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Postby Mad Scientist » Wed, 22 Jun 2011 7:39 am

Yeah, Me an Ozzie

I had all the front and sides with white mold wrap plastic from Johnson Tint. So it is scratch proof , well. almost. It is easy to clean and especially after off road during the holidays

But I lived in Sweden , my daughters lived in Melbourne with the wife for now

Now in Christchurch with CERA doing small work

Ford Territory, well , too many breakdown. The radiators always got heated up easily.
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Postby Michael_A » Wed, 22 Jun 2011 2:58 pm

wow, you get around. CERA?

I love my Disco, such a good car with the air suspension, have done quite a few trips to Phillip Island with my tandem trailer in tow loaded with bikes.. tows so nicely..

Here's my last vehicle, Mercedes Vito Turbo Diesel with the trailer behind.. van was my car and work vehicle for a few years, nice n comfy and reliable too,,

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Mad Scientist wrote:Yeah, Me an Ozzie

I had all the front and sides with white mold wrap plastic from Johnson Tint. So it is scratch proof , well. almost. It is easy to clean and especially after off road during the holidays

But I lived in Sweden , my daughters lived in Melbourne with the wife for now

Now in Christchurch with CERA doing small work

Ford Territory, well , too many breakdown. The radiators always got heated up easily.

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Postby Mad Scientist » Thu, 23 Jun 2011 3:50 am

Michael_A wrote:wow, you get around. CERA?



Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority
www.cera.govt.nz/
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Postby Michael_A » Thu, 23 Jun 2011 6:57 am

Oh OK, i meant to ask you how Christchurch was..


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Michael_A wrote:wow, you get around. CERA?



Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority
www.cera.govt.nz/

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Postby Mad Scientist » Thu, 23 Jun 2011 7:05 am

Not good. We had another aftershock yesterday 5.3
Last Monday Earthquake was 6.3, followed by 5.5 aftershock. 40 aftershocks alone on that night alone

I came down in end Jan. Then we had the Feb EQ. Restoration work were beginning then this one came. I really do not know where to start or begin
A few suburbs will be deem inhabitable.
We collected in excess of 200 tons of silts !
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Postby Michael_A » Thu, 23 Jun 2011 7:08 am

OMG, maybe their better off just leaving and building somewhere else, seems to be ongoing, i hear Japan had more as well... sad ..just hope there are no more fatalities anywhere... stay safe there MS



Mad Scientist wrote:Not good. We had another aftershock yesterday 5.3
Last Monday Earthquake was 6.3, followed by 5.5 aftershock. 40 aftershocks alone on that night alone

I came down in end Jan. Then we had the Feb EQ. Restoration work were beginning then this one came. I really do not know where to start or begin
A few suburbs will be deem inhabitable.
We collected in excess of 200 tons of silts !

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Postby JR8 » Thu, 23 Jun 2011 7:10 am

Hey MS, what are silts? (it means small herring in Norwegian, maybe you know that given your Swedish links).

Sounds pretty rough down there. Best of luck eh!

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Postby Mad Scientist » Thu, 23 Jun 2011 7:20 am

I only came here because there was some works for me and Rugby World Cup is around the corner. I played footie and I got some free tickets to the games.

Hmmmm.... Silts is like kinda sands. It came up after the shake from the ground together with the black water . We call it Liquefaction. Once the water receded, you have this black yuckie, gooey sand everywhere. It is like mud but more refine in nature.
If you have been to Salt Lake Water Race track where they do those speed race, the texture is more like that but this is black not white.
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Postby JR8 » Thu, 23 Jun 2011 7:24 am

Ok I got you. Didn't realise that water/silt was going to be an issue in CCH

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Postby x9200 » Thu, 23 Jun 2011 7:39 am

Michael_A wrote:that's not a Rocket III.. look closer..

Just posted yesterday to a local webpage - somebody wants to sell it.
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Postby JR8 » Thu, 23 Jun 2011 7:49 am

Holy.... what is THAT!?

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Postby Michael_A » Thu, 23 Jun 2011 8:26 am

Not surprised :) is a truck engine with 2 wheels

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Michael_A wrote:that's not a Rocket III.. look closer..

Just posted yesterday to a local webpage - somebody wants to sell it.
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Postby x9200 » Thu, 23 Jun 2011 8:37 am

The Rocket III (Triumph). +2l displacement. Almost new (2010) and the price I found surprisingly low (to my expectations) - $S 30k.

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Postby Michael_A » Thu, 23 Jun 2011 9:52 am

is a Triumph Rocket III .. 2.3L Three Cylinder



JR8 wrote:Holy.... what is THAT!?


watch the video.. funny

http://www.triumphrocket.com
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Postby Saint » Thu, 23 Jun 2011 10:46 am

And my list of cars goes like

Mini 1275GT (Rebored to 1340 with Cooper S manifold/exhaust)
MG Metro Turbo (Someone kindly rear ended me and wrote it off)
Fiat X19 (Nightmare to drive until I put a breezeblock in the front)
Fiesta XR2 (No comment but a great car)
Calibra 4X4 Turbo (What a car!)
Vauxhall Coupe 2.0i (The ex couldn't handle the Calibra :cry:
Vauxhall Frontera 2.0i
Mini Metro 1.3 (Don't Ask! :oops: )
BMW 535im (An old E34, nice car but tempermental!)
Marcos Mantis (Had the use of this while a mate was overseas!)
Lotus Elise Sport 190 ( :D )
MG TF (The Elise just wasn't the most ideal every day car!)
Landrover Freelander
Mitsubishi EX 2.0 (Current car and slightly modified)


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