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Greg Voth
Greg Voth Dork
10/14/16 8:47 p.m.

I managed to convince a friend of mine to buy the 5.0 Maxima listed on the board. This afternoon we flew from the Daytona area to San Antonio to get it. Robs sister picked us up, we went to interstate and got a battery then over to harbor frieght for some basic tools.

Finally got to the car. The battery was weak so we push started it. Runs great! Going to do an oil change, check the fluids and hit the road.

Plan is to leave in the morning and make it home sometime Sunday.

Dusterbd13
Dusterbd13 PowerDork
10/14/16 8:54 p.m.

Subscribed for awesomeness.

classicJackets
classicJackets Reader
10/14/16 8:54 p.m.

Good stuff. That looked like an awesome car and I'm glad it'll be here on the forum!

mazdeuce
mazdeuce UltimaDork
10/14/16 9:05 p.m.

Here's to hoping you buzz right on through Houston and I don't get to see the car in person. Take lots of pictures.

Greg Voth
Greg Voth Dork
10/14/16 9:15 p.m.

Quick video of the car.

https://youtu.be/pmQKxRYS_G0

Edit.... Can't figure out how to hotlink.

MrJoshua
MrJoshua UltimaDork
10/14/16 9:17 p.m.

06HHR
06HHR HalfDork
10/14/16 9:20 p.m.

Following this, happy trails!

Lof8
Lof8 HalfDork
10/14/16 9:27 p.m.

Cool lookin car! Good luck!

Stampie
Stampie Dork
10/14/16 9:32 p.m.
Greg Voth wrote: Quick video of the car. https://youtu.be/pmQKxRYS_G0 Edit.... Can't figure out how to hotlink.

Hope this helps

https://www.youtube.com/embed/pmQKxRYS_G0

Greg Voth
Greg Voth Dork
10/14/16 9:40 p.m.

In reply to Stampie:

Yes! Witchcraft I tell you.

mndsm
mndsm MegaDork
10/14/16 10:15 p.m.

Also impossible to do from a cell phone, nearest i can tell. #pcmasterrace

JohnRW1621
JohnRW1621 MegaDork
10/14/16 11:00 p.m.

Good luck, we're all counting on you.

mndsm
mndsm MegaDork
10/14/16 11:25 p.m.

I am sufficiently pleased with the foot to floor action. And thr fact that this is now within driving distance should it ever come for sale again.

Greg Voth
Greg Voth Dork
10/15/16 8:59 a.m.

So this morning hasn't gone that smoothly.

Car started. Ran over to get the oil changed and the car didn't want to start after parking it. Dead battery. Changed that out and see that it's charging at 15.xx volts. Maybe a bit high.

jfryjfry
jfryjfry Reader
10/15/16 9:30 a.m.

Just a hiccup! I expect you to be on the road before your Moons Over My Hammy is ready!

Greg Voth
Greg Voth Dork
10/15/16 9:56 a.m.

So the car has a maxima alternator which would have a external voltage regulator which appears to be missing.

Hopefully not an issue.

old_
old_ HalfDork
10/15/16 10:26 a.m.

according to rock auto the maxima should have an internal regulator, maybe you should try to find a new alternator

Greg Voth
Greg Voth Dork
10/15/16 1:36 p.m.

Grabbed a spare alternator, threw some horns on that bitch and hit the road.

pres589
pres589 UberDork
10/15/16 2:14 p.m.

The car sounds nice and the wheels look good. Should be enough to get you home.

Trackmouse
Trackmouse Dork
10/15/16 2:17 p.m.

Yes rwd maxima had the same L28 as the Z cars which had an internal IC regulator.

Greg Voth
Greg Voth Dork
10/15/16 2:48 p.m.

On the road south of Houston. At about 80mph with the ac on the temp started creeping up. Windows down with the heat on cured that. No odometer or speedometer and all the gauges are suspect but she's running well.

I'll update with mpg when we fill up.

Stampie
Stampie Dork
10/15/16 3:00 p.m.

What's the top speed?

Greg Voth
Greg Voth Dork
10/15/16 3:17 p.m.

Maybe we will try that out closer to home.

tooms351
tooms351 New Reader
10/15/16 3:49 p.m.

The bathrooms are out of order at the Lousiana Texas state line on I10, don't stop there, it's nasty!

Greg Voth
Greg Voth Dork
10/15/16 4:42 p.m.

First calculated mpg was 20.2 driving 75 mph

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