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Tuffy does Roundup!

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by kisam, Apr 15, 2012.

  1. kisam
    Joined: Feb 28, 2005
    Posts: 1,920


    She packed up her bags and she took off down the road!


    Two women packing for four days in this limited space was nothing short of a miracle!;)


    Thank goodness Tanya has short legs!


    What's that stuff on the car? No wipers but I had Rain-x'd


    Lets roll!


    Started to overheat as soon as we hit highway speeds. Pit stop on the side of 45 in a not so nice area. As luck would have it there was a policeman setting within sight! Guess we burped some air out at the higher rpm's. We let it cool down, filled it back up and decided to try again.

    We made it through Houston and he was running a little hot but ok. I love this road!


    We met up with Bill in Hempstead and I didn't even run out of gas!;) Stopped in Elgin for a photo that I always wanted!



    Starting having clutch issues just prior the Beyersville- had to minimize shifting. I could see Tim "Junior Stock", Denise, and Mike "Earl Shieb" ahead of me just before we got there. Made it!


    My new best friend - Norm! Cookies and Beer - Yummy!


    The food was outstanding. Thanks Meatheads! The best beans I have ever eaten. Someone said Javier made them. Coleslaw and sausage were so good! And I was sucking down some ice tea!

    Tim and Denise


    Bill and Denise


    The band was thumpin!


    One of my favorites there.




    I wanted to hear this fire up and missed it!


    Last edited: Apr 15, 2012
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  2. kisam
    Joined: Feb 28, 2005
    Posts: 1,920


    Part two - working on it. Lost it!


    Crap! I've lost it twice now WTF!

    Ok, time the head to Billy's for Thirsty Thursday! Tuffy won't crank. I have a bad spot on the starter, so I put in gear and here is Tim, Mike, Denise and Tanya rocking him until he fired up. We headed for Billys! Made it there and adjusted the clutch.

    This was the highlight of my trip right here! Poor guy had flown home from Europe the morning before, slept an hour, packed and flew to Austin. I heard so many cool stories. We talked flatheads, Bonneville and Muroc. I hogged him and I don't feel guilty! I was on a crash study course and I was learning everything I could!




    Stay with me guys, still working on it

    Made it back to Austin and headed to Homeslice Pizza! Went to bed early cause I needed to figure out the clutch Friday morning. Actually woke up at 3am thinking it over. Finally decided it had to be the clutch fork out of place. I knew when I fabbed up the slave it was misaligned a little but had to go with it due to room. Ok, went back to sleep and sure enough that was it. Lucky for me, it slid right back in place and no future issue!


    Packet pickup and swap meet!


    My score


    Lunch break!

    Can't keep Tanya out of a picture!


    Back to Congress and over to Doc's. Called Kelli who told us that Eric Tessmer was playing besides Jo's. Has to be one of my favorite blues players. Yahoo!


    Eric's truck "Olive"


    Eric - if you've never heard him - your missing it!


    Groupies - me, Kelli, Tanya and Bill. Note Kelli's chicken purse. Reminded me of Casey's chicken in his car.


    Got up early Saturday - the big day! Started out to Expo center and Tuffy started to get hot, but the clutch is good!:rolleyes: Pit stop, got a new radiator cap that fixed things. Made it out there, got parked and guess what I forgot - the camera - not one picture:confused:

    I know, what a let down! The place was packed.

    Left early this morning as the rain was supposed to blow in and I have already experienced slicks hitting rain and antifreeze and it gave me a big pucker factor. Tuffy did great comming home and the rear spring had settled making the trip a lot better. I found the camera in my jacket pocket when I got home!:mad:

    Home again, home again, jiggity, jiggity, jig!

    Last edited: Apr 15, 2012
  3. Well done. Simply too cool of a car and a great build thread.
  4. 3wLarry
    Joined: Mar 11, 2005
    Posts: 12,804

    Member Emeritus
    from Owasso, Ok

    patiently waiting for more...:)
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  5. Thanks for the pics and the road trip report...lookin' forward to part 2.
  6. jerry
    Joined: Mar 2, 2001
    Posts: 3,473


    Congrats K. This would be my year to be too broke!

