My experiences for Fabulous Fords Forever 2019:
I left home around 12:30pm after having worked the night before. Drove from Douglas, AZ to Tucson and got 20.2 mpg. That was my best for the weekend. Got into Yucaipa, CA about 10pm at Chris's house.
The next day, we cleaned and slightly detailed the Mustang and decided to go to Farm Boys in San Bernardino for an impromptu lunch and car show going on there. When I fired up the car to go, it was missing and coughing through the carb and exhaust. We figured it was moisture either in the carb or distributor cap as Chris cleaned the engine without covering those item. The car wasn't running that strong on the way there, but it felt like that timing issue was over. Wrong...we got to Farm Boys, and it started again. It mainly happened when running low RPMs and then accelerating. I wasn't happy as I had driven over 500 miles the day before with no issues. After San Bernardino, we went back and checked the distributor. Under the cap, we found a crack running between towers 1 and 8 and definite signs of arcing between the two.
Now, on an early Saturday evening, try to find someone who stocks a clamp-down GM-style distributor cap with male terminals. It isn't happening! Luckily I had brought an old Motorcraft dual point distributor with me along with a Standard Motor Products AL-482 cap with the male terminals. Switched out distributors and I was back on the road!
On Sunday, went to Fabulous Fords Forever and had a pretty good time. I like the new venue, and once the bugs get worked out, I think it will go well. Looking forward to next year. Anyways, here are some pics and thoughts:
Got gas in Yucaipa with a Bell UH-1 "C" Vietnam Era Helicopter. It was being taken to Mesa, AZ to get restored and put on display. This particular one had been shot down twice during the war and had always been a "slick". It was fun talking to the guys doing the job.
Scratch this one off my list. Finally got to see a Boss 429 at a show.
I think many of us on here can relate.
I have a "soft spot" for Grabber Blue Mustangs.
I asked this guy if his car was For Sale, and he yelled at me. So I leaned on his fenders and left fingerprints. I showed him!
The guy showing this truck has had it handed down through the family to him after his great grandfather bought it new.
When you need to cover those holes in your firewall...
A study in contrasts. The Pinto on the left is painted flat black. The one on the right was completely covered in small, square mirrors. It was titled "Disco Pinto".
I would LOVE to have this as a road trip vehicle. There's a small kitchen in there along with plenty of room to sit around and talk with your buddies.