WINTHROP Drive 2017

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Re: WINTHROP Drive 2017

Postby Byron510 » 08 Aug 2017 18:05

Hoping I can make at least this one drive this year..... it's on the calendar.

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Re: WINTHROP Drive 2017

Postby bertvorgon » 08 Aug 2017 18:48

Ok, lets CEMENT this weekend! As long as weather is good, I'm going, even if by myself.
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Re: WINTHROP Drive 2017

Postby funwithmonkeys » 08 Aug 2017 18:58

I just put a large note on the fridge so no other plans get "accidentally" made by my wife. I am coming.
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Re: WINTHROP Drive 2017

Postby RMS » 08 Aug 2017 19:48

I would also mark it on the calendar, send an email, do a facebook post, make a T shirt for the kids......
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Re: WINTHROP Drive 2017

Postby bertvorgon » 08 Aug 2017 20:16

NO..Birthdays, weddings, Bar Mitzva's, funerals, anniversary's, parties, going away things, etc, ad nauseum,

Any later and who knows for weather, fog, tree crap on roads.......snow.....
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Re: WINTHROP Drive 2017

Postby gooned » 10 Aug 2017 18:10

We would love to tag along again, I think we are running Whipsaw on the 9-10 so after would work for us Keith.

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Re: WINTHROP Drive 2017

Postby bertvorgon » 11 Aug 2017 06:38

Matt and I were talking about Whipsaw last weekend...how our Tracker is limited to what it can do. We wish we had a bit of a lift kit on there, 1" or 2" makes a huge difference in those cross ditches some times.
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Re: WINTHROP Drive 2017

Postby chunstone » 14 Aug 2017 09:10

Just to confirm Sat. Sept 15th? Ok.
Their is also a car show here in Chelan on Sept the 9th, so, good, the 15th it is. Now to find the oil leak in the engine....
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Re: WINTHROP Drive 2017

Postby bertvorgon » 14 Aug 2017 09:27

The 15th is a Friday on my calendar, we will shoot for the 16th as first date to drive.
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Re: WINTHROP Drive 2017

Postby chunstone » 15 Aug 2017 11:15

OK
4 link VG30 wagon, Stage 2 cams PP heads headers.
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Re: WINTHROP Drive 2017

Postby Byron510 » 16 Aug 2017 05:45

Damn! I have a scout camp with both kids that weekend....event conspire against me I swear!

I hoping for a weekend change myself :-) The following weekend 23-24 I'm good.

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Re: WINTHROP Drive 2017

Postby bertvorgon » 30 Aug 2017 10:53

Just a bump up for the drive. Let's hope the smoke clears from the valley, as the U.S. forest fires have just socked the valley in!

Wrap your head around the EARLY leave, as I want to cross the Border at 5:30 SHARP, so we will meet at 5:00 at the Campbell Valley store again. Takes about an hour and 20 minutes to Concrete, Wa.. That should get us ahead of most traffic. It's about 3.5 hours from Blaine to Winthrop, 175 miles, so anyone that needs fuel should likely gas up in Sedro Woolley. We will stop at the Liberty Bell look-out for photo op on way down and at the top of the pass on the way back, for more high mountain photos. again, lets hope the smoke has blown away.
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Re: WINTHROP Drive 2017

Postby gooned » 30 Aug 2017 16:55

That must be the smoke that blew in while we were at Manning last few days, we hiked the Heather Trail and when we got back to the lookout we couldn't even see Lightng lakes!

IF it is real smokey it will reduce the traffic if nothing else...but I'd rather the views.

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Re: WINTHROP Drive 2017

Postby funwithmonkeys » 30 Aug 2017 17:21

My friend Jonathan will be joining us. He has the 260 that won 1st in the classic nissan group at the show this weekend. I don't think he will have a problem keeping up.
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Re: WINTHROP Drive 2017

Postby bertvorgon » 02 Sep 2017 07:40

After reading Jordan's post on his diff problem, it did remind me of something I had meant to do earlier in the season. On this drive I will bring my infrared thermometer and we can do some temp readings. Our shorter gears definitely bring the temps up for sure.

Andy has Norm and I, plus the race cars, running the MOTUL 75w/140W oil in trans and diffs. My bucket list is still to get one of those larger capacity diff covers, can only be good on our long drives.

For the most accurate reading, if you like, put a BLACK 1/2" -1" circle or square tape, on your diff cover, down low so I can shoot it on our low cars.

Who knows what the weather will be in two weeks, it sure is hot right now. Smoke in the valley right now, it comes and goes from that Diamond Creek fire.
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1971 Vintage 13' BOLER trailer


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