Paul that sounded like a familiar story. I towed my 71 back from southern ohio w/ a dolly and a rented f150. Only miss step was a blow out on the dolly. Prior to getting on I64 in WV we stopped at a Sam's and got a new spare tire. Smooth sailing from there, 1200 miles round trip. I'll tell you our Portsmouth is nothing compared to Portsmouth,OH, what a crap hole!