Update on The 55

I had been planning to leave for weeks now. I had the route all set. All the stops were planned out. I was gonna start at the Santa Monica Pier – the “end” of Route 66 – and take it all the way to Flagstaff, AZ hitting all the important Route 66 stops along the … More Update on The 55

Old Car Frustrations

December of last year, just before I left for Colorado, The 55 died on me. It all started with the Torque Converter Clutch not engaging in the transmission. And not only was it not engaging, but it was downshifting the transmission into 3rd gear. Jimmy the transmission-guy & Holley figured it out and now they’ve … More Old Car Frustrations

The 55 2.0 …or is it the 6.0? SEMA, Pleasanton and the Duel in the Desert.

The new engine is in and it is a running and driving machine. Well, it is running… And it does drive. But the damn thing wouldn’t let the torque converter lock up on the freeway. At 60 mph the tach reads 3100 rpm. Not good. Over the years I’ve become friends with some of the … More The 55 2.0 …or is it the 6.0? SEMA, Pleasanton and the Duel in the Desert.

The LQ4 / The 55 2.0

If you’ve been following along you know I put a lot of miles on The 55. And if you’re keeping track, we’ve been thru 10 states and 17 National Parks since last May. From the top of Pike’s Peak, 14,115 above sea level to the bottom of Badwater -282 below sea level. From the Bonneville Salt … More The LQ4 / The 55 2.0

Albuquerque, Petrified Forest National Park and Some Snow

I got up the next morning and hit I-40 West towards Albuquerque. From I-40 we exited Central Avenue which is the old Route 66. Central Avenue is Route 66 gold if you’re looking for cool stuff like the Tewa Motor Lodge. I also spotted a super cool man hole cover celebrating Albuquerque’s tricentennial anniversary. If … More Albuquerque, Petrified Forest National Park and Some Snow