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  • #16
    Well, we just about made it home without any drama...
    we would have been home at about 454PM, but, as we were entering I-80, we lost the left front tire...I felt a vibration, she started to pull left, so I moved to the right lane and BLAM!! the tire exploded! 40 miles from home! An angel must have been looking over us as we unpacked the trunk,
    got the donut out, and changed the tire out with trucks wizzing by at 70MPH.

    We got home at 515PM and got the bullet in the garage; went for our Mexican night dinner, and thanking God for our safe arrival!!

    Hope all of our buddies get home without ANY issues!!
    Last edited by silver_bullet; June 10, 2012, 07:10 PM.
    Patrick & Tammy
    - Long Haulin' 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014...Addicting isn't it...??

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    • #17
      Home safe now but riding out a storm.
      Jim & Cathy North Mankato, MN Long Haulers '04,07,08,09,10,11,12,13,14 Short Haul '05,'15,'17,’19 WST '14,'15,'16,'17,’18

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      • #18
        Hahaha.....hell Jim, I was home very early Tuesday morning!! Great to see all of you again-even briefly.
        HRPT LH- 09,10,11,12
        DW- 12,16,17
        "Stay thirsty my friends"
        The worlds most interesting man

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        • #19
          Made it to Qunicy, IL to drop off Chad by 915 Saturday night (11hr and 15 min) ... left there at 9:30 this morning and was home by 3:00

          No problems on the road think i figured why i was running rich, Wrong temp on the thermo.... now need to look at the suspension and figure out why the left side of the car is over 1 inch lower than the right......was a ruff ride...maybe spring or sturt going...Dont know if it is front or rear but assume rear it seems to lean more in the back.
          Long Hauler 2009, 10, 11, 12, 15 3 of 7 in 2013 5 of 8 in 2014 1988 Pontiac Fiero GT

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          • #20
            Got home at 7pm tonight. Friends from Boston, MA are staying the night and continuing their trip home tomorrow.

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            • #21
              Made it home tonight @ 11 pm drove straight from Dallas. 3716 miles and a heck of a good time!
              Pt 2010, Long Haul 2011,12,13,14,15,16,17, 18, 19
              If you wait, all that happens is that you get older

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              • #22
                Originally posted by GTPilot88 View Post
                Made it to Qunicy, IL to drop off Chad by 915 Saturday night (11hr and 15 min) ... left there at 9:30 this morning and was home by 3:00

                No problems on the road think i figured why i was running rich, Wrong temp on the thermo.... now need to look at the suspension and figure out why the left side of the car is over 1 inch lower than the right......was a ruff ride...maybe spring or sturt going...Dont know if it is front or rear but assume rear it seems to lean more in the back.
                Scott, I would lean more towards a spring. Contrary to popular believe, shocks and struts have no effect whatsoever when it comes to your ride height. They give you the comfort; however, anytime you lower a vehicle and/or put a sport suspension underneath it, the car will always ride stiff. That's what it's designed to do.

                When's the last time you changed the shocks/struts and springs? Most shocks are only good for 50,000 miles, all though most people don't ever replace them.....
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                "People Sleep Peacefully in their beds at Night Because Rough Men Stand Ready to do violence on their Behalf."
                - George Orwell

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                • #23
                  We got home about 4:30 yesterday (sunday evening) stopped around Nashville and got a few hours of sleep. A 51 yr old car that we just got in January and finished on Thursday evening and left Friday at 5 am. Just a few little problems. Great trip can't wait till next year. My second long haul and I am hooked.
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                  • #24
                    We made it home about 6:00 pm Saturday evening. 3250 miles total for the whole trip and worth every single one! We're already making plans for next year!
                    Lucas
                    2011 Mustang GT
                    2013 Focus ST
                    2012 HRPT Long Hauler

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                    • #25
                      We got home at 6 Sunday night, did 2 big loads of laundry and went to bed. Back at work today and could really use a nap. Leaving at 3:30 to pick up the puppy from the kennel. Long haul #5 and ready to go next year!

                      Linda

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                      • #26
                        Linda,

                        Hope y'all had a good trip. I didn't get to run into y'all this time around, but we had a great time. Looking forward to next year.
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                        • #27
                          Just pulled in @ 8:30 pm Monday..... Great trip.... already planing next year....... Great seeing all you Guy's and Gal's again......

                          Ed & Jane Tampa, FL
                          1966 Plymouth Fury III
                          2014 Dodge Ram 1500
                          Long Hauler - 2009,2010,2012,2013,2014
                          Cocoa Beach & Valdosta - 2011

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                          • #28
                            Resting 56 in NO
                            will try to get to Nashville tomarrow
                            56 is running Fine
                            Bob

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                            • #29
                              Originally posted by GTPilot88 View Post
                              Made it to Qunicy, IL to drop off Chad by 915 Saturday night (11hr and 15 min) ... left there at 9:30 this morning and was home by 3:00

                              No problems on the road think i figured why i was running rich, Wrong temp on the thermo.... now need to look at the suspension and figure out why the left side of the car is over 1 inch lower than the right......was a ruff ride...maybe spring or sturt going...Dont know if it is front or rear but assume rear it seems to lean more in the back.

                              That is the same t-stat that was in the car before the valve job. Just confirmed it with Travis. As for the lean, its the spring..its weak. I corrected the sag, but the weak spring might need to be replaced. call me ....
                              HRPT LH- 09,10,11,12
                              DW- 12,16,17
                              "Stay thirsty my friends"
                              The worlds most interesting man

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                              • #30
                                Made it home to Raleigh, NC at about 4:30 this afternoon. That included a side trip to the Tail of the Dragon and US 64, (wild speculation to follow) possibly a preview of part of the route between Chatanooga and Charlotte. I love my old Chevy, but I think we need a little time apart.
                                Non-denominational car nut.
                                Ten Time Long Hauler! 2001-2011
                                Do you go all the way?

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