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Ocean to ocean (Idaho)

Post by Loftbed » Sat Jul 13, 2019 1:07 pm

Here's another video of the idaho segment.
https://youtu.be/odSHkqjkls8
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Re: Ocean to ocean (Idaho)

Post by jsaylor » Sat Jul 13, 2019 2:40 pm

Nice pictures. Makes me want to drive a tour like that sometime.


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Re: Ocean to ocean (Idaho)

Post by DHort » Sun Jul 14, 2019 10:31 pm

Tour is over.

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Re: Ocean to ocean (Idaho)

Post by Steve Jelf » Sun Jul 14, 2019 11:22 pm

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Re: Ocean to ocean (Idaho)

Post by Bob McDaniel » Sun Jul 14, 2019 11:34 pm

I followed this from before day 1 to the end and while it would be a long night to watch all the videos at one time it was well worth watching. Some of the roads they had to drive on would make most of us give up and go home and then there were the dirt roads if you can call them that. :?: Now they need to get home somehow. I didn't see anything about the cars that didn't make it all the way but saw one near the start with transmission problems and the engine out in the parking lot getting fixed by lots of extra hands and then back on the road. It would be interesting to know more details about the trip, the way the cars held up, what maintenance was needed, remove shims from rods/mains, flat tires, ect. The only place I found to follow along each day was here https://tennesseets.weebly.com/ and I have watched all 32 video's but still would like to see more. This was a trip a lot of us would love to do but some of us would not be able to take the trip due to health problems even if our own Model T might make it. We will make the shorter tours with longer rest days between trips but we could learn what to watch out for and what parts might be needed on these shorter trips over a few days from the things that turned up on this long trip. Where can we find details now that the tour is over?
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Re: Ocean to ocean (Idaho)

Post by DHort » Sun Jul 14, 2019 11:41 pm

https://youtu.be/m7Qr2LzBgKw

If I copied this correctly, this is the last day of the tour. It is also the best video that was taken.
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Re: Ocean to ocean (Idaho)

Post by Loftbed » Mon Jul 15, 2019 7:51 pm

Quite an accomplishment for all the particpants, however apparently not appreciated by the University of Washington. The U of W President refused to allow the intrepid travelers in "T"s to make a en mass visit with the cars to the "Drumheller Fountain" as was the destination of the original 1909 racers. maybe we aught to send a petition to him requesting an apology be sent to the participants. It doesn't say much for that University to not recognize this historical event (in my opinion). There was 4 cars whose owners decided that they would do it anyway.
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