Aussie Off Topic Chat Thread.

Discussion in 'Australia' started by nevgriff64, Mar 19, 2010.

  1. neilaction

    neilaction Slightly Less Adventurous

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    All good here. :D

    Busy, and not much time on the bike.:cry But heh! :freaky
  2. sidetrack one

    sidetrack one Chief Tiddler

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    Yeah Poppy, quite proud of that manifold! Started with an Edelbrock tunnel,welded in injector bungs, made the downtubes from the throttle bodies to the manifold, runs 4 XF throttle bodies,capable of flowing 2400 cfm:eek1 thru the throttle bodies but wouldnt be able to flow that thru the ports:D. I just went out and looked at the linkage setup, musta been smarter 15 years ago!
    Basically, if you pull on the rod closest top, all the others work,somehow:rofl

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  3. rd1900

    rd1900 Been here awhile

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    Hello from the other side of the world,

    I have a bit of an odd request, but I though I might be able to get some help from the Global Inmate Network.

    My brother and I (here is the US) and looking a buying a late 60's Aston Martin (I know, not a bike!) and we've found an interesting candidate in Adelaide. Here is the listing: http://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C273459

    Anyway, before investing in a 20 hour flight to check it out, I thought I might see if I could find someone local, a trusty ADV'er, who could take a quick look at it, make sure it is real and legit, and not some kind of shady scam (I could tell some stories about other cars that looked good...).

    I realize Adelaide is a big area, and I don't know exactly where the car is, but if anyone is interested, we would certainly appreciate it, and I'm sure we could buy you dinner when we come pick it up in exchange for your time.

    Thanks,
    Rod
  4. Aussie Trev

    Aussie Trev aka DRTrev

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    Hi Rod,

    Adelaide covers a vast area, so I rang the vendor. I was thinking about taking a mate with me to look at the car who races Classics and is a panel beater involved in some restorations, to help you out. Ends up that the car is at Port Noarlunga which is a long way away, but the good news is that the owner 'Chris' is a mate of my mate and is the Clerk of the Course at a local race track. For what it's worth, it all sounds genuine and my mate can vouch for him having owned the car for a long time, it's the talk of the racing fraternity here because of its great condition.

    For what it's worth!!

    Good luck with it.

    Trev

    PS Sing out if you're coming over, I'm sure some of the ADV reprobates here will get involved in an old Aussie tradition and 'shout' some visitors...:freaky
  5. PBee

    PBee .

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    $54950 Aust dollars, ummmm.........that's about 1.5 million USD isn't it :lol3
  6. Aussie Trev

    Aussie Trev aka DRTrev

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    Close Pbee, just a little shy of that figure, but close!!:wink:
  7. drchupachup

    drchupachup Thirsty

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  8. PBee

    PBee .

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    Look good on the back of any BMW.
  9. Russ

    Russ Let's ride Super Moderator

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  10. curlysurfer

    curlysurfer in need of a ride

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    looks like any other stovetop espresso machine. can get great coffee out of these things, fresh ground beans just before departure in a sealed container should see you through. will taste better than pre-ground supermarket coffee. the effort you go to is how much you like your coffee. milk is your biggest problem.

    the alternative is to adventure ride down around Leichhardt, or get the nestle condensed milk/coffee mix in a tube....

    Cheers

    Rob
  11. crash n bern

    crash n bern Long timer

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    Get a stainless steel coffee plunger when Aldi has them. From what I've read perculators ruin coffee. I have a semi professional coffee machine at home and I can get a good brew out of a plunger. It comes down to fresh beans and a good grinder. Most coffee snobs will tell you if your on a budget spend $500 on a grinder and use a plunger till you can afford a machine.

    Of course you can't take the grinder on the bike, so your limited with taking pre ground. Otherwise one of those Italian style pots that you put the coffee in the top and it boils the water through under pressure work good too. You can pick them up for around $20 and sit it on the campfire. I don't like them because their aluminium, but they make a pretty good brew and are cheap enough to lose.
  12. sidetrack one

    sidetrack one Chief Tiddler

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    I'm a coffee tragic, have so many different makers, but all in the cupboard now since I got one of these:dealBest home coffee I've ever made!
    Its a bit of kit to take on the road, but well worth it IMO!:clap

    http://www.aeropress.com.au/
  13. itsgunnahurt

    itsgunnahurt Gravity Enhanced!

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    same here.. and another vote for the aeropress...
    I bought it for the camping, but ended up taking mine to work with me.

    Though at home I use a larger machine.
  14. Chop Chop

    Chop Chop Hector erector

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    +1 for the aeropress when away.

    You will need a good hand grinder as well, expect to pay over $100 for a decent one. But be warned it can be a pain in the arse grinding all the time. Cheap grinders just can't produce consistent quality time and time again, and often can't go fine enough.

    If your'e not right into your coffee, a good stainless steel stove top expresso unit is easy to use with nothing to think about other than the amount of coffee and grind to use. I find the cheaper aluminum ones taint the taste(for me anyway)

    Aeropress can take a little practice but the results are worth the effort when you get it right.

    Plungers are ok, but you do need to time it right. Most people tend to let the coffee steep for too long giving a bitter taste (same for the aeropress if left too long).

    Above all else, fresh beans are a must, regardless of the brewing method.
  15. curlysurfer

    curlysurfer in need of a ride

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    This ^^^^^^ +1
  16. hunter_greyghost

    hunter_greyghost XS650 Allroads Traveller

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    The classic morning after look, :freaky
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    '09 from memory, very vague memories :lol3
    Cheers
    Baza
  17. Mudguts

    Mudguts when in doubt GAS IT

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    A mate has just an ex demo 4x4 but it was ever disclosed as an ex demo , and only has six months reg
    The salesman was convienitly on holidays when he pick it up ( today ) what are his rights

    BTW it's is a commercial vehicle , so no 3 day cooling off .
  18. PBee

    PBee .

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    I wouldn't even pick it up........then I'd ring the ACCC
  19. Mudguts

    Mudguts when in doubt GAS IT

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    All sorted he's getting a 4motion van just gotta wait 20 weeks :huh
  20. crash n bern

    crash n bern Long timer

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    Hi Chop, I had trouble finding the stainless stove tops, only seem to see the aluminum ones. But since I got my Bezzera off ebay I'm set anyway.

    Plunger needs to sit for four minutes no longer. Fresh beans are a must, but I found the coffee I like the best is Monjava columbian and I get it from Coles, not as fresh as I would like but still get a pretty good brew and prefer it over fresh beans I've gotten from a roaster.

    At the end of the day if your on the road and suffering instant coffee, stale beans badly ground and made into coffee any way possible is still better. There's always the old cowboy way of throwing them in the billy and letting it steep.