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Folks Of Interest Have You Driven Your Hot Rod over 242,000 Miles?

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  1. Jalopy Joker
    Joined: Sep 3, 2006
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    Jalopy Joker

    One of the articles in the GoodGuys, August 2020, monthly magazine. Sent out to members. Good coverage on rides & owners that believe in "Ya Gotta Drive 'Em". This article on Jim McCurry, and his '33 Plymouth Coupe, of Chico, CA that has put over 242,000 miles on the odometer. Plus, he has a really Cool old style gas station shop. If you can get a copy of mag worth a look, because other long distance rides covered too. 20200703_083308.jpg 20200703_083401.jpg 20200703_083533.jpg
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  3. Deuce Daddy Don
    Joined: Apr 27, 2008
    Posts: 4,937

    Deuce Daddy Don

    300,000 Happy miles since 1968 to date.
  4. Mr48chev
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
    Posts: 26,929


    No exact figures but pretty close to that over the years and four engines that I wore out. The truck was my daily driver for a lot of years and racked up between 50 and 100 miles a day just getting to work and back a lot of those years.
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  5. Nope, but I'm working on it. Right around 180,000 when I did a major rehab starting about 6 years ago.Back on the road last fall. Have owned the car since March 1979.
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  6. Wow that is awesome...

    I rarely drive any of mine more than 100 miles before I get rid of them....

    I love rebuilding and saving the old iron...I just hate driving them...

    That is crazy amount of miles too....gotta be hard core hot rodder right there....

    Thanks for reading about the history....

  7. squirrel
    Joined: Sep 23, 2004
    Posts: 46,122


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    I've worn out 3-4 speedometer/odometers in this truck since the early 80s including two brand new Autometers.
    3 or 4 depending how you count 2 used Stewart Warners as fractions ???
    The original Stude odo had about 120,000 when I bought it. lasted a few yrs more then screamed and quit.
    Then a succession of replacement speedometers.
    Traveled many trips to Fla, Colo, Indy Goodguys many times, S. Bend In, Mo, Ark, Illinois, Ky...
    Although I will be taking a van to Bonneville, the Stude will champion on for many years and more trips.
    I hope speedo number 5 keeps counting for a long time..

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  9. arkiehotrods
    Joined: Mar 9, 2006
    Posts: 5,843


    Over 300,000 on the Nomad since I bought it in January of 1991. But I don't consider it a hot rod. It's an old Chevy wagon. At our Friday night car guy get-together tonight, we had a couple dozen cars show up, and one regular attender told a new guy that the Nomad was my grocery getter. And he said, really, he drives that car everywhere.
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    Decades of adventures, several paint colors, and lots of workhorse miles.
    It still has the same 259 Stude engine we pulled out of a 108,000 62 Lark in a friends driveway in Florida in 1974.
    Still original bore and original pistons. I'll admit it has had a couple J.C.Whitney ring and bearing kits over the years plus a couple valve jobs and 3 carbs... :)

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    Still kicking today, and still trying to wear out the next odometer :)

    This truck was the first test mule for the very first Stude/GM ttansmission adapters for the th350 700r4 etc. The very first one went in this truck for long distance testing.
    Ditto the very first Stude HEI even before we put one in the race car, then sold a couple/few thousand before everyone and their kid brother jumped into the act several years later.
    This was the FIRST.

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  12. bill gruendeman
    Joined: Jun 18, 2019
    Posts: 305

    bill gruendeman

    I have millions on my 18 wheel hot rod, that doesn’t count. When I park it for the last time, I am going to work really hard to get in that club!!!
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  13. blowby
    Joined: Dec 27, 2012
    Posts: 6,599

    from Nicasio Ca

    I've gone through 242,000 quarts of oil.
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  14. gene-koning
    Joined: Oct 28, 2016
    Posts: 1,824


    I've probably driven my hot rods more then 240,000 miles, but those miles have been on 4 or maybe 5 different vehicles. I had a 10 year run where I put over 10,000 miles on the hot rod every year. A couple of those years were over 13,000 miles, the car club I belonged to had a badge "over 10K a year" and you had to be able to document the miles, but it took 2 cars to do that in that 10 year span.
    I'm on a "fixed" income these days, it will probably make it harder to drive the miles I once did. My coupe has only been driven 60,000 miles in the last 8 summers, and this year we won't be adding as many as we did last year. This virus scamdemic has really slowed down my driving fun this year.. Gene
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  15. lo-buk
    Joined: Nov 11, 2006
    Posts: 279

    from kcmo

    We have 210,ooo miles on our 35 ford coupe.

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