Where did you DRIVE this weekend? (Roadsters only!)

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Re: Where did you DRIVE this weekend? (Roadsters only!)

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The one with the June lake loop sign is particularly nice. Ted, I'm so glad and happy for you that you've been able to do this wonderful multi-state adventure. Thanks again for the pics. Drive fast but safe, and take your time coming back... nothing but clouds here at home. Chase that sun!
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I hope you find an appropriate motels.
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Roadster Drive Wednesday. 11-3-21. 67 S2000. 340 miles.
Susanville CA to Bend OR. Next to last day of the trip.
Nice sunny warm day on Hwy 31 through scenic south central Oregon.
Susanville, Alturas, Lakeview, Bend.

Ted.

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Roadster Drive Thursday, 11-4-21 69 S2000. 436 miles.
Bend OR to Bellevue WA, Thru favorite back roads in N central OR. Bend, Mitchell, Fossil, Condon, Biggs.
Mostly cloudy with some rain. Last 2 hrs. in heavy rain over Snoqualmie Pass. A proper return to PNW weather.

End of my Fall 42 day roadster trip to The Williams car show, Borrego Springs desert and the JCCS car show. Sept 24 to Nov 4.
14 driving days thru WA, OR, Utah, Nevada, Utah, Arizona and California.
5300 total miles driven . NO roadster problems.
A "modern" conversion drive train makes these long roadster trips more enjoyable and less anxious.

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Glad you made it back in one piece! Thanks for taking us along, really enjoyed the pics.
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Yes, an insperation to us all to drive our roadsters more.
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That last picture looks like it might have been taken in the Ellensburg canyon?
Ive seen normal. It aint pretty.
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Awesome chronicle of an epic roadster road trip ...thanks
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Enjoying The Ride on the weekends between JCCS and SEMA.
Sung Kang's 240Z!
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Spotted this wild Hot Rod at the gas station:
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Inspired by a recent visit to Solvang, I went for a Saturday drive yesterday.

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Sunday drive.

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Drive into the mountains on the way to San Javier Mission. Established in 1690. Sea of Cortes visible in the background.
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bajaroadster wrote: Thu Dec 09, 2021 10:33 am Drive into the mountains on the way to San Javier Mission. Established in 1690. Sea of Cortes visible in the background.
That is awesome! Looks like a great day for a fun drive.
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Squeezed in some driving this weekend before a week-long rain begins.


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I drove to South San Francisco. It was 37F when I left in the morning but it was bearable doing 75-80mph top down. Why subject myself to unnecessary wind chill? I was going to meet a Ed, a new Datsun Roadster!

It was a beautiful, clear day:
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Ed recently acquired this '69 SRL, powered by a hot-rodded L-Series with Mikuni induction. It even has (imperceptible) widened steel wheels!
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Specs on the L-Series:
Z22 short block bored to 89mm, KA24 pistons
L4 U67 cylinder hear, 35/42 valves, mild Isky :475 camshaft (.475"/270)
Dual Mikuni phh44s, Comp Intake manifold and linkage
Ceramic coated TEP header
280ZX 5-speed transmission
Lightened steel flywheel, Roadster pressure plate and clutch disc


We were able to hang for a bit in the evening talking Datsuns. Really happy for Ed as he's smitten with the car, previously owned by racer/enthusiast Troy Tinsley (troyt).
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We didn't have time for a drive but I made a short video of our meeting, and Ed left his mark with a nice burnout :lol:




The 9pm drive home from SSF to San Jose made me miss my hardtop dearly but hey, it's part of the adventure when you #doitinadatsun 🥶
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