Alby Mangles Adventure Bound!!!

Submitted: Saturday, May 19, 2012 at 18:58
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I just watched an Alby Mangles, Adventure Bound episode on TV. Probably 25 years since I have watched one of these films. When they were first aired on TV, I remember them being an exciting outdoor, around the world adventure and Ably always had a good looking girl or two with him on his adventures. He would have been the envy of most outdoor guys his age in those days. We had Mike and Mal and Jack Absolam back then but Alby was a little different but had some controversy attached to some of his later episodes. The quality of the film is pretty good considering their age and still relevant entertainment today.. Michael
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Reply By: Allan B (Member, SunCoast) - Saturday, May 19, 2012 at 19:22

Saturday, May 19, 2012 at 19:22
Hi Michael, Ah yes, I remember them all. But you missed Russell Coight with his All Aussie Adventures. He also was "a little different". LOL

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Follow Up By: Michael ( Moss Vale NSW) - Saturday, May 19, 2012 at 19:50

Saturday, May 19, 2012 at 19:50
Yes! I had forgotten about him.. Imagine a week away with him, what a disaster ;)) Michael
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Follow Up By: Fab72 - Monday, May 21, 2012 at 06:06

Monday, May 21, 2012 at 06:06
....and Troy Dann.
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Reply By: Axle - Saturday, May 19, 2012 at 19:53

Saturday, May 19, 2012 at 19:53
G/Day mike, Yes they where all great to watch, Back then and as you say in present time... Jack Absolam always comes to mind driving a bloody mits sigma of all things, bogged, broken down, in the out back, but no worries!!, boil the billy and have a cuppa, think about things for a while...Lol.



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Follow Up By: Michael ( Moss Vale NSW) - Sunday, May 20, 2012 at 08:42

Sunday, May 20, 2012 at 08:42
Gday Axle, Funny how things change, I remember some of the "get out of trouble" ideas that Jack had, but most are not relevant these days but were fantastic then. He had a spark plug tyre pump, great idea then and I always carried one in the early days in the back of my car in the 70's. That was ok with petrol engines but now its hard to find the spark plugs amongst the bits and pieces and plastic covers on modern petrol engines. Another thing i always followed was to double the pressure in your spare and have a transfer hose with schrader ends on it to transfer air to a slow leaking tyre. I did this from the 70's until i bought a 4x4 in 1999. Came in handy many times in all those years when you come out in the morning to find a flat tyre that had gone down overnight. Now with a compressor times have changed. I also remember the old stockings for a fan belt replacement, not sure how long that would last in a modern car with the load of a 100 amp alternator. Also with a flat battery was to jack up the back wheel( both with LSD) and place car in a high gear and spin the wheel by hand or use a rope on the tyre like starting an old mower!! There were plenty more and he was good entertainment in those days!!! Michael
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Follow Up By: Member - Vince M (NSW) - Monday, May 21, 2012 at 10:02

Monday, May 21, 2012 at 10:02
I can tell you that sigma fell off the Jack about 3 times when he was hand starting it & once in came close to driving off,
You ate well if you traved with jack & other than he's brother there was never a better camp cook
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Reply By: Ross M - Saturday, May 19, 2012 at 19:56

Saturday, May 19, 2012 at 19:56
Alby's cameraman took him to court about not enough payment for those really good films.
Alby fought it in court but the camera man won because he stated "how do you think Alby was filmed catching and wrestling the croc, I had to go in the croc infested water long before Alby did so i could film him" and so he won his money and Alby coughed up., I think.

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Follow Up By: Michael ( Moss Vale NSW) - Saturday, May 19, 2012 at 20:02

Saturday, May 19, 2012 at 20:02
Yes !! I remember something about that along with others regarding his dog but they are still pretty good all this time on.. Michael
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Reply By: Member - Wamuranman - Saturday, May 19, 2012 at 21:46

Saturday, May 19, 2012 at 21:46
What about Belinda Green?

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Follow Up By: rags - Saturday, May 19, 2012 at 22:15

Saturday, May 19, 2012 at 22:15
Actually it was Judy Green ,equally as pleasing to the eye. I have watch this the last 3 saturday at 5.00 pm on 1hd, i remember why as a young bloke that i liked it,woman in swimmers,wet t shirts,sailing,4wds.
Had to laught today when Alby decided to do an oil change on the 4wd,pull the sump plug,no need for a bucket to catch the oil,or last week when the yacht accidentally caught fire with the cameras filming
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Follow Up By: Mr Pointyhead - Sunday, May 20, 2012 at 08:10

Sunday, May 20, 2012 at 08:10
Have a look at this..

http://video.au.msn.com/watch/video/alby-mangel-s-misadventure-exposed/xm7kmji
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Follow Up By: Mr Pointyhead - Sunday, May 20, 2012 at 08:12

Sunday, May 20, 2012 at 08:12
And a alternative view ...

http://www.albymangels.net/forums/showthread.php?t=12
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Follow Up By: Member - eighty matey - Sunday, May 20, 2012 at 21:39

Sunday, May 20, 2012 at 21:39
Hi Mr Pointyhead,

my wife and I were at the premiere of Alby's film. Narelle was responsible for looking after Judy Green on the night.
We just learnt why Judy was upset on the night after watching the film.
She said it was from the accident but we now we think it was more.

It was a good night and a great adventure film.
Our friend, Aaron, was an Islander from Mabiaug Island. When he saw his relatives getting chased by Alby's dog off the yacht, he jumped up and yelled, all excited and named them as they jumped.

hooroo

Steve
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Reply By: Inflataduck - Sunday, May 20, 2012 at 20:48

Sunday, May 20, 2012 at 20:48
Michael
there is always 2 sides to most stories
but here's a little know fact, Alby Mangles, Ben Cropp & Malcolm Douglas when they first made there first films got together 1 owned the projector, 1 owned the screen & 1 owned the sound system they travelled together & showed there films/movies in town halls etc taking it turns, they did this for about a year
I had the pleasure to work with all 3 but could not believe that they had traveled together as 3 different personality's you could not get
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Reply By: Member - Cruiser74 - Monday, May 21, 2012 at 00:01

Monday, May 21, 2012 at 00:01
Wow, I remember watching an Alby Mangels film when I was about 12 years old in our school gymnasium! I also remember having a keen eye for the ladies back then ;) I've only been seriously into 4WD for the last year or so, before that it was a necessity for work etc but I often wonder how the old pioneers back in the day managed. I mean even the simplest things to us nowadays must have been a mission back then. Tyre pressures, sand recovery's, etc etc. No such thing as portable compressors, air lockers, hi-lift jacks and the works back then! Kudos!
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