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That can happen.

A buddy of mine lives in northern Toronto. He was telling me about a place in Florida that advertises in "Street Scene" that makes speedo gears or custom adaptors. He promised to send me the name of the place once he gets back from a car show in Charleston WV.

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Thanks I really don't want to pull the pan, but if that's what it takes to get it right I'll do it !! But I will check it out when I hear from you.  Do you go to Frankenmuth ???

 

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On 6/3/2019 at 5:07 PM, Frosty said:

That can happen.

A buddy of mine lives in northern Toronto. He was telling me about a place in Florida that advertises in "Street Scene" that makes speedo gears or custom adaptors. He promised to send me the name of the place once he gets back from a car show in Charleston WV.

Rowland Speedometer 727 410 6352 Palm Harbor Florida

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Thanks, I'll give him a call !! I'll get back to you about power tour in a couple of days !!!

 

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Can't wait to hear about all the trials, tribulations, and triumphs of power tour and all the new friends you made.

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Well here goes the story !! We left home around 8 am In the rain! Met up with one friend in Penn Yan and traveled south to Pilot Truck stop and met 4 other friends. Total cars 4 !!

40 Ford 2dr sedan, 63 Chevy Belair , 65 Chevy Impala, and the Big Dog 64 Pontiac !! Off we went down Rt 86/17 in NY and then south on 15/99 thru Pennsylvania, Maryland, and final stop Lexington,Va. Nothing but rain on and off all day, but no problems !! Checked into hotel and came back out to go to dinner and Pontiac won't start!! Dead!! Thought maybe the horn relay/junction box was bad and replaced it, but nope that didn't work! Called AAA got a jump start and told that battery was bad!! It was new 2 months ago! Went to advance Auto ( lucky) and got a new one N/C  warranty !! Went to dinner all good !! Next morning Monsoons !! Brake light wasn't working right so we fixed that and some how fried the horn relay !! car would not start !! Put the old one back on and off we went !! Made it to Charlotte and all was good visited with an old high school classmate haven't seen in 51 years it was great catching up! Saturday was BEAUTIFUL at Z max Raceway!! Thousands of cars filing in and just a great day of watching drag racing looking at cars and bench racing !! No problems with the car! Very Happy !! Next day Sunday off to Martinsville met 2 of our friends at another hotel and police were there 3 trucks stolen Sat. Night 60's chevys trucks!! Bad Deal !! Started to rain on way to Martinsville and continued on and off !! Again just wondering around getting all our stuff punched,stamped, and free stuff. Next day off to Bristol,TN again rain, but it did let up by time we got there!! Oh lost an exhaust tip nearly took out my friends 65 radiator but missed all the important parts, pan,radiator, ect. did bounce off the rear end !!  Roads where terrible in spots and a lot of semis to deal with. Got to Bristol and looked under car and left rear air shock broke off at bottom on top of mounting eye. Great!! But it did still keep air !! Will fix this week. Bristol was fun and you could drive the track, but it was sold out first week in January before we registered. Downtown Bristol is really cool and we did our best to keep hydrated with many cold ones!  Except me I can no longer drink ( diagnoised with non alcohol liver disease a year ago) but still have fun !!! I'll leave this for now and continue later !! Thanks, Wayne

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Nice! Sounds like a good journey filled with mishaps but more fun 👍

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I've had a few friends run Power Tour Long Haul before. They tell me It's not without its share of mishaps and breakdowns, but the memories and friends you make along the way last a lifetime. Would you agree Wayne?

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Yes I would !! Got home and have replaced battery again, new Altenator, and Voltage Regulator. Have a problem with power going thru fire wall into car. Going to start tearing that apart in a day or two. Have new heater/A/C relays ordered going to be looking for new plugs !! Any suggestions ?? Richard Childress Racing, Me at Indy, Jacking car up to fix shift lever, Pontiac Power !!

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All about the memories.   Keep makin em N have fun.

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Wayne - are you looking for a spark plug recommendation or some other "plug"?

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No I meant bulkhead plugs for firewall but haven't found any !! Wrong term.

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I am not sure what to make of this:  Steele Rubber Products - it says it's a Firewall Grommet. Picture and description are not right with me. Still it says its for a '64 Bonneville.

https://www.steelerubber.com/firewall-grommet-35-0515-20

 

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I have pulled the firewall plugs and cleaned the contacts and greased them up and put back in seems to be no issues. One problem is I bought a new voltage reg. and today found out it was for a idiot light instead of a amp gauge!! so have that on order! I think I have everything straightened out. I fried my $400. retrosound radio when the battery went dead, I contacted them and ordered a new master power cord and will see if that will fix it if not then I'm at their mercy. I have another radio that will fit the hole so I may go with that. You going to any shows this summer/fall ?? Also got new air shocks on car and got the shift linkage adjusted right! Happy with that.

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