We just returned from delivering my car to Jamison's Corvette in Charleston. Very uneventful trip except for the gas. With the new trailer being so large and much more wind surface, my F-250 Super Duty only got 7-8 miles per gallon. Gas was $3.75/gallon here in Florida, went up to $3.87 in Georgia, then dropped to $3.58/gallon in Charleston. Imagine talking about gas DROPPING to $3.58/gallon. I don't care what that bast*^d O'bama says, he can do something about it, he just won't. However, during the trip, just outside Charleston, my muffler started making very loud noise, and by the time we were in Charleston, it had blown the front of the muffler clean out. When I took to to Meinike Muffler shop, I was told the shop who put the last muffler in installed an incorrect one. The muffler was last replaced by the dealer whom we bought the truck from, but I know they sub'd it out to a local muffler shop. The long and short of it was the inlet and outlet pipes of the muffler they installed was horribly under sized, and probably creating enourmous back pressure. After they installed the correct muffler, the truck really did have more punch, and got 14.5 miles per gallon (compared with it's normal 12 mpg highway) on the trip home (with no trailer, I left it at Jamisons).
While in Charleston, we visited "Patriot's Point" where the WWII carrier Yorktown is on display, and we visited Ft. Sumter.
Don't know yet how long John will need the car. Depends on how bad some of the defects are and what will need to be done to correct them. I know the car is in the best of hands, so I am not worried at all. John will be e-mailing me photos of the progress, and I will post'em as they come in. For now, I am tearing through my garage like a white tornado, cleaning, throwing out and re-stowing. Once that is done (about a week), I start working on the '72 doors. They need cleaned up, preserved, sound coated, ceramic coated, the new power windows installed, the electric door locks figured out and the C4 electric mirrors installed. Did I mention something about having a little break --- NOT! But I have to finish all of this before the car come back and again fills the garage.