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The curse continues
« on: June 01, 2012, 09:01:53 AM »
It is currently 9:55am in New Stanton PA. At this time I was supposed to be at Carlisle already but disaster struck for me again!! Maaco was being a major pain in the butt & couldn't paint the front bumper filler & headlight buckets the right color so it delayed Dad's & my departure. We got on the road around 7pm & all was going well until we were coming up on the PA Turnpike just past the New Stanton exit. He hit the brake pedal & the brake light came on, along with the pedal going straight to the floor. We coasted to the berm & looked underneath. Brake fluid was all over the right rear tire. He walked back to the New Stanton exit & bought some brake fluid. No good. Still had no pedal. We limped the car around & got back to the New Stanton exit where we got a hotel for the night. I thought it was a rear wheel cylinder but it turns out it was the steel line that goes across the axle. He is going to get the line & we are going to replace it before getting on the road. Needless to say this is not what I had in mind but it's not like I wanted this to happen.
 
I am really considering never going back to Carlisle or the state of PA again!!!!!! Whenever I do something happens.
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Re: The curse continues
« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2012, 09:44:24 AM »
Hand brake for the win,had to drive from Savannah to Tallahassee
with nothing but emer brk one night. Glad it was a holiday weekend
and it was 1.00 am Monday morning.
My butt WASNT sitting beside the road.

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Re: The curse continues
« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2012, 10:41:01 AM »
Hand brake for the win,had to drive from Savannah to Tallahassee
with nothing but emer brk one night. Glad it was a holiday weekend
and it was 1.00 am Monday morning.
My butt WASNT sitting beside the road.

Hard for me to do when it was not connected up. It broke a while ago.
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Re: The curse continues
« Reply #3 on: June 01, 2012, 10:43:47 AM »
Got the brakes fixed somewhat & will be getting back on the road to Carlisle. Better late than never.
Matt Manter
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Re: The curse continues
« Reply #4 on: June 01, 2012, 03:37:26 PM »
Hang in there, that's Pinto life for ya!  :P
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Re: The curse continues
« Reply #5 on: June 01, 2012, 07:50:07 PM »
Hang in there, that's Pinto life for ya!  :P

Or for me life of any car lol.
 
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Re: The curse continues
« Reply #6 on: June 02, 2012, 12:26:48 AM »
Thats the same thing that happened to us as we was leaving town for the stampede.

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Re: The curse continues
« Reply #7 on: June 02, 2012, 06:17:25 PM »
nice to have met you toady, glen
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Re: The curse continues
« Reply #8 on: June 02, 2012, 06:20:46 PM »
oh! and i hope you make it home with no problems. good luck!
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Re: The curse continues
« Reply #9 on: June 02, 2012, 06:45:58 PM »
Thanks Glen, it was nice to meet you today as well.
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Re: The curse continues
« Reply #10 on: June 02, 2012, 07:23:40 PM »
Matt,
Glad you made it we have to hook up tomorrow. We missed each other, the PCCA prizes will be given at 10:00 am at the tent, see you there.