Friday, November 9, 2012

Resto Complete - 195kms Driven Over The Weekend


Is lov'in this springtime weather and today being a Saturday was no exception.... blue skies, no wind and sun everywhere!

In between mowing the lawns, pruning some trees, running the kids around and cleaning up the yard I was able to get a couple of  good runs in the Chevy today and that little 35hp engine is running very nicely indeed, no miss fires now and today I covered 69 miles or approx 115kms

Again 47 mph (72 kph) is a very comfortable speed to travel at with the odd run over the 50ish mark but only on rare occasions but it is eager to do that and does not feel sluggish at all, I also have been using a satnav GSP to check the speed accurately and the original speedo although it bounces about a little is pretty much bang on the money.

My son Codi had to be in Warragul by mid afternoon as he had been ask to play his guitar at a function/party later tonight out at Noojee, so we put his amp, gear and 2 x guitar cases in back and we both headed off down the Princes Hwy which a bit of fun....

Anyway all went well, no stumbles or running repairs and today distance of 115 km is the furthest yet that I have travelled in one day in the ole banger..
I have my eyes on a return trip to Melbourne by Christmas which will be a total of 245kms... Easy!!


It was blue skies and warm sunshine all the way as I point the Chevy down the street and turned east this time straight up the Princes Hwy with my destination being Traralgon which would give me a quick 50 mile round trip, I had nothing to pick up or no one to see, just a spare couple of hours before my fatherly chores  kicked in around midday with running the kids around to their social outings...

Today I made sure I sat bang on 47mph all the way and did not push it to hard which it did with no problems at all but to my surprise as I rolled into Traralgon some 40 minutes later the engine gave a cough and a splatter as I drove into the Shell service station, I timed that to perfection but my fuel calculations need a little more work as I thought I had a good few more miles left in the tank and next time a jerry can of fuel will also make the journey as well..

I fuelled up the 40 litre tank and also add the 1 litre of diesel which I carry on board, this being good for the valves and top end, I paid my money and pointed it back home for the return 40 minute trip.

 A total of 195kms driven over the weekend, I'm happy with that.

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