How To Build A Rally Car

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ha! Unsurprisingly the tanks went for close to retail price when you factor in the compete lack of guarantee. Naturally Steve HAD to buy SOMETHING, and this became the victim!


I think he only bought it for the mudflaps..  genuine.. original...  worth the $250 he paid for it!


After trying to winch it on & finding the remote control batteries were flat, we swiped their mower petrol & Steve drove it up onto the truck. That was fine, except he was the only person who knew how to lower the Mothership's tray, and the Hiace slid back down if you took your foot off the brakes. In the end I climbed up into the cab & leaned over with a foot so he could get down and drop the tray, and much to everyone's relief we got it out of there after an hour of loading efforts.


The last day was pumping out a couple of "nearly empty" dams.. Every farmer is having their dams re-dug and tidied while they are empty with the drought, and seeing the earthmoving man was on the main farm Steve grabbed him for a quick couple of days.  Except it takes a couple of days just to pump the water out! The floating 20L is holding the hose, Steve's caravan water pump is by my feet and the Honda genset is by Kobar, running through several tanks of fuel to get it dry.


Then Steve had to lead the procession through the paddocks to where the farms join-


..and build a tyre bridge to get them over the main highway!


So, when I get back up in a week or so that should all be finished and we can concentrate on how to fit a large J160 6-speed into a small transmission tunnel without altering the body.

Meanwhile.. more gardening!




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Love it Mate !

Great pictures !


Some guys bought their Gfs along, although they tended to be a distraction..

I nearly split my cornflakes out whist reading that caption !

I'm a bit worried about those ramps you used to get the Hi-Ace on the back ?


In amongst it we had the local car club come around for a visit, an interesting collection of cars.

Lovely selection of cars there.  My late brother had  Hillman like that !

Good heavens !  Chrysler, Hillman, MG, BMW, Rolla, Foulcan, Volvo, Merc,  Landy,   I can't see two vehicles from the same stable.  Does your club have a rule, one of each, or something ?

I'd give you more than one (1)

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Cheers Banjo




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