Topic: Hell on Wheels California 2022

The most important part of prepping a Lemons race car for a Lemons rally is repainting the faded and/or peeling numbers, I hope.

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1982 MG Metro 1300: IOE 2015 Pacific Northworst GP, Longest Distance 2010 Cd'L Box Wine Country Classic
1980 KV Mini 1: Worst of Show and Fright Pig Supremo 2009 Concours d'Lemons
1978 H Special: Second-Round Elimination 2010 Lemons Pinewood Derby at Sears Pointless
1967 SAAB 96: IOE 2012 Pacific Northworst GP

Re: Hell on Wheels California 2022

That sounds right. See you there!

I Survived Hell on Wheels, Car Weeeak, Route Sucky Suck, etc.

Re: Hell on Wheels California 2022

I made it to San Luis Obispo which means there's a fair chance I'll at least start the rally. This'll be my fourth, so my goal is to do the entire rally in a single vehicle under its own power. I've accomplished each of those separately but never all three at the same time. Think big, I say.

1982 MG Metro 1300: IOE 2015 Pacific Northworst GP, Longest Distance 2010 Cd'L Box Wine Country Classic
1980 KV Mini 1: Worst of Show and Fright Pig Supremo 2009 Concours d'Lemons
1978 H Special: Second-Round Elimination 2010 Lemons Pinewood Derby at Sears Pointless
1967 SAAB 96: IOE 2012 Pacific Northworst GP

Re: Hell on Wheels California 2022

Congrats on finishing! and it was fun to hang out....

I Survived Hell on Wheels, Car Weeeak, Route Sucky Suck, etc.

Re: Hell on Wheels California 2022

squirrel wrote:

Congrats on finishing! and it was fun to hang out....

Thanks! The same to you! I hope to see you at another one.

mharrell wrote:

...my goal is to do the entire rally in a single vehicle under its own power.

Done! Admittedly I skipped a few checkpoints along the way due to time-speed-distance calculations, as they say in the rally biz. Mostly it came down to the "speed" part.

1982 MG Metro 1300: IOE 2015 Pacific Northworst GP, Longest Distance 2010 Cd'L Box Wine Country Classic
1980 KV Mini 1: Worst of Show and Fright Pig Supremo 2009 Concours d'Lemons
1978 H Special: Second-Round Elimination 2010 Lemons Pinewood Derby at Sears Pointless
1967 SAAB 96: IOE 2012 Pacific Northworst GP

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I did the math on fuel/oil/miles. I got 20 mpg, but used oil at a 40:1 ratio. Worse than a 2 stroke!

I Survived Hell on Wheels, Car Weeeak, Route Sucky Suck, etc.

Re: Hell on Wheels California 2022

On the various stages I got between 20 and 25 mpg, depending on topography, and ran at 50:1. If you want to feel better about your numbers, though, just have a look at the price of any of the reasonably decent synthetic two-stroke oils. I use Red Line snowmobile oil and although it's possible to use the cheaper stuff, that also means using more of it per gallon of gas, so in the end it's more or less a wash on cost.

1982 MG Metro 1300: IOE 2015 Pacific Northworst GP, Longest Distance 2010 Cd'L Box Wine Country Classic
1980 KV Mini 1: Worst of Show and Fright Pig Supremo 2009 Concours d'Lemons
1978 H Special: Second-Round Elimination 2010 Lemons Pinewood Derby at Sears Pointless
1967 SAAB 96: IOE 2012 Pacific Northworst GP

Re: Hell on Wheels California 2022

I'm looking into finding some new rings and gaskets....

I Survived Hell on Wheels, Car Weeeak, Route Sucky Suck, etc.