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Offline eaglebeek

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Re: Colorado Mini Meet October 20 2013
« Reply #15 on: October 22, 2013, 12:26:17 AM »
I would have loved to have been there but i'm still not 100% sure Eagle Eyes would be able to make that long of a trip that and I had to work.

I'm never 100% sure my Eagle will make a trip...anything can happen to a 30-year-old car with 171k miles. ;D This trip wasn't all that far...22 miles....but it did make a 60-mile trip earlier this week.

The way I see it---even a new car can leave it's driver stranded. I'd just as soon take my chances with the Eagle that I know well as with a new car that requires an engineering education to repair. :eagle:
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Re: Colorado Mini Meet October 20 2013
« Reply #16 on: October 22, 2013, 02:54:24 AM »
I would have loved to have been there but i'm still not 100% sure Eagle Eyes would be able to make that long of a trip that and I had to work.

I'm never 100% sure my Eagle will make a trip...anything can happen to a 30-year-old car with 171k miles. ;D This trip wasn't all that far...22 miles....but it did make a 60-mile trip earlier this week.

The way I see it---even a new car can leave it's driver stranded. I'd just as soon take my chances with the Eagle that I know well as with a new car that requires an engineering education to repair. :eagle:
yeah but i'm in pueblo and that is a 133 mile trip and I've never taken her on any trip that was more than 20 miles.
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Re: Colorado Mini Meet October 20 2013
« Reply #17 on: October 22, 2013, 04:22:04 AM »
I would have loved to have been there but i'm still not 100% sure Eagle Eyes would be able to make that long of a trip that and I had to work.

I'm never 100% sure my Eagle will make a trip...anything can happen to a 30-year-old car with 171k miles. ;D This trip wasn't all that far...22 miles....but it did make a 60-mile trip earlier this week.

The way I see it---even a new car can leave it's driver stranded. I'd just as soon take my chances with the Eagle that I know well as with a new car that requires an engineering education to repair. :eagle:
yeah but i'm in pueblo and that is a 133 mile trip and I've never taken her on any trip that was more than 20 miles.

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Re: Colorado Mini Meet October 20 2013
« Reply #18 on: October 22, 2013, 12:43:49 PM »
if maintanence is kept up, and it is taken care of, theres no reason it shouldn't make thee trip. ive been grabbing electrical parts for spares already.
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Re: Colorado Mini Meet October 20 2013
« Reply #19 on: October 22, 2013, 08:41:44 PM »
the reason I haven't tried yet is because she usually starts acting up after a 14 mile trip.
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Re: Colorado Mini Meet October 20 2013
« Reply #20 on: October 22, 2013, 09:31:53 PM »
I understand maddog's thinking here and agree with him.  If I had a car that I didn't think could make a long trip, I probably wouldn't attempt it either.  Its no fun being stuck on the side of the road 50 miles from home
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Re: Colorado Mini Meet October 20 2013
« Reply #21 on: October 22, 2013, 09:49:01 PM »
Pack some necessities! :)
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Re: Colorado Mini Meet October 20 2013
« Reply #22 on: October 22, 2013, 10:16:31 PM »
Maddog, if I put you on the spot I apologize. I didn't realize Eagle Eyes had known problems. And vangremlin is right...it's no fun to be stranded far away from home.

That being said, give us some idea of the things Eagle Eyes is doing to you. Someone on this forum has some ideas as to what you should do to make her more reliable. :eagle:
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Re: Colorado Mini Meet October 20 2013
« Reply #23 on: October 23, 2013, 12:15:42 AM »
I am also sorry for putting you on the spot. Hopefully you can get eagleeyes back to the stage of driving long trips. If it is something that I don't think would make a long trip either, if I knew I had issues.
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Re: Colorado Mini Meet October 20 2013
« Reply #24 on: October 23, 2013, 03:18:47 AM »
I know what's wrong with her I just haven't been able to get to it just yet as I have been busy with work and I need more than one day off to deal with it, which is why i'm trying to get Survivor's engine swap done so I can get to the things that Eagle Eyes needs done to her.
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Re: Colorado Mini Meet October 20 2013
« Reply #25 on: October 23, 2013, 03:59:03 PM »
We definitely need more mini-meets. Anybody in Ohio/Michigan/Western PA that wants to meet up for a Sunday let me know!!
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Re: Colorado Mini Meet October 20 2013
« Reply #26 on: October 24, 2013, 09:41:35 AM »
Looks like a good time had by all. Wish I lived closer would have loved to join in on the fun.Don't believe there is another Eagle owner within a million miles of me.
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