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The great BangShift Wrecker Recovery Mission Was a Success!

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  • The great BangShift Wrecker Recovery Mission Was a Success!

    Ok...soo we're about a week away from my wife and I heading due west to meet and pick up Brutus, the newest big dumb truck in the Eastern BangShift battle fleet.

    My in-laws are going to watch the kiddos for two days as we crawl back from NY. The ride is about 480 miles. We are going to head out on Friday morning, and get the truck Friday afternoon. We are going to stay the night in the area where the truck is at (about 60 miles south of Buffalo...forgetting the name of the town) If any area BS dudes/dudettes in the area that want to hang out on Friday or join in a slo-rolling convoy on Saturday, the more the merrier!

    We're taking the Pacifica because my wife hates driving my pickup. I am going to load two of Goliath's big meats in the truckster and we'll swap them on out in NY for light speed top end power. I think with the big tires it should do Goliath's highway speed of 60mph or thereabouts.

    My wife wants to spend a romantic night in Saratoga Springs so that's the plan for Saturday evening and then the final lug home on Sunday morning.

    Let's bench race this long trip. Whaddaya think I should bring for spares? Tools? Fluids? etc?

    Oh yeah, Chad found this zooty GPS tracker deal that I'll have on the whole time to track our exact location during the trip!

    Last edited by Brian Lohnes; September 4, 2011, 08:17 PM.
    That which you manifest is before you.

  • #2
    Obvious stuff is sometimes the stuff you forget so: I'll go with:
    1)Warm sweater/coveralls
    2)Line clamp pliers for fixing leaks
    3)Radiator Rat Turd (Stop Leak)
    4)Mechanic's Wire
    5)A list of friend's phone numbers!


    • #3
      Check out the Saratoga Auto Museum....totally worth it...

      And The Rolling Bones Shop is right there in Balston Spa...
      Time Wasters...


      • #4
        Lacking an adventuresome spirit, I vote for a car trailer and something to tow it with.

        Good luck, Brian. We're all pullin' for you (as Red Green would say).



        • #5
          If you get to Saratoga early enough they still might be racing (Horses) I think the last race is at 4:30.Go eat at a place called the Ripe Tomato my brother goes there when he is in Saratoga for the races he cant say enough about the food.


          • #6
            AAA card

            and the numbers for local parts stores int he area. i would try and plan a route that drives buy said local part stores lol
            Last edited by Mater; August 25, 2011, 02:34 PM.
            Originally posted by Remy-Z;n1167534
            Congratulations, man. You've just inherited the "Patron Saint of Automotive Lost Causes" from me. No question.

            75Grand AM 455:Pissed off GrandMA, 68 Volkswagen Type1 "beetle":it will run some year


            • #7
              Duct tape, hammer, zip ties. Oh... for the truck not for your romantic evening...

              Drag Week 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013


              • #8
                Im in for the convoy. Not sure where I would meet up with you probably somewhere along the thruway. Id pack one of those cheapo universal fuel pumps. Different size hose and clamps. 5 gallons of water. A set of points or maybe another distributor.


                • #9
                  Originally posted by nesabo View Post
                  Duct tape, hammer, zip ties. Oh... for the truck not for your romantic evening...
                  You are too funny!

                  I like the name Brutus!
                  That awkward moment when you realize it IS your circus and those ARE your monkeys!


                  • #10
                    Life is short. Be a do'er and not a shoulda done'er.
                    1969 Galaxie 500
                    1998 Mustang GT
                    1983 Mustang GT 545/552/302/Turbo302
                    1973 F-250 BBF Turbo Truck
                    1986 Ford Ranger EFI 545/C6


                    • #11
                      Escaped on a technicality.


                      • #12
                        Sounds like an awesome adventure. I'll be passing you in the opposite direction going from Tully to Boston on Friday!
                        I R Bob
                        You can't drink all day unless you start in the morning!
                        2007 LH, 2008 LH, 2009 LH, 2010 LH, 2011 LH, 2012 DNF/BLOW'D UP, 2013 LH, 2014 LH


                        • #13
                          gear fluid of the heavy kind.
                          Previously boxer3main
                          the death rate and fairy tales cannot kill the nature left behind.


                          • #14
                            Ah........romantic evening in the tow truck.

                            I'm digging it.

                            Valet parking?

                            "The object is to keep your balls on the table and knock everybody else's off..."


                            • #15
                              The thought of that thing parked under the awning of a nice hotel cracks me up.
                              That which you manifest is before you.