Nats diary 2022

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Made it to Esperance, bought a new radiator cap , can you believe there were none at any of the roadhouses along the way , and made camp with a bourbon to finish the day off ImageImage


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Hope the cap helps


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Sounds like a fairly smooth trip,

I guess that old Ute shouldn’t rust any more out there…….. So was the Ute high running temperature down to the dicky radiator cap?

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Hope the long trip hasn't caused some kind of internal problem & is only the cap.
A well done to all the long distance travelers :thumbsup: .
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In the Shed wrote:Sounds like a fairly smooth trip,

I guess that old Ute shouldn’t rust any more out there…….. So was the Ute high running temperature down to the dicky radiator cap?

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Will find out tomorrow when we do the last leg - Esperance to home , around 700km. Found the bottom hose was very soft and the spring had rotted away so bought a new lower hose , reverse flushed it and installed the new thermostat plus bodgied up an overflow
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Then we went to the pub ImageImage
Well , a distillery to be precise
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Then to a Brewery for lunch
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Now kicking back watching the speedway before heading home tomorrow and bringing our 2022 Nationals holiday to an end ImageImage

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Had a lazy last couple of hours playing with the new page for next years not the nationals plus I worked out our fuel economy for the last week or so - 1510 miles , 259.75 litres equals 26.39 miles per gallon or 10.95 litres per 100km.


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Blacky wrote: Sat Jun 18, 2022 9:28 am
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i didn't see your post on facebook asking what coolant you should run in it :roll: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Great diary mate.
I hope the trailer queens read this and discover they are missing on so much by not driving to and from the nats.


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Last day today Image we headed off from Esperance at 7:30 , the temp gauge was rock solid on 195 all day at highway speed and straight back to 185 when we slowed down for towns ImageImage
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Our only real stops were Dumbleyung where Donald Campbell set a world record on water years ago , pretty much the towns only claim to fame
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Was thirsty work , so of course we went to the pub Image
Looked great from the outside but I was a bit concerned it was going to collapse once we got inside ImageImage
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Tucker wasn’t bad though, but I think the beer might be a bit out of date ….ImageImage

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Then a quick stop at Wagin - can’t take that woman anywhere- and then next stop home . 2840 odd miles done and dusted Image the dog was happy to see me Image
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