Originally Posted by kmpro
Thanks Glenn. I am always suspect of dash gauges anyway. I will know more when we head South with the toad for a 300 mile round trip to Abilene as a test run. Later we plan to go North to Denver which will include pulling Raton Pass with car in tow. If the Silver Hornet will overheat, it will be up the long pull up Raton Pass. Our diesel pusher would have a temp rise of 20 degrees up the pass. I am hoping we can have less on this unit. Our other gasoline m/hs have not been a problem on Raton, but the Silver Hornet may be different.
My first drive ever in a moho was from San Jose to Black Rock City, Nevada, which took me up highway 80 into the Sierras, past Lake Tahoe and Reno. I was in a 30' Fleetwood with a 454, and I learned a lot about driving it uphill. If I didn't keep my speed up on grades it would drop a gear and never recover it until it got fairly level. It would run cool and smooth at 60 to 65mph uphill as long as I didn't let up on the pedal, though. In Gerlach, Nevada it was 107 degrees, and as I slowed from 65 to 25 to go through town(lined with police and rangers) it vapor-locked on me and I had to wait until night for it to cool enough to run again. An old codger on a porch across from where I stalled told me he sees it all the time, because of the heat and the slow limit as you go through town. In fact he told me that I had a 454 with vapor lock before I knew what it was or what was wrong with it, and this from across the street!
Rich the Viking