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Re: Drive it or trailor it?
« Reply #15 on: April 19, 2017, 03:01:55 AM »
Not my Z10, but last October I bought a 79 Trans Am with 68k mile on an original drive train 1300 miles from Fargo, North Dakota to Midland, TX without a hick-up and with now wear on the car.   And what and adventure it was.  Drive, thought 150 miles isn't much of an adventure.  lol
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Re: Drive it or trailor it?
« Reply #16 on: April 19, 2017, 05:33:18 AM »
So were you singing "eastbound and down" in your head the whole way?...

I have driven my 65 fastback up to Washington state many times. About a 12-14 hour drive straight through. No issues. Just have to pick the right time in the season where the passes are clear enough.
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Re: Drive it or trailor it?
« Reply #17 on: April 19, 2017, 10:54:24 AM »
I have a 1969 Pace car and drive it all the time to cruises. I have put over a thousands miles on it in 6 months. It has a 4.1 rear end so 65 mph is comfortable on the xway. Like everyone says these cars were daily drivers so enjoy the ride. You will get all kinds of thumbs up and waves along the way. I would watch the weather and plan your route. Ok maybe take along some tools and make sure you have towing. I did get a flat one day and found out the jack did not work.
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Re: Drive it or trailor it?
« Reply #18 on: April 19, 2017, 01:12:26 PM »
Glad to you back on the CRG Nick, and hope to see more updates of your awesome (driver) Camaros.

Thank you sir. Believe it or not I finally dug the 69 Z back back out after a 6 year slumber. I've put put 450 miles on it in since the first of the month. I think I spent too many years worrying about all the what if's?? Now I'm to the point of screw it.. I'm going to enjoy these cars before I'm too old or  :P   

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Re: Drive it or trailor it?
« Reply #19 on: April 19, 2017, 04:48:38 PM »
Back in the mid-80's, I was working in the panhandle of Florida - had driven there to work in a rentall.  I needed to get to Biloxi MS to pick up a 70 Mach I (which my wife had bought new - but we left it with her parents not long after we married.  Since Eglin AFB is not too far away for a bus ride, on Friday after work at Eglin, I BUSSED to Biloxi.. and spent all day Saturday working on the car since it had been parked under an awning for many years..  I went thru the brakes, etc..  tuned up the engine, then drove it down to get new tires.. Then on Sunday I jumped in it and drove home (400 miles) and made it no sweat - but yes, certain parts of my body were 'tighter' than normal...  :)

I drove that car to work for a few weeks, then it got parked... under my shed..  where it resides today...  :(
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Re: Drive it or trailor it?
« Reply #20 on: April 19, 2017, 05:00:06 PM »
You parked a 70 mach I under a shed in the mid 80's and it is still parked there???
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Are you a chevy guy at heart?

Did your wife never want to drive the car again?

Whats the deal? ( how about a pic of it under the awning?)
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-Looking for original Delco side post negative battery cable part # 6297651AV

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« Reply #21 on: April 19, 2017, 09:37:00 PM »
Yep; Of course I'm a Chevy guy.. :)   You didn't know that?   I was planning to restore the Mustang once I finished all my Chevys..  but I keep buying Chevys..   ???

The Mustang is hemmed in between a '55 BelAir and a '55 front clip.. :)

Stang is a one owner (my wife) with original title totally stock except for 500 cfm Holley 2 bbl (on Windsor 351 engine).. shaker hood, off-white perforated seats, fold down rear seat, rear spoiler, hood lockdowns, automatic, rimblow steering wheel...  Oh..  and 'two stage' dust...  :)      Wanna buy it?  :)
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Re: Drive it or trailor it?
« Reply #22 on: April 19, 2017, 09:40:59 PM »
Gary, you have made the right choice! ;)

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« Reply #23 on: April 20, 2017, 12:26:01 AM »
Yep; Of course I'm a Chevy guy.. :)   You didn't know that?   I was planning to restore the Mustang once I finished all my Chevys..  but I keep buying Chevys..   ???

The Mustang is hemmed in between a '55 BelAir and a '55 front clip.. :)

Stang is a one owner (my wife) with original title totally stock except for 500 cfm Holley 2 bbl (on Windsor 351 engine).. shaker hood, off-white perforated seats, fold down rear seat, rear spoiler, hood lockdowns, automatic, rimblow steering wheel...  Oh..  and 'two stage' dust...  :)      Wanna buy it?  :)



Congrats!!  What a nice little 70, I would sure love to add that to my collection..  Very nice sir!!

