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Hot Rods Will she make it to Bonneville??

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Jive-Bomber, Aug 1, 2008.

  1. Life is a highway...........enjoy. I envy you guys.:)
     
  2. sounds like a cool trip-good luck
     
  3. In our world there are only to possible outcomes. It either will make it or it won't. :D
     
  4. Jive-Bomber
    Joined: Aug 21, 2001
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    Jive-Bomber
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    Update:

    BaronvonMike and I gave the old girl the once-over: Changed the oil, flushed the cooling system, packed the tools & tightened everything down. Did a test run, and found out I left the oil canister lid loose about a mile from home when oil puked all over the firewall and down to the exhaust! Ugh...

    Got that buttoned up, washed the motor, and I think she is good to go in the morning...
     
  5. make it or not its gonna be a killer trip! good luck jay & mike.
     
  6. Deadender60
    Joined: Sep 3, 2004
    Posts: 977

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    My brother took off with a few friends today and is going to be In Austin Nevada for the Alviso Roadsters BBQ... Have fun out there Jay!

    -Juan
     
  7. Sounds like there will be enough dudes on the road that if you need help it won't take long for it to arrive. Man that Pin-up whew!! And what was that address??? LOL>>>>.
     
  8. Coupe-De-CAB
    Joined: Sep 30, 2004
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    Coupe-De-CAB
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    from Nor Cal

    Jay,
    You and Mike have a blessed trip, wish i was following you guys there in my ride, i've always wanted to go to Bonneville:)
    Prayers out for the both of you for a fun and safe trip!
    Just keep the faith,
    CAB
     

  9. Nutter.....
     
  10. Jive-Bomber
    Joined: Aug 21, 2001
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    Jive-Bomber
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    Well-- We're back. Oakland to Wendover and home again. 1,300 miles, 1 tube of SPF 50 sunblock, 12 bottles of water, 4 quarts of oil, and countless gallons of gas later! :D

    The old girl did real good-- There was some trans fluid smoking issue that turned out to be little more than an overfilled unit puking on the exhaust. Stop adding ATF and problem fixed!
    We ran a little low on motor oil at one point, signaled by a noisy lifter, but again, just a fluid adjustment and we were down the road.

    BaronvonMike deserves an Iron Butt award for riding shotgun for our 1 day, 610 mile trek home in the roadster. Sun up to sundown we burned up the road...

    But, lets start at the beginning-->

    Mike searching for the trans leak in Davis, Ca. (breakfast stop):
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    The shoe tree on Highway 50:
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    BBQ in Austin Nevada:
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    Day 2

    Gas stop in Eureka:
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    Lunch in Ely:
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    Mike gives thumbs up to the Nugget parking lot:
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    Yup, we made it!
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    Last stop on the salt:
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    Home in time for dinner:
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  11. Flat_Broke
    Joined: Nov 20, 2007
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    nice, you made it!
     
  12. diggers4life
    Joined: Jun 26, 2006
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    diggers4life
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    I'm jealous.

    It looks like you guys had a really great time.
     
  13. 1951bomber
    Joined: Jun 4, 2007
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    1951bomber
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    from atwater Ca

    just go easy on her
     
  14. tommy
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  15. Chuck R
    Joined: Dec 23, 2001
    Posts: 1,347

    Chuck R
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    Jay,
    You built a great hot rod. It is probably ready to make the trip again.
    chuck
     
  16. 49ratfink
    Joined: Feb 8, 2004
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    49ratfink
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    from California

    that's too cool. a picture of your roadster is in another Bonneville thread here. don't recall which one.
     
  17. Jive-Bomber ... way cool ... looks & sounds like you guys enjoyed yourselves ... I've never gone the 50 route (always 80) ... I might have to try it for a change of scenery.
     
  18. bad ass. watched mikes video, looks like it was an absolute blast! congrats.
     
  19. brady1929
    Joined: Sep 30, 2006
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    i love that roadster!
     
  20. continentaljohn
    Joined: Jul 24, 2002
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    What a great looking Hot Rod! Great to see the trip went well and thanks for the new wallpaper
     
  21. axle
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
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    axle
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    from Drag City

    congrats guys. Bitchen pictures ! I want to put ALL of those rods in the Suede Pavilion at the Sacramento Autorama next year!
     
  22. It was a blast to say the least!! My first time to Bonneville and it was the automotive trip of a life time. If you have not been to Bonneville, really try to make time for it. There's nothing like it.

    I'll add a few more to this thread:

    My Bonneville pics are here:

    http://s343.photobucket.com/albums/o468/....neville%202008/

    Here are some videos:

    Crusin' the salt in the 29a with a helicopter fly over:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vjybjUVGIhw

    Jay and I pushing Mild Mitch to a 116 (?) run in the Hop Up 4 banger:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O9kITqUNVxw

    Straight 8 in a Nissan 240:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=917bo0fmpIo
     
  23. Chuck R
    Joined: Dec 23, 2001
    Posts: 1,347

    Chuck R
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    B V Mike
    Great pics. Great to meet you on the salt.
    chuck
     
  24. yorgatron
    Joined: Jan 25, 2002
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    congratulations on making the trip! :D

    i was wrong,so very,very wrong :(

    i apologize for doubting the old girl :eek:

    athough i hate to think what that rear main bearing looks like about now :eek:
     
  25. Great shots Mike....glad you guys made it back, and survived Kev & Tracey's visit the other night!!
     
  26. Coupe-De-CAB
    Joined: Sep 30, 2004
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    Coupe-De-CAB
    Member
    from Nor Cal

    great shots Mike!
    welcome back home boys, looks like you guys had a blast:)

    one question...

    Did Saphorn make it back okay in his roadster PU?
     
  27. Jive-Bomber
    Joined: Aug 21, 2001
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    Jive-Bomber
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    Thats right! JIVE BOMBER was still BOMBING!!!

    Oil pressure remained about 38 PSI going down the road-- She's tired, but I can't get that Caddy to die!~! :D
     
  28. Jive-Bomber
    Joined: Aug 21, 2001
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    Jive-Bomber
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    Saphorn headed back a day before us, and despite a broken motor mount, his RPU got him home in one piece!

    Have you ever tried to sit in that car? Its a contortionist nightmare!!
     
  29. Deadender60
    Joined: Sep 3, 2004
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    Saporn is HARDCORE!

    My brother got a few pics of yours and Saporn's roadsters... I'll post some soon..

    -Juan
     
  30. ChevyGirlRox
    Joined: May 13, 2005
    Posts: 3,490

    ChevyGirlRox
    Member
    from Ohio

    Good to see you boys and the roadster. Always a good time, even better when you don't break down! :D
     

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