After all that I did to fix it, I figured it was good for a bit of a ride. I drove this tank from the Midwest to L. A (2400 miles in 4 days) and had no problems. 4 days coz I was in no hurry and wanted to rest as well. I didn't calculate the mileage, but it was beautiful considering how many miles I did.
The drive between Utah and California was really treacherous so say the least. Picture this; a curvy road of over 10 degrees decline, loads of rain and my station wagon loaded down with my treasures. On that part, I handled satisfactorily (it was really loaded down with my garbage) andI gave it a7 out of 10. Although Jeeps and other cars sped past me, they were lighter and front wheel drive.
Overall, I am quite happy and oil and filter job it every 3000 miles religiously. I also change the distributor cap, cables and spark plugs every 10,000 miles. Few cars take off like this dinosaur!