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Hot Rod Power Tour -- Attending??? - Event Date: Jun/09/2018 - Jun/15/2018

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    Posted: Jul/09/2018 at 6:28am
That's why I only went to Darlington. Not as much fun as going to 2-3 venues (or the whole tour), but still worth the trip. Had intended to go to Darlington and Charlotte, but had some car trouble just after leaving home to go to Charlotte.
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sure wished I could go ...have to work !
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I posted more pics from the PowerTour in the picture section
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Went through fuel receipts from the tour and found that the amx averaged almost 15 mpg for the entire trip which included passes on the drag strips, sitting in traffic, etc.
During some hwy only stretches we averaged 19 mpg at 75 mph with the a/c.

Really enjoyed the trip and look forward to doing it again.
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Loving the t5z.

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2800 miles and made it back home safe and sound, no problems at all, met some great people and had a great time. Got home and slept most of Sunday trying to catch up. Have a load of pictures and video that I need to pull off devices to share.

Bruce and Jeff, it was great to meet up with you guys but being so big it was hard to track people down some days!
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Oh, in case someone thinks the arm probably bent on front impact... it couldn't have. It was the right front tire that hit, slowly at an angle. Apparently I have the arms reinforced enough for an anticipated front edge hit, but not from the rear outer edge! Toe change was OUT -- would have been IN had it bent on impact. The clearance notch is on the inside... which is the weaker side, so that makes sense also. Bent at the notch.
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I attended Darlington and was going to attend Charlotte -- paid for it! BUT... as I was leaving a gas station about 15 miles from home I bumped a curb. Saw I was going to hit it, and instead of backing up a bit and going on decided to just ease up on it. That was fine, but coming off the tire hit hard. Wouldn't think that would bend anything, but it did! Knocked the alignment out enough that it was hard to steer straight... too hard to make an hour and 45 minute trip. So I nursed it home and found a bent control arm.

I cobbled together a rack and pinion system for this car when I built it in 2003, and had to fabricate new steering arms to match the rack and pinion setup. About 2008 I had an issue with a steering arm bending after hitting a curb hard (by accident). I took both arms off and reinforced them. There is an inherent weak spot where the arm has to be notched to fit around the steering knuckle. That is where it bent this time as well. Took the obviously bent side off and welded and added reinforcement. Toe in still isn't quite right, which makes me wonder if the other side is bent some as well. Will take it off later and find out. This is the risk/problem with fabricated components, you sometimes don't know if they are strong enough until pushed to the limit. Same as a drag car -- add power until something breaks, then replace (or repair) with something stronger, only to find the next weak point...
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Wife and I had a great time. The yellow Ambassador had no problem. A great event. Well worth doing.

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Completed the entire tour in the amx! 2100 miles. Met many amc'ers along the way. Pics to come, still recovering from the long trip!
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