My old '95 Chevy S-10 must have been defective. I couldn't go faster
than 15-20 miles per hour at the top of that huge mountain on the west
side of Denver when I was moving to Washington state. Of course, the
bed of my truck was fully loaded, and actually overloaded a bit thanks
to my friend who was moving with me and insisted that I haul all the
heavy canned food, china dinnerware, his china and other stuff. Still,
the engine performance was totally embarrassing. I had to ride in the
same lane as all those 18-wheelers that were creeping up the side of the
mountain. My friend just zipped right up the hill in his Monte Carlo
like it was nothing.
Well, I'll go ya one.
I moved back east in 1987, pulling a loaded to the gills 6 X 12 foot U-Haul
with a '69 LTD wagon, 429 stock, 2V.
I chose to go the "scenic" route on US 50 through Colorado, like an idiot.
I didn't know there was a 12,500 summit on that route.
I went up at 25 MPH with the pedal floored, and cars piling up behind me
That 429 pulled that huge load and never topped 200 on the temp gauge.
It may not have gone fast, but it went.
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