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Brian

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« on: July 14, 2008, 01:04:15 PM »


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« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2008, 02:43:50 PM »

I had taken my New Yorker on long trips many times.Even when I doubted the car it never gave me any worries.Sometimes I read into it too much and then worry.
When that happens,I turn up the radio,give the 440 a little more gas,and then enjoy my trip and the people around me..
 
Brian,it is always good to be prepared,but do not worry.
Enjoy your family time.
You put a lot of work into the wagon-so doubting the car is like doubting your own hard work.
The wagon deserves a good long run in order to break in the freshly rebuilt 440.
You will notice it may be hard on gas on the way up,but be much smoother and better MPG on the way back.
Fluctuation in idle and vacuum is normal until the rings seat in.
So,make sure everybody used the washroom,get buckled in,and hang on!!
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« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2008, 02:48:03 PM »

May I suggest you take the things you can't get easily in the auto parts stores?
 
Brian
We've followed your work for the last 6 months.  There is no reason for us to be worrying about you and your abilities.
 
Chewing Gum, bailing wire, Duct Tape and a flash light will be all you need.  You'll have the companionship of the family beating the tar out of you if it does happen. 
 
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« Reply #3 on: July 14, 2008, 02:50:05 PM »

Have a great trip.
 
We'll be waiting for the album when you get back
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« Reply #4 on: July 14, 2008, 03:20:54 PM »

Hey Leaburn...the motor is only fresh on the top end...didn't have the time or money to redo the bottom end this year.
 
Steve...Duct tape and bailing wire...forgot those...into the pot they go....Thanks!
 
The nice thing about a 6 pass. wagon is the HUGE cargo area "under" the rear hatch...I have all my stuff in there and I still could fit half the luggage in there too....
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« Reply #5 on: July 14, 2008, 04:14:47 PM »

Band Aids!
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« Reply #6 on: July 14, 2008, 04:27:35 PM »

Brian,there IS one thing that is very essential for ANY road trip you MUST pack....



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« Reply #7 on: July 14, 2008, 07:09:17 PM »

Quote from: CBarge
Brian,there IS one thing that is very essential for ANY road trip you MUST pack....


 
When traveling with girls...and rest stops more than 30 minutes apart...that is a must...
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« Reply #8 on: July 15, 2008, 04:49:41 AM »

Leaburn and I laughed for 10 minutes on the phone last night about that picture.  I think he was looking for an OK from me.  It was too funny, it HAD to stay
 
Have a wonderful trip
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« Reply #9 on: July 15, 2008, 05:42:59 AM »

Your work on the T&C has been meticulously thorough!  Have a wonderful vacation!
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« Reply #10 on: July 16, 2008, 01:56:46 PM »

I'm tracking fuel and mileage and will do a final tally when I get back.
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« Reply #11 on: July 16, 2008, 03:03:05 PM »

The old 440 sure loves the fuel though....especially with all the mountains we had to climb. Car weighs 4600lbs then with the 4 of us and all the luggage and stuff I bet we would top the scales at 5500lbs....so I guess 12 miles to the gallon aint too bad...[/QUOTE]
 
Too many Tim Horton's donuts will cause that...   We told you not to worry Brian!
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« Reply #12 on: July 16, 2008, 04:30:26 PM »

Snotty go his vert up to 15 with a full load. . .
 
May want to check the thread 15 MPG for what he did.  I know he used a 750 CFM Edelbrock, not sure on the intake.  You're using a TQ aren't you?
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« Reply #13 on: July 16, 2008, 05:39:48 PM »

12 is about right for a fully loaded slab.
I got that when I had my camper trailer and trunk loaded behind the New Yorker with three adults in the car to boot.
Car empty is 4600lbs,three adults 800lbs,trailer 1600lbs and loaded with the wife's junk is another 400lbs..LOL

 
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« Reply #14 on: July 17, 2008, 06:41:26 AM »

So who fixed the screen door when you got back Lea?
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