Snow Day!

Pete

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Sep 17, 2009
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Hailey, Idaho
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Willys Model
  1. Wagon
Willys Year:
  1. 1960
About 10" of snow today, still falling...

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Pete
 
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Very enjoyable ride... thanks Pete! And no breakdowns or mishaps either.

I just picked up a set of four cable chains - completely unused for $5 - that fit our wagon's 235/85 - 16 Armstrong tires perfectly. The only problem is clearance between the rear wheels and the very tight outer wheel well lips... guess I could just mount front ones... Just can't wait to get out into the snow that should be coming soon.

Cheers and all the best for Christmas.

Pavel
 
Pete,

Now that you have your Wagon up and and running it looks you're having WAY TOO MUCH FUN!!! GOOD JOB!!

Question--I saw the video where there was snow on the ground but the streets were clear. What do they use where you live? Here in Wisconsin, we have snow, but they use so much salt every car on the street is white no matter what color it was painted.

If I made a video like yours, you would hear the engine noise and gear whine like yours, but you would probably also hear the sheet metal of my wagon rotting away and pieces falling off from corrosion!!! So my wagon is tucked away in my hanger at the local airport until the Spring rains wash the streets.

Happy Holidays,
Old Willy
 
Old Willy said:
Pete,

Now that you have your Wagon up and and running it looks you're having WAY TOO MUCH FUN!!! GOOD JOB!!

Question--I saw the video where there was snow on the ground but the streets were clear. What do they use where you live?

Happy Holidays,
Old Willy

The only thing used on the streets here is a bit of sand on the intersections, and a good network of plows. We get a lot of sun, and the streets eventually melt off, but it can take a while after a storm. The State Highway department uses some sort of ice-melt a few times a year on the highway between towns, but that's it. I stay clear of the highway when it is wet.

I've had bare metal on my '53 chevy pickup for 29 years... fortunate to have salt free roads to be sure.

Pete
 
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