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Re: [T3] Eastern Invasion Caravan


<x-flowed>I am home!!!! Left my parents house in Minnesota this morning about 6:00am and rolled into Dearborn at about 11:00pm. Stopped and had lunch with Jim Adney in Madison (thanks again for lunch and the trip speedo Jim). Only problem I had on the final leg (other than the terrible traffic around Chicago) was a broken accelerator return spring on my cursed LH carb. I rebent the end that broke and it was fine the rest of the way home.

I guess I should be thankful it broke, though. While I was checking things out in the engine compartment, I noticed a bit of wetness on the side of the fuel pump around the little built-in filter access cover. Turns out the cover was loose and weeping a little. Don't think I would have wanted to find out what would have happened had that cover fallen off at speed on the highway.

All told, with my side trip to Minnesota and correcting for my smaller front tires, Sophy and I logged 6371 miles. I used 243 gallons of gas for a total average corrected fuel economy of 26.2 mpg. Not too bad and pretty consistent with Jim's FI number. I paid as little as $2.779 (in WY) per gal to as high as $3.499 (in CA) per gal for mid-grade fuel.

The whole trip was great!  Looking forward to '08 already.

I am going to try to document the trip out and back on the Invasion website in the coming weeks. Please send me links to pictures from the Invasion and I will add them to the Invasion website (the links, not the pictures) Thanks.

Later,
John Jaranson
'66 Square (Sophy)
'70 Fasty (Jane 2 - Type 3 Lead Sled wannabe)
'71 Fasty (Jane -parts car due to rust)
http://mywebpages.comcast.net/carartbyjohn/
http://mywebpages.comcast.net/jaransonT3/jaransonT3/
http://mywebpages.comcast.net/jaransonT3/2006Invasion/
http://mywebpages.comcast.net/jaransonT3/notavwclub/

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