First summer drive to Fort Casey, via Chuckanut drive

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Re: First summer drive to Fort Casey, via Chuckanut drive

Postby Idoxlr8 » 01 Aug 2015 08:03

This is Seafair weekend in Seattle......big,big event. I would expect a large contingent of Canadians attending.
I think the big crush would be today and then returning home later Sunday.
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Re: First summer drive to Fort Casey, via Chuckanut drive

Postby Chickenman » 01 Aug 2015 08:06

I've already made at least 15 trips South this year ( MBI ) , and I'm pretty darned sure that there will be very few people crossing the Border at 5:30 to 6:45 AM on a Sunday morning ... unless they are driving Datsuns . After about 7:00 AM it starts to build.... FAST. But I think we'll be fine. I normally cross before 7:00 AM or after 10:00 PM

Remember those famous words ... Don't Panic!!

Edit: Just saw Dean's post. Sea Fair would certainly change things Friday and Saturday, but I think we'll be OK on Sunday. Getting back may be a PITA. I'm thinking about staying overnite in a a B&B or Hotel in Oak Harbor or Coopsville.

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Re: First summer drive to Fort Casey, via Chuckanut drive

Postby funwithmonkeys » 01 Aug 2015 08:18

As long as there is time for me to get some concentrated coffee beans distillate somewhere early in the drive I will be good.
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Re: First summer drive to Fort Casey, via Chuckanut drive

Postby bertvorgon » 01 Aug 2015 08:25

I think about the same, if we are early like that. I maybe plan on heading to Aldergrove to cross back....at least it is level there and I don't have to ride the clutch to get up the small hills before the booths.

We will re-trace our steps back up Chukanut so that will spit us back out at Bellingham, so minimal I-5 thumpy thumpy.

I am going to head into the plant late this afternoon to pickup my car.
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Re: First summer drive to Fort Casey, via Chuckanut drive

Postby Chickenman » 01 Aug 2015 09:36

I'm just putting the heater blower box assembly back in the Z. Had it out to do some servicing and lube the fan motor bushings. A few other things to tinker with, but should be done in plenty of time.

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Re: First summer drive to Fort Casey, via Chuckanut drive

Postby bertvorgon » 01 Aug 2015 09:38

Chickenman wrote:I'm just putting the heater blower box assembly back in the Z. Had it out to do some servicing and lube the fan motor bushings. A few other things to tinker with, but should be done in plenty of time.



That should not even be an issue....... :lol:
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Re: First summer drive to Fort Casey, via Chuckanut drive

Postby Chickenman » 01 Aug 2015 10:02

It's also the AC blower.. :mrgreen:

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Re: First summer drive to Fort Casey, via Chuckanut drive

Postby funwithmonkeys » 01 Aug 2015 10:08

Chickenman wrote:It's also the AC blower.. :mrgreen:

What you have AC?!??? That sounds like such a luxury.
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Re: First summer drive to Fort Casey, via Chuckanut drive

Postby Idoxlr8 » 01 Aug 2015 10:24

funwithmonkeys wrote:
Chickenman wrote:It's also the AC blower.. :mrgreen:

What you have AC?!??? That sounds like such a luxury.


We've all taken a vote and agree that cutting Richard's AC compressor belt is the only fair thing to do.
Hope you understand. :wink:
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Re: First summer drive to Fort Casey, via Chuckanut drive

Postby Chickenman » 01 Aug 2015 14:41

I'm also installing the new alternator today, so at least you guys don't have to push start my car in 30c heat... :mrgreen:

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Re: First summer drive to Fort Casey, via Chuckanut drive

Postby bertvorgon » 01 Aug 2015 14:54

Make sure you T.D. the car for a few miles....BEFORE tomorrow morning, Murphy being the SOB that he is.

I just put some fresh plugs in mine and am ready to drive to WhiteRock, should be a warm drive.
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Re: First summer drive to Fort Casey, via Chuckanut drive

Postby Chickenman » 01 Aug 2015 16:19

I'll drive out to Mission and fill up with 94 Octane this evening.

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Re: First summer drive to Fort Casey, via Chuckanut drive

Postby bertvorgon » 01 Aug 2015 17:15

What a nice drive today, warm, car just purred along and I swear the valve adjust made it a bit better on the exhaust temp.

I stopped by Specialty and Steph's 510 is in there to get lowered a hair, plus fix some goofy stuff that was done to it. IE: the motor mounts were clocked 180 degrees out.
My car is now safely tucked away in a secret bunker, guarded by land mines, barbed wire and high voltage electricity. I'm 5 minutes away from the store, so I will be there at 20 after 6.
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Re: First summer drive to Fort Casey, via Chuckanut drive

Postby funwithmonkeys » 01 Aug 2015 17:24

20 after 6?? Does that mean I can sleep an extra hour?
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Re: First summer drive to Fort Casey, via Chuckanut drive

Postby bertvorgon » 01 Aug 2015 17:45

CRAP....20 after 5...cripes my luck I would be late...I never have been.../but....

Must be the heat.

I just asked my wife to drive me to the bunker at 4:50.......AM
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