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Event Coverage Road Trip Revival: Part 2

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Ryan, Sep 24, 2012.

  1. chriseakin
    Joined: Jan 21, 2009
    Posts: 280


    I'd guess problems with accumulated crud from the gas tank (take lots of spare fuel filters) and split heater hoses (extra water jugs and lots of duct tape). And maybe a leaky brake wheel cylinder.
  2. TexasSpeed
    Joined: Nov 2, 2009
    Posts: 4,571


    1. Ryan will run out of film from shooting the TRJ show.

    2. The tall Texan will find he's jealous that Ryan got the '65.

    3. Discovery Channel will try to convince Ryan to let them record the trip for a new "new drama-filled reality show featuring two Texan hard asses and a pair of Buicks as they take on the American highway. Will they make it home? Will they gnash at each other's throats? Will the Buicks retire prematurely?"

    Yes.. I consider the third one a problem.
  3. Canada Jeff
    Joined: Jan 9, 2003
    Posts: 292

    Canada Jeff

    Aliens will abduct you both, decide to keep the cars and dump you nekkid in the ditch.
  4. ryno
    Joined: Oct 6, 2005
    Posts: 3,425


    I'm thinking you guys will ave a kick ass time and be trouble free,too much good has come from you fellas in the hot rod world,the gods will be watching over y'all.

    Now what Ryan didn't state is the winner that guesses what happens get banned for cursing them with bad luck.

    Enjoy,I'm jelious.....
  5. Dir-T-Bird
    Joined: Apr 23, 2011
    Posts: 20

    from phoenix

    Your biggest issue will be the fact that either car hasn't been lowered yet.
  6. flathead okie
    Joined: May 22, 2005
    Posts: 1,480

    flathead okie

    Collapsed or busted lower radiator hose
  7. Slick Willy
    Joined: Aug 3, 2008
    Posts: 3,000

    Slick Willy

    I "teabagged" the green one and gave the blue one a "pressed ham" to the passenger window Saturday night...Gen Gow was supposed to take pictures but he didnt...

    I will give my insight later when I have a bit more time to write...
  8. the-rodster
    Joined: Jul 2, 2003
    Posts: 6,117


    It's 106 miles to Chicago, we got a full tank of gas, half a pack of cigarettes, it's dark... and we're wearing sunglasses.

  9. i see overheating issues, problems with hoses and such. and im thinking a radiator is gona puke....cant wait to hear how it goes; have fun.
  10. Midget25
    Joined: May 2, 2012
    Posts: 168


    I'm gussing tires,fuel filters,belts. Some of the best road trips are the ones you have to "improvise and utilize" to get home.
  11. Dreddybear
    Joined: Mar 31, 2007
    Posts: 5,866


    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".
  12. Deuce Roadster
    Joined: Sep 8, 2002
    Posts: 9,520

    Deuce Roadster
    Member Emeritus

    Possible issues ...

    1 ) bad thermostat ... so overheating
    2 ) leaking water pump ... see #1 :rolleyes:
    3 ) trash or rust in the fuel tank ... resulting in junk in the carb.

    BUT ... Nothing two resourceful RODDERS cannot over come. :D :D

    Looking forward to seeing both of the Buicks in baltimore.

  13. mgbtc
    Joined: Dec 22, 2006
    Posts: 113


    I wish you both a trouble free trip, nothing goes wrong. But, brakes, cooling system, and tires in that order are the things I would check before leaving. You might want to throw in a fuel filter and maybe even a fuel pump for insurance. Good luck!
  14. FFFFrank
    Joined: Aug 15, 2012
    Posts: 98


  15. houtex63
    Joined: Jun 9, 2006
    Posts: 471

    from houston

    take an extra carrier bearing. should be the same for both.
    Joined: Dec 16, 2007
    Posts: 440


    Hope you guys have a safe journey as well, but I see the usual rubber items (belts, hoses, tires) and I hate to say this, but something is telling me a u-joint.

    Look forward to seeing the Rivs back in Austin.
  17. I would be nervous after reading about all the above potential problems, but I am a wuss! That trip will be the coolest ever! Once you get to Baltimore with no issues, you'll be fine. As for potential problems along the way....Did you say that attorney dude is tagging along?

