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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. -Brent-
    Joined: Nov 20, 2006
    Posts: 6,010


    Looks like what I would've mentioned has already been said, so, I'm thinking maybe one of the hide-away lights will stop working.
  2. enloe
    Joined: May 10, 2006
    Posts: 8,727

    from east , tn.

    Plugged fuel lines
    overheating (stuck thermostat or blown rad. Hose)
    brake issues
    rearend seals
    radio quits working :)
    i am so envious of you guys
  3. n847
    Joined: Apr 22, 2010
    Posts: 2,706


    I'm saying one belt will get eaten. One fuel system will crap out due to crap in the tank/fuel filter. One car will have a brake issue, either seized up at the wheel or a blown out seal. One of the cars (higher mileage car I'd bet) will have transmission slipping issue. There will most deffinetly be a charging issue at some point possibly just caused by a loose and or worn out belt!
    I'd also like to say none of these issues will keep you stranded on the road for more than an hour, and likely not delay your return home by more than a half day!

    Good luck, and remember we are all living viacariously through your adventure so document that shit like Bass did (the best road trip thread ever).
  4. n847
    Joined: Apr 22, 2010
    Posts: 2,706


    OOH...stuck thermostat thats a good one!
  5. n847
    Joined: Apr 22, 2010
    Posts: 2,706


    I'd also like to know what tools/parts you're taking not that it changes my decisions but I'd like to hear what the "experts" take in this instance!
  6. Fuel line plugs...even with new filters it plugs. No brake lights, power steering pump is "jerky" when turning and puking fluid. One flat tire, engine uses 7 quarts of oil on the trip...leaky rear main. While your fixing the rear main seal back home throw a front pump seal in the trans too because it leaks as well...three quartes of ATF lost

    Oh, and Ryan forgets that reverse is all the way to the bottom if the shift sequence...has a hairy situation while trying some manual fast shift maneuvers!
    This is on Ryan's car

    The other Riv will have power window problems, charging issues and a vibration at high speeds...u joint.

    Have fun boys!
  7. 60'coupe
    Joined: Dec 21, 2006
    Posts: 874


    The only problem you both will have is from some dodgy Mexican food from some roadside stand, then you will have starter issues from all of the code brown emergency stops.
  8. Ryan
    Joined: Jan 2, 1995
    Posts: 19,568

    from Austin, TX
    Staff Member

    Wow... By the looks of things, Norm and I are gonna spend quite a lot of time on the side of the road!

    Really, the only thing we plan to do to the cars before we leave is change the oil and check everything else... Look for the obvious. I have a small tool kit waiting for me in MA that I shipped out earlier, but past that we are totally winging it and have decided to mostly prepare for adventure!

    There's no telling what will go wrong!
  9. -Brent-
    Joined: Nov 20, 2006
    Posts: 6,010


    Looking at it like an adventure helps, for sure. I've had stuff go awry on cross country trips and always look back at the situations and their solutions with fondness. People think I'm crazy for it but I think the outlook has always helped.

    I'll be living vicariously as your trip progresses. Hell, I'm excited for ya! :D
  10. 1949*john
    Joined: Jul 27, 2010
    Posts: 56


    You won't have a single problem on your 2000 mile trip .

    when you guys first start out your knuckles will be white for a while and watching the gauges as much as the road but you will calm down and have a wicked good trip .

    honest .
  11. NoSurf
    Joined: Jul 26, 2002
    Posts: 4,148


    Not that you won't- but be safe. Take lot's of pics. I am sure it will be a great drive.
  12. Wowcars
    Joined: May 10, 2001
    Posts: 1,023


  13. I say, good luck! That should be fun. I was thinking about how one Riv could pull the other???? Just a thought...
  14. That means you literally drive the wheels off everything you own ; p "hell on wheels"

    I guess a ground issue and no lights.

