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Re: Drive About Truck Pics 24 Aug 2015 21:23 #147115

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The 16's wheelbase was different on each side of the car.

The rear suspension was via torsion bars that ran across the car.

One was mounted in front of the other (to avoid stacking them) so the front bar's wheelbase was shorter than the other.

Front suspension was coils on upper and lower wishbones.

Great touring car and the World's first hatchback.

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Re: Drive About Truck Pics 25 Aug 2015 20:17 #147116

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Re: Drive About Truck Pics 06 Sep 2015 23:34 #147117

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Here is a couple of pics from the Big Rig Museum in Roma Q .






This is from Werk country.










..................................Billy...................................



This is the road up to Mt Barrow Tassy. Nothing but communication towers up there and

the blokes in the crane had been up in the clouds working on one of those towers. We were going up

as they were coming down, we managed to get past when they were jiggling around one of the bends.

(so we had a bit of a natter to them).

This road looks similar to the Jacobs Ladder road that goes up to Ben Lomond ski resorts
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Re: Drive About Truck Pics 07 Sep 2015 19:50 #147118

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...Thanks for the truly breathtaking pics BillyP .. that must've been an amazing trip up the mount. Was the bloke in the crane a bit worried about the descent?..

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Re: Drive About Truck Pics 07 Sep 2015 20:06 #147119

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Billy pee

Gudday M8

RE : Mt Barrow

Do those pictures do justice of the decent
or
iz it worse

LOL

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Re: Drive About Truck Pics 07 Sep 2015 20:49 #147120

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It didn't seem to bother the crane blokes , they work up there a fair bit. That's the biggest

crane they could get up there because of the corners. The dogman was the one complaining about

hanging on the hook, being blown around while he couldn't see the crane below him.

Even on that day, once you got up further it was all foggy & would blow a brown dog off the chain.

Winter would see every thing covered in snow.

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The pics just don't do it justice, specially on the down trip.

The cook keeps on saying, for gods sake keep further away from the edge will ya.

She is saying I would get out and walk only I couldn't stand up on the road surface.

Yeah, if your ever in the area its worth a look up there, also the Jacobs Ladder road

going up to Ben Lomond ski resort is similar , with the scenery just magic.
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Re: Drive About Truck Pics 08 Sep 2015 09:08 #147121

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Just over my back fence BillyP .... Well just a short walk away ;)

My ol man had to take his LNT8000 tipper up there years ago ..... With the big 22-24" steering wheel and no power steering he said it had him knackered by the top .... And he wasn't sure if his arms were good enough to come back down.
Have heard of an old Austin Western 410 crane going up and back down there ..... Apparently it had its own smoke screen by the top .... And they went through about 20 litres of oil coming back down ....
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Re: Drive About Truck Pics 08 Sep 2015 22:02 #147122

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What a great place to live ....I love Tassy.........

BUT......a bit chilly in winter.

Here is a few more from the Roma museum
















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Re: Drive About Truck Pics 08 Sep 2015 22:17 #147123

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Na it's not cold ... It's REFRESHING .... ;D

That photo of the crane looks almost at the top
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Re: Drive About Truck Pics 09 Sep 2015 20:01 #147124

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IF ANY MEMBER HAS A COPY OF TRUCK MAGAZINE FROM THE UK, THE JAN '83 ISSUE HAS A SPREAD ON ONE OF THE SCHLUMBERGER TINSTARS. REPORTED TO HAVE AN ALLISON HT 750, CUMMINS NH 230, SPICER 8031 TRANSFER BOX.IH 44,000lb DRIVE WITH HENDRICKSON WALKING BEAM.
THIS PATICULAR UNIT IS REPORTED TO COST A MILLION QUID [STERLING/POUNDS] AND IF THE WHEELCHOCK DIDN'T GO INTO MELTDOWN WHEN USING PHOTOBUCKET I'D HAVE HER SCAN AN POST THE ARTICLE. CHEERS.

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