    I say there will be a nasty hangover along the way.

    If not, something suspension or tire related.

    Good luck fella's and safe travels!!!
  18. Ranunculous
    Joined: Nov 30, 2007
    Posts: 2,444


    Fuel issue.Fixed after an hour...
    Get lost at least twice?
    Receive benefit and kindness from strangers.
    Safe travels with laughter as your constant.
  19. Ryan picks up a tansvestite hitchhiker.
  20. Heart Of Texas
    Joined: Nov 19, 2007
    Posts: 51

    Heart Of Texas
    from TX


    My guess is:
    - tire failure
    - brakes need adjustment
    - radiator leak... but you add stop leak and motor on
    - Fuel filter change (s)
    - fan belt failure
    - battery/charging system does not keep up with demands

    Once again ... Hava GREAT RIDE HOME!
  21. You're gonna blow a set of points somewhere near New Jersey, then lose a tire on the second leg heading towards Austin, but a good samaritan is going to give you a new one and get you back on the road for free.
  22. Retro Jim
    Joined: May 27, 2007
    Posts: 3,860

    Retro Jim

    I hope you both have a safe and trouble free journey !

    If I had to take a guess it would be a radiator hose , fan belt BUT I think one of the universal joints will go out !
    If something does goes wrong I am near the York and Harrisburg Pa. area .

    You both have a fun and safe trip . Take plenty of pictures and enjoy the sites from your trip !

    Retro Jim
  23. blue57ford
    Joined: Jul 24, 2005
    Posts: 483


    Electrical glitches. Lights that don't work. Transmission issues like a pump o-ring or front seal leak. Also, I wanna say that one is gonna destroy a governor gear. Maybe modulator issues.
  24. bigBADwolf
    Joined: May 27, 2006
    Posts: 148

    from Batavia,IL

    No breaklight, and bad gas..
  25. My guess would be too much crab cakes and beer in Baltimore............a bad night with a burro and some Natty Boh ................wait....................that has already happened.

    Then my guess would be nothing at all. Looking forward to seeing the Rivs at the show
  26. basicbob
    Joined: Nov 2, 2003
    Posts: 476


    Either you or Norm will think ahead enough to have AAA best towing service contract.

    Once you have that your covered for a smooooth ride from Mass to Texas!

    Keep enough Doseki beer & lime, take lots of pics.

    The H.A.M.B. members are counting on both of you!!!

    If you see a patina pea green 62 Chrysler Imperial hardtop at Pemblico stop & say hi,Bob
  27. junkman8888
    Joined: Jan 28, 2009
    Posts: 278


    Greetings! Not entering the competition, just giving some advice: The four things I would do before hitting the road are: (1) make absolutely sure the brakes, including parking brake, are in perfect shape, (2) same with all the rubber fuel lines, (3) change out the fuel pump or at least bring a spare, (4) always, always carry a fresh fire extinguisher and practice how to open the hood. Best of luck on your journey.
  28. I hope nothing happens, but I think if it does one will overheat, and the other one will have brake problems from hydraulics that have been sitting around. I think it will happen on the second leg of the trip.
  29. flamingokid
    Joined: Jan 5, 2005
    Posts: 2,077


    My guess is that the gentleman that's storing these cars for you is going out of his way to ready these Rivs for the road,so highly unlikely that anything happens there.My guess is somewhere in the south,you boys are going to open a can of stupid and Blake will have to pull some strings to get you out of the jam.....I think I'll take the book.
  30. PatM
    Joined: Mar 14, 2006
    Posts: 4

    from California

    I agree with the prior comment that the nailheads will hold up just fine. Water pumps, on the hand . . . I'd plan on bringing a waterpump, as well as a generator and voltage regulator. You're almost certain to lose one waterpump, and when the battery isn't charging, it's just simpler to replace generator and regulator, then polarize. Also bring along a complement of fan belts. They're cheap, and you'll need at least one. Lastly, be certain BOTH spare tires are ready to go. Because one of the non-spares is likely to . . . .

    Lastly, though, I know you're gonna have a great time, see some interesting country, and keep yourselves safe. Best of luck to you both.


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