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Old 10-10-2012, 09:09 AM   #21
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Default Re: Road Trip Revival: Part 5

I am glad you were able to make it home.a friend wanted me to drive home the country squire I bought in Florida 12 years ago but glad I decided to tow since it would have fried the motor in less then 20 miles due to it being very sludged up. It almost did not make it home from getting a out of state inspection which was less then 5 miles from the house.
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Old 10-10-2012, 09:12 AM   #22
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Lightbulb A couple other observations...

Resolving the failed vacuum modulator was a great bit of roadside engineering! Kudos to you both for not giving up (whether that means calling a hook, selling the car wherever you were at the darkest moment, etc.).

UNlike what any non-car person will say/feel, a trip like this is SANE stuff, not to mention GOOD for the SOUL.

Let this highway adventure be a prototype for a hundred others that as of now are still only items on folks' "bucket lists". For those who have yet to embark on a journey like this, may I suggest...

- Butyl insurance policy. From my personal BTDT folder of highway mishaps, I probably would have refreshed the hides prior to leaving port, but live and learn. Next time.

- Rain-X. ALWAYS use this stuff, especially in an unknown car or if the wiper motor has been in the parked position since "41" was in office! You will not be disappointed and may never use your wipers again.
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Old 10-10-2012, 09:26 AM   #23
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Default Re: Road Trip Revival: Part 5

About three months after my wife and I started dating, we took a week and a half long road trip from Baltimore to Austin (she had recently moved back to the east coast from there). We figured we'd come back and either get married or never talk to each other again. We've been married for over 11 years now. Glad to hear Norm finally bonded with the Riv...those road trips have a way of doing that. And those cars rule.
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Old 10-10-2012, 09:28 AM   #24
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Good stuff - glad you guys made it home without any major problems!
You didn't cry when you skinned your knuckles? I mean, afterall, you ARE Cryin' Ryan, right?



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Old 10-10-2012, 09:30 AM   #25
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It's funny...as I read through the part where Norm starts blowing white smoke, I could feel my ass tightening up in my seat, just like I was the one who was behind the wheel, 1000 miles from home. There are countless little (and major) ups and downs on these vehicle adventures but they all come together in the end to make a tale like this and unforgettable memories!! It is stressfull as hell sometimes but man....they can be so worth it too!! Thanks for sharing and glad you all are safe!! Now go enjoy that Riv!!!!
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Old 10-10-2012, 09:32 AM   #26
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road trips are great. they make you use your wits sometimes, but the stories last a lifetime. thanks for sharing yours
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Old 10-10-2012, 09:44 AM   #27
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A fun story, and blood has been spilled to the car gods. You are golden from here on out. I have had an unquenchable lust for a 65, but that first pic (which is killer, by the way) makes the clamshell Riv look like a Galaxy-ugh. Norm's looks better at night, yours in the day, I guess..Congratulations on a great trip and your Rivis.
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Old 10-10-2012, 09:51 AM   #28
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Great storytelling. I'm happy for you guys.
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Old 10-10-2012, 10:22 AM   #29
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Great adventure....I along with several buddies go on the HRPT every year. Its about the journey not the destination. If it breaks you fix it...if you can't then tow it home. Its all good out on the road.
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Old 10-10-2012, 10:25 AM   #30
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All's well that ends well.
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Old 10-10-2012, 11:49 AM   #31
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(In my best Al Gore voice)

I demand a damn recount...


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Old 10-10-2012, 11:57 AM   #32
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Great read. Now how much longer until we hear what you've got in the works for that Riv?
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Old 10-10-2012, 12:04 PM   #33
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Beautiful! Damn, spooky how bb1970 nailed it.
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Old 10-10-2012, 12:58 PM   #34
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Man! Im glad you guys both made it without major problems! That had to be an amazing experience. Lots of challenges as you said, but you guys pulled it off! I'm jealous. Really Jealous.

And the coolest part might be, you guys get to keep those bitchin' Riv's you had the whole damn adventure in! You're bonded to that car now, aren't you?
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Old 10-10-2012, 01:21 PM   #35
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thanks for sharing. i was wondering last night how you guys made out.
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Old 10-10-2012, 01:27 PM   #36
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Glad to hear you guys made it safe! You no doubt made some memories that will last a long time....
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Old 10-10-2012, 01:46 PM   #37
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Ryan,
You are the man when it comes to telling a story....Makes me want to make another road trip...Even with the problems it still is a trip you will remember for a life time. Way to go guys....
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Old 10-10-2012, 02:28 PM   #38
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Wow!!! I'm the big winner. Very cool. Both of the issues I mentioned are from past experiences with mine. Ryan wait until you try to get the A/C working. All the vacuum is a BITCH. Do yourself a favor and buy a chassis manual. By the way I'll take that HAMB t-shirt in 3xl.
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Old 10-10-2012, 02:37 PM   #39
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It appears you two earned the rights of passage to nick-names of ' Knuckles' and 'The Modulator'.

Thanks for letting all of us attend your Revival!
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Old 10-10-2012, 03:23 PM   #40
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HEY WAIT A MINUTE! Us skinny kids eat M&Ms just like those other kids do!
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