Originally Posted by the_experience03
So if letting off leads to 3k engines speeds, just how high does that thing willingly rev? Mine has a tough time getting above 2500 RPM.
I saw it get as high as 3500 RPM on a downhill and tried hard not to let it happen again. Max RPM/MPH on flat and level seemed to be about 3200/58
The fuel cost for 1050 miles was about $500 at about 6MPG. It's a guesstimate since I was unable to fill the tank at beginning and end. A lot of the places limit pay at the pump transactions to 100$. I'll head out later and check the dipstick to see how much oil she used.
Anyway, I made it home safe and sound at about 7:00 PM last night, putting my avarage speed for the trip to 43 MPH overall, 55 MPH if I took out the time not on the road. As much as I had feared the drive across the gulf states during the summer months, it wasn't bad. In fact, I probably spent most of the trip thinking about where we're going when this thing gets finished.
I did have one encounter with law enforcement on the way. An FDOT officer saw the paper tag and wanted to make sure I wasn't carrying passengers illegally. Apparently, that's a big problem with the migrant farm workers in the area. I invited him inside and showed him the bill of sale, insurance, title, and most importantly, a lack of seats, and he wished me a safe trip home (I had about 30 miles left to go)
The wife inspected the ship upon arrival and while she's still aprehensive about full timing for the next 18 months or so, she was happy to see me home in one piece and was impressed at the overall size and condition of ol' 32. Since I took the day off work as an extra driving day in the event of an emergency, I think I'm going to head to the building materials place and buy a wire wheel for the drill and some primer and attack the inside so I can start hanging insulation and blocking out windows this weekend.
I'm grinning ear to ear, though... I HAVE A SKOOLIE!!!