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10/20/20 9:42 a.m.

We made it home!  

The total drive was a touch under 1800 miles for the trip to NH and back plus the rally route.  Having it be somewhat "local" and a looping route was nice.  

 

A few pics from the trip-

 

The lock wall in Portsmouth NH got a decorated padlock.

 

 

We picked up some fancy New England delicacies.  

 

 

Somewhere by a river

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10/20/20 9:44 a.m.

 

 

On a boat!

 

 

Somewhere on a side road around Mt Washington

 

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10/20/20 9:45 a.m.

One of my favorite pics.  Its a cable bridge in Maine.

 

 

Some art just "speaks" to people!

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10/20/20 9:48 a.m.

We got to do a parade lap at NHMS

 

solfly
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10/20/20 8:10 p.m.

Cool trip. Cable bridge is rad. Fun to see a GRMer in my neck of the woods.

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10/21/20 8:16 a.m.

In reply to solfly :

That bridge is a trip.  The wiggling takes a little getting used to.  

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10/22/20 7:30 p.m.

Tonight we updated the scratch map with all the post-Rally states.  Thats a lot of air aucked through the 1 barrel!

 

Georges1991
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10/22/20 8:35 p.m.

I've said it before and I'll say it 50 more times.

 

I love this van! This is just the coolest. Hope you make it to Illinois someday!

03Panther
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10/22/20 9:09 p.m.

https://tallahassee.craigslist.org/atq/d/tallahassee-1970-ford-e100/7212788069.html

I've tried to convince my wife that we "need" this van for road trips with the 4 dogs... but no luck yet!

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10/23/20 8:18 a.m.
Georges1991 said:

I've said it before and I'll say it 50 more times.

 

I love this van! This is just the coolest. Hope you make it to Illinois someday!

Its a goal without a plan to get this van to all of the lower 48.  Technically it has parts that have visited Illinois and California but I dont think that counts! laugh

 

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10/23/20 8:20 a.m.
03Panther said:

https://tallahassee.craigslist.org/atq/d/tallahassee-1970-ford-e100/7212788069.html

I've tried to convince my wife that we "need" this van for road trips with the 4 dogs... but no luck yet!

That van is awesome! 

Well... you know what they say about asking forgiveness rather than permission!laugh

 

 

11GTCS
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10/23/20 6:23 p.m.

Danica Catrick’s expressions in those pics are priceless BTW.

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10/29/20 6:35 p.m.

So... Im a nerd that likes designing stickers.  The place I order them from is running a promotion for purple and black so I tweaked my design from the Texas Rally and ordered some up to hand out to anyone that says "cool van".

 

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10/29/20 7:01 p.m.

In reply to logdog (Forum Supporter) :

I like it. Purple and black, just in time for Halloween.

03Panther
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10/29/20 7:11 p.m.

I love that plan! I should have done that back when I was driving my 48 Cab Over as my DD.

...Cool van, cheeky

11GTCS
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10/29/20 7:12 p.m.

In reply to logdog (Forum Supporter) :

Cool van!

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10/29/20 7:52 p.m.

If you guys shoot me your address in a PM I will mail you some stickers

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10/29/20 7:53 p.m.
BlueInGreen - Jon (Forum Supporter) said:

In reply to logdog (Forum Supporter) :

I like it. Purple and black, just in time for Halloween.

 I will get some heading your way.  I know you need to have the full set!

Indy "Nub" Guy
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10/29/20 8:11 p.m.

In reply to logdog (Forum Supporter) :

Super Cool  Van !

 

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10/30/20 10:47 a.m.

First batch of stickers went out in the mail today.  

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10/31/20 5:03 p.m.

Awhile ago I read about adding a Steering stabilizer on a newer Econoline.  You can get the brackets off a Ambulance or chassis cab.  I was in the junkyard today and snagged a set.  They had a bunch of fleet vans with them.    At first glance it looks like it will be a pretty easy retrofit on my 3rd generation van.  I wont get around to it for awhile, but here are the glamorous brackets!  

 

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10/31/20 5:04 p.m.

Beauty shot of the van post junkyard.  This will likely be its last trip for awhile.  I will be starting some of the winter projects on it soon.

 

Indy "Nub" Guy
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10/31/20 5:12 p.m.
logdog (Forum Supporter) said:

Beauty shot of the van post junkyard.  This will likely be its last trip for awhile.  I will be starting some of the winter projects on it soon.

 

What did you settle on for power/transmission upgrades?  

 

I assume that's part of the winter time projects.

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10/31/20 5:59 p.m.

In reply to Indy "Nub" Guy :

You know, I am still not 100% decided.  I keep going back and forth between "keep it original", "Ford V8 of some sort", and "LS SWAP ALL THE THINGS!!".  I have the 5.3 on a stand.  I have a friend thats pushing a 351 swap. 

Currently I am following the "It aint broke, dont mess with it" philosophy.  

This winter I will be fixing the rust, and finishing the interior.  If I have time and budget left I want to swap rear gears to a 3.20 or 3.50 because that will help drivability and I think it needs done no matter what.  

Mr_Asa
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10/31/20 6:49 p.m.

In reply to logdog (Forum Supporter) :

Powernation is starting a build with a 300.  Theyve done two episodes on youtube so far.  I'd urge you to check them out to see what some basic mods can achieve.

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