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Old 04-10-2008, 06:09 PM   #407
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Old 04-10-2008, 09:36 PM   #408
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We have an original California wagon with no rust,new brakes, tires, seat upholstery, needs nothing, runs, drives perfect for sale.$4000.Was shipped to Michigan and never driven in rain or snow. Can send pics. 269-317-2606
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Old 04-10-2008, 10:19 PM   #409
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Love the burb Richie. What a nice TV to have. I'll bet it handles that Airstream very handily.

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Old 04-10-2008, 10:44 PM   #410
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Here is a picture of my 1973 Dodge W200 PowerWagon and Safari. The picture was taken at the 2002 Santa Maria VAC rally.

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Old 04-10-2008, 11:08 PM   #411
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Nice looking truck Bill. I have a buddy who had a short box version, same colors, that he sure wishes he had now. I'm sending him the link to your picture just to cause him some more pain. He's a fellow Flying Cloud owner as well.

Is this the TV you'll be using to go to Bozeman?

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Old 04-10-2008, 11:38 PM   #412
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Nice looking truck Bill. I have a buddy who had a short box version, same colors, that he sure wishes he had now. I'm sending him the link to your picture just to cause him some more pain. He's a fellow Flying Cloud owner as well.

Is this the TV you'll be using to go to Bozeman?

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Barry,

Nope, being a Dodge, it rides like an oxcart. I think that the axles are bolted to the frame and the springs are for decoration only. It rode much softer with a 1500 lb camper in the back. The Safari or Liner do not have enough weight to soften the suspension.

Since our daughter, her friend and our new, yet to be born grandchild is going, we need the room and comfort of the Lincoln.

For your friend, there are more pictures here: ATHS Show Fontana Ca. May 2004
pictures 36 and 37. We purchased the Dodge new in 1972.

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Old 04-11-2008, 06:06 PM   #413
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I just got a '68 Dart convertible V8 with factory HD suspension and brakes. At first, I thought I'd get a vintage car to tow my Globetrotter, but then the cost of fuel for a full size car, and having something that was so big to drive, made me decide to get the Dart and use our Ridgeline for towing. Driving the Dart, and sorting out a few problems, made me think it was good to have the new reliable tow car. I'm curious after seeing the Studebaker tow car- The Dart is 16' long and weighs 3100 pounds. I'm going to upgrade to front discs, but with the 318 V8 it should have power enough to tow- jeez, if they're towing with a Studebaker....

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Old 04-11-2008, 08:02 PM   #414
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thought someone would like seeing my ol' dodge
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Old 04-11-2008, 09:25 PM   #415
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An AirStream and An Dodge Dart

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For the Dart, think of beefing up the A904 transmission to A999 or A998 internal spec's or switch to any A727. This way you may pull all day and peg the 318 at red line if you want to. In the era of the Dart, all 318's with the Factory Tow Pkg got the 727 with the 3.2:1 ratio rear axle. The A998 and A999 was an enhanced A904 that was years later.

I got an MotorCade Magazine Test of an 1965 OverLander and an like year Dodge Monaco ( from this site ). It stopped quicker/sooner as an pkg than w/o the trailer.

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You thought right! It's a beaut.
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Old 04-11-2008, 10:03 PM   #417
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Has anyone had any experience in towing with the 7.3L Ford diesel of the late 80's? I am thinking of using one to match up with my 85 Sovereign.
During the day they were the tops in diesel pickups. With the addition of the Banks Sidewinder turbo they would outpull the 460 gas engine. The fuel economy was also not too bad - better than the modern high hp/torque diesels of today. The biggest problem was the gear ratios of that time frame - either 3.55 or 4.10. 4.10 is good - the 3.55s were pretty sluggish if you didn't add a turbo.
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Old 04-24-2008, 10:02 AM   #418
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Just arrived home with our new-to-us rig. '70 Jeep Wagoneer (Buick 350 V8) and '62 Globe Trotter.

It was a long trip: flew to Dallas, took a Greyhound to Texarkana to get the truck, drove to Beaufort, SC for the trailer... and finally back to Chicago.

9 days worth, but well worth the effort. And this pair were extremely well behaved on their first trip together. We couldn't be happier.
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Old 04-24-2008, 10:22 AM   #419
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Bredlo, both of your new purchases look great, and especially together.

I had thought about doing something similar as well. Online I found a nice 60s TravelAll in New Mexico, and a 60s trailer I liked in Phoenix. I was thinking about flying to Albuquerque, picking up the Travelall, driving to Phoenix, picking up the trailer, and then driving the whole rig back to Texas. But I was nervous about picking up an unknown TV and then immediately trying to tow an unknown trailer with it.

Any special steps you took to address that?
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Utee,

Special steps? It kind of went like this:

1. Bought from someone with good feedback on eBay, and tried to balance my love of the vintage look with common sense - picking the Buick engine meant mechanics will be familiar with it everywhere I go.

2. Ask the seller outright - what's gonna break down first? I want to head off as many potential problems before I start out.

3. Leave lots of time for trouble. If everything had worked perfectly, I would have been on the road about 4 days. But I ended up being gone 9 all told... due to parts not finished being installed on the tow when the seller thought they'd be, an oil leak, a burned out alternator, and mis-wired trailer brakes.

The photo is only 1/10th of the whole picture: it's a little finicky, a little sluggish in the Blue Ridge mountains, and smells as you'd expect: like an old car. But I'm still loving it.
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