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Lou Van Anne
05-28-2017, 04:07 PM
The last 10 times I have driven my problem child (64 GT Hawk R2) everything has worked fine....nothing broke:!:or fell off! Could it be that she has turned a new leaf or have I just jinxed myself?
Actually, she drives pretty nice now....she sure gets a lot of "thumbs up".:D

BRUCESTUDE
05-28-2017, 07:08 PM
You have all the bugs worked out now....enjoy! (but carry spare everything)

Lou Van Anne
05-28-2017, 11:32 PM
Sooo true!
You have all the bugs worked out now....enjoy! (but carry spare everything)

Sdude
05-28-2017, 11:42 PM
Did you knock on wood when you said this?

studeclunker
05-29-2017, 01:55 AM
Perhaps you should name her Serenity after the ship in the programme Firefly. Then again, if she's behaving herself now... maybe not.

RadioRoy
05-29-2017, 02:00 AM
My 54 wagon was unreliable for a while after building it. By keeping after it and fixing everything that broke, eventually it became a very reliable driver. It actually became reliable sooner than I thought, because I did not trust it at first.

spokejr
05-29-2017, 12:27 PM
The last 10 times I have driven my problem child (64 GT Hawk R2) everything has worked fine....nothing broke:!:or fell off! Could it be that she has turned a new leaf or have I just jinxed myself?
Actually, she drives pretty nice now....she sure gets a lot of "thumbs up".:D

Well, now you've put the devil on the wall, haven't you?

More likely, you've been beavering away on the details and caught up with the gremlins and banished the last...for now.

Just be a good Boy Scout, you'll be fine.

55coupe
05-29-2017, 05:30 PM
What about that louse nut behind the wheel?

Mrs K Corbin
05-30-2017, 07:52 AM
Like all Women, just as soon as you think she's behaving herself......... BAM!

57studesilverhawk
05-30-2017, 05:52 PM
The last 10 times I have driven my problem child (64 GT Hawk R2) everything has worked fine....nothing broke:!:or fell off! Could it be that she has turned a new leaf or have I just jinxed myself?
Actually, she drives pretty nice now....she sure gets a lot of "thumbs up".:D

When I got my 1957 Silver Hawk back on the road, as it sat in the junk yard for years, the last plates on said 1967, so I replaced floors , this and that, overhauled ever thing, but still every time I went some ware it caused a problem, the first two years I could not trust it. Then as I started to feel better about it and now having put on about 10,000 miles, it started to behave. I did carry a spare this and that in the trunk, and every time I crossed into the USA the border police would ask the same question, Are you going to sell those parts?? no that's my insurance policy , If I have them I never need them. And that was the case. Now I have driven The Hawk over 70,000 Miles and its been good and a lot of fun. Give it a grease job and oil change as needed, check it over and drive some more. So drive yours, enjoy the thumbs up, have fun.

Xcalibur
05-30-2017, 09:59 PM
Don't worry, many will still like it if they see it setting beside the road. ;-)

Lou Van Anne
05-30-2017, 11:53 PM
What about that louse nut behind the wheel?There is no hope for that guy....have you seen inside his house?...total nut case indeed!

Pat Dilling
05-31-2017, 09:50 AM
Good for you! We will now refer to you as "R2 Lou!" Your perseverance has paid off. Bring it up to the Wheelbarrow races so the public can "oooh and awe! "

Lou Van Anne
10-21-2017, 10:17 PM
Wow!...it's been over six months and nothing else has gone wrong.....drove her almost 300 miles in attending the South West Zone Meet...she was on her best behavior! Next: paint.

63 R2 Hawk
10-22-2017, 12:03 PM
Hope springs eternal! In the 12 years I've owned my '63 R2, she has never let me down. One time I left the lights on and ran the Optima battery down, but that was my fault. (BTW, never let an Optima battery get run down unless you have the necessary equipment to recharge it!!). Once, on a 300 mile club run, the "Press-Your-Luck" alternator quit but I had enough time to turn around and get back home. I always carry an extra R style fuel pump, spare water pump, electric fuel pump with some clip leads, hose & clamps, extra bulbs, "U" joints, misc clip lead jumpers, alternator, multimeter, spare MSD coil and some other stuff, just in case. So far, never had to use any of it....