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PostPosted: Tue Sep 21, 2021 12:29 pm 
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I would set toe myself after changing washers...

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 21, 2021 3:54 pm 
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I would set toe myself after changing washers...

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Sounds Good and that's easy enough to do!

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 Post subject: 9/28/21
PostPosted: Tue Sep 28, 2021 8:19 am 
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I had another fun weekend driving the Grüne Hölle Dart over 1000 Miles round trip. It went off with out any problems - I could not even detect that it needed any oil after ~500 Miles of driving - (haven't checked it since returning home)

My route took me on all interstates to get there. - About 500 Miles in 8 or so hours each way. The car sang along at 2800 RPM netting 84 MPH with the 3.91 Gears out back. I did not know about the Cincinnati Bypass and Got stuck in terrible Rush Hour Traffic whilst trying to navigate south on I75.

After making it through the urban centers and construction zones with accidents, I ended in Bowling Green KY; NCM Motorsports Park =to crew with the the Off Kilter Racing Team - We are like minded Slant 6 Junkies that campaign a 1962 Valiant in the 24 hours of Lemons Series named Toad Racer.



Got an early start on Friday at the work campus - Love the clear morning walks at sunrise.
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Paddock buddies:
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Carb Tuning:
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It might Not Look Like Much Be we turned the fastest laps in C class - Faster than the Class Winner, "Duff Beer"
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Started out Racing in the Rain:
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Wore out some Tires..
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Found some corvettes..
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Sunday Paddock:
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Took a bit less interstates on the way back home:
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'till next time,
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 29, 2021 2:59 pm 
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FAST LAPS are awesome! Good job.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 26, 2021 11:34 am 
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Here is an action Shot from the Summer PVGP Countryside Tour back in July 2021:

I was a group leader and the White Porsche was bringing up the rear.. Fun times!

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 27, 2021 4:59 pm 
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Great pic Greg!

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 Post subject: 11/5/21
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Got the Güne Hölle Dart out for one last epic Drive this Fall - Scenic TOur of the Ohio River Valley and some Twisty Road Side Excuricions from Martins Ferry to Marietta OH. The PVGP Folks Sent and invite and It will be a blast! New Back Roads for me with the scenic colors of the leaves - No Wet leaves on the road and Plenty of sunshine!

I will report back on this trip with documentation soon!

Slant on folks!

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 05, 2021 8:22 am 
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Dang that sounds fun. Enjoy!

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 07, 2021 6:37 am 
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Here is a recap of the day of fun routes we found on the way to Marietta, Ohio.

About ~440 Miles of Driving on Lovely Twisty Ohio Valley Side Routes, Lots of scenery to take in, Leaves changing, and Covered Bridges, Mail Pouch barns etc. The Routes were a blast - possibly comparable to the back of the dragon with less traffic, except for maybe the trucks going to and from the many fracking well pads in the area. We took interstates and well worn 4 Lane US States routes there and back from my place.

When we would happen to encounter a well rig truck, we would pull off, take a break, and just enjoy the scenery and the beautiful day,

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It's November so short days.. Got started on a clear morning... Got to look at the stars before the blue hour.Image

6 of us gathered for the impromptu tour:
Most were fans of the MG, the Triumph, or the Jaguar - thankfully the organiser remembered that the 'ol '64 dart eats up these roads just as well as the smaller sized British produced bretheren.
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We gathered at the Bob Evans in Martins Ferry OH before heading out.
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Witnessed the 5.0 encountering some quasi-nefarious activity..
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After Breakfast we were off.
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Pulled off after being behind a Tanker Truck and Found some beautiful rim roads and meadows.
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A local man was out on his super nice early 80's Yamaha street / trail bike, stopped to ask if we were okay, indeed we were.
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Stopped for a snack break at the bottom of the valley back on Ohio Route 7 at Hannibal Locks / Dam
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For the last section of the route the Jag and MG's Stayed on the Valley floor while The triumphs and the Dart headed back up the mountainside for more twists and ~ 40 Miles on Ohio Route 26.
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Along some steam valleys and getting close with geology:
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Found Lots of Mail Pouch Barns and Covered Bridges along Ohio 26 - This one was not the most picturesque , but We stopped about 18 Miles from the end of the route to take some pictures, check fuel etc. There was no Cell service and there was a Quaint Campground in the Wayne national forest behind this bridge.
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We made it to Marietta for an early dinner:
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Explored a nice and well stocked antique store:
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Planned a route back through West Virginia Up to the Ridge in the Laurel Mountains above Uniontown.. Saw some Windmills up close:
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Got a glimpse of a few counties looking west in Western PA from the ridge Just after sunset:
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 07, 2021 8:50 am 
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Pure awesomeness! :D

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 08, 2021 2:31 am 
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Looks amazing, Greg. Thanks for sharing. Would love to join you for that sometime.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 08, 2021 4:17 am 
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Dart270 wrote:
Looks amazing, Greg. Thanks for sharing. Would love to join you for that sometime.

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Yes, please do!
I forgot to share the actual route.. See how those lines to the west were a bit bendy and crooked? = :D :D :D
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 Post subject: 11/10/21
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Did some fiddly Stuff on the car after returning from the Ohio Excursion.

Found that the Header collector bolts were loose, so I replaced them with longer bolts that permitted the use of lock washers and I also put nylocs on there too.. Maybe the nylon will burn off but It's better tan having the header bolts come loose when I am on the road.

Also Refreshed and cleaned the pins on the back of the gauge cluster and cleaned the grounds real good. All of the vibrations made the instrument cluster lights, turn signals and hi beam indicator work sporadically..

Drove the car to work Monday nite... it all was good.

Now ready for some serious winter fabrication when time and $ allows.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 10, 2021 12:41 pm 
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Sounds good, Greg! I always double nut my (longer) header collector bolts... I count the 3-bolt header collector junction as one of the WORST inventions of hot rodding that is still (bafflingly) with us.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 11, 2021 5:01 am 
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Thanks Lou!

Yes, those are pretty horrible. I have had success with them, using a high quality gaskets and typically good fasteners. When I put the exhaust together I sort of forgot about getting the longer bolts and locks.

I also tried not to overtighten as I have done that before and totally deformed the flanges. ... Not fun.

Thanks for the tip on double nuts on the studs.. so simple - I should have thought that up on my own.

I will put those on when I get some more "tinker time"

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