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Fun Photos from Canada

Columbia Ice Fields

Columbia Ice Fields

Overland Bus

Overland Bus

Tom Meunier, Steve Markowski and Nate Barcomb Steve Markowski, Nate Barcomb, Tom Munier

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Northwest Passage with Pre-war cars

As we’ve been traveling through the Canadian Rockies on Route 1, the Trans Canada Highway, Route 93 and other roads,  another group in Pre-War cars has been mixing it up with our group of sports cars. To see a 1911 Rolls Royce Silver Ghost “floating” along at 70 MPH is a sight to behold because it looks so effortless and elegant with the huge wheels and locomotive styling. This group is staying at the Banff Springs Hotel as we are so I am passing cards out to see if I can work on any of these icons. Sure, it would be great to see more of the inner workings on a Silver Cloud or on this Peugeot but  I’m more interested in getting some tips!

Peugeot Pre-War

Peugeot Pre-War

Silver Ghost, Wrath, Cloud?

Silver Ghost, Wrath, Cloud?

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Photos from the Canadian Rockies

Here are some photos that Nate and I took of the Canadian Rockies on the Northwest Passage event. The mountains are so jagged and rugged, is it possible to hike them? I may go for a hike today as we aren’t driving anywhere and we don’t have much to work on.

Alberta, Banff

Alberta, Banff

Lake Louise, CA, Alberta, Canada CA

Lake Louise, CA, Alberta, Canada CA

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Northwest Passage

Nate and I are on the Northwest Passage Rally with Vintage Rallies. (www.vintagerallies.com) Rich and Jean Taylor organize this event along with others such as the New England 1000, the Texas 1000 and the Mountain Mille. Nate and I are the support crew so we follow along in the two car transporter full of tools to keep everyone running and if their car breaks to where we cannot fix it, we wheel out a brand new Porsche 911 C/4 S or Cayman S and load up the broken car.
Here is our first “victim” a Lotus Esprit S/4S. SpritS4S. The owner was alarmed by a major coolant leak on the ground which was hard to locate since the engine is on a slant and you cannot see under the intake manifold. Nate and I decided to rip and tear and realized that a tiny water pump that circulated coolant through the inter-cooler was seized up and leaking like crazy.
This water pump hasn’t been turning for a long time so it’s odd that it started leaking at the beginning of the event but we decided to let him run the event without the pump working. The intake manifold gasket ripped a little but we put a heavy smear of RTV Silicone and the car runs perfectly, has completed the last 3 days like a champ!

Lotus Esprit

Lotus Esprit

Esprit Lotus S/4 S

Esprit Lotus S/4 S

Intercooler Water pump

Intercooler Water pump

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