Post it up when you made it home

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Post it up when you made it home

Post by Rooster » Sun Jun 08, 2008 8:11 pm

I made it home around...... 6.52pm.... smokey....
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Post by EodGuy99 » Sun Jun 08, 2008 8:18 pm

Got back to CT in one piece. around 1645.
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Re: Home Bound

Post by jasonty » Sun Jun 08, 2008 8:20 pm

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EodGuy99 wrote:Got back to CT in one piece. around 1645.
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Post by DPDISXR4Ti » Sun Jun 08, 2008 8:27 pm

Pulled into my driveway at 6PM, never touching the brake pedal from Carlisle Springs to Sloatsburg NY. Drove like a defensive "Nancy", the likes of which I've never done, afraid of loosing the other front caliper. A 2-legged dog just won't hunt.

What a weekend!
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Post by EodGuy99 » Sun Jun 08, 2008 9:28 pm

Glad you made it back it one piece. My daughter really liked what the club did Sat night.
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Post by DPDISXR4Ti » Sun Jun 08, 2008 10:07 pm

EodGuy99 wrote:Glad you made it back it one piece. My daughter really liked what the club did Sat night.
Thanks.
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Thanks Jeff. Tell Rachel she's our designated ticket-puller for life! :lol:
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Post by ztee24 » Sun Jun 08, 2008 11:04 pm

Hey all,
we all got home safe, no broken gears this time, haahaa.
Peter Orlinski did get stuck, his tranny went on the truck!!!
So, he's in the process of towing/fixing and getting a good night sleep at a hotel near by.

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Post by xr4man » Sun Jun 08, 2008 11:19 pm

the cossie made it home. no exploding coolant tank or anything. but the sideskirt fell off when i pulled in teh driveway and got out of the car.

it apears that thing will get me to my destination and then blow up.

i here by designate it "the bluesmobile"
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Post by Ray » Mon Jun 09, 2008 6:45 am

what happened to your caliper brad?
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Post by PDenbigh » Mon Jun 09, 2008 7:10 am

Home in Harrisonburg safe and sound. Good seeing everyone!
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Post by MagentaRed » Mon Jun 09, 2008 7:16 am

Got home around 9pm. Paul and Andrew West and myself stopped for dinner in Allentown. Our 3-car mini convoy got lots of stares from the locals as we drove around looking for the Brewpub. Car ran great. No overheating at all.
An almost perfect weekend.
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Post by xrian » Mon Jun 09, 2008 8:23 am

Made it home safely by 9:30pm
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Post by KingpinCEO » Mon Jun 09, 2008 8:56 am

i had another run-in with the police... but i got home safely.

and ticket-free.
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Post by $KRILLA » Mon Jun 09, 2008 10:02 am

Good times ~

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Post by DPDISXR4Ti » Mon Jun 09, 2008 10:34 am

demonfire wrote:what happened to your caliper brad?
Seized up very suddenly on the way back to the hotel Friday. It's also possible that the old flex-line collapsed, creating a check-valve. Fortunately, we had a 3-car mini convoy of Paul, Scott, and myself, so we worked as a team to get the caliper off and the inner pad removed. Then we limped back to the hotel using only the parking brake. That night after dinner, with some help from Don Sweigart and others, I got the piston retracted enough to get everything back in place, and then I vise-gripped the line closed, so I'd at least have one front caliper in action.

I considered going through the motions of trying to find a caliper and line at one of the local parts houses, but I figured it would be a futile effort and just didn't bother. Frankly, that's reason enough for going with the Mustang/T-Bird/Contour brakes - much, much higher odds of finding them on the shelf, should the need arise. I just didn't have time for any sort of upgrades on this thing. Brakes have now moved to the top of the list.
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