Definative "Which is better test", Cruiser or Patrol

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Well is was on , Muzbry had organized 6 cars for an easy weekend in the high country . No serious water etc and I took by newish 4800 Patrol.

We meet up at the coffee house and I smelled a trap - every other car had a snorkel.

On we drove , all was ok across Huggetts crossing and the track was easy being recently graded.







But beyond Mt Angus lookout things deteriorated was we entered the Avon valley and kilometers of driving up river beds and submerged rocks.

The troppy tray in front of me leaned badly as water went over its tray and some stopped to look.
I pulled out my secret weapon, an under bonnet fitting that meant my engine could suck air from high up near the firewall.

But would it be enough - I took a chance and swung right and as suspected the troppy
was offside on an underwater sand bar and my better line meant water only just lapped the bonnet and I was threw.







Many tests later we all arrived intact at a spectacular camp and setted in for a great evening of exaggertions around a warm fire.

The days events hadn't seperated the cars and something else was needed.

Muzbry was stuffing around with a new toy and I looked at George and we mind melded.

What could be a better test ?

Muzbrys toy was a blood pressure meter.

I would sit him in his cruiser, take his blood pressure and then sit him in my Patrol and do another test.

Whichever one showed the lower stress levels would have to be the one which inspired the most confidence and was hence the better car.

Muz read 165 in his Cruiser and then got into my car and took another reading.

As I grabbed a camera for proof I'm sure I saw 163 flash up onto the screen but in an instant a hand covered the reading as Muz played with some buttons.

He then showed us the readings which read 164 for both tests.

I smelled a cover up and noticed the screen said "average readings" but Muz said no way, it always does that.





An impossibly steep river bank slope was just ahead of us and so there was no time for a repeat test and off we all went.





Later on I thought we could do a retest as we again crested the Mt Angus peak.
Muz was coming up the rear while all the other cars waited at the lookout.

As he arrived I walked over to him but he took off saying we have to make a run for the Heyfield coffee shop before it closes and for the first time in the whole weekend he was leading the trip.

So I leave it to this revered audience - did the Patrol really win and was this a cover up ?

You be the judge !









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Reply By: Member - Ian H (NSW) - Monday, May 27, 2013 at 16:49

Monday, May 27, 2013 at 16:49
Thanks Robin for a good read. Sound like you all had fun.
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Follow Up By: Robin Miller - Wednesday, May 29, 2013 at 08:26

Wednesday, May 29, 2013 at 08:26
It was Ian , the sort of weekend that makes up for a bad work week, thanks Robin
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Reply By: bluefella - Monday, May 27, 2013 at 16:50

Monday, May 27, 2013 at 16:50
I reckon best out of three????
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Follow Up By: Member - MUZBRY(Vic) - Monday, May 27, 2013 at 19:08

Monday, May 27, 2013 at 19:08
Thanks Robin.

Ill do the test now if you want .......There we go ,,,on the lounge , after dinner 140/ 80 . So the lounge is more relaxing that the Nissan.
What a great weekend . We will see if we can get a bit more heat into the atmosphere next time..

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Follow Up By: Robin Miller - Monday, May 27, 2013 at 20:30

Monday, May 27, 2013 at 20:30
A nice warm couch is good to come back to after a cold saturday night but I think Bluefella is right , we have to go back and do the test again in a real world senario.

(But we might get an independant to take the actual measurement.)
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Follow Up By: Member - MUZBRY(Vic) - Monday, May 27, 2013 at 20:47

Monday, May 27, 2013 at 20:47
Robin
I'll be in that any weekend. I suppose we could invite the "monitors" to come and be the "independant judges" just like the two old blokes in the muppets.

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Reply By: Echucan Bob - Monday, May 27, 2013 at 23:31

Monday, May 27, 2013 at 23:31
With a BP like that he probably had a TIA. The run to the coffee shop was a ruse to conceal the slurred speech and the paralysis.
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Follow Up By: Member - MUZBRY(Vic) - Tuesday, May 28, 2013 at 06:20

Tuesday, May 28, 2013 at 06:20
Good morning Bob
I was excited
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Follow Up By: Robin Miller - Tuesday, May 28, 2013 at 16:10

Tuesday, May 28, 2013 at 16:10
But then came the dissapointment -the coffee shop was closed.
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Reply By: George_M - Tuesday, May 28, 2013 at 19:57

Tuesday, May 28, 2013 at 19:57
Not a bad weekend.

Cool but not cold. No rain, and a crystal clear full moon.

Just a pity we missed the coffee shop on Sunday afternoon:-)





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Reply By: Member - Dunworkin (WA) - Tuesday, May 28, 2013 at 22:21

Tuesday, May 28, 2013 at 22:21
You were definitely conned Robin, however the Patrol would have won hands down.
Sounds like you all had a great time.... Loved the story, thanks for sharing it.

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