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post #1 of 50 (permalink) Old 04-12-2016, 01:30 AM Thread Starter
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Hot rod power tour 2016

I'll be heading out on my first hot rod power tour this year, going to go from Dallas to Kansas City only though. Has anyone gone and got any tips on going? I got all hotels done already and have upgrade all of my cooling systems in my 66 coupe for the trip. Its me and a buddy going so I'm hoping to have a good time!
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post #2 of 50 (permalink) Old 05-27-2016, 11:43 PM
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glad i found this as i was just about to post on this topic. Im doing the same route as you. picking up my dad from the airport, then getting our creds and hanging out for a bit and leave for OKC in the morning. Im planning on buying a spare tire, small jack, and bringing some basic tools and going for it. But in all fairness literally everything from wheels to interior is all new (within the year) so in theory, i should be good to go!

where are you starting from in the Dallas area?
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I'll be at the Austin stop, might haul my butt to Dallas for the day the next day as well if I'm feeling it. I've never been either so I'm excited to get to go!


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I will be in Dallas the day before the tour stops in Dallas, I have family there. I'll be going to Grand Prairie that morning to get my creds and enjoy the show. Unfortunately I won't be taking my 66 coupe, my buddy can't go and I can't get anyone else to drive with me not to mention my engine isn't running all that well right now so taking the stang just isn't a great call now. I'll be in my Silverado with jacks and stands and plenty of stuff to help folks out where I can. Still gonna have fun and I'm looking forward to it.
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I want to do the Power Tour so bad. Maybe next year. Right now I wouldn't trust my motor to the end of the driveway.

The other event I want to do is the standing mile with the East Coast Timing Association in Wilmington OH.

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Oh course when it comes through here, my engine has a rod hanging out.
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Oh course when it comes through here, my engine has a rod hanging out.
Well stuff it back in and apply some JB Weld I really would love to see your car run!


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Oh course when it comes through here, my engine has a rod hanging out.
stick it back in then!
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Im doing the Long Haul,it's my first Power Tour. I leave Sat for LA.

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I have been on the last two. It is a very cool trip with lots to see. I would bring a good selection of tools, tape, wire, zip ties and anything else you might need to make repairs. Hopefully not need it but better to have and not need. Cooler with lots of water and a towel if you do not have A/C. Extra water for radiator and oil.
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I short hauled in 2014 and long hauled last year. I will be long hauling this year too.

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The other event I want to do is the standing mile with the East Coast Timing Association in Wilmington OH.

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I've done the Ohio Mile several times with my bikes. You will not be disappointed! I'll finally be back in Ohio this Summer, so I'll be able to get back down there. Let me know if you wind up being able to make it out. It's a blast!

Sadly, I won't be doing the Power Tour for at least another year or two. I really want to do it though!

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I'll be at the Austin stop, might haul my butt to Dallas for the day the next day as well if I'm feeling it. I've never been either so I'm excited to get to go!
I'll keep an eye out for y'all in Austin. I've never been before and I'm hoping to do the long haul soon. Mine isn't daily driver ready.
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Got hooked in 2005 doing my first partial HRPT, been a Long Hauler most every year since then. The most fun is riding through the small towns in a pack of cool cars and checking out the crowds.

If it is your first tour, leave by 7:30 in the morning, take the posted route and enjoy watching all the cars cruise in to the venues.

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I'm leaving SC in two days!

Excited for the tour. While I think it's OK, I'm not excited about the heat. I ran my car for about 60 miles on the interstate when it was 92* here and it likes to run at 208* with A/C on (200* off) at 75-80 mph. When it's in the low 80's it will only run around 200 with A/C on. The temps for the tour look to be 88-93 every day. We should have most of the driving done in the morning when its cooler. Car does fine in traffic, the fan will keep it below 200 with the A/C on. I've tried multiple combos of timing, A/F, etc and used a vacuum gauge to assist with both, and she runs great. Worst case... I just have to shut the A/C off, but I think it will be OK.

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