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Southbound's Pix 30 Oct 2020 18:24 #215842

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I think there is a bit of history to go with that Atkinson cab that was at Ritchies?
FWIK, it is the second of the two twin steer bogie drive ex Shell NT Roadtrains- one got burnt, this is the other.
It had a 12V71 GM in it, and was bought by Frank Brandimarti from Geelong many years ago. He pulled it apart, and sold the engine to Russell Hovey.
Russell wanted to get a bigger donk in his Kenworth, as he was always a touch... heavy... shall we say. So the idea was he could get along at somewhere near normal truck speed, and not look like he had a hundred tons on board..
Anyway it didn't really work out, it ended up breaking a crankshaft (Russell told me it was caused by a crook harmonic balancer) and I don't know what happened to it then.
The twin steer chassis was sold with the cab at Ritchies too, I guess for scrap money. No idea where either that or the cab went, but hopefully the cab lives on as a kids cubby house or something like that.
But she would have had a few stories to tell from back in the day eh...Part of history gone.
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Thanks Richard, there was some comments posted on Feaces Book about this cabin and they agree with you.
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Southbound's Pix 11 Nov 2020 22:49 #216289

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That Dodge ,(to me) looks to be still very good as a parts donor , as the drive train is enclosed and i'd be willing to bet, that the diff, gearbox and possibly the engine, (or parts of it), are still in pretty good nick
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Southbound's Pix 14 Nov 2020 20:06 #216362

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G'day Bitsa,
That Dodge has a couple of parts that could be used, but overall it's well past it.
It's just over the fence in my neighbours so it's yard art for me. B)
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Southbound's Pix 05 Jan 2021 17:16 #217699

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Cupla pix from Maffra Motor Museum, the current theme is classic racing cars.
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Southbound's Pix 05 Jan 2021 17:18 #217700

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And a car I saw at a recent car show.
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Southbound's Pix 05 Jan 2021 18:34 #217705

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1935-ish Dodge straight eight?
I have my shoulder to the wheel,
my nose to the grindstone,
I've put my best foot forward,
I've put my back into it,
I'm gritting my teeth,

Now I find I can't do any work in this position!

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Southbound's Pix 05 Jan 2021 19:07 #217706

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'34 Dodge 6.
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Southbound's Pix 10 Jan 2022 18:37 #230442

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Some pix from our annual Snowy Mountains motorcycle ride. The Maffra Motor Museum’s current theme is old Hot Rods.
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These 2 were at Bombala.
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