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Old 06-30-2022, 01:44 AM   #121
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Country folk are different.
This morning I went out touring around the area of muttaburra, but stopped for fuel at the local servo, after filling up ,there was a young guy filling his work truck, and we spoke about the 33 and NZ as he was recently from there,after my fill up I find my wallet is back in the caravan,the young guy said no worries,as he would pay for it, I said you can’t do that, but he went back into the servo with me ,where I told the lady at the till that I had left my wallet back in the caravan, no drama she said ,just jot down the cost of the fuel and come back when you get your wallet.
Which I did then bought a toasted sandwich and coffee.amazing
I have been to the tip to see if there is any old cars there but none, went into the local museum and saw a real good model A wheel, plus som sold tools ,some same is in my tool box in the 33.
I will stay here for another day or so, they found a big dinosaur skeleton hear a few years back, so there is a lot of fossils around as it was once part of the great inland sea.
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Old 06-30-2022, 06:47 AM   #122
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Lawrie and his 1933 Ford with Caravan. The sign says "Rough Service" but looking at that mud, it should have said "Slippery Surface"?
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Old 07-02-2022, 04:55 PM   #123
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Well, first time on this trip the 33 played up yesterday,it dropped a few cylinders after sitting out in the pouring rain all night, I did some sight seeing,( nearly got bogged again)
So when I got back I looked under the bonnet( hood), the engine and the distributor were soaking wet, the left hand terminal cover was dripping with water, so todayís job will be to dry it out,as itís looking a fine day after the heavy rain.
I had left the 33 parked facing into the wind and the rain must have got in through the radiator
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Wet weather stops the 33 Ford with the Distributor soaking wet. Just as well that Lawrie is a real handyman with these old Fords.
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Old 07-02-2022, 09:08 PM   #125
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Easy fix for the wet ignition this morning,I removed the caps and they were only wet on the outside,so with just a wipe over and dried the spark plugs it as good as ever and firing on all 8
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And what if the computer on a modern rig had gotten wet ?
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Old 07-11-2022, 12:16 AM   #127
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Well ,Iím heading for home today after three days at the car club rally at Clermont,which was a great time, I even won the best dressed male in the Opp shop dressed event,thatís me with the yellow gloves,
Itís a bit of a shock being back on the main roads and glad I only had a couple hundred Kayís ,before I get on the back roads again,
Pics are some wildlife on the back road ,the 33 after starting in 0 C the other morning, and one of the nice cars at the rally,
The 33 took a while to start yesterday at the servo, I thought , like a dipstick, that it had run out of fuel and after some winding it finally started, was good for the rest of the day , until this morning at Biloela on my final stint before home, I stopped at the John Deere dealer to get a box of corn head grease and it would not start again, I could see the ampmeter moving so new it was not on the primary side of the ign , so took the coil off and once again a self inflicted problem with oil on the rotor and coil, a spray with brake clean and wipe over with a rag,and it fired up like normal with just a prod on the starter.
I should be home in an hour or two.
Have done about 2200 miles, used next to no oil,probably about 1/8 on the stick, highest price for fuel was 2.36 per litre.
Never used any water,but it sure need a good wash as the mud from the effort the other week is every where and will take some cleaning up.plus more stone chips , but other than that no worries
Pics are the 33 just started in 0C deg the other morning,
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Well ,I’m heading for home today after three days at the car club rally at Clermont,which was a great time, I even won the best dressed male in the Opp shop dressed event,that’s me with the yellow gloves...

Pics are the 33 just started in 0C deg the other morning,
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