Well, that was another great drive, great day, great company! Weather was darn near perfect, cool heading up, and not too stupidy hot heading back, other than that dead light at 168th. I was able to negotiate that with no problem, again that second fan has proved it's worth.
As Byron said, other than a few sections that were clear, we really did have a lot of traffic on this run, full summer traffic, and Albertans that can't drive in the mountains.
Based on Byrons distance with the GPS, and I will fudge down a hair, as we did virtually the same distance, I got about 23 - 24 MPG. I just made it back to the plant on 16 gallons of fuel. My A/F stayed in the high to mid 12's for the most part. As I am in the second season of de-tuning my car for slower speed stuff, I think I have it almost dialed in, thanks to that wide band!!! Wow, could I have used that 20 years ago. I have been sticking with the "CHANGE ONLY ONE THING AT A TIME" rule, so it does take time, when you only put so many hours on a vehicle.
We still ended up with a 12 hour day, spending time at the Look Out and for lunch, then our Dairy Queen break back in Hope, before the boring haul back in on the #1.
I saw 1,400F. on my exhaust on one of the hill pulls, so I'm in a good zone there. I put my BP9ES plugs in for the drive back, and they looked good when I got back to the plant. I think the hottest I saw my water was maybe 180F, and my oil pressure dropped 5 -10 lbs on that pull up the Mine hill.
Sorry of the pictures are not super clear, as I have to re-size from 9 mega pixels/widescreen, down to the forum size.
- Jame's and Byron at the Look Out
- Jim, Jason, James
- the original looks awesome, Ron's and my car
"Racing makes heroin addiction look like a vague wish for something salty" - Peter Egan
1973 2Door Slalom/hill climb/road race / canyon carver /Giant Killer 510
1968 Vintage 3HP Mini Bike
1971 Vintage 13' BOLER trailer