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road trip test
#563848 May 21st 2012 8:27 pm
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sunday i took my '71 chevy shorty to its first mountain bike race. only had 'er for a month or so, and she's been refusing to idle for the last week or two. i tried all the easy fixes which made no difference. then it just fixed itself, so it seemed like a good chance for a test to see how it would do on the road. so i enlisted two friends (to help push) loaded the bikes, gear, and food and drove 300 miles round trip to state finals for our high school mountain bike league. she never missed a beat, got 14.5 mpg driving 60-65 and rattled and squeaked so much that now we are all deaf...i love it!
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baljoint #563850 May 21st 2012 8:33 pm
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It's great that you made it! Is that a teardrop trailer!!


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It just wanted to be run shift


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baljoint #563853 May 21st 2012 8:38 pm
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Posting the pics for you. .

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By the way, GREAT LOOKING VAN !


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baljoint #563855 May 21st 2012 8:54 pm
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Nice


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Sweet_Spot #563857 May 21st 2012 9:05 pm
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Originally Posted by Sweet_Spot
It's great that you made it! Is that a teardrop trailer!!

the teardrop was given to me by my neighbor, been sitting in their garage since 1970. just needs tires and 12 volt bulbs...i cant wait to take the van and trailer out together! btw, how i post my pics like that?

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Wizard78 #563859 May 21st 2012 9:07 pm
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Originally Posted by Wizard78
It just wanted to be run shift

i agree!

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Very nice van and trailer. cheers


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