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March 24, 2000

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The wife and I went down to pick up the Mog. George had moved it down his driveway, added a set of tire chains we had agreed on, and had it ready to go. We put on temporary plates and transferred stuff from the Saturn to the Mog.

 I have more pictures of this day, but haven't found the disk yet. When I do, I'll add them.

Steve, a friend of George's was there, and they were readying another Mog for an impromptu test drive. We decided to tag along. They went up a steep hill in snow and mud. We decided to just watch as it was a little tippy near some trees and we didn't want to ding up ours just yet. They hit about a foot of mud on one side, but did ok. This Mog was the only one damaged in shipment from Holland. The rear doors were bent and rear windows in the doors smashed by a forklift. Their trip back down was interesting as when they hit the muddy spot again they sank in almost up to the front axle on the driver's side. They stopped to look over the situation, then continued on with no problem. They stopped and fixed the rut so it wouldn't wash out ot dry that way.

Now what do we do??? At least we're having fun!

We made it!

The trip home was overall uneventful. We stopped gassed up in Ossippee next going to the Army Navy store in Conway for some GI issue (French) sleeping bags and pads. A couple of weeks earlier I purchased 3 Swiss Army Jerry cans and some cammo netting for the Mog there. The fabric lattice on the passenger side rear door of the radio van is for stowing your cammo nets!

The Mog did fine going up NH 302 through Crawford Notch, but at the very top where it's steep when I went to accelerate it hesitated a little. Fiddling with the fuel tank selector solved this without slowing down much.
We gassed up again at Bretton Woods as it looked like it didn't want to draw from both tanks. I did get it up to 90 KM/H a couple of times with no problems after that. It "feels" best at 70 KM/H though.



There is a short section of a hill on NH Route 3 in Whitefield that is very steep where several truckers have missed shifts and destroyed drive shafts. Just to be sure I shifted to second gear. It went up like it was nothing.

That night I asked the folks in the Mog e-mail group about it and got a speedy answer. The packing inside the selector needed to be replaced and tightened down. No big deal.

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