08-05-2008, 10:17:13 AM
I joined a local car forum.....I went cruising with 4 other guys.....all Mustangs.
We had a blast though - we drove up into Georgia and ate seafood for lunch, then cruised back.
I threw the water pump/alternator belt on the way home and had my second flatbed experience this year. Luckily I was close to home, but still out in the sticks (and not with the 'Stangs - lol).
The purple/green Mustang had a sweet factory paint job. He added a supercharger and heads - it was waaaay fast.
08-05-2008, 01:13:28 PM
that camaro really made those mustangs look ugly ..lol nice ride
08-05-2008, 01:56:02 PM
Love the wheels on your car. Looks sweet moving down the road.
08-05-2008, 03:43:53 PM
Great looking car! Sounds like a fun time too, aside from the tow of course.
I bet you're carrying spare belts and wrenches in the trunk now, eh?
08-05-2008, 04:36:21 PM
^yep, already bought the spare belt!
08-05-2008, 04:46:01 PM
Gordo, if you are throwing belts, check your pulley alignment... it's usually the alternator that flexes forward and kicks the belt off...
I have a nifty fix for that;)
08-05-2008, 04:50:32 PM
I have a very sturdy mid-mount Alan Grove bracket....I don't think it's flexing.
Like a dummy, I saw the belt was loose when I fired the car up that morning, but like even more of a dummy, I ignored it....:rolleyes:
08-05-2008, 06:31:09 PM
That is a nice car Gordon...love the stance and the wheels!
08-06-2008, 11:10:06 AM
I had the opposite problem, when my belt was tightened up correctly I would throw it if I got on the gas pretty hard. I added just a little slack and haven't had the problem for over a year now. Still carry spares though.
I was screwing around with a buddy in his '01 SS one time. At the next light this old guy pulls up waving his arms and yelling something, I thought he was going to give me crap for messing around on the street or something like that but he just wanted to let me know I threw my belt about half mile back, what a nice guy. ;)
08-06-2008, 05:11:28 PM
Flatbed trips suck! I had two the last week.... one Beretta one Camaro. If I threw a belt I'd be alright for a little while... just wouldnt have p/s or a charging battery.
Pictures look great, I always wanted to get some pics of my own like that. What kind of camera was being used?
08-06-2008, 05:31:08 PM
Not sure about the cameras, Woody. The first two are a different camera than the 2nd two.
The moving pics were from a digital camera that looked like a run-of-the-mill digital camera while he was holding it out the window - nothing special. We were probably running 60-70 mph. Have the Tiffster lean out of the Subaru with the Camera!
ZYAL8R posted similar pics last year and I thought the same thing:
08-06-2008, 07:04:09 PM
Nice picts Gordo
Came back that way late Sat afternoon from movies.
08-06-2008, 08:31:36 PM
How come the only car i see is a camaro?? O thats right thats the only real car out their :cool: sounds like a good time