'97 Taco life + times, the chronicles of...

Discussion in 'Member Garages' started by JayQQ97, Jul 7, 2022.

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    JayQQ97

    JayQQ97 Well-Known Member

    Page two...

    7-25-22

    wheelin' on the 25 into north-central Minnesota today
    Then onto the hunt for the Mississippi river head

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    JayQQ97

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    heading back today down i29 south from stopover in waterTown

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    ...turned out to be a 1333 mile taco adventure
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    Last edited: Jul 27, 2022
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    JayQQ97

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    the 97 TACO plates & registration need to be renewed today... will hit up the DMV after the engine coolant servicing @ VPT
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    Then Changing crankcase oil in driveway with the chevRon synBlend stuff
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    Before...
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    The fill...
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    JayQQ97

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    givin' the taco some good juice today
    Will it see any improved MPGs?

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    JayQQ97

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    New Brake caliper hangers...
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    Is that the beginning of the Mighty Mississip?
    I’m in the NO, LA area. The MS river here is a beast!
     
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    JayQQ97

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    its very close to the beginning
    those pics are from the first state highway (MN-200) bridge that crosses it once it leaves the state park

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    JayQQ97

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    doing something on the car today
    An exhaust muffler shield salvaged from an old Corolla outside of the saltbelt in Amarillo Texas last year
    To replace the rotted in half one that got ate up over the decades
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    JayQQ97

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    truckin' to beloit today
    ... on the hunt for the first badger trail

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    JayQQ97

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    I am curious about this newish product
    When I was last at the Alsip IL store I asked about but the guys didn't have much for deets onit other than being safer than the other PRE product I am accustomed to using

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    JayQQ97

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    almost 1100 miles for the taco adventure into southern badger country

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    made it to the Mississippi @ Cassville on WI-81 and almost had the opportunity to wheel on the ferry over the river but the ferry service was closed for the past month the BP attendants told

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    other than the two deTours on the road the worst part of the adventure was being stuck behind the farm machinery for 5 whole miles going not more than 10mph and nowhere to pass LOL, i was 3rd in line and the traffic behind got as long as you could see in the rearView

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    they FINALLY turned here in the town of PlatteVille
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    JayQQ97

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    One side is finished painted royal blue
    Just need to topcoat with a clear hiTemp ceramic
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    JayQQ97

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    need to get the wheel alignment checked out today
    after wheeling on some of the most nastiest of broken roads that have become obscene :mad:
    911

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    ... they refused alignment check (again) until i spend untold THOUSANDS of good money at fixing whatever the heck is wrong in that driver side area
     
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    JayQQ97

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    when I checked what the going rate for taco juice was at my favourite shell in the bluffs this a.m. it said 357c for the 87. When I showed up in the afternoon to juice it up I was pleasantly pleased to see it lowered more to 349c
    Put 18.5 in that tank, good for another 470 miles @ 265577
     
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    JayQQ97

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    cuttin' into the old Corolla 2day

    110 F heat index

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    JayQQ97

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    mild clunking sounds been popping up again lately, usually when letting off the throttle, coasting, then slowly getting back onto that throttle on the freeway

    could it be this right here?



    or perhaps...



     
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    JayQQ97

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    i would most definitely like to get one of these mats for the rig

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    JayQQ97

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