And we all want 4 wheel drive

Submitted: Sunday, May 06, 2018 at 23:05
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OLD DODGE PROMO FILM - 1920'S

ONE COOL BUGGY!

The real all-terrain vehicle - 93 years ago

This is only a "TWO rear wheel drive"...

We whine about a few pot holes!

Search youtube:"Oilfield Dodge"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nq2jY1trxqg

Sorry I don't know how to make the link work.
There seems to be a secret with the skinny wheels among other things.
I have seen a '26 Studebaker 6 tourer pull out of what I reckon was a bog in top gear!
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Reply By: 9900Eagle - Monday, May 07, 2018 at 04:58

Monday, May 07, 2018 at 04:58
Here is the video inserted, you just copy the last 11 charters of the youtube video address. Go to the video banner below and click on that, insert the ng2jY1trxqg. if you are happy hit submit.

That video has been posted many times in different forums. Don't know how many parts the they replaced as it is a promotional film and advertising agencies are the one thing that hasn't changed over all this time.

The old Dodge went well with the large wheels and that long stroke motor, the same as the more recent Suzuki Sierra and leaf sprung Hiluxes which were light and had good ground clearance. Like the world war11 jeeps good clearance and light weight.




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Follow Up By: MUZBRY- Life member(Vic) - Monday, May 07, 2018 at 07:54

Monday, May 07, 2018 at 07:54
Driven like any company car
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Follow Up By: Ron N - Wednesday, May 09, 2018 at 19:47

Wednesday, May 09, 2018 at 19:47
Driven like every hire car!!

As a mate once said to me, "When you're hooning down the highway with pedal to the metal - the only cars guaranteed to overtake you, are hire cars and P-platers!!" ... LOL

Cheers, Ron.
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Reply By: splits - Monday, May 07, 2018 at 20:36

Monday, May 07, 2018 at 20:36
There seems to be a secret with the skinny wheels among other things.
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It is most likely the same secret behind the use of original equipment 7.50 x 16 tyres on Landcruisers, Patrols and Land Rovers since the 1950s. It is only in recent years that the Cruiser Workmate ute has gone to a 225 on a 6 x 16 wheel but it is still only around 15 mm wider than a 7.50..

Back in the days of that old Dodge, there was hardly a sealed road in any country except in big cities. If those skinny tyres did not work in those conditions they would have designed something wider that did.
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Reply By: Bob Y. - Qld - Monday, May 07, 2018 at 22:08

Monday, May 07, 2018 at 22:08
A lot depends on the terrain, and soil types, of where one's travelling too.

Back about the time I gained my majority, I had an EH Holden ute and got caught travelling down the Diamantina, at the tail end of some unseasonal June rain in Central Qld. By fitting a set of chains I'd bought, I was able to continue my journey, albeit at a steady rate, right foot on or near the floor, 1st gear and dragging the diff.

There's a lot more to this story, but I'll leave it till I write my book.

Bob

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Follow Up By: Member - ACD 1 - Monday, May 07, 2018 at 22:27

Monday, May 07, 2018 at 22:27
"Back about the time I gained my majority..."

Geez Bob - turns of phrase like that put some miles on your clock LOL.

BTW -when is the book coming out. I reckon it would be a cracker.

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Follow Up By: Bob Y. - Qld - Tuesday, May 08, 2018 at 05:57

Tuesday, May 08, 2018 at 05:57
You don't hear that term much, if ever, these days, Anthony. Had to wack it in there, even if it's a dash of "name-dropping".

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Follow Up By: Allan B (Sunshine Coast) - Tuesday, May 08, 2018 at 09:12

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Blimey Bob, I gained my majority so long ago that I had forgotten the term.

But enter my order for a copy of the book.... signed of course.

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