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#26 Lumpy

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Posted 18 October 2014 - 12:23 AM

Did someone say Lucas?

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Posted 18 October 2014 - 05:01 AM

Yeah, Lumpy, that one's a classic!


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Posted 18 October 2014 - 08:11 AM

T-shirt from a British car owners gathering:

 

"If you had to depend on Lucas refrigeration, you would learn to drink warm beer".

 

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Posted 18 October 2014 - 08:48 PM

Greg... are going to pack a deer rifle on this trip? You'll be passing through some prime hunting grounds on your way to SLC… Now that's a vision: trekking from coast to coast with a deer spread across the hood of a '30 Ford Model A. It would almost be an art car.  :shok:  :crazy:
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Posted 18 October 2014 - 09:00 PM

Or just pick up and display any road kill that you come across. :D

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Posted 18 October 2014 - 10:22 PM

You guys are too funny.

Phil, I don't own a gun, so not this trip...

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Posted 19 October 2014 - 12:18 AM

Congratulations, Greg, beautiful car! Good luck on your trip!



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Posted 19 October 2014 - 12:59 AM

Just thought about this, Greg... you have probably already thought about picking one up, but in case you haven't, I'm sure you can imagine several scenarios in which it would be useful to help you get to a location that is safer or out of the weather should the need arise:
 
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Also, a couple of ponchos.
 
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Posted 19 October 2014 - 11:51 AM

Post 'your' trip comments in this subforum.
 
OK... but... I didn't even know I was going on a trip. :crazy:  :clapping:
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Posted 19 October 2014 - 12:56 PM

SS,

Yep, 30 foot tow strap is in the toolkit already.

Gator, you're always a trip... LOL!
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Posted 19 October 2014 - 03:45 PM

Slot racers tend to be adventurous - my pal Atte came back alive from US.

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Posted 19 October 2014 - 05:12 PM

Yep, 30 foot tow strap is in the toolkit already.


Wouldn't it be funny if you needed it to use the Model A to pull the car you are in.  :laugh2:
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Posted 19 October 2014 - 06:22 PM

Greg, how many people are heading west with you? I know there's you and your son and...?
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Posted 19 October 2014 - 08:50 PM

Just Geoff and me, Phil.

BTW, we saw at least a dozen roadkill deer during today's trip, some badly decomposed...

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Posted 19 October 2014 - 10:02 PM

Greg,

 

Since you almost became a train guy, stop in at the Union Pacific shops in Cheyenne, Wyoming. A few months ago the railroad towed a Big Boy to their steam shop there from CA to restore back to running condition. It's number is 4014.

 

Glad you made good progress on day one of your trip.

 

Tuesday night the 21st is the local monthly meeting here of the Model A club. I'm going to visit and check things out.

 

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Posted 20 October 2014 - 10:36 AM

Are you guys gonna eat anything but junk food?

Where the fuckawee?
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Posted 20 October 2014 - 10:45 AM

You read my mind, Ray.

They better get to some little diner or a great BBQ place, pretty soon, or I'm going to shoot them.

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Posted 20 October 2014 - 11:44 AM

Hope you brought along some "Ghosties" to keep warm! Have a great time!


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Posted 20 October 2014 - 11:48 AM

Have no worries, guys. We will definitely be eating better shortly. I''m no Jay Guard, who can subsist for weeks on Burger King sausage muffins for breakfast and Taco Bell for lunch and dinner... LOL!

Remember, this is just day two of a two-plus week trip, with us going from border to border on I-70 across the barrenness of Kansas. The gas stations were far enough apart to make it close a couple of times...

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Posted 20 October 2014 - 01:53 PM

Methinks the GPS is hooked up to the VW to pull in to McD's... Maybe they are a sponsor... LOL...

BTW Nebraska is worse.
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Posted 20 October 2014 - 02:04 PM

Ray... I though you knew...

Almost all McD's have free wi-fi and my iPad is wi-fi only... the restaurants are where I go to get access while on the road!

I probably buy something only one out of four or five visits actually.

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Posted 20 October 2014 - 02:15 PM

Greg,

Your son doesn't have a phone with a data plan?

Regardless, if you eat at a fast food place, it better be at least an In-N-Out Burger. LOL.

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Posted 20 October 2014 - 02:15 PM

I thought that they were very easily hacked... supposed to have McRibs soon.
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Posted 20 October 2014 - 03:08 PM

The gas stations were far enough apart to make it close a couple of times...


What? Forget to pack your Depends? Where are the pics?
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Posted 20 October 2014 - 04:12 PM

Denver is a difficult city to get lost in, but an easy one to drive around in, even when you don't know where you are going. I've visited there several times and I worked there in 1995-96. I never got lost when driving around.

Most of the city is laid out in North, South, East, and West quardrants. Much of its streets are North-South or East-West parallels, much like graph paper. Those running North-South are numerically consecutive, those East-West are alphabetically consecutive.

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