Woah Easter!

April 20, 2009

This was not your average Easter. Wake up, load the G20, and head to Abilene Texas. Ian traded his turbo Infinity G20 for two (more) Nissan 240sx’s; a 1989 coupe with a blacktop SR20det swap with issues and a 1990 automatic SOHC for a daily driver. Drive was about 5 hours, trading went well, but the drive home was full of surprises.

G20 on trailer ready to head out

G20 on trailer ready to head out

Drive up was uneventful, but it was a pretty day.

Drive up was uneventful, but it was a pretty day.

Pushed the SR coupe onto the trailer since it has some engine issues, most likely timing

Pushed the SR coupe onto the trailer since it has some engine issues, most likely timing

The SOHC car with Tien and JIC coilovers

The SOHC car with Tien and JIC coilovers

10 minutes on the road and the Ian's car starts smoking badly. I'm following in the truck and getting speckles on the windshield from it.

10 minutes on the road and the Ian's car starts smoking badly. I'm following in the truck and getting speckles on the windshield from it.

About an hour into the trip home and I blew a tire on the trailer in the middle of nowhere...and we didn't have any spares that would last 4 hrs home. Scary feeling

About an hour into the trip home and I blew a tire on the trailer in the middle of nowhere...and we didn't have any spares that would last 4 hrs home. Scary feeling, drove about a mile up the road in the median to get to a small gavel lot.

And a miracle happened...the gravel lot we pulled into was next to a trailer park and a "Tire Shop". Ian found an old crotchety dude outside and turned out he ran the tire shop.

And a miracle happened...the gravel lot we pulled into was next to a trailer park and a "Tire Shop". Ian found an old crotchety man outside smoking and turned out he ran the tire shop.

After about an hour of trying out wheels, tire sliming the ones we found becasue they had nails and leaks. They were huge, but they wroked! Bought two for $25. We could get on the road again.

After about an hour of trying out wheels, tire sliming the ones we found becasue they had nails and leaks, and re-beading them on the wheel - we got some on the trailer. They were huge, but they worked with less than a finger's width of clearance. Bought two for $25.

The view from our stranded spot was nice. Took this pic as the sun was setting before we got on the road.

The view from our stranded spot was nice at least. Took this pic as the sun was setting before we got on the road.

Sooo about a mile down the road after the car was smoking, after the tire exploding, after spending time with the trailer park dude - Ian's 240 overheats. We pull over again, stare at it a bit, then decide it would be best to take the jack handle and open the radiator.

So about a mile down the road after the car was smoking, after the tire exploding, after spending time with the trailer park dude - Ian's 240 overheats. We pull over again, stare at it a bit, then decide it would be best to take the jack handle and open the radiator.

I had some leftover water in my Taco Bueno cup that we poured into the rad to make it to the next gas station.

I had some leftover water in my Taco Bueno cup that we poured into the rad on the side of the road and at every gas station we stopped at after that.

Stocked up at the next station

Stocked up at the next station

At the last stop about an hour outside Austin we went in for snacks and came out to find the 240 leaking from a new spot. Jacked it up and couldn't find where the leak came from so Ian just filled it up some more and we were on our way. Fortunately no more incidents on the way home. What a day!

At our last stop about an hour outside Austin we went in for snacks and came out to find the 240 leaking from a new spot. Jacked it up and couldn't find where the leak came from so Ian just filled it up some more and we were on our way. Fortunately no more incidents on the way home. What a day!

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2 Responses to “Woah Easter!”

  1. jetgirl said

    how many do you NEEED

  2. Joey said

    I am really enjoying this blog, it is nice to see others getting some documentation of their car fun!

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