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Old 02-28-2012, 08:07 PM   #1
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How about Turbo Dickie ............ just drove his 1932 three window from the right ocean to the left one for the 80th celebration of the '32 Ford............in 4 days. He is a tough dude !
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Old 02-28-2012, 09:29 PM   #2
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725 a day for four days, at a 50mph average (which would be Damn good with food Gas and bathroom breaks) that is 14 hours a day driving???? Someone check my math....
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Old 02-28-2012, 09:37 PM   #3
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I drove my 39 Mercury Coupe from Atlanta to Coeur D'alene Idaho in 1992 and back after the Western National. Talk about a case of numb butt. Ouch. I got my cross country driving bar though, and am proud of it.
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Small world. My Nephew was just visiting and lives in Coeur D'alene and said I should come out for the car show sometime.
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Old 02-28-2012, 10:06 PM   #5
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I've driven my car to Coeur D'alene many times...but I'm 30 miles away
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Small world. My Nephew was just visiting and lives in Coeur D'alene and said I should come out for the car show sometime.
I went in August, and as we crossed the continental divide it snowed on us. Beautiful country out there.
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I was there last summer last well. Beautiful place
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Old 02-28-2012, 10:38 PM   #8
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How about Turbo Dickie ............ just drove his 1932 three window from the right ocean to the left one for the 80th celebration of the '32 Ford............in 4 days. He is a tough dude !
Dickie called me this afternoon to report a safe trip and that the newly installed 37 Hudson steering worked out well. That was indeed quite a trip and was great to hear he made it out here safely! His only complaint was the $5.09/gal gas when he got to CA...

Here' s a pic of the 3W...
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AWESOME! A guy after my own heart!
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A beautiful car and a road warier as well, outstanding!
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Old 02-29-2012, 04:34 PM   #12
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I'm not good at math .......... but ..........Dickie doesn't go anywhere at 50 miles per hour. His 32 is set up so that 2200 rpm in overdrive is 80 miles an hour. If he ever went slower than 70 it was a mistake ! ..........you can bet on that.............
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A beautiful car and a road warier as well, outstanding!
Vic, imagine another "r" in "warier". LOL
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725 a day for four days, at a 50mph average (which would be Damn good with food Gas and bathroom breaks) that is 14 hours a day driving???? Someone check my math....
A buddy of mine and I drove straight through from Dearborn, MI to Atlanta, GA one summer. 39 Ford coupe and 39 Mercury coupe. 800 miles, 18 hours. Average 50 MPH which is darn good even for modern vehicles. Fairly leisurely breakfast and lunch. When we got to Knoxville, TN we decided we were so close to home we would just drive on through. We drove 70 MPH most of the time, except for potty stops. Not too many white knuckle moments. lol
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Is that 32 3 window a flathead and 3sp??
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Old 02-29-2012, 07:34 PM   #16
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Is that 32 3 window a flathead and 3sp??
That's what I'd like to know. What is the engine in the 32? Walt
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Old 02-29-2012, 08:11 PM   #17
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283 with two fours with overdrive tranny and 370 gears.
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nice ride....and a nice drive.....Mike
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Old 02-29-2012, 08:38 PM   #19
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For what its worth in the book " The Lincoln Highway the mainstreet across America" byDrake Hokanson A Louis B. Miller in 1931 drove , dare I say it a Plymouth, from San Francisco to New York and back in 5 days 12hrs 9 min. That's 2 lane , small towns and all. Talk about buns of steel.
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Old 03-07-2012, 08:32 PM   #20
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I made it to LA and back to Virginia total of 6100 miles with only a broken brake shoe return spring and a couple of loose lug nuts. Took less than 4 days to get back. 44 total fuel stops for $1700 fuel cost. Thanks to Neal Jennings for an excellent steering box and to Gene McKinney for helping build a solid old 3 window. Plus thanks to several west coast rodders for their moral support.
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