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My journey of 1000 steps is over

Post by DHort » Tue Aug 13, 2019 11:51 pm

Dean Yoder and Steve Jelf encouraged me, and Adam Doleshal rebuilt my engine, so I decided to go on a journey. I started in Milwaukee in my 1920 touring and drove 232 miles to Three Lakes, WI to attend the wedding of my nephew Keenan to his new wife Abby.
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After the wedding I drove 320 miles to New London to participate in the New London to New Brighton Car Run. Rick Lindner loaned us his 1907 Model S, and John Biggs and I drove 120 miles in the rain, but we finished. The day before John had to teach me how to drive a Model S since all the controls are reversed. Throttle on the left, brake is the middle pedal, and the clutch is outside the car and controlled with my right hand.
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Next stop was to see my 90 year old mother and spend a couple days with her. On the way I drove through The Highground in Neilsville, WI to see the veterans memorial.
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Next stop was home. I drove approximately 1000 miles in 13 days. I do not know how many miles we did in New London, but that was in other cars. I used 44 gallons of gas, and did not have to add any oil (Thanks Adam). My mileage was approximately 20.4 mpg. Not bad for a 99 year old car. Next trip - OCF in Detroit.

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Re: My journey of 1000 steps is over

Post by Steve Jelf » Wed Aug 14, 2019 12:17 am

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It's nice to have the luxury of time for stuff like this, isn't it? See you at OCF (or on the way?).
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Re: My journey of 1000 steps is over

Post by MKossor » Wed Aug 14, 2019 6:09 am

WOW! Great story and great adventure Dave. Congratulations on a successful run.
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Re: My journey of 1000 steps is over

Post by Kaiser » Wed Aug 14, 2019 7:00 am

You did good, there should be a 1000 miles club ! ;)
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Re: My journey of 1000 steps is over

Post by Thorlick » Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:32 am

Great! Good report.

How did you do all that brass plating on your car?

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Re: My journey of 1000 steps is over

Post by DHort » Wed Aug 14, 2019 11:08 am

Terry, the car came that way. I only had the side lamps redone by a german guy in a little shop.

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Re: My journey of 1000 steps is over

Post by DLodge » Wed Aug 14, 2019 11:13 am

Kaiser wrote:
Wed Aug 14, 2019 7:00 am
You did good, there should be a 1000 miles club !
It would be faster to have a 1000 km club.... :D

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Re: My journey of 1000 steps is over

Post by Kaiser » Thu Aug 15, 2019 11:05 am

Ah yes Dick, it would, but as a wise man once said;
:ugeek: "The road IS the destination"
And there should be something to strive for, don't put the bar too low ;)
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Re: My journey of 1000 steps is over

Post by SurfCityGene » Thu Aug 15, 2019 1:13 pm

Wow, What a great adventure. Thanks for your story and pictures!! Don't stop there
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