  7. GaryB
    Joined: Dec 19, 2008
    Posts: 3,529

    from Reno,nv

    road trip w/Tuffy,too cool
  8. flathead okie
    Joined: May 22, 2005
    Posts: 1,480

    flathead okie

    Great pics and story ......keep 'em comin"
  9. Mr48chev
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
    Posts: 30,049



    Cool, a great road trip story with what looks like a great time at Roundup. Keep the photos and story coming.
  10. eric54chevy
    Joined: Jun 3, 2009
    Posts: 988

    from TEXAS!

    Tuffy looked great
  11. TexasSpeed
    Joined: Nov 2, 2009
    Posts: 4,618


    Damn. :( I missed Tuffy at the Round-Up.

    iPhone - TJJ app
  12. Haywood
    Joined: Feb 17, 2007
    Posts: 444

    from M'boro,TN

    tell us more! tell us more!!!
  13. Don's Hot Rods
    Joined: Oct 7, 2005
    Posts: 8,319

    Don's Hot Rods
    from florida

    Looks like ol' Gene hasn't lost his touch with the ladies ! :D Cool road trip, nice to see that old hot rod back at it. I always liked that car.

  14. HighSpeed LowDrag
    Joined: Mar 2, 2005
    Posts: 968

    HighSpeed LowDrag
    from Houston

    I went on Friday. Came home Friday too as I have to work. Really wished I'd seen Tuffy. I remember you dropping off and picking up the rear end from Danny. One of these days I'll see Tuffy.
  15. Flat-Foot
    Joined: Jul 1, 2010
    Posts: 1,709

    from Locust NC

    That seems like such a great time. Thanks for sharing with us losers who didn't make it to the show.
  16. tommy
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
    Posts: 14,757

    Member Emeritus

    I'm seriously impressed! You have my respect.
  17. MrGasser
    Joined: Oct 24, 2001
    Posts: 1,795

    from DETROIT

    Man, that's a good lookin' hot rod!
  18. BBYBMR
    Joined: Apr 27, 2007
    Posts: 613


    Great looking ride, pretty ladies, and great pics. Thank you for sharing.
  19. Woogeroo
    Joined: Dec 29, 2005
    Posts: 1,135

    from USA

    Looks like you were smiling a lot kisam... thanks for sharing the photos.

  20. zep058
    Joined: Jan 9, 2007
    Posts: 599


    Just like being there. Thanks
  21. Master of None
    Joined: Dec 18, 2009
    Posts: 2,279

    Master of None

    Too cool! Great pictures, hope to see more "Tuffy goes to....." posts in the future.
  22. r7bis
    Joined: Mar 12, 2011
    Posts: 36



    pretty sure this is yours. it looked great
  23. so_dak_kid
    Joined: Oct 12, 2010
    Posts: 324


    thanks for sharing Kathy!
  24. hotrd32
    Joined: May 16, 2007
    Posts: 3,533

    from WA

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  25. Saw you and your rod and was impressed by both!
  26. povertyflats
    Joined: Jan 8, 2007
    Posts: 8,282

    from Missouri

    Kathy, I just want you to know I am proud of you. This has been a long journey and you have dome more than most have dreamed of....
  27. squigy
    Joined: Nov 30, 2003
    Posts: 3,915

    from SO.FLO.

    Kisam, nice coupe!!
    Love it.
  28. brokenspoke
    Joined: Jul 26, 2005
    Posts: 2,923


    We missed you jerry.....and your stash
  29. BrerHair
    Joined: Jan 30, 2007
    Posts: 4,733


    Wow, so cool to spend quality time with Gene. You're at the top of the Hot Rod Ladies role model heap Kathy. Still hoping one of my girls will show some interest some day. And when they do . . . girls, meet Kathy! :cool:
  30. throttlein
    Joined: Feb 3, 2006
    Posts: 262


    Great job and great story with a cool car. I had the pleasure meeting you and to see Tuffy when I bought the T sedan from you. Had a great time. I finished my 51 and I got to take it to the roundup. On to the T sedan now it's been waiting on me for a long time!

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