Slow race - place your bets

Submitted: Monday, Jan 17, 2005 at 12:10
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Just teed up a slow race down Nanny goat hill tonight. It will be between a 96 75 series ute and my 94 80 series station wagon. The station wagon has a higher 1st gear but lower low range so it could be interesting. I will post full specs along with the result tomorrow.................
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Reply By: Patrolman Pat - Monday, Jan 17, 2005 at 12:25

Monday, Jan 17, 2005 at 12:25
Pull the handbrake on a few notches Davoe and I'll have ten bucks on you. ;)
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Follow Up By: Member - Davoe (WA) - Monday, Jan 17, 2005 at 12:27

Monday, Jan 17, 2005 at 12:27
There both toyotas - pulling the handbrake on wont do a thing :)
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Follow Up By: Member - Geoff M (NSW) - Monday, Jan 17, 2005 at 12:28

Monday, Jan 17, 2005 at 12:28
Ain't that the truth!!
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Follow Up By: Baz (NSW) - Monday, Jan 17, 2005 at 12:39

Monday, Jan 17, 2005 at 12:39
LOL, thats something i've noticed driving my mates 100s around, not the best handbrake i've found. Are they all like this i must admit not the lightest vehicle on the road.
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Follow Up By: Member - Davoe (WA) - Monday, Jan 17, 2005 at 12:43

Monday, Jan 17, 2005 at 12:43
Baz, They can be ok but need adjusting every service. Does that coment mean 100s are off the list? thats about all you have let go so far
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Reply By: Patrolman Pat - Monday, Jan 17, 2005 at 12:30

Monday, Jan 17, 2005 at 12:30
Have you organised for a Nissan to get you back up the hill again.
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Follow Up By: Member - Davoe (WA) - Monday, Jan 17, 2005 at 12:33

Monday, Jan 17, 2005 at 12:33
This is Kalgoorlie I would have a hard time finding a nissan
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Follow Up By: V8Diesel - Monday, Jan 17, 2005 at 13:23

Monday, Jan 17, 2005 at 13:23
That's coz they're all out bush earning a living, not in town getting fixed. Ooooowwwhhh. ;-)
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Follow Up By: Member - Jeff M (WA) - Monday, Jan 17, 2005 at 18:50

Monday, Jan 17, 2005 at 18:50
Davoe, what happened to that Nissan that was comming into Kal to pull you guys up the hill?? Last I heard it's motor blew up 10km's out of Perth! LOL

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Follow Up By: Member - Davoe (WA) - Monday, Jan 17, 2005 at 19:09

Monday, Jan 17, 2005 at 19:09
sheesh not hard to stir up a bit of t vs n is it!
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Follow Up By: Member - Davoe (WA) - Tuesday, Jan 18, 2005 at 10:14

Tuesday, Jan 18, 2005 at 10:14
probably not the most informed answer I have seen mr Gone who mentioned 100 series ? and even if there was one it would be a standard whith rfs with no reputation for collapsing. The reason for the high number of tojos is they are used virtually exclusivly in miining industries. Private ownership and contractors are more even
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Follow Up By: Gone 4by'ing - Tuesday, Jan 18, 2005 at 10:20

Tuesday, Jan 18, 2005 at 10:20
That is a Toyota fable and a common misconception.
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Follow Up By: Member - Davoe (WA) - Tuesday, Jan 18, 2005 at 10:21

Tuesday, Jan 18, 2005 at 10:21
What is?? certainly nothing I have written above
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Follow Up By: Gone 4by'ing - Tuesday, Jan 18, 2005 at 10:30

Tuesday, Jan 18, 2005 at 10:30
That is what I was referring too .
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Follow Up By: Member - Davoe (WA) - Tuesday, Jan 18, 2005 at 10:41

Tuesday, Jan 18, 2005 at 10:41
dont know where you get your info from but in the real world there are plenty of 78 series utes and 100 series cruisers running around minesites both with simular setups that cop more of a hiding in a week than the average joe would dish out in a year and there is certainly no reputation for front end failures (ifs could be a different matter but they are not used) If it is tojos being used virtually exclusively for mining in the goldfields you are reffering to you would be wise not to argue the point coz you would be wrong
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Follow Up By: Gone 4by'ing - Tuesday, Jan 18, 2005 at 10:56

Tuesday, Jan 18, 2005 at 10:56
If you believe that then I can't help you.
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Follow Up By: V8Diesel - Tuesday, Jan 18, 2005 at 11:19

Tuesday, Jan 18, 2005 at 11:19
With Davoe on this one Gone4by'ing. I remember on one minsite counting over 90 Toyotas, about 5 Patrols and one lone Landrover owned by Down Hole Surveys. Not all fleet vehicles either, plenty of contractors too.

WA is overwhelmingly ruled by diesel Landcruisers. Patrol is making inroads, but is a long way from catching up. The only time you'll see a Landrover on a minesite, is either when it's driven by a geologist with one of those funny beards with no moustache, or admin staff.

There's been a long and disasterous history of experimentation with different vehicles in WA mining. OKA - a.k.a. "the answer" bugger all around now , Hummer - H.I. (I think) tried 'em, got rid of them, HQ utes in the 70's, even Chev C10's and 20's were used for a while in the 80's on the salt works at Carnarvon. BHP use standard HZJ 105's cut down to a 4 door ute configuration.
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Follow Up By: Member - Davoe (WA) - Tuesday, Jan 18, 2005 at 11:34

Tuesday, Jan 18, 2005 at 11:34
pehaps you would care to enlighten me with all your toyota experience mr Gone me - I have worked at over 10 mining and exploration companys and have driven virtually nothing but cruisers I am not saying they are better than Nissans, I cant I have never driven a Nissan (4by) but I will say I have driven enough (actually more than enough) cruisers to be able to tell you the rfs can take a decent beating and would not appear to have a collapsing tendancy.
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Follow Up By: Gone 4by'ing - Tuesday, Jan 18, 2005 at 14:37

Tuesday, Jan 18, 2005 at 14:37
No thanks.

You have more than made the point for me already ;).
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Reply By: V8Diesel - Monday, Jan 17, 2005 at 14:33

Monday, Jan 17, 2005 at 14:33
Go up at dusk, drink beer watching the sun sink over Kal, drink more beer and drive down in the dark. Repeat on the northern side for added exitement, then off to the Feddie for more beer and a perv. Perfect.

Re: Rowles Lagoon, went for a bit of spin across Perkolilli a few months ago. Worth a look.

Have fun mate, wish I was there to fly the flag for Nissan.
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Reply By: The Explorer - Tuesday, Jan 18, 2005 at 00:35

Tuesday, Jan 18, 2005 at 00:35
Go down in reverse..
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Reply By: Gone 4by'ing - Tuesday, Jan 18, 2005 at 06:45

Tuesday, Jan 18, 2005 at 06:45
What was the result ?

This could be interesting.
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