· Master Story Teller & Fabricator
I hate to Say ... I too had problems reaching home... But with my Blue Devil GT ... my Good and Bad Luck seem to prevail... I was following Jeff home... and before we left I heard some rattle noises.. payed no mind as the car was running good, and got on the road.
after some High speed chasing down Jeff's car... my Exhaust Head pipe came loose and was very loud head pipe held on with one bolt.. 1 out of six took a hike / the GT had no power
The same happened to me on the way home after my first Carlisle 9 years ago. I used stainless steel bolts and the car(Red Baron) had only got ready to drive for the first time in 25 years the night before the show. 5 of 6 bolts fell out. I took bolts from other places in the car to replace them. When I got home and checked them, 4 had fallen out again. I am now a believer that you should always use regular bolts at the headpipe, so that they rust into place, and make sure to drive the car for few weeks before a long trip. Buuuuuut, RallyBob gave me new high quality stainless bolts with my headpipe and I followed his instructions for tightening and I have had no problems.