Well I have made it back from my 5 day road trip mostly unscaved. But picked up a new daily driver/project It's an 81 Dasher Wagon, with a 1z TDI swap! It's not perfect but its in pretty good shape. I'm making this post on my phone at work so can't post pics yet but will soon. She did good on the trip besides developing an electrical issue 130 miles from denver. The headlights just quit working, the high beams work when I hold the switch down.... Also the radio and blower motor don't work unless the lights are working.... So working on that tonight. Also the og 4speed is not conduciveto road trips, guess people in 81didnt need to drive faster then 55 mph lol. So plans are to fix issues first, then 5speed swap asap, then side mount IC, it is non intercooled currently. EGTs stayed pretty low when cruising but would raise fairly fast if I stayed on it. But anyways pics will come this afternoon
The mTDi, really needs an intercooler
The first stop in Ky, only used half a tank
The morning after my overnight stop in Pickneyville Il (some friends live there)
Traffic jam in St Louis (all 4 lanes shutdown from fatality accident) took 1.5hrs to drive 1 mile to next exit
Had to stop at the "Worlds Largest Gift Shop" got to love Mo
Nothing like being passed by a Vw Rialta...
made it to Pittsburg Ks
Breakfast at a Pittsburg stapel Otto's
Got passed by the Rose Hill High's bus....
Worlds largest ball of Twine
Made it home 1500 miles and 5days later (well 2 day stop in Wichita)