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Event Coverage The LaSalle Adventure

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by squirrel, Oct 23, 2018.

  1. squirrel
    Joined: Sep 23, 2004
    Posts: 46,902


    We ended up going north on 54. So a different route. Not a lot of firm planning on this adventure.

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  2. B Bay Barn
    Joined: Dec 27, 2009
    Posts: 414

    B Bay Barn

    Boat bilge blower

    a nice bit of alliteration Jim :)
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  3. squirrel
    Joined: Sep 23, 2004
    Posts: 46,902


    We will be low on internet today also. But I think the rain won't be as bad.

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  4. How is the cruise-control unit working out for you?
  5. Jim Bouchard
    Joined: Mar 2, 2011
    Posts: 596

    Jim Bouchard

    Good luck and safe travels

    I am looking forward to following along!!!!

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  6. squirrel
    Joined: Sep 23, 2004
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    Cruise is doing OK on the flat stretches.

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  7. Have a Great Trip as you always Do as I will be watching your
    Stay Save & have Fun

    Just my 3.5 Cents

    Live Learn & Die a Fool
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  8. louisb
    Joined: Oct 13, 2008
    Posts: 996


    This is going to be veddy cool.

  9. Have you tried an applied defogger like this?
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  10. Shade tree ingenuity at it's best.

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  11. i.rant
    Joined: Nov 23, 2009
    Posts: 3,021

    from Illinois
    1. 1940 Ford

    Have a safe trip,will follow along.There is a speed shop in Joliet (Winners Circle) if needed.
    I’m a half hour away from Joliet if I can be of service in any way.
    Four of us did the route last spring, I would do it again. Munger Moss motel in Lebanon Mo.
    great old place to spend the night, been there 72 years, Missouri Hick Bar B Q in nearby Cuba is outstanding. Enjoy all you can, it’s awesome! :)
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  12. This tops the Edsel run by ^20 power...
  13. Malcolm
    Joined: Feb 9, 2006
    Posts: 7,632

    from Nebraska

    Safe travels, Jim + twin brother!
    If you happen to come through Omaha on your way home and need anything at all, please let me know.
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  14. squirrel
    Joined: Sep 23, 2004
    Posts: 46,902


    Thanks! Unfortunately 66 doesn't run through Nebraska.

    David downloaded the instructions for the cruise and we adjusted the cable slack and is working great now on hills. Stopped for lunch in Santa Rosa and working on getting the heater installed. It's in the 40s. There is warm air blowing through the firewall, but more cold air blowing in around the doors

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  15. anthony myrick
    Joined: Sep 4, 2009
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    anthony myrick

  16. Atwater Mike
    Joined: May 31, 2002
    Posts: 10,264

    Atwater Mike

    Reading @iRant's post, got a chuckle... 1940 LaSalle hearse turning into the Speed Shop... nervous as a whore in church.
  17. williebill
    Joined: Mar 1, 2004
    Posts: 2,611


    Carry on.
  18. s55mercury66
    Joined: Jul 6, 2009
    Posts: 3,980

    from SW Wyoming

    If there's something strange...
    In your neighborhood...
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  19. BuckeyeBuicks
    Joined: Jan 4, 2010
    Posts: 2,152

    from ohio

    You guys are my HERO's I have been planning a road trip in my 55 Buick that was last on the road in the early 70's. I just need to gather some more spare parts and grow some bigger stones:rolleyes:
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  20. low budget
    Joined: Nov 15, 2006
    Posts: 5,564

    low budget
    from Central Ky

    Would like to see some of the looks you guys get cruising down the highway.
    You would get a thumbs up from me:cool:
    Thanks for taking us along!
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  21. I wonder if the smell will be different if you get that thing heated up ?
    I had to do a screen in a upper radiator hose, it kept leaking around the hose so I switched to some lady's knee high stockings which worked pretty good. I had a really rusty block after hosing it out bug never sealing it.
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  22. FityFive
    Joined: Aug 9, 2010
    Posts: 306


    Thanks for letting us ride along!
  23. Thanks for the ride Jim! :)
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  24. When I saw this thread my first thought was "Oh God! What's he doing now?"
    Not disappointed. Couldn't you have found a bigger, more funky, older and more impractical vehicle?
    GO JIM! Have fun, be safe and keep us posted!
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  25. Ebbsspeed
    Joined: Nov 11, 2005
    Posts: 5,152


    What Cruise Control system do you have in the LaSalle?
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  26. A heater? You got some luxury this time. Lots of room to fit the Edsel's sound system too! :D
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  27. squirrel
    Joined: Sep 23, 2004
    Posts: 46,902


    we stopped somewhere in Kansas for the night. The heater is working pretty well, it's an old heater core out of a 25 year old car, with a couple 5" computer fans blowing air down through it. The whole thing is hanging under the dash on some rusty baling wire. I would post a pic but it's kind of off topic here :)

    since the heater works, we haven't had to use the defogger all day, even though it's been raining lightly most of the time.

    cruise is a Rostra GlobalCruise. I've had it on several cars over the years.

    The engine started making a puffing sound, it seems to be teh manifold gasket, leaking at the exhaust crossover. I don't think we could find a new gasket, so it will probably stay like this for the rest of the trip. And we don't seem to have time to do much fixing, anyways.

    getting 9 to 10 mpg. With the heater going, and outside temps in the 40s, the engine is running 165 degrees on the road. cools off when we slow down.
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  28. Stogy
    Joined: Feb 10, 2007
    Posts: 16,899


    Well it's a tad chilly but at least the skitters won't be biting and all their other biting friends.

    You are well seasoned for this challenge...plenty of troubleshooting and thinking on the fly...

    Safe travels in Ole Lassalia...
    Last edited: Oct 25, 2018
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  29. LWEL9226
    Joined: Jul 7, 2012
    Posts: 286

    from So. Oregon

    Jim and David.....
    Good on Ya..... Thanx for the ridealong……..

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