I wont let it run dry - I just wanted to know so I can work out how much fuel would be used and yes John I am planning a road trip.
I will give you a basic run down and hopefully I wont bore you
when I was in my early 20's I got a job in Cyprus on a cruise liner working 10 months of the year.
At home I had a Ford escort XR3i which when I got it was a total wreck but I started to do it up - mainly because it was one of the first off the production line that ford offered with fuel injection in 1982.
when I got my time off at the end of each year I would work on the car - after my 2nd year at sea I had finished the car and got it sprayed up.
having to spend a lot of time away from home and the car completed I thought I would have a challenge.
My girlfriend at the time (who is now my wife) worked on the same ship took the easy option and flew over to meet our ship, which wintered near Athens Greece to have repairs etc.
Where as I decided to catch a ferry from my town in the U.K to Zeebrugge in Belgium and drive 935 miles to Ancona in Italy catch a ferry to patras in Greece and drive 2 hours and meet my ship which was a new ship to us but was a converted ferry with a car deck that didn't get used so the car went on there and shipped it to Cyprus. BTW My wife then said she would of loved to have done the trip with me.
The best part of the trip was Belgium to Italy going through the Mont Blanc tunnel the alps etc.
a couple of years ago a television chef entered a race in Italy called the Mille Miglia see here http://www.1000miglia.it/2014-Edition/
The rules are that cars can only enter the race if that model of car was in the original race years ago - he bought an old classic had the engine rebuilt and then decide to thrash it on the opening stage of the race which resulted in one of the valves failing.
The race starts in brescia and does a circular route via Rome and finishes back at brescia a few days later and a 1000 mile done.
now the providing I can time it with my job as I work at sea and my fiero is ready ( it wont be in mint condition as I would like it to be but never mind )
I plan to catch the ferry again to Belgium and do the same drive but stop at Brescia and watch the start and finish of the race then drive back and visit Lake Garda and surrounding area in between.
if I cant do it this year due to work commitments - I will do it next year
hope not to bore you but that's my plan and I will post pics and keep this thread up to date.
[This message has been edited by jon m (edited 01-21-2014).]