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Old 11-16-2016, 07:28 PM   #26
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Hello All!!!

Let me first apologize for the terrible thread up keep. I stupidly switched phones in the middle of the trip. And I have now decided...I don't like this phone. So I'm taking it back tomorrow. So tonight I'll dump the pics it holds. Which is the second half or so.

Clutch held together fine. I have some wiring issues for sure, to hunt down. Somewhere in Georgia, right after the sun went down, the dash lights decided they weren't going to work. 45 minutes at a truck stop fiddling with wires under the dash, they came back. But now the temp gauge doesn't work.

Other than that it really was a smooth trip. Clutch slipping was a non issue. Never overheated, Though I suspect I cracked the heater core at some point. The floorboard on the driver side began to soak and some steam through the vents when the heat is on. The familiar smell of syrup. Used a little bit of oil. Probably about a quart, or almost a quart.

Gonna change the oil tomorrow and get a thorough look at it. Looks like the valve cover gasket is seeping. I'll take some engine shots.

But she did it. We went from Medford Oregon, to Reno, then through Utah and part of Wyoming. Down into Colorado, then through Nebraska and into Illinois to stop in Chicago for two days. Surprisingly where we saw the most wildlife activity. Then from Chicago to Bowling Green. From there , home To Just outside Tampa, Fl.

We put roughly 4K miles on in a week and a half in a $500, rusty, Craigslist Volvo. And We loved every moment.

I'm gonna start uploading pics here shortly. Gotta put my phone on the charger for a bit.
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Old 11-16-2016, 08:53 PM   #28
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Congrats on the successful and safe trip. Looking forward to seeing some photos!
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Old 11-16-2016, 09:46 PM   #29
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These are from a State park near the Colorado/Nebraska border.





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Old 11-16-2016, 09:56 PM   #30
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Old 11-16-2016, 10:03 PM   #31
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Old 11-16-2016, 10:12 PM   #32
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We pulled off the highway in Tennessee for a quick side trip to go up a small mountain and sweet roads and found this little spot.








This is my temp gauge not working
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Old 11-16-2016, 10:20 PM   #33
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These are back in Orlando/Tampa. We now own too many cars.





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Old 11-16-2016, 10:22 PM   #34
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So that's the second half of photos from the trip. Pics from the first half are on my other phone. I'll post those tomorrow, as well as a general engine shot and what the oil looks like once I change it.

She performed gloriously. A trip across the US in a $500 car was my own mini Top Gear challenge. She rolled over 200k, a milestone I was happy she shared with us. Here's to the next trip.
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Old 11-16-2016, 10:27 PM   #35
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Nice work, I was watching for updates throughout the trip but very excited to see the end result!
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That moment you know the guy came across the country to buy your car with a onewayticket and starts to drop the price half..

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Old 11-17-2016, 12:07 PM   #38
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Nice work, I was watching for updates throughout the trip but very excited to see the end result!
I know. I'm disappointed in myself. It was hard to muster the energy at the end of the day to host and post after traveling so much. Next time I'll have a better setup to help facilitate that.

And these are just the pics I took. The other travelers have just as many if not more pics.
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Old 11-17-2016, 12:24 PM   #39
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Old 11-17-2016, 12:27 PM   #40
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The hideout in Chicago nice choice
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Figuring in gas, how much do you think the trip cost you? Glad to see people are still taking these cars cross country for fun. Cool trip, man!
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Old 11-17-2016, 12:40 PM   #42
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nice job, did you keep it around 55-60?
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Old 11-17-2016, 03:55 PM   #43
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Dude, this is KILLER!!! Cant wait to see the rest of the pics! I gotta buddy in Louisiana. One I hope to drive my 122 out there!
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The hideout in Chicago nice choice
It was an awesome little spot. Saw some live music right when we got there. I bought the dudes Vinyl he was selling. And then my cousin hosts a poetry night there. Election day Eve. I read for the first time in front of a group of random public. It was good times. Cool people. Supposedly someone got a recording.

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Figuring in gas, how much do you think the trip cost you? Glad to see people are still taking these cars cross country for fun. Cool trip, man!
Thanks! I'd do it again tomorrow. Eh..it took alot longer than it should have. We meandered alot. I covered food for 3 people alot. We stopped alot etc. It was probably around $300 for gas. Maybe $400 as we took obscure routes sometimes. Hotel for 5 or so nights. Cheapest was $52. Most was $80. Food was expensive. I ran through $1500 no problem.

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nice job, did you keep it around 55-60?
Actually from Nevada to Nebraska speed limit was 80....I did that. Lol. Only going up steep grades did it get down to 50.

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