Everything is Orange

Submitted: Tuesday, Mar 23, 2004 at 20:20
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I decided today to do the 24 month oil change on my oil bath type aircleaner. The oil didn't look too dirty but there were a few insects floating around at the bottom. I turfed the oil out in my preferred spot and washed the filter out with petrol . The aircleaner body was looking rather worse for wear and after 26 years was showing some flaking paint and rust spots. So I removed the whole body, wirebrushed it with the electric grinder and gave it an undercoat and three coats of Orange paint. Now it is pretty flash, eh? Next...might take the rocker cover off and paint it Silver. The under bonnet will end up looking better than the outside :-)
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Reply By: Roachie - Tuesday, Mar 23, 2004 at 20:23

Tuesday, Mar 23, 2004 at 20:23
Willem,
The "hoon" inside you is starting to shine through!!!!!!LOL
Cheers,
Roachie
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Follow Up By: Willem - Tuesday, Mar 23, 2004 at 22:44

Tuesday, Mar 23, 2004 at 22:44
You are spot on Roachie...but I have never been able to do a donut in the old truck......:-))))))))))
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Reply By: Member - Eskimo - Tuesday, Mar 23, 2004 at 21:31

Tuesday, Mar 23, 2004 at 21:31
cheaper to get a new car
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Follow Up By: Nudenut - Tuesday, Mar 23, 2004 at 21:33

Tuesday, Mar 23, 2004 at 21:33
I agree!
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Follow Up By: Willem - Tuesday, Mar 23, 2004 at 21:59

Tuesday, Mar 23, 2004 at 21:59
Whats this? A ventriloquist show?
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Reply By: ianmc - Tuesday, Mar 23, 2004 at 21:32

Tuesday, Mar 23, 2004 at 21:32
Not too many problems Willem!!
Its usually the distance between the roof & the chassis on ol Nissans!
The distance between gets shorter & shorter with rust in the hips.
Seems like the patient is fine, why sell it or will it end up as a monument at Camerons Corner!!
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Follow Up By: Willem - Tuesday, Mar 23, 2004 at 22:18

Tuesday, Mar 23, 2004 at 22:18
Not sure what you are on about Ianmc (or what you are on for that matter)......suffice to say I will keep the old truck and slowly rejuvenate it after I have acquired a later model 4by.
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Reply By: Member - Des Lexik(SA) - Tuesday, Mar 23, 2004 at 21:37

Tuesday, Mar 23, 2004 at 21:37
Then get some new seats, Air-conditioning, power steering an Anti-theft device.
PS I can sell you a new diff cheap.
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Follow Up By: Nudenut - Tuesday, Mar 23, 2004 at 21:38

Tuesday, Mar 23, 2004 at 21:38
what should he get ...a toyota?
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Follow Up By: Nudenut - Tuesday, Mar 23, 2004 at 21:38

Tuesday, Mar 23, 2004 at 21:38
stuffed is it?
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Follow Up By: Member - Des Lexik(SA) - Tuesday, Mar 23, 2004 at 21:39

Tuesday, Mar 23, 2004 at 21:39
Woops, that should read Near New Diff. 83478.5 carefull k's and only a few metres of not careful ones.
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Follow Up By: Member - Des Lexik(SA) - Tuesday, Mar 23, 2004 at 21:40

Tuesday, Mar 23, 2004 at 21:40
Is there any other choice.
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Follow Up By: Member - Eskimo - Tuesday, Mar 23, 2004 at 21:41

Tuesday, Mar 23, 2004 at 21:41
its an oldie but suitable for a nissan
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Follow Up By: Roachie - Tuesday, Mar 23, 2004 at 21:46

Tuesday, Mar 23, 2004 at 21:46
Hey Des Lexyk,
That wasn't YOUR 100 series that Ruth was talking about the other day that did a belly flop over Little Red and bent the front diff (and a whole lot of other stuff too....)
Cheers,
Roachie
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Follow Up By: Member - Eskimo - Tuesday, Mar 23, 2004 at 21:47

Tuesday, Mar 23, 2004 at 21:47
c'mon des tell him!
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Follow Up By: Member - Des Lexik(SA) - Tuesday, Mar 23, 2004 at 21:50

