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logdog (Forum Supporter)
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7/6/21 6:39 p.m.

We haven't learned our lesson after 3 prior rallies.  All signed up for the Rust Belt Ramble!

 

 

03Panther
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7/6/21 6:44 p.m.

And what lessons would need to be learned?

SO COOL!

wawazat
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7/6/21 7:31 p.m.

I can't believe they are coming through Detroit on July 24th but not running you guys by/thru the Concours de'Lemons MI which is on that same day in Plymouth Michigan, a suburb of Detroit.   

logdog (Forum Supporter)
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7/6/21 7:52 p.m.

In reply to wawazat :

Day 2 starts at the Concours!

 

logdog (Forum Supporter)
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7/6/21 7:53 p.m.
03Panther said:

And what lessons would need to be learned?

SO COOL!

That functioning HVAC and cruise control are handy! laugh

wawazat
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7/6/21 8:15 p.m.

I cant believe I missed an opportunity to fully read their plans!blush

I'll make sure to look for you to introduce myself.   

03Panther
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7/6/21 10:33 p.m.
logdog (Forum Supporter) said:
03Panther said:

And what lessons would need to be learned?

SO COOL!

That functioning HVAC and cruise control are handy! laugh

Wasnt too many years ago I still took ac off, to save on maint. and weight... You couldnt pay me to drive as far as town without it now. I sure did get old.

I still have a box with a couple of the old add on cruise units from late 70s / early 80s, if something like it is no longer available. might be able to cobb on out of it. I got hooked on CC a really long time ago.

logdog (Forum Supporter)
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7/7/21 6:45 a.m.

In reply to wawazat :

Be there or be square!

I haven't been to a Lemons Concours since I moved from Michigan in 2015.  Im glad they mixed it into the rally

logdog (Forum Supporter)
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7/7/21 6:50 a.m.

In reply to 03Panther :

The van is a factory non-ac small heater core vehicle and it was horrible on the first rally we did when the polar vortex was going through.  When we took it to the Texas Rally the 4 days drive to Houston and back where where cruise would have been welcome!  

DeadSkunk  (Warren)
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7/7/21 7:10 a.m.

You need a set of gen~you~wine Chromed Panasports on that thing......just to go along with the vinyl top.

logdog (Forum Supporter)
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7/8/21 6:57 p.m.

In reply to DeadSkunk (Warren) :

Those are cool!  

DeadSkunk  (Warren)
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7/8/21 6:59 p.m.

In reply to logdog (Forum Supporter) :

They're 4x108 PCD and fit nothing I own if you want them.

logdog (Forum Supporter)
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7/8/21 7:12 p.m.

In reply to DeadSkunk (Warren) :

Google says that is what a Mustang 2 is.  Im sending you a PM!

Woody (Forum Supportum)
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7/8/21 7:18 p.m.

I like where this is going...

DeadSkunk  (Warren)
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7/8/21 7:38 p.m.

In reply to logdog (Forum Supporter) :

Replied to your email.

Edit: I sent two messages.

DeadSkunk  (Warren)
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7/8/21 8:03 p.m.

In reply to logdog (Forum Supporter) :

Note the pitting on the lower picture. That's the worst one, but all four wheels have some level of it, mostly on the back side. They're "ten-footers" as they are and I don't really know what you could do to reduce the pitting. I saw something a few days ago that suggested pitting could be helped by using one of those rust eliminating solutions, but I haven't tried anything. I have no idea if the stuff will even work on aluminum or chrome.

logdog (Forum Supporter)
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7/10/21 12:21 p.m.

In reply to DeadSkunk (Warren) :

The paint on the car is original, but also a "ten footer"! 15s would definitely open up more tire choices 

logdog (Forum Supporter)
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7/10/21 12:23 p.m.

In anticipation of the rally it's getting new front brakes.  I went with the drilled and slotted discs for maximum stopping power!

logdog (Forum Supporter)
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7/10/21 3:26 p.m.

The old brake master was starting to go bad so it got a new one today.  The best part of manual brakes is I don't need to worry about having enough vacuum at idle with a 13/16ths race cam.  

BlueInGreen - Jon
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7/10/21 3:30 p.m.
logdog (Forum Supporter) said:

In anticipation of the rally it's getting new front brakes.  I went with the drilled and slotted discs for maximum stopping power!

I just laughed out loud.

Excited to see this beast in person at the lemons thing.

logdog (Forum Supporter)
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7/11/21 9:06 a.m.

In reply to BlueInGreen - Jon :

I mean.... If you think you are ready to handle this much awesome.....

logdog (Forum Supporter)
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7/11/21 9:08 a.m.

In addition to the brake work it got 4 shocks.  The ones that were in it were so blown out the pistons collapsed with just gravity.  What oil that was left was coming out the top.

 

For replacements it got some basic KYBs.  

 

logdog (Forum Supporter)
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7/11/21 9:12 a.m.

To test out the new brakes and shocks, we did about 130 miles last night down to Wilkes-Barre and around.  While we were eating I saw 3 people taking pictures of it.  

 

 

 

We even got a show when a fight broke out while we were eating ice cream at a gas station.

logdog (Forum Supporter)
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7/19/21 1:31 p.m.

Doing a little fine tuning to the idle mixture and timing today.  Must be doings something right, no check engine light or pending DTCs set.

 

 

logdog (Forum Supporter)
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7/21/21 8:58 a.m.

We have had stickers made up to hand out at the last 2 rallies.  These are the ones we did for the Rust Belt Ramble.  If any GRMers are coming to the Concours on Saturday make sure to find me.

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