JohnD1956

2019 - 2,019 Mile Challenge

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48 minutes ago, dmfconsult said:

It won’t keep me from driving as it’s really a small additional cost given how much I actually drive them

 

By George, I think he's got it!

 

Fill the tank every Sunday evening or after 200 miles. Always calculate cost at cents per mile. I have been doing those two things for quite a few years now and they are a good mind conditioner.

 

Of course when you think you might want something that gets better fuel mileage you try out some tin cracker box, figure out the difference in cents per mile, and say "Nah, no way I'm giving up what I have for a few cents a mile".

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Fine weather and temperatures to have the top down for Easter this year!

Drove to my boy's place to discuss what his plans were for breaking out the back wall to access the storage area out back for his planned work area. 

Then drove over to confirm a car purchase for my brother-in-law which will take place this week.

Went home and vacuumed out the carpet from a few miles of use over this winter / spring before everyone came for Easter Dinner. 

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Had to pickup my brother-in-law (the reason to buy a car) so took my son for the ride across town and back.

 

After dinner my wife took him back so grabbed a few shots as the sun was starting to go down before heading back to her garage.

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I didn't record the mileage but will note it the next time I'm over there. A trip across town and back won't be huge but it will add up by year end.

Getting more confident things are being ironed out for an uneventful trip to the 2020 National in Strongsville and back.

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I'll call today's ride my "Shame Ride".

After reading about everyone else's additional mileage I HAD to go out for a drive this evening. I worked around the yard all day but at 5:00 p.m. I heard the whistle blow and put the top down.

Other than stopping for picking up some refreshments for this evening at the IGA, I didn't go anywhere special. Got some highway time in and some back road driving. After all it's 4 miles for me to go around the block where I live.

I'm up to 109. Next drive I'll probably turn the odometer to 50K. And all of today's drive was with the top down.

Great driving for sure.

 

Bill

 

Thanks all

 

edit- Hi Doug - I see you have a 28 Whippet Cabriolet in your collection too. Great little cars.

 

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Rather than try and get to a mileage this year, I’m simply going to try and drive the cars as much as possible. Today I decided to take the Electra to run errands rather than the daily driver. Ending up taking some family around to visit a relative in the cemetery and got a little rained on, but it made for a good pic opportunity.  Trans slipped a little going up a hill at low speed, so this car may be sidelined a bit. 

 

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Geeze @dmfconsult  Not quite sure how to react to that post!  Good idea to get the cars out as much as possible, but sad that you have trans problems with the Electra...

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Yes it’s something I knew was coming as the last tranny service I did showed clutch material in the pan and there has been a hard 1-2 shift for several years.  I tried to baby it but I think it’s finally time to bite the bullet and get it redone.  The bright side is it will feel like a new car when it’s done, the down side is I just picked up a new car for my wife, so car money is a bit light right now. The wagon will just have to pick up the slack. 

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without driving my car to okc highly doubtful. only about 35 miles so far

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Added another 504 miles this weekend driving to the flat part of Texas for the Bluebonnet Regional Meet.. There are times when I wish I had a dash camera and this was one of them.

I drove from Fredricksburg to Llano and it was like driving through a file of flowers. The road was lined for almost 40 miles.  I was just in awe.

Unfortunately It was only me and the road is a twisty turn road so the picture i got does not due it justice. Look at the sides of the roads and imagine it for 40 miles.

Saturday morning a fried who boughtmy Riviera followed me to the meet we were going to and I was able to get a picture of that.

It was good to come home to the hills again.

 

Total so far this year is 812 miles.

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Update for George.  We added 580 miles to the total. Now at 1416 for the year.

 

  Left Sat morning for a drive. Ended in Marlin, TX, SW of Waco for a visit with the oldest son.  Thanks for a quite weekend, Kelly.401.thumb.jpg.67c0f5eebc32473d075ee1b5d849c9f6.jpg

 

  Cruising.

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  80 at 3000.

 

 

  Ben

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Well, me and Southern Belle have been motoring through the countryside the last 3 evenings, her stretching her legs and me well, just trying to get lost. Averaging about 60-80 miles each day. Keep running up on roads I've been on before so no success at getting lost yet, will keel trying.  Thought I'd check in and see what this challenge is all about and looks like if I'm gonna participate I should have took a shot of my odometer sooner.   I'll get one tomorrow before heading out. In the meantime here's a couple  shots at a covered bridge at Watson Mill State Park,  about 15 miles from Buick Gardens. Google map it,  Watson Mill State Park to Buick Gardens ....

 

 

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@MrEarl  like the blackwalls!  Between you and DFMCONSULT I am really missing my old car!  

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A lot of folks wish I’d get lost....

 

Tougher to do with navigation built into the Envision.

 

If all goes according to my hopes, I'll actually start the challenge on Sunday...the Skyhawk should complete the challenge by the time we get home from Oklahoma, so I figure I should work on getting another car some exercise too.

 

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On 4/30/2019 at 11:08 AM, Ben Bruce aka First Born said:

Update for George.  We added 580 miles to the total. Now at 1416 for the year.

 

  Left Sat morning for a drive. Ended in Marlin, TX, SW of Waco for a visit with the oldest son.  Thanks for a quite weekend, Kelly.401.thumb.jpg.67c0f5eebc32473d075ee1b5d849c9f6.jpg

 

  Cruising.

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  80 at 3000.

 

 

  Ben

 

 

  What are you confused with, Willie?

 

  Ben

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12 hours ago, Ben Bruce aka First Born said:

What are you confused with, Willie?

 

  Ben

The sanity of driving a 1950 Buick  80 mph and taking a picture of the speedometer.;)

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2 hours ago, old-tank said:

The sanity of driving a 1950 Buick  80 mph and taking a picture of the speedometer.;)

 

I guess he took "Pictures or it di'nt happen"  to heart". 

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3 hours ago, old-tank said:

The sanity of driving a 1950 Buick  80 mph and taking a picture of the speedometer.

 

Wasn't he ten MPH under the speed limit?   What's the problem?  😎

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5 minutes ago, JohnD1956 said:

 

Wasn't he ten MPH under the speed limit?   What's the problem?  😎

I know how old the tires are.

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So here we go, another evening of driving through the north east Georgia countryside with the windows rolled down (actually they’re power so don’t guess they’d actually be rolled down?) radio off and the mixed smell of fresh cut hay, honeysuckle and barbecue cooking on the grill, all snuffing out the smell of burnt oil on the drivers side head from a leaky valve cover gasket, thank ya Jesus, thank ya Lord.

Here’s the odometer,  taken at the filling station, fillin her up so I can check the mileage. 

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Houses of worship abound, seems like one around every curve, mostly Baptist it seems. 

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Oh let the sun shine in, face it with a grin...

 

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Looks like I’ve hit my picture limit, what a crock, enough to make a preacher cuss. 

Will try again later

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Oh can you just imagine all the fried chicken, potato salad, deviled eggs and banana puddin thats been eatin with plastic forks off flimsy paper plates on these old Georgia granite slab tables. And check how old it is, older than you Ben. 893F873A-9B11-4758-9DE1-2A88805E26E5.thumb.jpeg.2431d8176ee8bf2a49bfdce6ec9605fd.jpeg

 

 

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btw, I don’t use filters 

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