First drive of the year

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Re: First drive of the year

Postby bertvorgon » 04 Jun 2015 18:41

Wow, is it going to be nuclear this weekend. Richard, have you driven the Duffy Lake road?

Lillooet weather is supposed to be in the mid 30's on Sunday, same with Pemberton and Whistler.

What kind of day do you want to do?
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Re: First drive of the year

Postby Chickenman » 04 Jun 2015 19:48

Lillooet might be a bit far for me, especially considering the Temperatures. I'd be happy just to go as far as Whistler or Pemberton. There's a great restaurant in Pemberton called the Mile One. Might be a good place for lunch.

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Re: First drive of the year

Postby Chickenman » 04 Jun 2015 19:50

I kind of like to cruise and take in the sights these days. Stop for Coffee and an Ice Cream at at Britannia etc. Not big on doing long grinds anymore.

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Re: First drive of the year

Postby McShagger510 » 04 Jun 2015 23:23

Hope to get my green machine up & running this weekend…..so maybe…..
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Re: First drive of the year

Postby Three B's Racing » 05 Jun 2015 05:02

bertvorgon wrote:Sure, it's ONLY 5,732 miles round trip, with only 250 gallons of fuel used ( 23 MPG )

I think I'll put that on my bucket list...would be neat though!


And? I've driven from Cali to NH 3x's and drive from NH to the Virginia's every year with an occasional jaunt to NC in my 510. Granted it's less than 5k miles but it's a great drive.

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Re: First drive of the year

Postby bertvorgon » 05 Jun 2015 05:23

Lunch in Pemberton it is then, with some photo ops on the way there and back.
This will be a good test of my rad coming back through Vancouver on Knight street.

Seeing as it is really just a local type drive, no need to leave stupidly early, I would maybe leave the plant at 8:00 AM, meet with you at the top of Taylor way, at that church. Going to be busy on that highway anyhow, what with a nice weekend predicted, so it 's just a cruise anyhow.
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Re: First drive of the year

Postby Chickenman » 05 Jun 2015 06:12

Sounds good Keith. Not sure where the Church is. I'd be coming straight out the #1. How about meeting up at the Truck Brake check on the Upper levels? How long from the plant to where we meet do you figure. 30 minutes?

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Re: First drive of the year

Postby bertvorgon » 05 Jun 2015 07:04

Yah, the brake check is a good spot.

It takes me about 30 - 40 minutes from the plant, traffic should not be too bad on Knight at that time of the morning. I should be there by 8:30 - 8:45.

We can lunch in Pemberton, then stop for ice cream in Britania Beach. I have a customer there, we could check out his store.
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Re: First drive of the year

Postby Chickenman » 05 Jun 2015 07:06

Awesome..see you there.

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Re: First drive of the year

Postby bertvorgon » 05 Jun 2015 07:09

I am so looking forward to a drive, just to see the sights, etc..

I will fuel up the car later today and check the plugs, I think I have 7's in there, might put a fresh set of 8's in there.
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Re: First drive of the year

Postby Chickenman » 05 Jun 2015 11:12

I'm cleaning up some wiring on the AC... switching over to Deutsch connectors to fix some loose connections, new W/Washer pump, have a bit of tuning to do on Dizzy, couple of Interior panels to put back in place, Wash and maybe Wax and the Z is good to go.

Yeah...should be an awesome drive. It'll be nice to drive the Sea to Sky without having to do a running commentary for 50 Tourists and unload luggage at the end of the Trip :lol:

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Re: First drive of the year

Postby bertvorgon » 05 Jun 2015 12:10

I waxed mine before I took it for appraisal, so I should be good for an additional 20 MPH!
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Re: First drive of the year

Postby bertvorgon » 05 Jun 2015 17:28

31C in Pemberton today, which is virtually 88F., nice. Still looking to be 33C {91F} on Sunday.

Gassed up the car today with the last of 2014 Avgas, so cool that Avgas has a huge shelf life.

I'm so glad I can roll down the passenger window now, one of the best retro mods I have done.

Last time we did the Duffy lake tour, I saw 112 F INSIDE the car, that was HOT!!!!!
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Re: First drive of the year

Postby RMS » 06 Jun 2015 16:01

see ya at the plant
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Re: First drive of the year

Postby Chickenman » 06 Jun 2015 17:35

So... up till 2:00 AM working on possessed AC system on the Z. Seems to have a mind of it's own. Finally got to bed at 3:30 AM. Up at 6:30 AM to pickup some parts at Mail Boxes International. Stop at Don Wests to drop off his E-Bay Electric Power Steering conversion for his 510. Watch F1 quali at Dons.

Get home around 1:00 PM, have lunch and start work on Z again. Decide to wash car first. It was pretty dirty. My " poor aching back " amount of time later, Z is all bright and sparkly. Hop in car and decide to try AC. Of course it's working fine now. I figure the problem was it was just PO'd at me cause it was dirty. Fix a couple of more minor things, including cleaning out the Rad overflow bottle with Oven Cleaner, because I grabbed the wrong plastic jug at night and put about 1/2 liter of dirty oil in the reservoir instead of Coolant. Image

Then I got REALLY possessed and decided to clean the adhesive " Gunk " off the passenger window. Long story... but it's taken me about a year to clean the " Gunk" off of two windows.

Now I just have to fuel car and check tire pressures. But I'm going to have a nice cool shower first and some Dinner. Oh yeah.. have to reset ignition timing... must remember to do that. Will probably remember at around 3:00 AM Image


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