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« Reply #1875 on: September 18, 2019, 09:09:10 PM »
They just look like very deep dished wheels from the back though...


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« Reply #1876 on: September 18, 2019, 11:01:10 PM »
Well that buggered that idea up didnt it . ;D
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« Reply #1877 on: September 19, 2019, 11:23:38 AM »
Well couldnt help it Dandy, Went straight to the horses mouth, Boddington vintage associaton   .. Apparently this trailer / Limber was towed by a Tank [ Can assume a WW1 Tank ]   .. The wheels carried extra fuel and the box carried spare  ammunition .. The grainy pic I saw in Google search had it with a field gun, so obviously mixed and matched due to circumstances ..
EDIT : Found it tankmuseum.org/museum-online/vehicles/object-e1949-361   WW2
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« Reply #1878 on: September 19, 2019, 03:20:13 PM »
Now there's a great idea for long desert trips - carry extra fuel in the wheels of your camper  :)


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« Reply #1879 on: September 19, 2019, 03:45:39 PM »
Well couldnt help it Dandy, Went straight to the horses mouth, Boddington vintage associaton   ..  ..

Ha ha. Thanks for that.  :cheers:

The limber thing was bugging me as the tow bar on the back looked like a later addition. The hitch itself looks like a standard modern UK pin hitch. The drawbar has been extended too, to take a standard ring.

I found a short video of one in the tank museum https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=jgxkn3Nrw1w

You can even get a 1/35 scale model kit of one...



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« Reply #1880 on: September 19, 2019, 04:25:22 PM »
In the past Modeler forums etc have been a big help with identifying oddball stuff as they research the hell out of things to make accurate models of them ..  ;D
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« Reply #1881 on: September 19, 2019, 04:40:55 PM »
Now there's a great idea for long desert trips - carry extra fuel in the wheels of your camper  :)


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Imagine trying to slow down with half a tank in each wheel.  Or worse, overheating brakes......

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« Reply #1882 on: September 19, 2019, 07:22:16 PM »
At least your fuel additives will be well mixed... :P

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« Reply #1883 on: September 19, 2019, 07:46:06 PM »
Imagine trying to slow down with half a tank in each wheel.  Or worse, overheating brakes......

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Could add some extra blow to a blowout I guess....

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« Reply #1884 on: September 21, 2019, 05:41:39 AM »
Inspired by this week's Marty's Matchbox Makeovers, a Hillman Minx.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mGGOQJdEojs


That's me leaning out of the window and my sister in the back with me. Mum in the caravan.

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« Reply #1885 on: September 21, 2019, 06:16:28 AM »
Holy crap, that would tow well.

Don't worry so much about pics of yourself, but we would like to see more of the girlfriend..... or even your wife  ;D

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« Reply #1886 on: September 21, 2019, 07:31:04 AM »
Holy crap, that would tow well.


From memory, the towball was bolted direct to the bumper on the Minx.

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Ha ha. My wife wasn't even a twinkle in her dad's eye when that pic was taken. In fact, her parents hadn't even met.

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« Reply #1887 on: September 21, 2019, 02:12:39 PM »
Inspired by this week's Marty's Matchbox Makeovers, a Hillman Minx.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mGGOQJdEojs


That's me leaning out of the window and my sister in the back with me. Mum in the caravan.




Well I could see this happening https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gQSTMYNqBW8
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« Reply #1888 on: September 21, 2019, 05:16:46 PM »
Well I could see this happening https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gQSTMYNqBW8

Ha ha. I've seen that clip before.

According to my mum, it was an easy tow because it only weighed 10 cwt.

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« Reply #1889 on: September 24, 2019, 02:26:29 PM »

Neat unit

https://www.9news.com.au/motoring/ford-falcon-6-door-xy-1970-australias-rarest-car-to-go-to-auction/37c56eec-aff1-4bcf-9610-0fdca6efdb75

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« Reply #1890 on: September 24, 2019, 04:47:38 PM »
I'll tip it to go $1,000,000 to $1,200,000
Wonder how much it got...
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« Reply #1891 on: September 24, 2019, 04:54:18 PM »
Wonder how much it got...

I forgot to look.

Closing bid is at 8:30 tomorrow night.
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« Reply #1892 on: September 24, 2019, 11:30:52 PM »
Just logged into lloyds and its saying 5 days to run on the Auction, Falcon is at $91.000.00 so far ..  lloydsonline.com.au/AuctionLots.aspx?kw=CCAUS&pgs=100
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« Reply #1893 on: September 25, 2019, 07:23:00 PM »
Just logged into lloyds and its saying 5 days to run on the Auction, Falcon is at $91.000.00 so far ..  lloydsonline.com.au/AuctionLots.aspx?kw=CCAUS&pgs=100

At $95,000 now but still has 4d 23h and 16m to go.


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« Reply #1894 on: September 25, 2019, 07:32:02 PM »
Phuq!!!!!!!!!!!

Gee the A9x at 152000 isnt doing bad!!!!!!!!!!!!
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« Reply #1895 on: September 26, 2019, 03:37:57 PM »
some of the results from Shannon's auction.

1961 VW beetle..... $16,000
Datsun 180B SSS...$18,000
1966 Mk 1 Cortina. $11,500 (not a bad buy I think)
EK Holden sedan... $12,000 (a ripper buy)
1981 TF Cortina.... $28,000 (fuk me dead)
EJ Holden modified $33,500

Lots of other stuff as well..... but stuff me mushrooms, $28,000 for TF Cortina.

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« Reply #1896 on: September 26, 2019, 07:03:53 PM »
Well they were a quality car you know ...











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« Reply #1897 on: September 26, 2019, 07:42:54 PM »
My first car was a 1974 Ford Cortina, a bit like this.... but Australian. My son turned 17 today, he’d probably love it if I bought him one now





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« Reply #1898 on: September 26, 2019, 09:32:34 PM »
Liked the Coke bottle TD Cortina's .. Cheese box TE's not so much .. TF's were ummm yeah ......
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« Reply #1899 on: September 26, 2019, 09:39:08 PM »
Loved the 6 cyl Cortinas    went like Shit off a shovel    ( pity  about the stopping and handling  tho'  ;D )