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Old 11-02-2014, 08:13 PM   #81
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Mike,

I just tested it and it works for me. Wonder if you're looking at a cached page set before I fixed it?

I will check it now for the code error you mention.
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Old 11-02-2014, 09:12 PM   #82
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thanks for the berts pics very impressive
and i am enjoying your trip updates...
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Old 11-02-2014, 09:36 PM   #83
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Thanks, Mitch.
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Old 11-02-2014, 11:46 PM   #84
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Greg are you going to hit some snow on your planned route? Based on some current weather reports in your destination area it looks like you may get some before you get home.
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Old 11-03-2014, 12:25 AM   #85
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Fred,

We're headed south into Oklahoma and to be honest, I've been so busy the last couple of days I haven't been checking the weather forecasts.

Hope you're wrong but if you aren't, we'll just deal with it.
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Old 11-03-2014, 12:33 AM   #86
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Did Bert's get you fixed up OK?
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Old 11-03-2014, 01:27 AM   #87
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Joe and Bert's most certainly did.

It took longer than we both hoped, but I know how it goes when working on cars... if it takes twice as long as you think, you probably hit the norm or bettered it. My so-to-be-ex always said it was three to one; if I opined I'd have it repaired in an hour, it would always take three.

I've only driven the car about eight miles to the hotel, but difference is very noticeable. I have a braking system about 99% right that doesn't pull at all and is silky smooth. I now have four working shocks connected via properly adjusted tubular links. The front toe out was corrected to toe-in. New LL/GL water pump. Other tweaks and tightenings too numerous to recall...

Heck, even an oil change and please don't anyone open the "proper" oil debate here... LOL!

We head east as early tomorrow as we can drag our tired carcasses out of bed and get the chase car packed. Shooting for first light, but that's probably wistful thinking.

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Old 11-03-2014, 01:44 AM   #88
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Adjusting the toe will make the car drive much better. It must have been a handfull on rough roads.
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Old 11-03-2014, 02:11 AM   #89
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Well, yeah... it steered and stopped after a fashion, a very poor fashion, like a lot of poorly-maintained collector cars I've driven over the years. You can adjust. I've driven a car a decent distance with zero brakes, if you must know.

Because of how we were traveling, I think it would have made it to Georgia without Joe's upgrading, if the engine didn't eat its bearings.

But, no, the car wasn't very fun to drive in its prior condition.

Nor, as Joe convinced me, very safely assembled on several levels.

As I said on my blog, I've just encountered an angel with gray hair and grease under his fingernails.

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Old 11-04-2014, 07:54 PM   #90
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Made Newton, KS, just a bit north of Wichita. Tomorrow we're headed for Woolaroc Ranch and then the Auburn-Cord-Duesenberg Corp in Broken Arrow. I'm told there will be some Model A club members there to meet me and Geoff!
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Old 11-05-2014, 10:01 AM   #91
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Really enjoying this keep it up. It sounds like you missed Steve, the owner. Really a great guy. I am sure it is obvious to you why I rarely order online from Berts, I would rather drive the 50 miles to go see them in person. I cannot recommend them highly enough!
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Old 11-06-2014, 07:39 AM   #92
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Yes, we did miss Steve, though I spoke to him by phone on Tuesday morning, trying to settle up my parts bill from the weekend.

Yes, I fully understand why you would drive to Bert's to get parts, rather than have them shipped to you. I would so the same thing and in fact, have, as Mike's Afordable A Parts is 50 miles from me in Georgia.

We made it to Broken Arrow yesterday, about a 250-260 mile run with the detour we made to see Woolaroc.

This morning, the adventure is starting early: the RR tire on the A went flat during the night! Fortunately, it was in the hotel parking lot, we have an aired-up spare, and two 19-inch tubes in the spares kit.

Now to find someone in the Tulsa area who can fix the flat, as I would rather not continue without a good tire on the back.

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Old 11-06-2014, 08:41 AM   #93
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Neat adventure and good luck the rest of the way. What is your planned route from Tulsa?
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Old 11-06-2014, 04:06 PM   #94
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I-40 to Nashville.

Posting this from Alma, AR, just east of Ft. Smith...

BTW got a local tire shop to put a new tube in the flat and we got on the road about 11:15 AM local.

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Old 11-07-2014, 05:34 AM   #96
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Keep us posted.
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Slotblog,

Your travel story has some similarities to the story "Blue Highways" by Keith Least-Heat Moon.

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Old 11-07-2014, 09:49 AM   #98
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I'l have to look that up after I get home, Marc. Thanks for the info.

Reached Conway, AR, yesterday evening, after a run of 230 miles. Had to drive for about 20 mins after dark to get that far. which is something we've been trying to avoid doing.

Goal for today is a bit beyond Memphis (160 miles) so as to shorten the next day's run to Mt. Juliet, TN, which is about 235 miles beyond Memphis.

Car is running superbly...

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Old 11-07-2014, 11:35 AM   #99
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Man you are rollin'. Have you been checking your gas mileage? I am curious to know what you are getting.

I answered my own question. It was in the blog: 17.8 on the last leg of the trip from the blog.

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Old 11-07-2014, 02:17 PM   #100
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30 miles from Memphis now...

Mileage has generally been mid-16 to mid-17 MPG range.

It's a little tricky to fill the tank up to the same level every time, as some pumps don't pump as slowly as I'd like them to.

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