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« Reply #24 on: April 21, 2017, 12:10:34 AM »
Yep; Of course I'm a Chevy guy.. :)   You didn't know that?   I was planning to restore the Mustang once I finished all my Chevys..  but I keep buying Chevys..   ???

The Mustang is hemmed in between a '55 BelAir and a '55 front clip.. :)

Stang is a one owner (my wife) with original title totally stock except for 500 cfm Holley 2 bbl (on Windsor 351 engine).. shaker hood, off-white perforated seats, fold down rear seat, rear spoiler, hood lockdowns, automatic, rimblow steering wheel...  Oh..  and 'two stage' dust...  :)      Wanna buy it?  :)

Oh my gosh Gary, you have a lot of projects...... :)
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Re: Drive it or trailor it?
« Reply #25 on: April 21, 2017, 04:21:02 AM »
Yep; Of course I'm a Chevy guy.. :)   You didn't know that?   I was planning to restore the Mustang once I finished all my Chevys..  but I keep buying Chevys..   ???

The Mustang is hemmed in between a '55 BelAir and a '55 front clip.. :)

Stang is a one owner (my wife) with original title totally stock except for 500 cfm Holley 2 bbl (on Windsor 351 engine).. shaker hood, off-white perforated seats, fold down rear seat, rear spoiler, hood lockdowns, automatic, rimblow steering wheel...  Oh..  and 'two stage' dust...  :)      Wanna buy it?  :)

Oh my gosh Gary, you have a lot of projects...... :)

Yes, I do...  if I could just concentrate my work on ONE, I might get it finished before too much time passed.. :)     Here is my latest one that I really need to finish soon.. :)   It will be going on a modern C4-based chassis in the  next few weeks.
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Re: Drive it or trailor it?
« Reply #26 on: April 21, 2017, 03:25:41 PM »
I'd be willing to pay admission to check out your collection, lol!

I'm in the drive it camp. In the last 28 years, honestly put less then 100 miles on the car...crazy. In 76 it had just under 33k on the OD, 36k as of now. Age still catches up to them regardless. Was so concerned about the original paint, which still got mystery scratches and dings, covered in the garage. Having it re-shot was sort of a relief. If it gets stone chips, so what.

Been on a hiatus with the resto: Dad's health ( cancer free!), studying for a promotional(which I should be doing now!), and prepping for kid's college graduation in a few weeks. When it hits the road, no reason not by next spring, I'm driving the ##ss out of it. Not getting hung up on points, shows, "correct", etc. And not building it to cross the auction block.

If I don't now, my kid will be driving it in 20 years anyway. Really itching to hit some cruise ins, listening to the Beach Boys.

Now about that Gasser you have tucked away Gary..

Have another potential project that may materialize, we might be going to look at a 41 Willis roller, narrowed 9 inch, but my love are 56's.
Although nothing would look better next to the Anglia then a Willis! Maybe a Henry J. Theses short wheelbase cars are a hoot to take down the quarter.Enough, back to the books.
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« Reply #27 on: April 21, 2017, 09:35:54 PM »
I'd be willing to pay admission to check out your collection, lol!

If you get near Huntsville, stop by.. free admission for buds.. :)

I'm in the drive it camp. In the last 28 years, honestly put less then 100 miles on the car...crazy. In 76 it had just under 33k on the OD, 36k as of now. Age still catches up to them regardless. Was so concerned about the original paint, which still got mystery scratches and dings, covered in the garage. Having it re-shot was sort of a relief. If it gets stone chips, so what.

I think of 'chips/nicks/scratches' as signs of DRIVER character..  :)   I like having cars to work on, but the bottom line is having them to drive.. :)

Now about that Gasser you have tucked away Gary..

:)  I sold my Henry J years ago to make garage space for a '60 Corvette... but I still get ebay notices when one goes up for sale...    :)    (I"M SICK!)_...
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Re: Drive it or trailor it?
« Reply #28 on: April 21, 2017, 11:49:06 PM »
Trailer the car.  No need to have rocks and loose lug nuts bouncing off the car and windshield.  No need to risk it.

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Re: Drive it or trailor it?
« Reply #29 on: April 22, 2017, 01:32:38 AM »
That's always a risk you take, especially here in Atlanta.
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