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Hot Rods My '31 coupe.Part 2. Road Trip to LSRU!!

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  1. Jet96
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    IMG_5752.JPG IMG_5746.JPG Mine, John and Beth's '29, Ward's '30 w/ 6x2 409, Ralph n Linda's '30 w/ a blown hemi. Tony's blown Rocket.
     
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    IMG_5761.JPG IMG_6376.jpg IMG_6375.jpg Woke to pouring rain in Knoxville, so cleaned and picked up a few things at the mall next door. Sun came out in the afternoon, so went to Barillaros Speed shop and checked out their stuff, Very cool Y-block coupe taking shape there. Took a little side trip out in the country to Mike's place. I got to meet @garage2small, I liked that. Gary I hope all is well. Very scenic country , we liked it a lot.
     
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    After our cruise , my son and I walked down to the Smoky Mtn. Brewery and had a burger and some local brews. Both received a hearty burp and thumbs-up. Got back and tucked the cars in for the night.
     

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    IMG_5810.JPG Thought for the day...
     
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    I watched it come together, its a piece to be proud of.
     
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    We did about 500 a day, we stopped on the way. -ie. Bass's shop and other places, so we weren't messin around. . We did 682 on our last day coming home. We had an issue with a trailer spring/tire in La. and that held us up for a while. That's a long day, my ass was tired, lol
     
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    Next day saw us in Shreveport, La. Went down to Crawdaddy's and ate plates of crawdads, alligator, catfish and hush puppies!
    Bobby and my son when we waddled out... IMG_5814.JPG IMG_5839.JPG IMG_5854.JPG IMG_5855.JPG
     
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    IMG_5862.JPG IMG_5872.JPG IMG_5877.JPG IMG_5901.JPG IMG_5908.JPG Next morning we put some extra leaves in my car then off to Tx to Brian Bass's shop. Looked around for just a minute as Brian had a plane to catch. Holy Cow what a treasure trove of cool parts and cars! Bobby Hilton had to get some pieces parts there then we headed to Austin.
     
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    IMG_5918.JPG IMG_5916.JPG IMG_5921.JPG IMG_5925.JPG IMG_5926.JPG Thurs morning we unloaded Hiltons groovy cool east-coast style coupe. Bob and Chris and their beautiful blown Nailhead coupe appeared. This was another Hilton/Lombardi build. This car got kind of a bum rap for its color online, but in person it's very attractive. Met up with Wex65 (Gentleman's Coupe) and the owners of the pearl/ teal sedan. Also John brought over the super cool Gratton & Edge chevy pickup, complete with one lunger Harley! All great people! Cleaned the road grime off the cars, Then off to the BBQ!
     
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    Great coupe , nice pics , cool trip !
     
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    Sweet car and Grady isn't afraid of the gas pedal. The video of him exiting the LSRU BBQ is something to behold...!
     
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  13. Very nice, congrats! :)
     
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    ^ Yeah my foot "slipped", heh heh...
     
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  15. Sounds like a trip of a lifetime! Just curious, what were you getting for fuel mileage with the Lincoln?
     
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    IMG_5997.jpg IMG_5945.JPG IMG_5942.JPG So we made it to the BBQ where I met a bunch more cool people and checked out their cool cars.
     
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    IMG_5977.JPG IMG_5985.JPG IMG_5989.JPG IMG_5972.JPG The car show at the hotel we stayed at was great.
     
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    IMG_6118.JPG IMG_6116.JPG Austin Speed Shop Party!!! I met a bunch more people here, it was a pretty happening deal, lots of cool projects. It was crowded but @DanGreenberg has some good pics.
     
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    IMG_6380.jpg Fri. and Sat. we were at LSRU, Holy Cow! What an event! Cars/Bands/Cars/Vendors/Cars/Swap meet/ and did I mention CARS ? Every shape, size, color and age. TomDavison took this gem of the Hilton/Lombardi gang:
     
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    IMG_6123.JPG 1958 Lincoln, the heart donor for my coupe:)
     
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    This is just a tiny sample of the cars.
     

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    IMG_6127.JPG IMG_6133.JPG IMG_6128.JPG A little cackle action. Haven't gotten to be up close before, Big thumbs up!
     
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    IMG_6014.JPG IMG_6015.JPG IMG_6379.JPG Swap meet, Bands, vendors, artists. I talked to a ton of creative people, very enjoyable. Talked to @HotRodJen for a while- found out she got married in Wyoming, so I consider her a homegirl now, lol
     
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    El Hueso- If we were able to stay steady in the 70-80 mph range I actually got 14mpg a couple times. Usually it was more like 12 and about 10 in stop/go town driving. With a brand new engine and no real fine-tuning I was very happy with it all things considered.
     
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    Couldn't be a better shake down for the car, cool! How about some video of that Lincoln running?
     
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    Unfortunately our phone mics would just fuzz out as soon as I started the car. My son got a pretty fair in-car video with his camera when we left the bbq. I can't get it to load on here. It's on my instagram: @turnpikecruiser31 Hopefully some others will surface. You need headphones turned to 11 to approximate the vol. level. It's reeeally loud. I just rolled into it and it flutters a little til it started breathing good then it just smoked the tires, lol. 2nd gear is kind of the same thing. It's a very large amount of fun!
     
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    Looks like miles of smiles!
     
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