The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by MercDeuceMan, Apr 14, 2009.
hell i put a new motor in before the trip last year hahaha soo i think that still counts
I'm glad to hear they're back on the road and making progress. Stay on their butts though, it sounds like maybe they think they're invincible, driving too far in one shot after all that stress and what-not. Put down the thumb dad and make sure those boys get some rest!
As for Gallup, well, it's been going downhill ever since they closed all the drive through liquor stores...
I live in Rolla, Mo. that's 1/2 way betwween Springfield and St. Louis and right on I-44. The weather is great here today. If these guys need anything have them call me (c) 573-201-5432. I'm also in the NSRA "fellow pages". I'm 2 miles from the LUV's truckstop at mile marker 189. Sam
Boys are getting off the highway at Clinton, OK to stop and see the Route 66 Muesum.
they are in good spirits after a good nights rest and said the RPU and the ol' Desoto are both doing really good.
Keeping our fingers crossed.
Just got off the phone with Dustin. They are in Clinton Oklahoma at the Route 66 Museum.
Things are looking good.
I fully expect them to be in Indy tomorrow sometime. Looks like all the troubles are behind them it and it will be clear sailing for the rest of the trip. I am not sure which was harder on them, the trip home or the 4 days in Vegas. We had a lot of fun in Vegas!!
No!!!! One can't help it, he takes after his father.
I leave my office at 5 Central. If they want to stop in Joplin for the night I'll comp the room at the Holiday Inn...
UPDATE 5:40 EST
Just talked to Dustin. They are 60 miles west of Tulsa.
Said the Route 66 Muesum was pretty cool.
Cars are still holding together.
Rob, I think they are still trying to make up for lost time. They are talking about going as far as Rolla before packing it in for the night. Dustin said they also want to take advantage of some evening/night time driving.
Thanks so much for your offer and hope to meet you during the HAMB Drags.
No problem. Glad to hear they're safely cruising along. Looking forward to meeting you too!
Just got off the phone with Dustin and It sounds like they are having way too much fun !!!!!!! These two guys are great friends of my wife and I ,, and we had a blast with them in vegas ,,, These two are what hot roddin is all about !!!!! good luck guys see ya may 2nd !
30 miles west of the Missouri state line and heading east
Dustin called and they had just stopped for fuel, got ready to leave and the starter snout broke allowing the starter to over shoot the flexplate jambing the starter in run mode. turned the key off and the car or starter won't stop!!!
I guess things got pretty warm before they were able to get the battery cable off. All is well, no fire. Don't think it hurt the flexplate.
On the way to the parts store to get another starter before it closes.
Go boys go!! The power of the HAMB is awesome in helping a couple kids find their way back to Indy on the trip of a lifetime.
I'm not gonna say anything that might risk my "daughter of the year" award...but I will say that I agree with you.
its is a trip of a lifetime, they will never forget, just head east....
Man is that some luck, if it wasn't for bad luck them boys wouldn't have any luck at all. But what a story they will have when it's all done. I wish them a safe trip home, and no more bad luck.
Mikes car will like new when they get back. (lol)
So far the guys are taking all of this in stride. Other than all the normal shit you run into installing a remanufactured starter, it now starts again.
They are eastbound and down once again.
Plans are still to stop someplace close to just east of Springfield.
Tomorrow, it is the home stretch. We will all be so glad to see them!!!
You can't keep a good Road Rocket down
God dang, this is exciting...well, in a way. We're all routing for them.
I just came across this thread and I would have totally been willing to give any assistance at all.
As a suggestion to the HAMB, since we frequently like to travel in our rides, maybe a database section by state for us? I would happily offer anything I could, which currently would just be getting a uhaul car hauler and dragging someone to town and maybe a place to sleep.
If there was a way to secure my phone # without just anyone getting it, I would post that for HAMBers to call in an emergency near albuquerque...
A virtual road trip! I've taken this route in my travels, its like going with them. Even broke down out there... This is so cool.
Oh yeah,fair play to all who generously gave help,are they now honourary Road Rockets,any pictures of the rods?happy landings
way better than any reality tv show!
I hope they have truoble free day today heading home. This sounds like it could be neat movie???
Boys are in Lebanon, MO. hopefully still asleep getting some well deserved rest.
Got the call about 2:45am this morning.
That was their goal right before the starter let go.
Just 4 hours later than planned.
This is basically the home stretch for them.
I told Dustin last night that I-70 eastbound from lebanon to Indy runs downhill.
Good to hear all is going well again. Thanks for posting the updates, it has been allot of fun to track their progress and hear them overcoming the problems. Thanks John!
Thamesvan.....here's a quick pic...
...another one. Thanks Ms Metal for lending the pics.
I like that - spin the wheel of luck - how far can you go before the next adventure sets in? I don't think I would want to be a contestant though....
These guys are badass!!! I just wasted, but enjoyed the last 20 minutes reading all pages and wow!! Cant wait to see pics from the road I hope they had a camera... I would have packed up and towed a long time ago!!
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