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Re: tow vehicle

Postby DoWopBox » Sun Nov 20, 2005 11:01 pm

doug hodder wrote:Well the plan is for the '59 Rambler Cross Country....we'll see...got the OD working...new air shocks springs etc....just need more poop in the engine....hopefully it'll do the job...guess I just need to travel on tear drop time....Doug


Just wondering what cured the OD problem?
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Postby DoWopBox » Sun Nov 20, 2005 11:15 pm

How about this '33 Willys with a blown 350?

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I no longer own this, but I'm sure it would pull it. :cry:

Will be pulling with this, once its finished:

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Postby doug hodder » Sun Nov 20, 2005 11:31 pm

DoWop....the Od problem was cured really easily....the kickdown switch on the carb linkage was screwed up...I just traced the wires back and installed a toggle switch to ground the OD solenoid....not exactly like it was supposed to be done...but it was common to do that...still looking for the correct kickdown switch...kind of a hassle to throw a switch, and push a lever, but all the gears are there....and the 33 looks like a great ride.... :thumbsup: Doug
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Postby Roly Nelson » Sun Nov 20, 2005 11:50 pm

I"m happy towing with my 02, 4 banger, automatic Toyota Camry, got 27 mpg on the Minden trip, at least on the flatlands, not quite as much in the mountains. Sure is better than the 6 and a half mpg that I got with my motorhome some years ago.

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Postby SteveH » Mon Nov 21, 2005 9:26 am

Doug wrote:
still looking for the correct kickdown switch...kind of a hassle to throw a switch, and push a lever, but all the gears are there.


Doug,

Go to an electronics store and buy a micro switch with the appropriate lever input. It's a simple matter to fabricate a bracket to use the new switch as a kick-down for the OD. :thumbsup:
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Postby JLaman » Tue Nov 22, 2005 5:38 pm

I pull my TinTop with our 2003 VW Golf TDI. Mileage drops from about 50mpg down to 35, but no problems.

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Postby thefirebuilds » Tue Nov 22, 2005 6:05 pm

here's mine

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Postby Chris C » Tue Nov 22, 2005 6:06 pm

WHEW! :shock: Hope that teardrop has flames painted on it. :lol:
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Postby Hardin Valley Magic » Tue Nov 22, 2005 7:16 pm

Just have to get a hidden hitch since it has a roll pan. Image
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Postby madjack » Tue Nov 22, 2005 7:46 pm

Steven, now that is a sharp looking ride. I have an '89 S-10 Blazer with 250,000 mi onna 4.3 v6 auto, that I am thinking of doing a complete resto.custom job on...I may go back with a built 4.3 or if I can talk a buddy outta it, a 4bolt main 327 he has stashed in the back of his garage....vroooom vroooom :D :lol: ;)
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Postby Hardin Valley Magic » Tue Nov 22, 2005 7:49 pm

:cry: 327 Looked for a long time for one esp. 67 model pickup truck motor.But settled for a virgin 74 Impala 2 bolt main had bad heads. Oh well thats next on the GOTTA build better list $> Thanks for the compliments :)
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Postby AZKick » Tue Nov 22, 2005 7:52 pm

Right now pulling the tear with a 92 Sidekick. Some day maybe we'll have something that looks a bit better in front of our trailers.
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Postby toypusher » Tue Nov 22, 2005 7:56 pm

In my opinion (for what it is worth), any vehicle that gets you and your teardrop to the places you want to go looks just fine! 8)
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Postby AZKick » Tue Nov 22, 2005 8:19 pm

Or maybe this for our second tear.
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Postby AZKick » Tue Nov 22, 2005 8:27 pm

Don't get me wrong, I like my Kick. Just that the Woody needs an older truck to look good. After the years out, I'l start an offroad teardrop to pull behind the Sidekick for our way out there trips.
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