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Re: RWWE News

PostPosted: Tue Oct 27, 2009 7:46 am
by March Hare
nfpgasmask wrote:
And this is why I live in NV and not CA. :)

Bart


And this is ALSO why I live in NV ( 702 ) and not CA :)

Re: RWWE News

PostPosted: Tue Nov 17, 2009 2:34 pm
by HUMVEE Driver
Today I got in my truck to go and pick up my friend's trailer, and from there to load up the Humungus Machine. Then tomorrow morning I would start on my journey to southern California for the Road Warrior Weekend Event. My friend lives about 45 minutes away. My truck is a 2003 Dodge Ram with the 5.7 Hemi engine. It has 65,000 miles on it. It has the towing package and the offroad package. I bought it from the factory for the purpose of towing something if I had to.

So I get close to my friend's house, and as I am turning off the highway, my truck starts sputtering and then stalls. What the hell?!? Nothing like this has ever happened before. I turn the key and it starts but won't idle. Only by constantly revving the gas can I keep it running. And... I'm smelling gasoline from somewhere. What the fuck.

I'm in shock. I limp to my friend's place; he knows a lot about cars and he takes a look. Can't figure it out, but he knows it's bad. I have to leave the trailer there and try to get my truck to a dealer.

I explain to them I need my truck, like, NOW. The guy tells me he'll do his best, but it takes time to diagnose and fix. I just heard from him. I had an exhaust valve spring break. He says it's from excessive revving of the engine. I never do that. Even if I did, the engine has a governor that only lets you rev it so much. Long story short, he might be able to have it fixed by Friday.

The Event starts Friday. The fastest I can get there would be Sunday.

It is still sinking in to me - I can't make it. Once in a lifetime event, and I can't get there.

My friends, I can't explain what I am feeling now. I just don't have the words.

-Dave

Re: RWWE News

PostPosted: Tue Nov 17, 2009 3:06 pm
by Karol
Holy cow. That really sucks. What timing!
I guess borrowing a truck is out of the question. And so is driving the HUMungus VEEhicle all the way over here. Damn. Anyone who can pick you up on the way? OMG.

Re: RWWE News

PostPosted: Tue Nov 17, 2009 5:00 pm
by ziggy
No Way!!!! I really want to see that baby!!!!

I Know a rental would be expensive. If enough folks are willing to help would you do it? I will hand you 40 bucks cash on site if you roll up in a rental truck with the beast in tow. No BS. Anyone else in???
I really REALLY want to see it.

Re: RWWE News

PostPosted: Tue Nov 17, 2009 5:27 pm
by MFP1
That is Brutal HUMVEE........ UGH!
The rental idea sound pretty good if enough folks will pitch in to get ya there. I sure want to see your rig out one window of my XA BAT and an Interceptor (and even a buggy?) out the other window.
Let us know if anyhelp can be givin.

Re: RWWE News

PostPosted: Tue Nov 17, 2009 7:46 pm
by nfpgasmask
ziggy wrote: I will hand you 40 bucks cash on site if you roll up in a rental truck with the beast in tow. No BS. Anyone else in???


$40? I'm in!

Bart

Re: RWWE News

PostPosted: Tue Nov 17, 2009 10:10 pm
by Max Replica
I'd be in for $50 just to get Humvee there and see the machine. But I doubt that's going to help enough. Shit, this sucks. Anyone else got any ideas? Or some more money to pitch in? There's not much time for us to circle the wagons on this.

Re: RWWE News

PostPosted: Tue Nov 17, 2009 10:15 pm
by MFP 2020
Put me down for $75. There's no way you can't be there, Dave. You're my inspiration. :)

Re: RWWE News

PostPosted: Tue Nov 17, 2009 10:20 pm
by Max Replica
Okay, my girlfriend says she'll chip in another $50 if Dave let's me drive the thing for a minute for a photo op.
So that's $100 coming from us.
C'mon folks, spread the word! We've got less than 24 hours to try and save the Humongous Machine! What better charity is there?

(this is all assuming Dave would even be able to get a rental, but it's worth a try)

Re: RWWE News

PostPosted: Wed Nov 18, 2009 3:18 pm
by Karol
I'll put down some money, but it'll have to wait until next month. So, Dave, if you can front the cash, we're all willing to help you pay it off.