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Old 09-08-2011, 06:55 PM   #1601
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Now you'll have a custom cage. Your 5th Gen is getting better everyday sort of like parallel development. Work on the car, work on the knee. Repeat.
Yup, the guys at RPM and John at TrackSpec Motorsports are nothing short of awesome... and my physical therapist is sadistic...
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Old 09-08-2011, 07:08 PM   #1602
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Old 09-08-2011, 09:03 PM   #1603
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So, in collaboration with RPM Roll Cages, (their idea not mine)we have a change we are making to the cage, and due to the fact that it's a different bend... I am planning on making a trip to the Great North East... for a custom fit and finish on my cage install... so, we have the main hoop and the front feet installed and the rest of the cage components will go with me to a town just outside of Portland Oregon for the finish fit and install... Sounds like a fun trip to the Great Northwest...cool that they want to do the cage "right"

It will be two or three weeks prior to me heading up there as I need to work on my knee more via physical therapy... My knee is a little more important than than the car right now... Absolutely

It's hard but I'm trying to be smart about this...
My physical therapist (when I trashed my knee) used to always say "There is a difference between lucky and stupid" Meaning take care of it, let it heal. You make your own luck. Don't know why, but it always stuck with me...

I'm hoping my wife will be able to fly up and meet me in Portland and then we can make a cruise up to Canada to see Mercuryman and some of the sights in Canada... I'll be looking to hook up with a few others on the way up to Canada if anyone in the area wants to cruise up Chukanut Drive or to Deception Pass...
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Old 09-08-2011, 09:05 PM   #1604
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The great North East, huh? lol, have a safe trip!
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Old 09-08-2011, 09:09 PM   #1605
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So, in collaboration with RPM Roll Cages, (their idea not mine)we have a change we are making to the cage, and due to the fact that it's a different bend... I am planning on making a trip to the Great North East... for a custom fit and finish on my cage install... so, we have the main hoop and the front feet installed and the rest of the cage components will go with me to a town just outside of Portland Oregon for the finish fit and install...

It will be two or three weeks prior to me heading up there as I need to work on my knee more via physical therapy... My knee is a little more important than than the car right now...

It's hard but I'm trying to be smart about this...

I'm hoping my wife will be able to fly up and meet me in Portland and then we can make a cruise up to Canada to see Mercuryman and some of the sights in Canada... I'll be looking to hook up with a few others on the way up to Canada if anyone in the area wants to cruise up Chukanut Drive or to Deception Pass...
Who moved Portland, Oregon to the northeast without telling me? Did I miss the memo?

Have a great trip and take lots of pics!
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Old 09-08-2011, 09:13 PM   #1606
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Who moved Portland, Oregon to the northeast without telling me? Did I miss the memo?

Have a great trip and take lots of pics!
Smart alec's, I saw that and went back to correct it and well... No excuse...

the Great North West...WEST.....
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Old 09-08-2011, 09:15 PM   #1607
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hahahah well, technically, you could head east and get there eventually.......Like, the song, "South, to Alaska...."

Careful with the knee and sitting for a long time in a car!
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Old 09-08-2011, 09:54 PM   #1608
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hahahah well, technically, you could head east and get there eventually.......Like, the song, "South, to Alaska...."

Careful with the knee and sitting for a long time in a car!
Yeah, me and the physical therapist had a long... (ended up one sided) conversation about that today... I lost... I was bargaining for two weeks, she got three minimum... and thats based on my progress... So, I'll be working hard on getting my left knee right so I can make the drive before the weather gets bad... I figure cold is ok, but snowing isn't as many mountain areas as I'll go through...
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Old 09-08-2011, 10:31 PM   #1609
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BTW the weather will be find up here till the end of October. Wee getting a late summer up here the forecast say's.

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Old 09-08-2011, 11:03 PM   #1611
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BTW the weather will be find up here till the end of October. Wee getting a late summer up here the forecast say's.

