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  1. Had a bloody good day out today. Looked at tractors, yarned with tractor barries, watched tractor pulling, yarned with military re-enactment barries, photographed tractors and cars, yarned with tractor barries some more, looked at tractors again, drove someone's spare tractor in the grand parade, yarned some more, then wagon timed it home with the radio cranking out '60s and '70s music. Pics shall be posted in the appropriate threads. I shall probably have a medicinal brandy soon.
  2. Plenty of my generation smoked a bit of weed while haymaking.
  3. Must be plenty of young guys nearby keen to earn a few pingas. This used to be the prime source of income for teens / early twenties once upon a time.
  4. Are super dark tints in the back of a wag not legal anymore? Thought only the front door glass and windscreen had to comply with regs for that. Even if you painted the side windows in the back black it'd still have the same amount of visibility as a sedan delivery.
  5. Nice ute. Shame you've lost the cool stripe.
  6. Just spotted this. Sweet car. Like to put in a vote for twin round headlight front in case you haven't already decided which one to use. Reckon the rectangular lights don't look quite right with the sweet curves of everything else but hey your car so whatever eh cos you have to live with it.
  7. @yoeddynz may have some valuable knowledge of this.
  8. The sheila with the wee dog might struggle to keep up with the pack on that thing.
  9. Got six new plugs the second time along with the one new lead. I'm too tight / broke most of the time to replace stuff that I can rangi up and get a few more months out of. Old plugs still looked okay / good colour etc apart from the gap being huge.
  10. Yep, my EA was running like a bag of shit a long time back. Thought it was fuel problems so gave it a dose of the injector cleaner recommended by 8ball to no avail then found the spark plug gaps were enormous, something like 1.75mm. Re-gapped all the plugs to 1mm and it ran sweet. Some months later it started running on five cylinders and the problem turned out to be a dodgy lead. As ky says the dizzy on these is in the most retarded place. What dumb-arse designs an engine with the dizzy so far up under the inlet manifold as to be unreachable by a normal human? My mechanic tells me that it is possible to change the dizzy without removing the manifold but you need to have smallish hands that bend the wrong way. Short answer check the leads next cos mine looked okay but one of them wasn't.
  11. Anyone going to Edendale Crankup this year? I'm thinking to go on the Saturday.
  12. Looking good with the new springs. Almost looks like you fitted a lift kit.
  13. I was in Dunners yesterday. Not sure when I'll be back up there.
  14. Thereby ensuring that he died sooner than he should have.
  15. Bit of iodine spray on those grazes and you'll be right as rain. It will only sting a lot.
  16. But you'll only need a small bag for a couple of batteries. A 25 would last you years.
  17. Bet it felt like 110 mph in a thing like that though even if it wasn't.
  18. Keen for something like that. Fire ban might be lifted by then. Still be good enough weather to gather round a fire outdoors but not too hot and dry to light it.
  19. Love these things. Was sorely tempted to buy one as a daily about twelve years ago but figured it would hog the gas like my coon so bought a Wolseley 1300 instead.
  20. Are the water bridge gaskets just normal paper ones? If so weetbix box to the rescue.
  21. There is a lot to be said for having a go at something relatively easy where everything should pretty much be a straight swap for a first project. Good luck with it.
  22. Teaspoon or tablespoon? Got a big old tractor battery here that's as flat as a witch's tit and wouldn't charge even on an OS charger that doesn't have safety trip switches. Sounds like being worth a try