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Old 08-12-2019, 03:03 PM
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Not to belittle you in anyway, Brian, but 10 hours of driving versus leaving all that unattended in a parking lot would not be an option for me. Load everything up on one day, get a good nights sleep and leave early the next day. You can do this..stop very few hours and take a break, drink, or eat, something with caffeine and keep plugging away. Chaining and locking stuff is a nice idea, but the chains I see in your pics, would slow down a determined thief with a bolt cutter for 2 seconds. You have far too many hours and pounds of flesh and sweat on the trailer to loose it to thieves. Read about all the cars stolen during the Power Tour and let that sink in. Cars with alarms and parked under lights, in trailers, etc disappear and no one sees anything...
Yes, I know I'm weird for driving the distances I do, but YOU CAN DO THIS. Set your mind to I CAN. To quote a little green guy with big ears... "do, or do not, there is no try".

If you weren't so danged far away, I'd come drive the truck for you..

I agree. Tip: Do not overeat or too much junk food on your journey. Makes one lethargic.

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Not to belittle you in anyway, Brian, but 10 hours of driving versus leaving all that unattended in a parking lot would not be an option for me. Load everything up on one day, get a good nights sleep and leave early the next day. You can do this..stop very few hours and take a break, drink, or eat, something with caffeine and keep plugging away. Chaining and locking stuff is a nice idea, but the chains I see in your pics, would slow down a determined thief with a bolt cutter for 2 seconds. You have far too many hours and pounds of flesh and sweat on the trailer to loose it to thieves. Read about all the cars stolen during the Power Tour and let that sink in. Cars with alarms and parked under lights, in trailers, etc disappear and no one sees anything...
Yes, I know I'm weird for driving the distances I do, but YOU CAN DO THIS. Set your mind to I CAN. To quote a little green guy with big ears... "do, or do not, there is no try".

If you weren't so danged far away, I'd come drive the truck for you..
I hear you, I plan on driving the whole way, but in case something happens I will feel a little bit more at ease with the precautions I have taken.

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I hear you, I plan on driving the whole way, but in case something happens I will feel a little bit more at ease with the precautions I have taken.

Brian

Will u-haul send spare tires with for the truck and trailer, so you could have a local repair shop (AAA, if you have it) replace them ? Be faster than waiting for one of their trucks to come out.
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Old 08-12-2019, 06:20 PM
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Proof pic of aforementioned fuel tank install...



I put a check valve in the fuel line at the fuel pump. This car has always siphoned the gas back quickly and it cranks a long while to get it back to the carb. Hopefully, this will solve that.





I installed the exhaust, so I don't have to transport it separately and to be able to hear the engine some on initial start up. I also tried to install the rear shocks, but the replacement trunk floor is poorly formed where the upper mounting bracket sits. I'll need to use some brute force to re-shape one side for the bracket to sit flat.





I mixed up 3 ounces of SPI epoxy to cover some of the bare steel from the floor patching and trunk replacement.






THEN, I wired up the distributor, installed the battery and poured a little gas down the carb....dang if it didn't fire right off... It died right away too and I did that 3 times before the fuel pump started pumping gas. Unfortunately, it pumped it all on the floor. It must have dried out sitting and the crimped seal around the body is leaking badly. I picked up a new one at NAPA this afternoon and will throw it on tomorrow.
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I am happy as I get on a hot weekday, mood is good and shop A/C makes it alright.

Today has been a relatively easy, calm Monday but also a very IDJ-y one. There are a handful of happenings worthy of mention by my standards but each one involves a complex explanation that doesn't fit in a nutshell. One short sentence apiece will have to do:

Remembered folks' anniv wrong

DD still runs hot

Work internet, music problem

Commute has slowly improved


No keyboard anymore makes typing too much. Now to catch up on reading forum.

I may skip washing and deodorant this week in hopes of returning fire to the coworker who reeks up half the shop. That joker could gag a maggot at fifty paces. You don't come in from a weekend not having bathed, sorry.

It was a good day though, glad to be me and at home.
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Old 08-12-2019, 08:32 PM
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Nifty check valve, Mitch. I think I want one. Dish deets.
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Old 08-12-2019, 09:06 PM
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Nifty check valve, Mitch. I think I want one. Dish deets.
I'll let ya know if it works, after I change the pump tomorrow. It will need to sit a week to know if it has held gas in the pump and carb.
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I worked in the shop today cleaning ouy some things going to the recycling center and ran across things I had forgotten about,,i was trying to decide what wheel and tire combo I wanted to run on my 55,,the S10 wheels are not an option.