Tuesday, Mar 23, 2004 at 21:50
No not me Roachie, I'm a very careful driver.
Haven't been up that way for a couple of years but would love to be heading up there soon.Bugga
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Follow Up By: Willem - Tuesday, Mar 23, 2004 at 22:26

Tuesday, Mar 23, 2004 at 22:26
I have as new Datsun Bluebird seats, Air that comes in at my feet...it depends on the condition of it...no power steer but a highly sophisticated alarm system which goes tweet, tweet when I press a secret button. It laways impresses the lounging lot outside Woollies at Port Augusta. Don't know what I could do with slightly used Hilux diff!!!! Maybe fit it to the Hills Hoist........
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Reply By: Rosco - Bris. - Tuesday, Mar 23, 2004 at 21:38

Tuesday, Mar 23, 2004 at 21:38
Willie ... I reckon you're a bodgie .... Didn't you know if you chrome your oil filter and add GT stripes to the fuel tank you'll get an extra 5 MPH.

LOL !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

That's about 8 KPH for the young fellas..............;-))))))))
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Follow Up By: Nudenut - Tuesday, Mar 23, 2004 at 21:39

Tuesday, Mar 23, 2004 at 21:39
it would be too fast for willem
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Follow Up By: Willem - Tuesday, Mar 23, 2004 at 22:13

Tuesday, Mar 23, 2004 at 22:13
One day I burnt up some fuel near Carrieton on a looooong downhill and clocked 142.5kmh on the GPS. Wound the speedo off the dial of the Orange truck....don't need the stripes, mate..too fast already...:-))
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Follow Up By: Rosco - Bris. - Tuesday, Mar 23, 2004 at 22:28

Tuesday, Mar 23, 2004 at 22:28
Told ya yez a bloody bodgie .... only pity's I can't see the locks to prove it ..............hahahahahahahaahahahahah LOLOLOLOLOLOL!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Follow Up By: Member - StevenL - Tuesday, Mar 23, 2004 at 22:35

Tuesday, Mar 23, 2004 at 22:35
142.what???

At that rate I am suprised you had the courage to glance at the GPS! How was the sweat factor on the forehead?

There's life in the old girl yet!

Steven
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Follow Up By: Willem - Tuesday, Mar 23, 2004 at 22:43

Tuesday, Mar 23, 2004 at 22:43
A Bodgie I am indeed, Rosco...but since the curse came and made me folically challenged them days are gone. So are pink jeans, luminous green sox and purple suede shoes....and the hotted up Cortina GT. Now all I can get for speed is 175 down a mine shaft..hahahahaha

So the Orange truck has to be my sedate way of being different!!!!!
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Follow Up By: Rosco - Bris. - Tuesday, Mar 23, 2004 at 23:05

Tuesday, Mar 23, 2004 at 23:05
Woof woof woof howwlll

Dog's day has landed .... we have touch down folks LOLOLOLOLOLOL
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Follow Up By: Rosco - Bris. - Tuesday, Mar 23, 2004 at 23:09

Tuesday, Mar 23, 2004 at 23:09
P.S.

Just jokin cob ...... we ole farts gotta stick together ... jes in case these young'uns get a bit uppity an too far above their station.

Keep em in their place ... but lift the lid occasionally.
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Follow Up By: Member - StevenL - Tuesday, Mar 23, 2004 at 23:24

Tuesday, Mar 23, 2004 at 23:24
Isn't it getting near bedtime at the ole folks home?????
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Follow Up By: Willem - Tuesday, Mar 23, 2004 at 23:32

Tuesday, Mar 23, 2004 at 23:32
Just remember young Steven that we wizened old fellas know a lot of magic and stuff and we could put a Pox on your new Pladoe...so tread carefully when you wander around in the cyber night....................
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Follow Up By: Member - Toonfish - Tuesday, Mar 23, 2004 at 23:45

Tuesday, Mar 23, 2004 at 23:45
I had a GT cortina mk 2 as well Willem and got clocked about that speed as a juvenile and escaped serious trouble (but thats another story?)

