Bilbo's Buggy???

Submitted: Friday, Apr 07, 2006 at 20:25
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Noticed a red GU Patrol scorching outa Brunswick this afternoon.

Fire engine??????

If it was, yer probably grinning too wide yet to see yer pootr.

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Reply By: Bilbo - Saturday, Apr 08, 2006 at 05:07

Saturday, Apr 08, 2006 at 05:07

It was indeed "The Fire Engine". I kept it down a bit on the way home as the motor is still running in, but kept it at about 85 to 90kmh all the way down the South West Highway, with the odd burst to 100kmh for a few seconds. Does about 2100 rpm at 100 kmh and overtakes in 5th gear without a problem. It just GOES!

Gearbox is a bit "sticky" but a bit of use will see that straightened out. I've given up on using 1st gear at all. The truck takes off in 2nd gear just fine - well quite quick actually - and it's nice to just hang on to 2nd gear, without hammering the revs around the clock, and just listen to that Chev V8 do it it's thing. I left a few people behind without trying - I didn't mean to upset 'em. One Prado driver was a surprised though! Ya gotta remember - it ain't got no "Brunswick"stickers on it ;)

It's 3.00 am ( still not sleeping well) and I'm gonna try sleeping gain. There'll be a full review in a day or so.

Stay tuned,


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Reply By: Sam from Weipa Auto Electrics - Saturday, Apr 08, 2006 at 07:29

Saturday, Apr 08, 2006 at 07:29
I remeber when I got mine back from getting the 6.5 fitted it was awesome everything smelt new and it hammered.
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Reply By: roofscooter2 - Saturday, Apr 08, 2006 at 17:11

Saturday, Apr 08, 2006 at 17:11
Bil, i have a 7.3 Deisel 6 speed & only use 1st/low when off road ,not that often ,work truck.Bob.
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