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My experience was the same. We are hemmed in by a bridge to the west, a bridge to the east, Chessie bay south, and DC north. Had to get over those bridges and once I did there has been no looking back.


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I remember the second time I went to Homecoming I decided to take Doughboy (pre overdrive). I never drove it more than 5 miles from home prior to that. I went to the store to pick up supplies before heading out on that Friday morning. As I was loading them into Doughboy, I was asking myself, "what are you doing?", as I was contemplating the 100+ mile trip, on the beltway and all, knowing I was only going to be able to go 35-40 mph, downhill!.

Then I remembered the words of Grigg, Sweet, and other bolters, "Trust your truck!". I jumped in and took off!


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I trust my truck, just dealing with an issue that caused me to bE towed home 3 times and limped home twice! As I said before, I think I have the issue figured out so hopefully I will be good to go after a test drive.


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Are you overheating? What oil weight are you using? Have you changed the oil? IIRC, the rocker assembly was really nasty, maybe time for fresh 30 weight.


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Using sae 30 for oil. Not over heating, my electric fuel pump was kicking out due to switch opening for lower oil pressure in my 216. That is fixed. Time for a test drive. I have a weird vibration at high RPMs that I am trying to figure out...... Transmission assembly or engine issue is the question. I will rule it out and get a second set of eyes on it. Otherwise, she sounds great! Need to adjust valves (class would be great as long as I get to do it)

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Griggs stated he will bring what is needed to adjust the valves. Anyone in on a refresher training, it will be my first time. (Case of beer!) Only one thing, you can assist me, but I get to do my truck!
Any other things anyone needs assistance with? I am willing to help.


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I was wondering about some details . Is there space for all of us stovebolters to camp/park our trucks together at the show? I may bring my camper and my truck.

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Last year the guys reserved room for all of us. My guess is they will reserve us slots when they do the final headcount. Somehow, they always get the most scenic and best spots! See you there!


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