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Old 06-07-2022, 07:55 PM   #21
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I had a nice easy day yesterday,did some grocery shopping and lunch with Danny and his mate,
So Iíve decided to have a rest day today and catch up with washing,
33 is going great fuel usage is really great,
I will change my travel route to avoid roads like the other day
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Old 06-07-2022, 08:00 PM   #22
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Good to see some sunshine to allow your washing to dry. Safe Travels.
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Love these travel logs!
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Old 06-07-2022, 10:24 PM   #24
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Lawrie, that photo looks like a Bonnie and Clyde campsite in 1934. Have a good trip. Regards, Kevin.
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Old 06-07-2022, 10:38 PM   #25
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Kevin, they wouldn’t have plastic Jerry cans,or solar panels,
I had a bit of trouble with the generator,some times it would be ok and others not,so today I did a bit of fault finding, looks like I may have found it, a little round gizmo inside of the funprojects regular had a loose solder joint, it works good now but will find out tomorrow,if not I have a stock cutout and spare generator.
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Old 06-07-2022, 10:41 PM   #26
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Plus you wouldn't have a bar and on the run for murder.

More like a scene out of the "grapes of wrath". -John Steinbeck

Or just camping with a 30s ford.

Nice picture!

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Old 06-08-2022, 12:54 AM   #27
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To clarify, bar- BAR, Browning Automatic Rifle...= machine gun
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thanks for the clarification...had no idea what a bar was!
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Old 06-08-2022, 01:26 AM   #29
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I had a nice easy day yesterday,did some grocery shopping and lunch with Danny and his mate,
So Iíve decided to have a rest day today and catch up with washing,
33 is going great fuel usage is really great,
I will change my travel route to avoid roads like the other day
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To clarify, bar- BAR, Browning Automatic Rifle...= machine gun
Manufactured for many decades - starting about 1918 or so. I've shot one with the carry/operating handle (which surely helps). It is a heavy gun, but you're glad for the weight as an automatic that shoots a .30-06 is a handful.
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Old 06-08-2022, 01:54 PM   #31
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Well golly ! that must have been fun Dale ! I had a Browning 30 cal 1919 on a pedistol in my WW2 halftrack I had a few years ago. It was a real gun, but incomplete so it would not fire. Never have shot a real one

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Old 06-09-2022, 01:23 AM   #32
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I had a good relaxing days drive today, just drove from emerald to Barcaldine,stopped for smoko and some of my home made biscuits,(cookies),on the way
Got lots of questions, and one person who swore it was a teraplane,I told him it was a Ford, oh thatís right he said ,a ford teraplane,lol
On this hill I was really laying into the 33 and enjoying burning up the hill , then got stuck behind the wide load,I was in low gear behind him, but on the down hill and on the flat he left me in the dust, I was doing 55 mph.
I thought I had cleaned the 33 the other day, but realise itís still a big mess,but will have to wait to wash it properly.
Have not used any oil and fuel usage is good,
Itís quite funny watching modern caravans coming up behind, they canít wait to get past ,and as soon as they get in front they take for ages to get away,our speed limit for towing is 100kph and Iím doing about 90-95
I will be in Barcaldine for a few days to take in the sights.
My generator stayed working good today,so maybe I fixed it.
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Its a pity when you have a fast car and are held up by slow traffic!
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Old 06-10-2022, 05:43 PM   #34
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Having a few days R&R in Barcaldine,nice days but cold nights,so I had to get a hot water bottle,as kids we called them a hottie, but that has a different meaning now,lol
I’m going to see if I can give the33 a proper wash today,
Fuel price went up today, was $1.99 per litre this morning,by this arvo was $2.20.
This fuel tanker was heading east with a load of oil from the wells and refinery out west at Eromanga, count the trailers. IOR on the truck is inland oil refinery
I have had two meals and a beer at the pub these last two nights, and the owner told me if I didn’t wash and wax the 33 he would charge me twice for the next beer and meal, but he did say it was nice with it parked outside the pub.
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I’m going to see if I can give the '33 a proper wash today,
Fuel price went up today, was $1.99 per litre this morning,by this arvo was $2.20.
This fuel tanker was heading east with a load of oil from the wells and refinery out west
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I have had two meals and a beer at the pub these last two nights, and the owner told me if I didnít wash and wax the 33 he would charge me twice for the next beer and meal... Lawrie
This gave me a good laugh. Car guys.
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Old 06-11-2022, 10:10 AM   #37
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Lawrie,


Do you have a Columbia two speed axle in your '33? Do you or are you allowed to take a rifle or shotgun when on your road trips?
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Old 06-11-2022, 05:18 PM   #38
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Washed the 33 yesterday and it now looks nice and clean, but has a few more stone chips, a small price to pay, this is the lan rim staying in at the caravan park,note the nam3 on the sign,
This wide load went past this morning ,so I was up at 6-30 to see it,the owner saw the 33 and asked me to stop in and see them when I get to longreach in a week or so thatís where it was headed.
No Columbia, just a 3.78 r&p from a 48 in the rear,
No to both on 5e fire arms.
Another restful day today,just had bacon and eggs for breaks and now a coffee
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The things that you see on the road, the old Paddle Wheeler that is starting a new life in Queensland. Safe Travels.
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A 100-year-old piece of pioneer history is on the move as the Pride of the Murray makes an epic move from its current home in the Murray River in Victoria to its new home in Longreach in outback Queensland, as seen by Lawrie on his travels.
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