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Old April 15th, 2010, 12:49 PM
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Series 2a trip from VT to VA

Greg is driving the series I bought from him down to VA and taking pictures along the way. It's neat to see his progress as well as the pictures if you click on "View map" below the little map next to the photos.

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Old April 15th, 2010, 01:15 PM
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Man, that looks like fun! Nothing like actually seeing the countryside at 50-55mph with the gear whine and smell of gas and old canvas!
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Old April 15th, 2010, 01:16 PM
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Old April 15th, 2010, 01:35 PM
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there goes what could have been my truck............greg was only going to meet me 1/2 way. you must have promised him something special when he get's there.
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Old April 15th, 2010, 01:40 PM
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I was going to take the train up and meet him in Albany, but before the timing worked for both of us they ended up coming down for the weekend so he said he'd bring it all the way.
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Old April 15th, 2010, 02:34 PM
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That does look fun. I miss mine. Stupid me sold it instead of my Disco and then I ended up selling the Disco when I bought my 90. I wish I had kept the 2A to begin with. This is the best time of year to cruise, it is amazing what you see when you can't go any faster than 55.
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My 59 was clocked doing 80mph+ No overdrive.
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Old April 15th, 2010, 02:52 PM
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Was it in the back of a Tow Truck?


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Old April 15th, 2010, 03:25 PM
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Strange route to take. I always push my series trucks to the limit. I've never done 80 in a truck with a stock drivetrain but I guess downhill with a tailwind it might be possible. In stock form with no overdrive I could still push 70. Average speed was more like 62. Uphill things tend to slow down a bit. 8:1 engines give a bit more power especially if the valves are set correctly and aren't burned. Pertronix iginition seemed to help too. The "Robert Davis" 3 liter was a different story and 90mph was attainable with the ashcroft hi-ratio transfer box. So is it coming to Happy Hour?
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Old April 15th, 2010, 04:22 PM
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It looks like he was on Rt7 but 2 of the pictures have bad location info (it's just from his cell phone - it probably had a bad signal there).

Yes it will be at HH.
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Wow, that's pretty wild...where's he ending up in VA? Your place in South Riding? Actually down here in Alexandria at the moment - but spend a lot of time in NY/VT area in my downtime. He's really going to make it to Jay's for HH tomorrow???
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Great makings for a coffee table book.
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You sound surprised

Heck yeah. And if not were forming a rescue party and going to get him.

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Wow, that's pretty wild...where's he ending up in VA? Your place in South Riding? Actually down here in Alexandria at the moment - but spend a lot of time in NY/VT area in my downtime. He's really going to make it to Jay's for HH tomorrow???
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getting a little anxious for your new toy!?!
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It actually reminds me of when I bought my Series. Got it home, and after fixing misc brakelines/etc decided to just hop in on a whim and drive it 1 1/2 hours to Lake Placid. And 1 1/2 hours back. With my wife. In the winter. And no heater box (previous owner had removed it). Needless to say that while there were no mechanical issues, I did spend a fortune on sweatshirts, fleeces, and gloves for the ride home. And later on like $400 for a heater box from Rovers North. And the wife is still with me, so I've got that going for me. Which is nice.
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Was it in the back of a Tow Truck?
No back from MAR circa 2000. I "just" completed the "resto" and tow barred it to MAR behind the ex's disco I. She blew a front brake line so we clamped that off with borrowed vice grips and I set off in the series and she following in the disco.

The breather on motor was plugged so it was spewing oil which was coming through the 20 or so holes in the bulkhead, there were no seals or knobs on the vents so they rattled like mad and the windows and doors were so loose I thought they would fall off. I stuffed two blue shop paper towels, one in each ear, and took the back roads (Rt. 11) back to philly. I could not tell how fast I was going because the speedo bounced and then the idle stop solinoid on the rochester spun itself in increasing the throttle opening to the point I was stuck a wide open throttle (finally wired it in one place back to normal). When I stopped after I realized I was stuck on WOT, my ex pulls in behind me in the no brakes disco and starts yelling at me because I was doing 80mph (my speedo was pegged at max, but I figured it had to be wrong) and she was afraid to go that fast without a front brake.



So I proceeded to set the cruise control (aka the hand throttle) back to max and headed off on my merry way.
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Great makings for a coffee table book.
I've thought about doing a cross-country trip in my '55 Willys CJ-5 and doing just that. Only taking back roads and hitting the small towns.
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