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Old 07-22-2009, 02:30 AM   #6 (permalink)
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: maine
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oldscoob - '87 subaru wagon gl/dr
90 day: 47.06 mpg (US)
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I have several surreal moments.
One was my first epiphany about power used for the work returned. My dad had a 350 cummins IH cabover rig when I was a kid. He offered to haul approx 60ton beam at 60 feet long with a stretch trailer. the feel of the mass, knowing rivets in the cab were the same 5-7 mpg...the feel of steel mass is incredibly dense and rubbery...120,000 pounds...
The second was in an 87 subaru. assuming gas guage stuck, my trip went on to 60+mpg with unknown cause... that was in the 90s.
The third was just saturday. I had never seen a tornado, let alone record one in maine.
Upon driving through after I thought it had passed, my coolant reservoir filled up with cool fluid, and the engine went missing a quart of oil in 20 miles. fuel mileage unhindered.
No matter what we do to be surreal. There is the god factor beyond our acheivements.
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