Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Last mechanical checks

With just 5 days to go I am doing final mechanical checks.  Oil & Filter, Grease fittings, Air filter & Fluids.  New Tires but having a problem with a bent rim.  Hope to solve it by Monday.    Extra fan belts, small distributor parts. , bottle jack, assortment of sockets, wrenches etc. , fix- it flat cans.

Doing a trial fit of items; tent, air mat, stove, cook utensils & camp supplies. GPS, laptop, phone , 2 cameras, 1 movie cam, 110 converter. Clothes and toiletries for 90 days.

Will begin to communicate with other corvette owners whom I plan to visit on my Journey.  It will be hard to project arrival  times much more then a few days in advance.  It will depend on the car holding up, my ability to drive daily the routes and time that may be spent, because of special places or people. 

I hope my trip will enlighten you and make you smile once in a while.  I am fortunate to be able to embark on a trip that we all dream about.  May the stars be out at night and gas pumps open by day.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Weatherstrip is done

Finished weather stripping.  Have wheels off for blackout of wheel wells.  One steel original rim to be trued and made round by specialist. Rear exhaust panel back on and mufflers set.  Still need to put convertible top on and test for water leaks.  Will start to assemble items that will need to fit in rear storage space.  Tent, air mattress, stove, chair, tools, extra belts and bedding. Looking forward to journey's start. 

Friday, July 9, 2010

Map of projected route

I have copied the link to my   Projected Route Map  just copy it and paste in the  http:// section at the top of web browser.  It will take you to my map.  I will post a map that will be the actual route driven , once the trip has started.

It takes a few moments to load. The blue line shows the general direction, (Northern route across America first) . The blue dots are long time Corvette owners who are part of my project and want me to visit them Once the trip starts, I will post an actual route driven map.

Back to work on the car. Thanks to all who have visited and keep the light on.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Blog address is sent to all

Hi, I have sent this blog address to all , including forums. You can check the calender for my dates and stops in all 48 states. Just click on the

Jack's Itinerary under the picture at the top of blog.

I am working on the weatherstripping and muffler alignment for rear panel exhaust bezels. Just a few more items and I am done with the car for this year.

Only 25 days to departure. Still have to figure out how to pack all that is needed in my roadster. No room for spare tire, just have to have a few cans of flat tire fix-it.

I will have a few pictures of the car packed soon.

Back to work now.

Saturday, July 3, 2010


Final Adjustments
Publish Trip Calendar
Edit Packing List
Dry Run with Car Loaded