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Old 09-07-2017, 09:51 AM   #61
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Dewar was icing his fuel pump with that bag. The other gizmo looked like a AC parts to me.

Love the wheel covers & air cleaner topper.

Anyone else notice the motorcycle on the far side of the trailer?
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Old 09-07-2017, 11:20 AM   #62
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Are you still planning to come through Everett? Would be fun to meet you if possible.
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Anybody notice the blond in the camo shorts???..... Oh wait, sorry,we're talking about cars here aren't we!!.......Mark
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Old 09-07-2017, 12:21 PM   #64
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"Dewar was icing his fuel pump with that bag. The other gizmo looked like a AC parts to me."

My conclusions, too.

"Anybody notice the blond in the camo shorts???"

I thought it interesting that Frank's photo composition included her in the shot.

Was that a random meeting, or is Dewar a known V8er on the way to the meet, too?
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Old 09-07-2017, 11:28 PM   #65
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Was that a random meeting, or is Dewar a known V8er on the way to the meet, too?
Frank hasn't said much today about the trip. I've never seen that car before, so I'm thinking it was just something that happened on the road. Dewar looked like he was carrying just about all that he needed!
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Old 09-08-2017, 08:17 AM   #66
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It was something that happened. I was wiped out from driving so did not post anything yesterday. I actually stayed in Marysville hoping to meet up with a friend but that may or may not happen.
Dewar was stopped so I stopped and then the couple from Belgium stopped. We had a nice little visit. Dewar is not in the Early Ford V8 club because he thought them to be snobbish picking over his car. I informed him that one of those a**h***s just stopped to help him. It was all in fun. I met a member at the hotel I stayed at but I cannot remember his name. They were just traveling through. A gentleman I had breakfast with was traveling from Virginia Beach to Alaska. He used to work in a Ford assembly plant. Here is my blurb I posted elsewhere. Jeff can put up pics if he has time.
Today I drove from Libby Montana to the end of Route in Marysville Washington. There was no recognizing sign or ribbon cutting ceremony, which disappointed me a little. I was thinking the drive was going to be a little more dense and other than Spokane, Washington it was as desolate --or as I like to say easily traveled and scenic -- as most of the trip. I would highly recommend this route for a cross country trip.
Route 2 would take me on what looked like high desert and farmland.It was mostly a one lane road with passing lanes and turnouts. There were mountain passes through the Wenatchee National Forest that would put those fearful of heights on edge. I locked out the overdrive to get better braking on the long downhills which were about 6 miles according to the signs. There were runaway truck ramps but I would think a truck with no brakes would have run off the road by then.
The haze continues but it did not seem too bad as far as smelling smoke. It is hard to snap pics while driving and there are not a lot of places to pull off.
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Is Marysville where the Stonehenge of the US is?...... Mark
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Excellent trip thus far. I'm really living vicariously through your adventure. Damn I jealous.
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Getting tires put on. May not be the best but they'll get me home. Here is the failure on the rear.
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Getting tires put on. May not be the best but they'll get me home. Here is the failure on the rear.
You may want to have a wheel alignment done too when you get home.
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Old 09-08-2017, 01:33 PM   #72
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Frank...Sorry to hear of your tire problems....Thats what you get for buying Chinese tires(just joking)...Will miss you at the directors meeting ...Have a great trip and get ready for your book "Travels with Frank"....NyTimes best seller...Jack
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Is Marysville where the Stonehenge of the US is?...... Mark
The Stonehenge replica is at Maryhill, Washington. This is on the Columbia River across from Biggs Junction, Oregon,

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Old 09-08-2017, 02:11 PM   #74
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Hey, Frank I sure wish we had got together for the trip out? We made Tulsa a year ago with the '49. The only problem, was it was very HOT! Good traveling, had great trip. I will follow along now.
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The Stonehenge replica is at Maryhill, Washington. This is on the Columbia River across from Biggs Junction, Oregon,
Thank You! I read about it in a book and knew the name was close. This is a great trip. I'm envious!....... Mark
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Old 09-08-2017, 02:41 PM   #76
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Hi Everyone. Frank has posted some more photos. Copied here...
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Old 09-08-2017, 03:43 PM   #77
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Is it just the camera angle, or is the bad tire not also worn a lot more on one side? If so, kind of unusual for rear tire wear on a non-independent axle.
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AH.....Frank.........the car looks just like one of those great Ford Motor Company promotional photos........ a vehicle with black walls.
No point deductions this time for wrong width white walls.
See you in Salem ---
And in Hershey!!!!
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Is it just the camera angle, or is the bad tire not also worn a lot more on one side? If so, kind of unusual for rear tire wear on a non-independent axle.

Could have been rotated from the front to the rear. That's why I suggested a wheel alignment at some point.
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Old 09-08-2017, 04:43 PM   #80
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Frank just left headed south with new radials. He is not sure how far he will get today. It was my pleasure to meet him.
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