kiwis on route 66
Winslow Arizona to Williams Arizona about 100 miles. Day 21 Friday 6 October
The day rapidly deteriorated into a complete shambles we got up at 4.30 am to make coffee and the CO was on the radio informing us he was towing in a Jeep for us to deal with. No amount of towing, bashing and kicking would make it go. Battery was dead flat. The 78 year old owner could not explain how why it was flat. We winched it onto the trailer. Then we winched on a second Jeep that was flooding gas. This was all before 0700hrs 1st gear. 1 mile down the road a Dodge M37 ambulance water pump bearing collapsed. Our rig was full so he was winched onto another trailer. An M38A1 jeep ran a Conrod bearing and was terminal; he self-towed with his A frame.
Lunchtime the pump was replaced on the Dodge, a new needle valve fitted to the Jeep carburettor and the generator removed from Jeep 2 and sent to the auto sparky in Flagstaff.
We arrived completely shagged at the finish point at a little town called Williams near the Grand Canyon and set up camp in a RV park. The climate here in the high desert at 7000 feet is 85F during the day followed by a frost overnight.
Regards Peter & Paul