Aussie Off Topic Chat Thread

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

  1. numbat

    numbat Long timer

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    I never saw bikes at Catalina Park that I can remember.
    I did go to watch Rally Cross at Catalina, Dual Wheel Supercharged Torana (Brock?), Escorts, Minis, Falcons, Hillman Imps, a Dual Wheel Monaro that landed on the Peters Ice Cream Sprite off a jump, probably the wildest racing I ever saw anywhere.
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  2. sidetrack one

    sidetrack one Chief Tiddler Supporter

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    Random jobs this week
    Chrysler Crossfire,no go,does now!:D
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    Driveline coupling,Ford Territory
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    Bread and butter, timing belt 4D56
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    Big one,steering motor coupling Kia,common problem!
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  3. Andrew2

    Andrew2 Long timer

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    Bloody hell Dave, just looking at that makes me want to lie down for a little nap:yikes
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  4. Dave Ward

    Dave Ward I don't even know where the box is.

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    Some stuff I saw laying around on a farm yesterday.
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  5. Eaglebeak

    Eaglebeak All roads rider, West Oz.

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    Cool stuff Dave.

    There are so many vehicles sitting around on farms.
    At last count my Dunsborough farmer mate had 27 vehicles scattered about the property and that was not counting the quads and his motorcycles up at his city house. (Base for Uni student kids)

    Not everything was running of course and their values are in the eye of the beholder. :johntm

    A mate of mine once picked up one of those 6 wheeler vehicles the Banana Splits used to use in their TV show. Who remembers them ?
    He was doing some heli work on a station.
    Free, he just had to get it to Perth.

    Once running again, it was a hoot tearing up and down his suburban Bicton Street.
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  6. AusTMan

    AusTMan apprentice old fart

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    NAH NAH NAH, NANA NAH NAH.
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  7. Dave Ward

    Dave Ward I don't even know where the box is.

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    I thought the yellow beast looked interesting, apparently powered by a Leyland V8. Never thought I could like a Dutton...
  8. Eaglebeak

    Eaglebeak All roads rider, West Oz.

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    The snow plow on the front is a nice touch, but yes, the unfortunate name may be why they sold so few. :hmmmmm
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  9. sidetrack one

    sidetrack one Chief Tiddler Supporter

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    Unfortunate names.......
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  10. numbat

    numbat Long timer

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    The dismembered Lotus Europa upsets me.
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  11. david61

    david61 Queue, a word with 4 silent letters....

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    How many times do you see something rotting away in a field or wherever, because the owner refuses to sell it.

    "Coz it's a classic and it'll be worth a shitload one day".

    Then they die and the family or whatever is left to dump it all in a skip, just too far gone.....:baldy
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  12. Paul124ac

    Paul124ac Long timer

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    Looks like a rep, few things not quite right about it. Thunked it mighta been one of these at first:

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  13. farqhuar

    farqhuar Human guinea pig

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    Yeah, at first glance the front end looked like a Nagari to me too.
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  14. Ron50

    Ron50 Long timer

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    Purvis Eurekas also had that buttress from the roofline back.
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  15. david61

    david61 Queue, a word with 4 silent letters....

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    Boss had one back in the day, it was mad to drive.

    A really cohesive styling effort I thought as well, no real bad lines on it, kinda 1/2 240 Nissan and something Italian, Muira?
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  16. Paul124ac

    Paul124ac Long timer

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    Almost a 250 Lusso or a 275 GT Berlinetta, and spot on @david61, not a bad line anywhere. Unfortunately as a young fella I helped a bloke chop one up into a speedway car. Also chopped up a Lotus Cortina.

    Had a Eureka Ron, great pervs car. Your eyes are at crutch height.....
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  17. sidetrack one

    sidetrack one Chief Tiddler Supporter

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    And we welcome bike 17 in to the family!:D:clap
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  18. farqhuar

    farqhuar Human guinea pig

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    Quick question for the mechanics out there.

    My jetski stood for a while during isolation, without being run much.

    It now has a miss in the low rpm range which I suspect is due to stale fuel. It still runs fine at high rpm, reaches top speed easily and runs smoothly. The motor is basically a marinised R1, so the same answer as to what you would do to a bike in the same situation, probably applies.

    It is not easy to drain the old fuel (tank filler has an anti-theft kink so a siphon won't work) so apart from adding new fuel and diluting the current crap, is there anything else I can add to the tank to improve the quality of the remaining fuel - octane booster, injector cleaner or ??
  19. BergDonk

    BergDonk Old Enough to Know Better

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    Carb or injection? If carb, the pilot jets will have a film of crud on them reducing their diameter.
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  20. farqhuar

    farqhuar Human guinea pig

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    Injectors.
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