Woo Hoo, Whats your schedule look like for the end of Sept first of October... ???
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Old 09-09-2011, 04:17 PM   #1612
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In preparation for my trip to the Great North WEST... Brandi is getting new shoes on the back... OEM P-Zeros... Sitting at the tire shop waiting for them to come from another store...
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Old 09-09-2011, 08:28 PM   #1613
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Have you planned your route? Million dollar highway in Co. is a purdy drive... Yellerstone... 90 in Idaho ...
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Old 09-10-2011, 02:53 AM   #1614
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Have you planned your route? Million dollar highway in Co. is a purdy drive... Yellerstone... 90 in Idaho ...
I've more or less mapped the route but the million dollar highway wont be on it... It's close, but I'll pass it, I've already been on it with Brandi when Debbie and I were coming back from Gillette Wy. You're very correct, it is a beautiful drive... My trip up to Oregon will be the quickest route since I'll be by myself and have so far to go... It's 2150 miles so I'll probably break it up into 2.5 days of driving...
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I've more or less mapped the route but the million dollar highway wont be on it... It's close, but I'll pass it, I've already been on it with Brandi when Debbie and I were coming back from Gillette Wy. You're very correct, it is a beautiful drive... My trip up to Oregon will be the quickest route since I'll be by myself and have so far to go... It's 2150 miles so I'll probably break it up into 2.5 days of driving...
You'll still be in some gorgeous country... At that pace I would recommend a bird dog and C.B.

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I've more or less mapped the route but the million dollar highway wont be on it... It's close, but I'll pass it, I've already been on it with Brandi when Debbie and I were coming back from Gillette Wy. You're very correct, it is a beautiful drive... My trip up to Oregon will be the quickest route since I'll be by myself and have so far to go... It's 2150 miles so I'll probably break it up into 2.5 days of driving...

You will have a great drive and I bet you will surprise a few people along the way...
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Gallup, SLC, Boise?

Do you have an iphone? There's an app I use that shows fuel prices at Love's Stops all over the country, diesel and gas.... pretty cool stuff. What octane do you need to run? (gas buddy app looks promising too)
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You'll still be in some gorgeous country... At that pace I would recommend a bird dog and C.B.

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The drive will be awesome and I'm looking forward to it....









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Do you have an iphone? There's an app I use that shows fuel prices at Love's Stops all over the country, diesel and gas.... pretty cool stuff. What octane do you need to run? (gas buddy app looks promising too)
I know SLC is in the route... I'll have to look and post up the major cities and stops along the way.... I don't have an Iphone but I have an Ipad with 3G wireless capability....

What is the name of the app.... I'll also be toting some Octane Boost with me for those areas where you cant even get 91 octane... Only running 12 degrees total timing helps though... This is still part off the conservative build tune...
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I'm not speeding.... just driving long hours...

The drive will be awesome and I'm looking forward to it....









I know SLC is in the route... I'll have to look and post up the major cities and stops along the way.... I don't have an Iphone but I have an Ipad with 3G wireless capability....

What is the name of the app.... I'll also be toting some Octane Boost with me for those areas where you cant even get 91 octane... Only running 12 degrees total timing helps though... This is still part off the conservative build tune...
The app is called "Love's" ... if a search finds more than one, it's the free truckstop guide, they also advertise their gas prices but not octane level.
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Heck yeah, looking forward to getting me some.... Love Onion Rings...
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Woo Hoo, Whats your schedule look like for the end of Sept first of October... ???
I'm off Sept 25 to 29 and then Oct 4 to 8, but..............could be in Vegas racing 7 to 9 back in the early evening of the 10th. Then off Oct 13 to17. The Vegas race hinges on the Big Guy's foot be strong enough to hold the clutch pedal to the floor. We have the Willy's Pro Mod sitting at Kirk Kuhns shop in LongBeach ready to rock.

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I'm off Sept 25 to 29 and then Oct 4 to 8, but..............could be in Vegas racing 7 to 9 back in the early evening of the 10th. Then off Oct 13 to17. The Vegas race hinges on the Big Guy's foot be strong enough to hold the clutch pedal to the floor. We have the Willy's Pro Mod sitting at Kirk Kuhns shop in LongBeach ready to rock.

I'll see what goes on with my knee... If it's progressing well, I may be able to make the 25th to 29th time frame... I'll let you know asap... Let me know when you find out something about the Big Guy...
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Brandi got some new plugs today...

First time they have been changed since thee build.... The tips looked pretty good, with a light brown dusting and there was some black sooty material on the insulator, but nothing unexpected sine we are still running a very conservative tune and 11.4 AFR's...
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