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Homer 05-12-2014 06:35 PM

Impending collision of my 244 and this 242.

The Full Banana 05-14-2014 01:25 AM

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Originally Posted by Stiggy Pop (Post 4903049)
Good luck!

what did you end up doing for carpets?

I went with a used factory 242 rear carpet and a used 240 front carpet.

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Originally Posted by Homer (Post 4903643)
Impending collision of my 244 and this 242.

...and from the collision, a new coolant bottle was born! Thanks againagain for that.



Update: Just arrived in Denver about 25 minutes ago. Tomorrow we'll head to Salt Lake City.

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-o...49544656_n.jpg

CTSwee 05-14-2014 01:44 AM

How much are you enjoying this trip!!?? Nervousness and excitement im sure!

God speed and hope to see your car there!!

2fast242gt 05-14-2014 01:59 AM

in all the years I owned that car it never left the state... kinda sad, glad to see some real miles being put on her!

Stiggy Pop 05-14-2014 08:57 AM

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Originally Posted by CTSwee (Post 4905095)
How much are you enjoying this trip!!?? Nervousness and excitement im sure!

God speed and hope to see your car there!!

Yeah, we want more driving impressions!

Hank Scorpio 05-14-2014 09:11 AM

Yay! Epic road trips are sod much fun. Good luck and stay safe!

wisturbo 05-14-2014 12:35 PM

Well aint that something. Finish it up and boom, huge open road trip.

Are you in need of some trim?

SquareD 05-14-2014 12:49 PM

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Originally Posted by wisturbo (Post 4905434)
Well aint that something. Finish it up and boom, huge open road trip.

Yes. Such cojones, very miles, many YOLO. Wow.

Harlard 05-14-2014 01:12 PM

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Originally Posted by SquareD (Post 4905440)
Yes. Such cojones, very miles, many YOLO. Wow.

Much plus one.

Råda 05-14-2014 03:51 PM

Looking really good, need more pics!

2fast242gt 05-14-2014 03:58 PM

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Originally Posted by wisturbo (Post 4905434)
Well aint that something. Finish it up and boom, huge open road trip.

Are you in need of some trim?

83 bumper trim it could use, when I had it I tried finding some in good shape, hard to find...:(

+Kardboard+ 05-14-2014 06:59 PM

Amazing. Can't wait to see this in person!

The Full Banana 05-15-2014 09:19 AM

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Originally Posted by CTSwee (Post 4905095)
How much are you enjoying this trip!!?? Nervousness and excitement im sure!

God speed and hope to see your car there!!

The first thousand miles or so I was pretty nervous, and there have been a few issues along the way, but overall the car is doing quite well. It would really be nice to have had time to get the cruise working... hopefully I'll have a chance to look at that this weekend.

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Originally Posted by 2fast242gt (Post 4905106)
in all the years I owned that car it never left the state... kinda sad, glad to see some real miles being put on her!

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Originally Posted by Stiggy Pop (Post 4905227)
Yeah, we want more driving impressions!

It would be remarkably comfortable if I had my cruise working, but even so it's still better than I would have anticipated. I'm rather impressed. 242 with the long doors is markedly better than a small-doored 244/245. (I'm 6'4")

You can tell that I just got it done in time. There is still a lot to do to it, but I really wanted to make this trip, and so far I'm really glad that I didn't leave it behind.

Two other things that I knew at the outset of the trip, but have become more obvious over the course of a long trip like this:

Not spooling the turbo on the freeway is really difficult. The instaspool is something I am a fan of for fun driving and around town, but on the freeway it can reeeeeally suck down gas. In Kansas I got 18.3mpg when I wasn't paying attention to the boost gauge.

3.31 gears would be nice for the freeway. I have 3.73 in there now and it would be nice to drop that cruise RPM a bit. Not at all annoying though, really. The exhaust volume is pretty much perfect. Really happy with that.

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Originally Posted by Hank Scorpio (Post 4905233)
Yay! Epic road trips are sod much fun. Good luck and stay safe!

Thanks!

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Originally Posted by wisturbo (Post 4905434)
Well aint that something. Finish it up and boom, huge open road trip.

Are you in need of some trim?

Yeah, I really need front and rear 83 turbo bumper trim.

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Originally Posted by SquareD (Post 4905440)
Yes. Such cojones, very miles, many YOLO. Wow.

Pretty much that. I wouldn't have done it without a backup support vehicle (thanks, Justus).

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Originally Posted by harribert (Post 4905469)
Much plus one.

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Originally Posted by Råda (Post 4905672)
Looking really good, need more pics!

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Originally Posted by +Kardboard+ (Post 4905853)
Amazing. Can't wait to see this in person!

Thanks, guys! I can't wait to get to Portland tonight and then get it cleaned up tomorrow. It's far from done, but I'm just relieved I was able to get it together enough to take it on the trip. Much much more to do.

Harlard 05-15-2014 09:33 AM

I'm taking Brandon and his wife out to dinner tonight. You are more than welcome to join (you want to, actually). PM me your number if interested.

The Full Banana 05-15-2014 09:53 AM

Thanks! It's going to be pretty late by the time we are rolling into town so I don't think we'll make it, but I'll shoot you a PM with my number.

Benjam83 05-15-2014 10:28 AM

IL/WI to Denver to Portland..................where does Kansas fit in? I'm cornfused.

SquareD 05-15-2014 10:31 AM

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Originally Posted by Benjam83 (Post 4906353)
IL/WI to Denver to Portland..................where does Kansas fit in? I'm cornfused.

I think at some point roads from different places can connect or even cross. Iono, that's just been my personal experience.

Josepilove 05-15-2014 11:24 AM

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Originally Posted by Benjam83 (Post 4906353)
IL/WI to Denver to Portland..................where does Kansas fit in? I'm cornfused.

took him until Denver to realize that Portland isn't in Arizona. :lol:

The Full Banana 05-15-2014 01:53 PM

We stopped to see the wizard in KC and I heard they have good eye doctors in Missouri so we stopped there to get a piece of metal pulled out of my eye.

But really, we went to Kansas for the barbecue. Turns out it tastes a lot like Thai.

Benjam83 05-15-2014 01:57 PM

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Originally Posted by The Full Banana (Post 4906541)
But really, we went to Kansas for the barbecue. Turns out it tastes a lot like Thai.

Meow

The Full Banana 05-15-2014 10:27 PM

Well, the car made it. 2400 miles.

Homer 05-15-2014 10:40 PM

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Originally Posted by the full banana (Post 4906541)
we stopped to see the wizard in kc and i heard they have good eye doctors in missouri so we stopped there to get a piece of metal pulled out of my eye.

But really, we went to kansas for the barbecue. Turns out it tastes a lot like thai.

YEAH WELL MAYBE we would have had it had you not been putting metal in your eye. :-P

Harlard 05-16-2014 12:29 AM

You missed out on some epic tacos.

The Full Banana 05-16-2014 01:00 AM

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Originally Posted by Homer (Post 4906907)
YEAH WELL MAYBE we would have had it had you not been putting metal in your eye. :-P

straight talk.

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Originally Posted by harribert (Post 4906949)
You missed out on some epic tacos.

perhaps, but i did have an epic margarita and some tasty enchiladas con mole.

Dirk242 05-16-2014 02:45 AM

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Originally Posted by The Full Banana (Post 4906904)
Well, the car made it. 2400 miles.

Yes! :clap:


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