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On the road, 2000 miles, 2000 pounds


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#1 Gloyale

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Posted 19 August 2007 - 05:40 PM

This should maybe be off-topic or M+G but I'm hoping the mods will leave it here till my trip is done.

I'm in the process of moving my family back out to Oregon. I will be leaving Tue. 8/21 for the first trip with a load. Driving my 89 GL Turbo wagon, towing a trailer with about 1500 lbs of stuff in it(all Subie parts). The trailer weighs a good 500 so that's 2000 lbs of trailer and at least 500 in the car.

I just wanted to put a feeler out and see if any board members on the route would be willing to be an emergency, on the road contact, If I say needed to make a repair stop? Route is basically I-90/94, starting in Wisconsin, then to Minnesota, North Dakota,Montana,Idaho,Wash,Oregon. I don;t expect trouble and I have literally a spare every thing with me. (including engine and transmision)

Also, If anyone along this route needs an AC condensor, full set, brown 86 GL-10 door cards, Grey GL (ea82) Seats, a Brown 86 GL-10 Steeringwheel or other (request) let me know, otherwise that stuff is all getting tossed.

PM me or post here.

#2 Caboobaroo

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Posted 19 August 2007 - 05:48 PM

well depending on which road you're taking through Washington, I'm just a few minutes from I-90 and I-405. Good luck with your trip and hopefully it will be a safe one:headbang:

#3 Numbchux

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Posted 19 August 2007 - 06:08 PM

well, it looks like I'll be at my parents' place on the western edge of the Twin Cities Wednesday and Thursday. I'm coming down to buy a car.....so I'll probably without one (certainly without mine). but I could probably come give you a hand if you need it, and my parents' have a garage.....(and many spare parts that I'm sure my mom would LOOOOOVE to be rid of)

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Posted 19 August 2007 - 07:34 PM

I'll be doing that same trek soon, but while I am still in montana (moving to OR at the end of the mon.) I am available.

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#5 Gloyale

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Posted 26 August 2007 - 01:48 PM

So I made it. No problems. I did get a CEL for a few minutes here and there. Checked and it was an O2 sensor code. Funny though, it only happened in North Dakota and Montana. NDs gas is full of ethanol, and Montanas gas is 85.5 Octane for the cheap stuff. I figure I'll replace the O2 sensor soon anyhow.

I was getting slighlty warmer than I liked(2/3rds) in North Dakota. Although I was using the AC. I stopped in Montana and put the clutch fan and shroud back on the water pump, and it was never above 1/2 after that.

Had to drop the 4EAT into 2nd for afew of the steepest mountain passes. cruised up the hills easy though, 45 mph@ 4000 rpm. Deceneding was the hardest part though, a trailer that's 2/3rds the weight of you're car is hard to control when you have to slow down. But the 4 wheel discs did fine.

I am amazed this slapped toghether, badly cracked head, overheated bottom end, temporary solution of a motor with 200k+ miles on it is still doing so well. This is 20,000 miles and 4 cross country trips on it since I assembled it out of 3 junk motors.

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Posted 27 August 2007 - 05:13 AM

:clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

you had the Air Conditioning cranked for the road trip, eh??? :brow: And you say it started burning a little hot? Gee, I wonder why.. :rolleyes:

#7 misledxcracker

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Posted 27 August 2007 - 10:45 AM

I hope my long trip ends up like yours :clap:

(But mine's less than half of what you've done)

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Posted 28 August 2007 - 09:31 PM

I am amazed this slapped toghether, badly cracked head, overheated bottom end, temporary solution of a motor with 200k+ miles on it is still doing so well. This is 20,000 miles and 4 cross country trips on it since I assembled it out of 3 junk motors.

You da man.
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#9 Gloyale

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Posted 29 August 2007 - 12:29 PM

:clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

you had the Air Conditioning cranked for the road trip, eh??? :brow: And you say it started burning a little hot? Gee, I wonder why.. :rolleyes:



After reinstalling the Clutch fan it ran cool even with AC on.

My other "air conditioning" burned just fine.

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Posted 29 August 2007 - 01:19 PM

As a NorDakoootan, I can attest to the fact that weird stuff happens to cars only in our State. Maybe it is due to residual radiation left over from our Minuteman Misssles. At on point, we dang near had more of those than people:eek:

Glad you made it o.k.:headbang:




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