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9/16/2018 8:49 AM  #1

New seats and my longest road trip in the '67

Had to go up to AC yesterday for a friend's 40th b-day party.  I'd toyed with the idea for a couple weeks of taking the '67, but the weather was basically crap all week, and then there was talk of hurricanes, etc. 

Well, the weather cleared and with a max of only 10% chance of rain in the forecast I said $%&^ it and rolled out yesterday afternoon.  The weather was perfect, not terribly humid, not hot.  Traffic was very light.  Made good time and she ran like a top.  Temp gauge stayed at 195 even at 80MPH effortlessly keeping up with traffic.

The trip back was great too.  Beautiful weather, basically no traffic.  Of course the guys at the gas station where I stopped to fill up loved it, so much so that they forgot to close the gas cap.  A kindly motorist let me know and I pulled over, popped it closed and continued on.  All was good until about 7 miles from home she started breaking up above 2,500RPM.  I kept it slow, got off the highway and tried to crutch it, but she died about 5 miles from home.  I had tools, etc. with me and I was thinking probably spark related so didn't know if I'd be able to fix it.  Popped the hood and immediately felt like a moron.  The coil wire had worked off the distributor.  I took it with me when I left the car in the casino's parking garage as an anti-theft measure.  In my zeal to get on the road this morning I must not have seated it all the way.  Oh well, easy fix and she ran splendidly again and maybe added all of five minutes to my return trip.

This was by far the longest trip I've ever taken in the car (a little over 3 hours round trip and about 150 miles).  I really enjoyed it, and the various modifications I've made over the last couple years (most notably the T5 swap) really made the car drive great even at modern highway speeds.

The final mod I made yesterday before I left.  I threw in my new set of front seats from TMI.  I had to wait a couple months for them, but was okay with that because I spent a long time settling on those particular seats.  I wanted something comfortable yet supportive, with headrests, but the kicker was that I wanted an all vinyl seat with horizontal ribbing like the originals.  In '67 the door panels and rear seats have horizontal ribbing, and almost every seat on the market has vertical ribbing.  Seemingly a small thing, but the details is what makes these cars IMO, so after 5 or 6 different permutations I plunked down the green for these TMI Sport Seats. 

Also, saw a couple classic Mustangs on the way, there was a '71-'73 headed south on 295 when I was going up, and a '65-'66 headed north when I was going south surrounded by later model Mustangs.  So if anyone was cruising in NJ the past two days it might have been you? 


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