Took the Galaxie and the fiance out to Colorado this summer to see my homeland in Colorado. Thought you guys might enjoy some pics.
We camped our second night on the Illinois/Iowa border.
The only noteworthy sight in Nebraska... also the only rain we encountered.
First glimpse of the rockies. Somewhere in Wyoming.
Today's colors are green and brown...
Heading up into the foothills
This is the mouth of the Poudre Canyon, which winds up through the divide. It is a really epic drive if any of you are close.
First altitude break (for us AND the car)
It's a common assumption that tunnels should include some sort of man-made material... Not in Colorado!
I wish I could recreate the noise of a healthy 428 thundering off the rocks for you guys.
Running the twisties
There were a few bull moose up near the top of the pass
Max elevation. Car runs a little rich up here.
Coming down the other side
Just past Walden, CO. Rockies in front and rockies behind.
The car made it to dad's house making a terrible noise and leaking every type of fluid imaginable. We pulled the engine, replaced ALL the seals, a power steering hose, pilot bushing, the water pump, ignition coil, and swapped to DOT5 brake fluid. There were also a couple exhaust leaks and one tube on the driver's side header was rubbing. Long story short, after many long days, the car runs better, runs cooler, sounds better, stops better, and is LEAK FREE (hand on heart). It made it all the way back to Jersey with no complications (except I had to redo the timing/carb for sea-level).
1967 Galaxie XL, Q-code, 428"
1994 Bronco, 5.0L (winter car)
1972 Triumph TR6 (soon to be ford stroker powered)