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Art & Inspiration shobox trip coast to coast,route66, to VIV updates, traveltips

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by the barnstormer, Apr 4, 2014.

  1. Bryan G
    Joined: Mar 15, 2011
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    Bryan G
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    from Delmarva

    Thinking more & more of doing something like this in my shoebox someday. Your story is encouraging...and the brake line problem doesn't scare me away. In the end it will be just another part of the adventure, with something good coming out of it. You can bet that whomever it is that helps you fix your brakes in Texas is going to be an interesting character that you'll never forget (and they'll be able to say the same thing about you!)
     
  2. the barnstormer
    Joined: Nov 9, 2012
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    from norway

    well that's good too hear, do the tripp ass soon as possible cause all these guys on the 66 that comes and tells stories and so are almost all in there late seventies and they want be around forever.
    but check the whole brake system before you do, breaking down is one thing that give stories and new friends. but you don't wanna be out ther to find out you got no brakes, trust me
     
  3. the barnstormer
    Joined: Nov 9, 2012
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    the barnstormer
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    from norway

    no update yesterday, i prioritised to take some beers with marcin in oklahoma city instead after spending a big part of the day at shobox central with chris and hollie. best place i ever got parts from, they helped me out with evrything i needed and some more. changed the radiator,thermostats and hoses to keep her cooler in the heat here, today we were back on the road till the brakes went out, got front brakes at least now after some roadside repair that should be done better soon
     

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  4. Im sure you know this by now, but finding something in Shamrock on Sunday could be hard, but hey, how cool is that gas station!
     
  5. Buddy Palumbo
    Joined: Mar 30, 2008
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    Sorry to hear that you had a brake issue - that can sometimes be scary .
    I'm assuming it was a metal brake line failure ? You could always cut the pipe , fold & crimp the line shut with a vise-grip pliers so it no longer leaks & continue along using the front brakes . At least you won't continue losing fluid . The just find a parts store & buy a new section of line to replace it with . Bleed them all out & you're golden !

    Good luck with the rest of the ride .
     
  6. the barnstormer
    Joined: Nov 9, 2012
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    from norway

    ok, starting to doubt a little now, after the brake thing yesterday and just front brakes now, might be an oil leak somewhere because went down on oil pressure right before vega were we are no, and also lost the speedometer but using gps.
    they say it will be 1-2" of snow tomorrow. yeay.
    anyone wanting to buy a solid shoebox in vegas then i will consider it for self cost since i made a great deal on that car.
    still glade i went on this trip but need some inspiration now
     

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  7. the barnstormer
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    bad Connection, cant get any more Pictures now
     

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  8. 48FordFanatic
    Joined: Feb 26, 2011
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    Sorry to hear that you are having problems. However, it would seem that the speedometer doesn't matter, and that the brakes can be fixed. The oil pressure issue seems to be the significant issue.

    I would hope that some area HAMBers would chime in here with some help, however, if not I checked my National Street Rod Association Fellow Pages and there are a couple clubs and about 20 members in the Amarillo area. If it would be of any help I can give you names and phone numbers to contact some to see if they can help. I'll PM my cell phone if you want to call me . Good luck, John
     
  9. It was great to meet you and hang out for a bit. My turn to get the beers in Vegas.

    Now when are you buying that 57 BelAir 4x4 we saw lol.
     
  10. the barnstormer
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    Texas today
     

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  11. Heck, YOU are our inspiration. How cool that you are doing this. Not sure I would have the balls to do it. Could the oil pressure be something simple? Does it tick or make noise while running? Maybe a gauge? Just think...fix all this stuff on your trip and less to do when you get home.

    Best of luck!!! Keep us posted.
     
  12. mike bowling
    Joined: Jan 1, 2013
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    You're almost there! Don't give up on the old girl now!! EVERYONE is rooting for you , you crazy son of a gun. You have the HAMB nation for backup- use the Force, Jon!!
     
  13. jfeliciana
    Joined: Mar 29, 2014
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    don,t forget to see the cadillac graveyard
     
  14. heminh2o
    Joined: Oct 28, 2013
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    from Tulare, CA

    You might consider stopping at Famoso Drag strip while you are running through the peoples republic of California. Not sure what will be going on when you come through, but they usually have something on weekends


    So many projects..so little time
     
  15. bako48
    Joined: Apr 2, 2013
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    All the best on your trip. And if you happen to come near Bakersfield and need any assistance just pm me. Its getting hot here also.

    Posted using the Full Custom H.A.M.B. App!
     
  16. the barnstormer
    Joined: Nov 9, 2012
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    from norway

    got a little fooled by the oil pressure gauge yesterday, first time it went down i checked the oil and added some, then the pressure was up again but when i got to the hotel it was down again. found out today it helps to knock softly on it when it goes down.runs great now but shaking a lot on the wheel early in the day. think it must have been ice on one of the front wheels.
    doing most highway now to be sure to get to viva las vegas in time
     
  17. spanners
    Joined: Feb 24, 2009
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    If you're running crossplys, when they get cold overnight they get a flat spot where the car weight sits on them. It's even worse when parked in snow.
    I know this from driving an early model Kenworth truck years ago with nylon or 'rag' front tyres. If you pulled up for a sleep on a cold night, it would take a few miles of driving on square tyres before they heated up and were back to normal. Shook the shit out of everything.
     
  18. the barnstormer
    Joined: Nov 9, 2012
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    the barnstormer
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    from norway

    some more pics from yesterday, having a hard time getting them on net With
    the wifi connection here, properly less people surfing for porn at this time then last night on this connection
     

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  19. Buddy Palumbo
    Joined: Mar 30, 2008
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    Back on the road ... great !
     
  20. I am checking the HAMB multiple times a day to see how your trip is going. Very happy the issues are minimal. Safe travels!!!
     
  21. Nice! Looks like we will be able to get drinks Thursday after all.
     
  22. flamingokid
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  23. roddin-shack
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    I have been following you in silence and envy. Don't give up you will make it, and remember this once in a life time experience. :):) Larry
     
  24. 48FordFanatic
    Joined: Feb 26, 2011
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    from Maine

    So is everything fixed...brakes , radiator, oil pressure ??
     
  25. the barnstormer
    Joined: Nov 9, 2012
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    from norway

    most highway again today, but a trip thru painted desert and petrified forest. and then i understood what that shaking was, universal joint in front is finished, so early night in holbrook waiting for parts, and will get the back brakes done here as well.
    if all goes well we be in vegas late tommorow
     

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  26. Enjoy.......
     
  27. the barnstormer
    Joined: Nov 9, 2012
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    from norway

    some good food in a couple of beers and a early night will be good, have been many long days to cover as much of the old 66 as possible. then straight for vegas in the morning when the car is ready. gone catch some beers on marcin, gone be a lot more of them in vegas then in oklahoma city
     
  28. Liquid Wrench
    Joined: Mar 3, 2014
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    from Maine

    Glad to hear the issues have been relatively minimal. Really enjoying the daily updates! Right On!
     
  29. tkmark
    Joined: Jan 23, 2011
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    1. 49-54 Chevy Cars

    We're all with you brother!!! Send us a few pics from the show and have fun for all of us too.
     
  30. fxstc127ci
    Joined: Jul 4, 2012
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    Happy to here you have made it that far few problem's. I thought for sure there would have been a lot more! Can't wait to see your pictures from Vegas.
     

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