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RE: 66 Grande in the garage.....only took 2 1/2 months to purchase!!!!


jmont64 wrote:

 Not sure if I have room to park the Pontiac.


 and here I thought you put a garage door on the bedroom!!! Should be thinking ahead.....biggrinbiggrinbiggrin



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timbuk wrote:

should be a good read good luck mark


 I would definitely do a day by day detailed thread on the trip. Help keep me occupied on the wee drive. If the border were open I would consider driving though the states if just to save on fuel cost. But crossing over even if open might be difficult when ferrying a older car that's not mine.

I've done the drive twice before, each way (USA and Canada) once to van and back by motorcycle. So I do know what I'm up against. Yes, it's FAR!

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Jim tells me we can get a 10 day trip permit but we would have to transfer into your name. When you get back to Ontario and I call you can say what car you talking about?



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I always wanted a 66 to bridge my 65 and 67...



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Looking forward to this! I love the long trip threads, and hopefully we can see you as you go through the Okanagan!

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i think the farthest i ever did in one day was estevan to kamloops it was 4 k short of 1000 miles13 hrs i believe

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hawkeye5766 wrote:
jmont64 wrote:

 Not sure if I have room to park the Pontiac.


 and here I thought you put a garage door on the bedroom!!! Should be thinking ahead.....biggrinbiggrinbiggrin


 If I put a garage door on the bedroom I would need 2 bedrooms and a ramp for that Pontiac.  When the kids were still home and had started driving we had 6 vehicles plus the motorhome in the garage and driveway.  Everyone had there spot and it worked well.  Only one that couldn't get out when they wanted to was the motorhome.



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cdnpont wrote:
 If the border were open I would consider driving though the states if just to save on fuel cost. 

I've done the drive twice before, each way (USA and Canada) once to van and back by motorcycle. So I do know what I'm up against. Yes, it's FAR!

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 Two reasons not to use the US route even if you can.

 

1) Have you ever driven that route across North Dakota and Montana? You think Saskatchewan is unpopulated? Take the US route and you'll see barren!

2) On the Canadian side you have lots of CP friends along the way if you need any assistance. 



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cdnpont wrote:
 If the border were open I would consider driving though the states if just to save on fuel cost. 

I've done the drive twice before, each way (USA and Canada) once to van and back by motorcycle. So I do know what I'm up against. Yes, it's FAR!

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 Two reasons not to use the US route even if you can.

 

1) Have you ever driven that route across North Dakota and Montana? You think Saskatchewan is unpopulated? Take the US route and you'll see barren!

2) On the Canadian side you have lots of CP friends along the way if you need any assistance. 


 Ya, hey Carl, Im having motor trouble, please bring one of those 427 engine out to help mebiggrin



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Just remember to enter Alberta almost on empty and fill up at Canmore. Then fill up at Medicine Hat before you leave Alberta.

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For the Ontario North part, Mark, Is Hwy #11 a better route than #17 ?

#11 is just a bit longer and a lot flatter,

but I think Hwy #17 is an awesome treat for the eyes.

Did that trip in my first 69 in 1985.

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I have relatives in Kapuskasing Randy. I'll take flatter but a bit longer if possible.

I'd assume the Rockies would be the main challenge for the old girl. Best to go when it's cooler out.

And I've never done ND, we went through SD.



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ND is more boring than SD, if that's possible.



-- Edited by 66 Grande guy on Sunday 21st of March 2021 04:18:48 PM

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Yeah, you don't do the Dakotas for scenery. Minnesota is a whole different story, it's gorgeous. However, I still say the northwest Ontario drive is one of the best. We bought a Roadmaster in Thunder Bay around 2002. I flew there and drove it home. I still love to remember that 500 mile drive.



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I'd stay in Canada, just my opinion.



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cdnpont wrote:

I have relatives in Kapuskasing Randy. I'll take flatter but a bit longer if possible.

I'd assume the Rockies would be the main challenge for the old girl. Best to go when it's cooler out.

And I've never done ND, we went through SD.


 So what are we looking at for timing ( ie start date? )

I'd also take the northern #11 route thru Ontario, although the Lake Superior route is more scenic.

Kapuskasing is my hometown and still have a few relatives there.



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I'm a collector...not a builder!!Located in sunny central Saskatchewan at the lakehead!


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cdnpont wrote:
timbuk wrote:

should be a good read good luck mark


 I would definitely do a day by day detailed thread on the trip. Help keep me occupied on the wee drive. If the border were open I would consider driving though the states if just to save on fuel cost. But crossing over even if open might be difficult when ferrying a older car that's not mine.

I've done the drive twice before, each way (USA and Canada) once to van and back by motorcycle. So I do know what I'm up against. Yes, it's FAR!

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 This is a CP thing and think it will always be a CP thing! James and I did about 900 Km per day on our road trip to the East. Members were open arms..open doors. Believe me Mark..it will be 1 unreal trip!!!! These guys think your a brother they lost and never met! Just can't say enough about the hospitality of members of this site!! Will have the three S's ready 4 u. Stop. steer and start! Also looking forward to meeting the "ARTIST" of parts restoration! Your threads r unreal!



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o ya Kevin..the "MUD SKIRTS" r in the trunk!wink Can install before leaving...but that voids the warranty.....biggrin



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Kind of wish I wasn't so far off the route or I'd at least wave at you as you float by!



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69 Chevy CST pickup

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I'm anxious. And thanks for the kind words Jim, and it's because of you that this is coming together well for Kevin. The plan would be to meet as many good members as possible along the route as per CP tradition, and the invites from the guys so far is very heartening.

I really need something like this right now, a challenge to myself. I'm a pretty good endurance driver, and can pull off 16 hour stints by myself with one 20 minute nap at about 3/4 of the way in, and about 8 stop and stretches. But that is in a modern car with a great seat. The Strato Bucket will get a good test. For fun I'm making up a list of travel must haves for inside the car right now.

 

What are the things that you'd need for a vintage car marathon?

You guys might laugh or shake your head, but about the top of my list...Extra Strength Tylenol. 



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Oh, and definitely needs the Mudskirts ON! Better aerodynamics.



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Well Mark if you have a little extra time I would say enjoy the trip with some shorter days and smell the roses along the way. Members will probably have someplace to show you something interesting in their area.

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ummm...pack your i pod..radio don't work and you can only listen to the hummm of a 283 for so long....

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Definitely Jerel! There should be little if any time constraint. I just know if need be I can push the drive a bit.



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