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Old 09-10-2011, 09:58 AM   #1616
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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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Old 09-10-2011, 04:35 PM   #1617
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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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Old 09-10-2011, 11:29 PM   #1618
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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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I'm not speeding.... just driving long hours...

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You will have a great drive and I bet you will surprise a few people along the way...
The drive will be awesome and I'm looking forward to it....









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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)
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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Old 09-11-2011, 01:34 AM   #1619
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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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Old 09-13-2011, 07:07 PM   #1620
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Old 09-13-2011, 07:14 PM   #1621
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Heck yeah, looking forward to getting me some.... Love Onion Rings...
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Old 09-13-2011, 08:36 PM   #1622
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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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Old 09-13-2011, 08:42 PM   #1623
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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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Old 09-13-2011, 08:54 PM   #1624
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Old 09-14-2011, 12:22 AM   #1625
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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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Old 09-14-2011, 07:19 AM   #1626
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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...

Plug reading isn't quite the same on the newer motors, but it always gives you the warm fuzzies when they look good. Especially on a high HP build like your R. Cool !!
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Old 09-14-2011, 08:06 AM   #1627
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Changed mine a couple times and they look just like what you descrbe also.
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Old 09-14-2011, 12:43 PM   #1628
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Plug reading isn't quite the same on the newer motors, but it always gives you the warm fuzzies when they look good. Especially on a high HP build like your R. Cool !!
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Changed mine a couple times and they look just like what you descrbe also.
We are running a TR 6 plug, so being a bit cooler, I expected the buildup on the insulator, especially with not having opportunity lately to really heat them up on a real long hard pull... So, we had about what I expected... The main reason I changed them was in prep of my cross country sojourn coming up... Didn't want to have to worry about fouling a couple of them put with the less than stellar octane I'll be using...I alias the thinner air won't need the high octane, but....
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Old 09-14-2011, 05:02 PM   #1629
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So, is your interior all buttoned up again? Well, as far as can be, I guess is what I'm asking; until you get up North?
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Old 09-14-2011, 05:06 PM   #1630
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So, is your interior all buttoned up again? Well, as far as can be, I guess is what I'm asking; until you get up North?
Yup, the kick panels are not in yet, and the rear carpet isnt laid back down completely, but it's as far as I'm going until the cage is finished...
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Old 09-14-2011, 05:19 PM   #1631
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I don't mean to be critical, but wasn't there anyone in Texas who can do that work? I'm sure you have a good reason. You always do.

I was thinking... "where is the point furthest from home that I can drive to?" Road trip!
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Old 09-14-2011, 05:42 PM   #1632
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I don't mean to be critical, but wasn't there anyone in Texas who can do that work? I'm sure you have a good reason. You always do.

I was thinking... "where is the point furthest from home that I can drive to?" Road trip!
Lol, yes something like that...

Corey could do the work but in talking to RPM, we decided on a slight change and rather than guessing on the new bends, I'll take my car up there as a guinea pig... Custom fit and finish... and future buyers of the 8 point cage will have options...

My wife and I have been talkng about going up to the Seattle area for a mini vacation anyway... so this is a perfect oppurtunity...

I'll drive up there and if it works out, she will fly into Portland and I'll pick her up at the airport and we'll make our way up through Seattle and on into Canada to visit with Mercuryman and enjoy some Canadian sights...
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