetts trip in a brand new-old 1970 F150 in a series of post on Autoliterate last December. My favorite road trip was Banff Alberta to the Big Bend, Texas in a 1951 Chevy grain truck. Blue highway the whole way: couldn't do interstate speeds.
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Old 09-26-2012, 06:45 AM   #138
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This is what is going to happen:

Some cop is going to pull you over for no apparent reason. You are going to lose your shit on him and he is going to arrest you and throw you in jail.
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Old 09-26-2012, 11:45 AM   #139
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I NEVER eat Mexican food north of the Red River... I might be crazy, but I'm not stupid!
Funny!

I'd bring a carb rebuild kit and one of those V-belt kits that can be adjusted for different lengths : McMaster #6173K37, also one of those cargo belts with hooks so you can tow each other (at least to a safe place) and a couple feet of wire so you can tie your exhaust when it falls down or make a jump wire in case a fuse or something electrical goes wrong.
But I honestly think you will be fine and have a good ride back home.
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Old 09-26-2012, 01:12 PM   #140
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First of all HAVE FUN! Probably be hard not to.....

Now, because I'm game to win some swag, I think you will experience some overheating and a flat tire.

I'm trying not to jinx you and I imagine the cars are pretty well sorted to begin with.
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