2wd over 4wd and the thrill on a steep hill

Submitted: Saturday, Jan 02, 2016 at 20:31
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Gday
Another grey hair was gained on Wednsday when i locked in the hubs and proceeded to climb the steepest hill we could find at Wannangatta . Half way up I had wheel spin and slid down at a great rate without steering because i was trying to stop from sliding over the edge, about 150mtrs with no trees to stop me. Quite a thrill to let the brake pedal off and be able to steer, still not knowing if i was in control yet. Glutton that i am, to have another go, i let more air from the tyres and into it again, wheel spin and another grey hair. Damn i said , there has to be something wrong. I radioed my travel companions and told them i was off down the hill to have a look. When the back tried to pass the front i gained another grey hair. Now to cut a long story , i found tht the left front hub had snapped a tooth and was not locking .
I did a tempory fix and went up Billy goat bluff the next morning with no trouble . So a couple of new locking hubs to come and another drive to test them.
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Reply By: Mick O - Saturday, Jan 02, 2016 at 22:11

Saturday, Jan 02, 2016 at 22:11
Muz, is this a real story or are you just embellishing your latest effort in engaging the hubs to get it up on the bark garden for the missus to wash it?

Happy New Year your greyness ;-)

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Follow Up By: George_M - Sunday, Jan 03, 2016 at 15:02

Sunday, Jan 03, 2016 at 15:02
Ha Ha!

We were heading up the Wombat Spur Tk out of Eaglevale on our way to the Wonnagatta Valley when Muzbry went missing:-)

Wes and I, quite naturally, thought that Muzbry had stopped for a chat. Then he radioed up that he'd gone for a slide - backwards!

Oddly enough another party came to grief on the same section of track later on that day.

They were coming down.

Towing another vehicle.

No steering and no brakes.

At around 10.00 pm that night.

All in all - a great weekend.

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Follow Up By: Robin Miller - Sunday, Jan 03, 2016 at 15:10

Sunday, Jan 03, 2016 at 15:10
Hey Muz , your story is funnier than mine ! but a wonderful time was had by all , Happy New Year , we are back on deck now !
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Follow Up By: Mick O - Sunday, Jan 03, 2016 at 18:10

Sunday, Jan 03, 2016 at 18:10
Strewth George, are you using that big red arrow to pin him to the track!!!???
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Reply By: Member - Stephen L (Clare SA) - Sunday, Jan 03, 2016 at 10:15

Sunday, Jan 03, 2016 at 10:15
Hi Muz

I would have thought it would have been new undies rather than a few grey hairs.....lol

I have only ever had a similar situation once and as you know, it's no fun.

All the best for 2016.



Cheers



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Reply By: vk1dx - Sunday, Jan 03, 2016 at 15:30

Sunday, Jan 03, 2016 at 15:30
Last time up Billy Goat I accidently the 100 series in 2wd. No hassles, so I hope that wasn't the "steepedt hill" that you spoke about, Muz.

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Follow Up By: MUZBRY- Life member(Vic) - Sunday, Jan 03, 2016 at 15:38

Sunday, Jan 03, 2016 at 15:38
Gday Phil
Billy goat bluff no problems Phil. All went well with a tempory repair .
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