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Yet another Akron weekly cruise night...
« on: June 12, 2008, 08:14:55 PM »
Twas an another hot one but I got a spot in the shade so it all worked out :)










This car was parked across from me...





This one was parked next to me...



No registration info that I could see...












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Re: Yet another Akron weekly cruise night...
« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2008, 08:15:48 PM »
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Re: Yet another Akron weekly cruise night...
« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2008, 08:18:31 PM »








Barracuda convertible...



This one's for you Larry...

















Parked at the bank...getting ready for a getaway??




I was car 36 today and the cruise filled 3 full blocks with overflow into the park.

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Re: Yet another Akron weekly cruise night...
« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2008, 08:19:16 PM »
Cool pictures!  Thanks for taking them and posting them.  Are you ready to address the "heat always on" thing yet? ??? ???

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Re: Yet another Akron weekly cruise night...
« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2008, 08:22:27 PM »
Ohh yeah. Just have to figure out what I'm going to do. I think I'll retrace everything and I might fork out some additional $$ to get a 160 high flow t-stat along with a starter heat shield as I'm tired of the hot start issues too. Still working through all the bugs...If nothing else, I'm learning for the next one :)

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Re: Yet another Akron weekly cruise night...
« Reply #5 on: June 12, 2008, 08:37:53 PM »
Those are some good pics, brian :)
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Re: Yet another Akron weekly cruise night...
« Reply #6 on: June 13, 2008, 12:52:54 AM »
Very nice! Looks like the one we have here once a year. In fact, if the weather is nice it is supposed to be this weekend.



This one looks like my dad's old truck. He loves the late '60s F100s.

But I have to ask this, why is it they feel the need to put these on during the week? Same thing happens here. Fargo has a cruise once a month, but it's on a Thursday. The local club I joined has it's meetings on Fridays. I miss every one because I work.
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Re: Yet another Akron weekly cruise night...
« Reply #7 on: June 13, 2008, 07:10:10 AM »
Larry,

It's because Sat/Sun are generally reserved for car shows ;)

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Re: Yet another Akron weekly cruise night...
« Reply #8 on: June 13, 2008, 12:49:31 PM »
Larry,

It's because Sat/Sun are generally reserved for car shows ;)

That may be true for NY.  ;)
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Re: Yet another Akron weekly cruise night...
« Reply #9 on: June 13, 2008, 12:57:19 PM »
That is huge for a weekly event  :o

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Re: Yet another Akron weekly cruise night...
« Reply #10 on: June 13, 2008, 12:59:34 PM »
This one's for you Larry...




That is sweet. What a parts runner that would make. ;D
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Re: Yet another Akron weekly cruise night...
« Reply #11 on: June 13, 2008, 01:12:16 PM »
That is huge for a weekly event  :o

Nah that's small for this cruise. Normally the park is full and they have overflow of a fourth block. So I'd say somewhere north of 100 cars weekly - and they change, ie you don't see all the same cars each week. There's also a 50/50, door prizes, food in the park, stores give discounts, etc. Bars love it on the street as there's a good biker contingent too!

The pics I took were just a small sampling...I pretty much skipped over the Corvettes of Buffalo contingent and the modern Mustangs.


That is sweet. What a parts runner that would make. ;D

Larry - Yeah I thought you'd enjoy that parts hauler ;) First time I'd seen that particular car there. Most of the others I catch at other cruise nights.

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Re: Yet another Akron weekly cruise night...
« Reply #12 on: June 13, 2008, 02:17:15 PM »
hey brian thanks for the pics! where is Akron? I live in Putnam county in NY. i'm one hour north of Manhattan.
are you gonna go to the firebird show in Saratoga next month?
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Re: Yet another Akron weekly cruise night...
« Reply #13 on: June 13, 2008, 03:59:15 PM »
Rob,

Akron is 30 min east of Buffalo or 30 min west of Batavia (or 1 hour from Rochester). I'm pre-reg'd for Saratoga but I'm rethinking actually driving the car there. It's really been on the road only a couple months so the 4.5 hour trip with the heat stuck on might be a little much for me to handle. It'll be a game day decision if I'm trailering it there or driving.

I've got family on the Island and in Carmel - drove through that region last summer to visit my aunt in CT.

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Re: Yet another Akron weekly cruise night...
« Reply #14 on: June 13, 2008, 04:34:44 PM »
Rob,

Akron is 30 min east of Buffalo or 30 min west of Batavia (or 1 hour from Rochester). I'm pre-reg'd for Saratoga but I'm rethinking actually driving the car there. It's really been on the road only a couple months so the 4.5 hour trip with the heat stuck on might be a little much for me to handle. It'll be a game day decision if I'm trailering it there or driving.

I've got family on the Island and in Carmel - drove through that region last summer to visit my aunt in CT.
I have family on the Island too!  and I live in Mahopac, which is right next to Carmel!  haha what a small world!
i'm gonna head up to the show at Saratoga, but I'm not going to bring my T/A. its about 3 hours for me, and my fuel line and brake lines have seen better days, if you know what i mean. they are okay so far, (fingers crossed) but i'm just paranoid about them. i do not have the money right now to do it, hopefully next year
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