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Re: [oletrucks] Trailering advice

To: "AKBurke" <akburke@cableone.net>, BLUCHEETAH@aol.com,
Subject: Re: [oletrucks] Trailering advice
From: "Bob KNOTTS" <raknotts@qwest.net>
Date: Mon, 17 Feb 2003 09:29:14 -0700
And it should go without saying, but you will want to make sure your engine
cooling system is clean, with the proper mix of antifreeze and water. You
should also have your radiator cap checked to make sure it still holds the
proper pressure. The pressurized system, plus the proper coolant, will raise
your car's boiling point considerably. And your auto transmission (if you
have one) must be in  good shape, and probably new fluid. Make sure your
engine is in good shape, with a recent professional quality tune-up. Check
with your owners manual. They may suggest you install or have installed an
auxiliary transmission oil cooler. Not very expensive, and a real help in
pulling heavy loads. And what was mentioned already, take your time, both
uphill and down. Bob KNOTTS, PHX, AZ.

----- Original Message -----
From: "AKBurke" <akburke@cableone.net>
To: <BLUCHEETAH@aol.com>; <oletrucks@autox.team.net>
Sent: Monday, February 17, 2003 8:18 AM
Subject: RE: [oletrucks] Trailering advice

> I managed to trailer my '49 Panel from Monterey to Boise with my '98
> Exploder (5.0 V8).  It was 7 hours going down there (the adrenaline was
> running)...and 16 hour back home (it was a long slow haul over Donner Pass
> and across the high desert).   A few years back I pulled a '65 Mustang
> Fastback out of Sacramento with the same vehicle.  I wouldn't suggest
> a living towing with an Explorer but if you take it slow and easy and let
> the transmisison do it's job what's the issue??
> ...and looking at my map....Colorado to Texas is all downhill so you
> have no problems (and Texas may be big but, be serious, 'Texas hill
> is a mere speed bump ;-)
> -A
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-oletrucks@autox.team.net
> [mailto:owner-oletrucks@autox.team.net]On Behalf Of BLUCHEETAH@aol.com
> Sent: Monday, February 17, 2003 1:44 AM
> To: oletrucks@autox.team.net
> Subject: [oletrucks] Trailering advice
> Hey Everyone,
> I've located a '53 Chevrolet 1/2 ton in Colorado (I'm on the Texas Coast).
> I've given the guy a deposit to hold it until I can drive up there and
> it out. I don't have a trailer, but the plan was to check it out, if I
> it, rent a u-haul dolly trailer and drive it back to Texas. My questions
> these: Is there any reason you guys think I shouldn't drag this back on a
> dolly trailer? Apparently the guy who is selling this feels it's in good
> enough shape (drivable) and doesn't think it's a problem. Any foreseeable
> problems you can think of? Do you think my 1994 Ford Explorer can handle
> load?
> Thanks for the first of a lot of advice.
> Susan B.
> oletrucks is devoted to Chevy and GM trucks built between 1941 and 1959
> oletrucks is devoted to Chevy and GM trucks built between 1941 and 1959
oletrucks is devoted to Chevy and GM trucks built between 1941 and 1959

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