Beerbelly's reunion road trip photos, part 3

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  1. beerbelly

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    Various shots from the trip:

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    Saving these for tonight TV dinner. Taking out the steak and potatoes one for these pics. :D
     
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    Did you give the Homeless guy in the Dodge shirt a Ride?
     
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    That's my buddy Denny, who rode shotgun with me. Fellow car guy, camper, and jokester. I drove, he cooked, we drank.
     
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    Looks like a great trip and good times, nice pictures.
     
  6. T16592

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    Your Ranchero looks great. :D, I would have thought it would be covered with dust and mud but your wax must be really slippery ;). That can’t be the official sign for the Continental Divide...I have seen bigger ones for live stock crossings haha. Ok , I am stumped, what’s the name of that all Stone Mountain ???
    You are lucky to have such a good buddy . Great pics :) And not a bear insight ? Maybe they don’t like classic Fords open beds ;)
     
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    I ran the car through 3 car washes after Bonneville to get the salt off the undercarriage, and it stayed pretty clean after that. The continental divide sign is one of many on roads that cross it. The stone mountain is Devil's Tower in Wyoming, west of Mt. Rushmore. We saw a bunch of wildlife, including antelope, deer, eagles, bison and one black bear crossed the road in front of us in Montana.

    A surprising amount of jackalopes too...
     
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    There is a cool road on the East side of Wyoming that runs from Newcastle, not far from Rushmore, down the ridges to East of Cheyenne. Perfect for night sky observing.
     
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    Great pics B.B.!how many miles have you logged?mileage what you thought it would be?
     
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    Total miles from my garage and back was 4846. Best mileage was 20.5, and worst was 17.9, with the bed fully loaded. I'm happy with that.
     
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    Follow up cleaning/maintenance after Bonneville:
    >put car up on jackstands with sprinkler running under it all day
    >washed & vacuumed car
    >new tires all around
    >greased front end & U-joints
    > oil & filter change

    1st casualty: front parking brake cable is frozen; new one ordered
     
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    Neglecting lubrication on the parking brake cables is almost as common as ignoring the hose that runs from the gas tank to the fuel line.
     
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    Fortunately it's frozen in the released position.
     
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    that's a great area to travel... Rushmore, Yellowstone, Glacier, Rocky Mountain National Park... Went through RMNP in a 97 Neon... it didn't like 12,000 ft much! Decent was fun though .
     
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    I have been told that back in the day you had to adjust your carb for the higher altitudes.
     
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    I'm glad you mentioned that cbolt. The Ranchero ran perfectly at highway speeds at all altitudes; I never noticed any difference in performance from my house at 250 ft above sea level to 9500 ft at the Continental Divide. But when we came into a high-altitude town off the highway, the car had some trouble idling, and it threw some black smoke out the tailpipe. I turned the idle mixture screws in a little on my Edelbrock 500, and that seemed to help quite a bit. Once we got back to lower elevations, I turned them back out to my usual setting, and it ran fine. That's the only minor issue I had on the trip.
     
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