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Old 10-27-2014, 09:59 PM   #41
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PS: If you need a set of rebabbited rods or a rebabitted main cap, do yourself a favor and give Bill a call at 541-389-2694. The man knows his stuff and can help you get your A engine down the road to a full rebuild. And a nicer Model A guy you will never meet!

You can say that again!

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Old 10-27-2014, 10:03 PM   #42
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Greg,

You met "The" Model A man in the Northwest. Bill Barlow is the place to get your rebabbitting done. Sorry I did not mention him to you when we talked the other day.
Glad to see you made it to Burns. Did you find the Meat Hook for dinner?

Hope things go well for you from now on.
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Old 10-27-2014, 10:10 PM   #43
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We haven't eaten yet, Fred, and honestly, we've been stuffing ourselves silly in the various places we've stayed over the last few days. We did eat at the Pine Tavern in Bend last night and it was great. Tonight I think we're simply going to split a Subway sandwich and hit the rack early.

Yeah, it would be nice to have a trouble-free day so we can get some mileage under our wheels. At the rate we're going, we may not be home by Christmas! LOL!

BTW, online references say the Meat Hook has closed, I am sorry to say.

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Old 10-27-2014, 10:51 PM   #44
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It is a loooooooooooooooooong streach to Ontario from Burns. Not many gas stations.

Have a great trip!

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Old 10-27-2014, 11:04 PM   #45
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Ys, so I have been told. May have to pick up another five gallon gas can to take along...

And, honestly, we're having a great trip. The mechanical issues we've had to deal with are pretty much the sort of things I expected to encounter, considering the overall scenario. They're all part of the grand adventure.
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Old 10-28-2014, 08:23 AM   #46
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Hey, Thanksgiving in Kansas, Christmas in Tennessee, Home for New Year's Eve. What's the hurry? LOL
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I like the way you think, Ted.

Thanks again for your assistance the other day.
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Old 10-28-2014, 07:20 PM   #48
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Well, for our first trouble-free day, allowing for a full day's run, we made it from Burns, OR, to Mountain Home, ID, a distance of about 225 miles.

It's been a good day. Only had to downshift to second once and for just a few seconds to clear the crest in the hills east of Burns.

The water pump took a couple of tightenings but is sealing well now. Thanks again, Bill Barlow!
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Old 10-30-2014, 07:53 AM   #49
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Made it to Evanston, WY, last night, after a 340-mile day...
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340 miles. That is a LONNG day.

Glad you are enjoying the trip. That is BIG country out there.

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Yeah, I don't know if my numb butt can stand another day like that one! LOL!

Trying to make Rawlins, WY, today, a mere 210 miles of traveling, and Denver tomorrow, about 240 IRRC.

Plan to stop in at Bert's Model A Center to pick up a few parts and to see the place.
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Plan to stop in at Bert's Model A Center to pick up a few parts and to see the place.
Prepare for Shock & Awe.
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Old 10-30-2014, 01:27 PM   #53
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Is there a planned route somewhere?
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Old 10-30-2014, 02:45 PM   #54
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Yeah, I don't know if my numb butt can stand another day like that one! LOL!

Trying to make Rawlins, WY, today, a mere 210 miles of traveling, and Denver tomorrow, about 240 IRRC.

Plan to stop in at Bert's Model A Center to pick up a few parts and to see the place.
Here is the time Bert's is open. Sound like you are having a great trip!

We are open 9-4 Tues- Fri and 8- noon Saturday MOUNTAIN TIME!!!

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Is there a planned route somewhere?
John, no. We're making this up as we go along. We stopped in Rawlins, WY, tonight and on the way there, a guy who walked over to look at the car at a rest area suggested I "cut-off" Cheyenne by taking a state route from Laramie toward Ft. Collins. The map says it will save a lot of miles so that's what we're going to do.

We do plan to drop down into Oklahoma to visit a friend near Tulsa who has arranged a tour of the Glenn Pray A-C-D Corp premises if we arrive on a weekday. He's also arranging a bunch of local Model A club members to greet us.

FWIW, I would love to meet other Model A guys at Bert's and will try to post here as soon as we know when we might be there. I'm going to drive the A to Bert's, rather than stash it at the hotel and go modern in the city.

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John, no. We're making this up as we go along. We stopped in Rawlins, WY, tonight and on the way there, a guy who walked over to look at the car at a rest area suggested I "cut-off" Cheyenne by taking a state route from Laramie toward Ft. Collins. The map says it will save a lot of miles so that's what we're going to do.

We do plan to drop down into Oklahoma to visit a friend near Tulsa who has arranged a tour of the Glen Pray A-C-D Corp premises if we arrive on a weekday. He's also arranging a bunch of local Model A club members to greet us.

FWIW, I would love to meet other Model A guys at Bert's and will try to post here as soon as we know when we might be there. I'm going to drive the A to Bert's, rather than stash it at the hotel and go modern in the city.
If you get close to Wichita, give me a shout. Surely we can find something interesting here.
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Well, the cut-off on Route 287 was very scenic but the traffic through Ft. Collins is crawling. Forgot what the combination of Halloween and a Friday generates in terms of traffic. It has on occasion darn near grid-locked parts of Atlanta...

I think we're going to be too late to make it to Bert's today, so tomorrow it is. Thank goodness they're open on Saturday. Hope to meet a "Barner" or two there...

John Stone, much appreciated. Will be in touch if we come near Wichita.
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Old 10-31-2014, 03:59 PM   #58
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I used 287 from Fort Collins to Laramie many times when my daughter went to University of Wyoming.

Very nice ride and the elevation goes up to the 7000's of feet at times.

Also, often to have snow and ice in May...

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I had a real scare as we headed south from Laramie.

We were going uphill slightly, but the car was really struggling; it wouldn't even make 40 MPH with full throttle on what seemed to be a very slight uphill grade. Then I looked over at the grass along the road and it was bent backwards at about 90 degrees, opposite our direction of travel. Sure enough, there were a couple of flags at a roadside store a mile down the road and they were extended like they were starched.

It seems we were driving into a serious headwind, on the order of 40-50 MPH.

It was a real relief when I figured out that was what was slowing the car down so much... LOL!

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Old 11-01-2014, 08:40 AM   #60
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There is a very real reason why this sign is posted along I-80 in WY!

The chain sometimes is close to 90 degrees as I have seen numerous times.

Some folks think it is a joke ... sometimes I wonder!


My friend from WY says there is one category missing ....




If the pole is bent at 90 degrees to the ground ... then the wind is just getting started!
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