The last set are 14in ,so I dont know if they will clear disc brakes
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Old 08-12-2019, 11:25 PM
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I worked in the shop today cleaning ouy some things going to the recycling center and ran across things I had forgotten about,,i was trying to decide what wheel and tire combo I wanted to run on my 55,,the S10 wheels are not an option.

The last set are 14in ,so I dont know if they will clear disc brakes
Aww, why you no like S-10 wheels



I can swap wheels around on your edit easily, let me know if you want to see something.
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I am happy as I get on a hot weekday, mood is good and shop A/C makes it alright.

Today has been a relatively easy, calm Monday but also a very IDJ-y one. There are a handful of happenings worthy of mention by my standards but each one involves a complex explanation that doesn't fit in a nutshell. One short sentence apiece will have to do:

Remembered folks' anniv wrong

DD still runs hot

Work internet, music problem

Commute has slowly improved


No keyboard anymore makes typing too much. Now to catch up on reading forum.

I may skip washing and deodorant this week in hopes of returning fire to the coworker who reeks up half the shop. That joker could gag a maggot at fifty paces. You don't come in from a weekend not having bathed, sorry.

It was a good day though, glad to be me and at home.
I can't believe what my area looks like over the next few days, going to be HOT (high 90's) the next few days, geeez. But at least the day I will be packing the truck it will have dropped quite a bit.

Brian
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Aww, why you no like S-10 wheels

Clash of generations. There's something about those wheels that just don't seem to lend themselves to other vehicles for me. Can't put a solid reason on it, they just look like "small truck" wheels on everything...
This is my Camaro with '87 IROC wheels. Not entirely bad, but not a good match either.



The car as I bought it, with the Nova rally wheels. Those got sold immediately and the IROC wheels installed...



1972 Chevelle SS wheels. I liked these enough to leave them on until I bought the '66 and they moved to that car.



Seems to be the only profile pic I have with the '67 Corvette rally wheels. These have been on the car for about 8 years.

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I can't believe what my area looks like over the next few days, going to be HOT (high 90's) the next few days, geeez. But at least the day I will be packing the truck it will have dropped quite a bit.

Brian
This was yesterday.

August 15, 1980... I will never forget. Moved from rural KS with it's crackly dirt to central LA. Sweltering humidity was a completely new thing to me at 15. Don't think I had ever broken a sweat standing still before that. Whew.

Keep every hot soft and loaded tire in mind as you go. I just know you will. Go safely.
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Clash of generations. There's something about those wheels that just don't seem to lend themselves to other vehicles for me. Can't put a solid reason on it, they just look like "small truck" wheels on everything...
This is my Camaro with '87 IROC wheels. Not entirely bad, but not a good match either.



The car as I bought it, with the Nova rally wheels. Those got sold immediately and the IROC wheels installed...



1972 Chevelle SS wheels. I liked these enough to leave them on until I bought the '66 and they moved to that car.



Seems to be the only profile pic I have with the '67 Corvette rally wheels. These have been on the car for about 8 years.

IROCs were like that on my Camino but the Monte SS ones were the shiz for me on that. Everything I had got tried.

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Aww, why you no like S-10 wheels



I can swap wheels around on your edit easily, let me know if you want to see something.
,Thanks that would be good, do I need to stand the tires upagainst a wall or how do you want them.

I have another coupple sets down at the shop,i will go take pictures and post them,
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Clash of generations. There's something about those wheels that just don't seem to lend themselves to other vehicles for me. Can't put a solid reason on it, they just look like "small truck" wheels on everything...
This is my Camaro with '87 IROC wheels. Not entirely bad, but not a good match either.



The car as I bought it, with the Nova rally wheels. Those got sold immediately and the IROC wheels installed...



1972 Chevelle SS wheels. I liked these enough to leave them on until I bought the '66 and they moved to that car.



Seems to be the only profile pic I have with the '67 Corvette rally wheels. These have been on the car for about 8 years.

the corvette rallys work on about any thing,I think I am leaning toward them or the darker Tourque Thrusters,,the pictures will help make a decision.o also like the Factory style mags,i have 2 set of those .Think I might have an obsession with wheels,
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