Man that is a cool old car.!
Grapevine aint no joke. Good thing you're an offroader and had the discipline to deal with all that poop. The only thing missing from that story was that it happened in California and not Baja. Also, no 3am taco stand surrounded by locals.It got so hot under the flat bed, the electrical connections to the lights melted.
I will tell you that the grapevine coming out of Bakersfield heading south is no joke. Long and steep for a truck trailer and load that tips the scale at over 25,000 lbs. Air coming out of that exhaust has to be 900 under load.
6% grade for 5.5 miles. Overall grade is 11 miles. 90 degrees out. Lots of heat coming out of that Cummins. No egt Gage in the truck, wonder if the turbo was glowing orange.View attachment 216737