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  15. Malcolm
    Joined: Feb 9, 2006
    Posts: 7,704

    from Nebraska

    Damnit, I just read through this whole thread and towards the end you posted what I was thinking! :)

    My guess was Ryan eating some questionable Mexican food and shitting himself, resulting in a soiled seat.
    That's the only problem. The rest of the trip will be smooth sailing.

  16. C. Montgomery
    Joined: Dec 18, 2003
    Posts: 1,010

    C. Montgomery

    you have prepared better than I did! We were picked up at the airport in the car, went to the mall of america and made the deal, checked the oil, filled her up and pointed her south. all we brought was a change of clothes, some money and an Ipod. had a blast though, as I'm sure you will.
  17. Ryan
    Joined: Jan 2, 1995
    Posts: 19,568

    from Austin, TX
    Staff Member

    I NEVER eat Mexican food north of the Red River... I might be crazy, but I'm not stupid! :)
  18. There's gonna be a lot of losers(non-winners?) in this thread, cause I predict clear skies and fair sailing :cool:

    If I'm wrong :eek:---I've got you guys covered all thru TN. Truck, trailer and shop on standby. Hell, y'all can even overnight here in the BenD suite. I'll leave the light on....:eek:
  19. hillbilly4008
    Joined: Feb 13, 2009
    Posts: 2,917

    from Rome NY

    Now thats livin'!

    My predictions:
    -Several hundred miles with a hangover
    -in atleast one of the two cars there will be a radio that just won't work
    -faulty fuel gauge
    -"Why yes officer, I know I was speeding. Thing is.....this is my first drive in the new car. I wanted to see what top end was."

    Have a safe trip guys!
  20. Zombie Hot Rod
    Joined: Oct 22, 2006
    Posts: 2,453

    Zombie Hot Rod
    from New York

    You guys could get a flat tire while cruising down the Cross Bronx Expressway and get rolled on by me and my crew.

  21. KustomCars
    Joined: Jul 31, 2011
    Posts: 3,457

    from Minnesota

    Be safe and have fun Ryan! I want pics!!!
  22. 1953girlracer
    Joined: Dec 27, 2010
    Posts: 89

    from Redlands

    Starter failure

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  23. I'm predicting the trip getting extended due to the ingestion of a little too much of the local spirits! Good luck and be safe!
  24. Firefly
    Joined: Sep 15, 2005
    Posts: 377


    Food poisoning from all that gas station cuisine !!
  25. skwurl
    Joined: Aug 25, 2008
    Posts: 1,620


    2 flats 1 fuel pump. If you need any help in southwest va or east tn pm me
  26. eightbanger
    Joined: Feb 17, 2007
    Posts: 378


    Brake cylinders and herrassment from the cops. Drove my Riv home to Louisiana from Santa Rosa, Ca 10 years ago. similar situation, the car had been driven maybe 1,000 miles in 7 years. made it home-no problems...thats when I completely fell in love with my car. Was herrassed by cops in Arizona (thought I was moving drugs), but the the first thing to go out when I got back home was the brake cylinders.
  27. What could go wrong, it is a 65, isn't it still on warranty? Make sure you have your warranty card. hahaha! Have a good trip. Pat
  28. Deuce Roadster
    Joined: Sep 8, 2002
    Posts: 9,519

    Deuce Roadster
    Member Emeritus

    At least ... you folks will have a beutiful DASh to look at on the two thousand miles home.


    I think that the Riverias have one of the prettiest dashes ... around :)
  29. I have a friend that lives about a quarter mile down the street, that always says when I leave, watch for the deer, they'll run out in front of you. I'll past this bit of wisdom on to you, watch out for them, they're tricky little dudes. Good luck, Zip.
  30. JeffreyJames
    Joined: Jun 13, 2007
    Posts: 16,612

    from SUGAR CITY

    You'll get pulled over while stretching the legs on the new Riviera. From there the police officer will find a brick of black tar heroin taped to the bottom of the "package tray" inside the trunk. Then you will be locked up while your attorney Blake flies in to try to save the day, however not before you make friends with some fellers from AB which never leads to good things. I see 3-5 in the clink and released on good behavior.

    Have fun!

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