does that put me onto the path of enlightenment in the world of travel like you?

just kidding

go nissan
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Follow Up By: Willem - Wednesday, Mar 24, 2004 at 00:13

Wednesday, Mar 24, 2004 at 00:13
Toonie....I had three or four Cortinas in my younger years. The last one was a GT 1500. I rolled it four times and then cartwheeled another five and walked away with a scratch on my leg. The insurance company had the car repaired(yes those were the days when I still paid out insurance) but it was never the same again and not long after I cooked the gearbox at 140kmh and went for a slide down the road.I traded the remains in on a Cooper S............hell, that thing could burn rubber!!!!
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Reply By: Member - Eskimo - Tuesday, Mar 23, 2004 at 21:45

Tuesday, Mar 23, 2004 at 21:45
Geez Willem...you got shares in dulux...3 coats of orange paint...hell thats more than the red truck (or is that orange too)
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Follow Up By: Willem - Tuesday, Mar 23, 2004 at 21:56

Tuesday, Mar 23, 2004 at 21:56
Its Orange mate...no wonder you can't see colour...your eyes are too far apart.....:-)
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Reply By: Member - StevenL - Tuesday, Mar 23, 2004 at 22:15

Tuesday, Mar 23, 2004 at 22:15
My God, there is more material here than the habadashery dept at Harris Scafe!

Willem. My dad is the same as you. If what you have will do the job then why change it. His 75 series has nearly 400,000km and is going strong pulling a 2.2t van around Oz at present. They are somewhere between Alice and Darwin. It is heavily customised - all from the shed.

Orange with Silver highlights. You like to stand out in a crowd I presume!

Des Lexic suggested an Anti-Theft device. Who the hell would want to steal that! And how would they go answering to you if you ever found out who they were!

You'd look good in a Troopy. I hear that Troopie has one that he can't sell !!!

Steven
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Follow Up By: Willem - Tuesday, Mar 23, 2004 at 22:37

Tuesday, Mar 23, 2004 at 22:37
My old truck has 451327 on the clock plus 5% error on account it runs 750x16's instead of 700's...so around 479,000 klicks. I bought it at 350,000 for $2.5K and rebuilt the engine at 380000(it cost $900...hahaha). Apart from a leaking rear outputshaft oil seal(has leaked since I got the truck) the old thing motors along sweetly. A bit bouncy in the rough stuff but will go anywhere. I stand out in a crowd already....:-)))

I am most likely going to buy another Nissan. At least the wheel nuts will be interchangeable.
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Follow Up By: Rosco - Bris. - Tuesday, Mar 23, 2004 at 23:13

Tuesday, Mar 23, 2004 at 23:13
An ya get 6 ... not a poncy little bunch of 5 undersized jobs.
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Follow Up By: John - Tuesday, Mar 23, 2004 at 23:49

Tuesday, Mar 23, 2004 at 23:49
See Willem somebody else thinks that you would look good in a Troopy also, it's the perfect truck for you.

Just make sure you paint it orange also, no need to change the winning formula that much.

It would be difficult to imagine you in anything alse but a orange truck.

Kind Regards
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Follow Up By: Willem - Wednesday, Mar 24, 2004 at 00:04

Wednesday, Mar 24, 2004 at 00:04
Nah John......Have had two Toyotas, one good, one RS and three Nissans, all good.....want something with coil suspension and don't have enough of the readies for a LC 80 or 100 but judging from a recent happening with a 100 they are pretty sus as well......

Cheers,
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Follow Up By: Member - Des Lexik(SA) - Wednesday, Mar 24, 2004 at 09:42

Wednesday, Mar 24, 2004 at 09:42
Just had a very enlightening vision. Willie driving down the road in his orange truck, sponsered by Orange of course (who ever the hell they are) wearing saffron robes, polished "beanie", chanting a karma, swinging his insense burner and begging for alms.
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Follow Up By: Willem - Wednesday, Mar 24, 2004 at 15:12

Wednesday, Mar 24, 2004 at 15:12
Sounds cool Alpaca....it might end up like that...though I am not too keen on insense......."Alms for the poor...Alms for the poor" Might even gather enough alms for a newby :-)))
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