Nats diary 2022

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Went out to Eudunda today after the kickoff this morning- would have made a point of going to Birdwood after we did a bit of maintenance back in the motel if I had have known EfiJy was there ImageImage
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Some cool old buildings at Eudunda and an FJ ute ready to be reborn
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Show and shine time
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Presentation night - snuck a stop at Saltram wines in before it ImageImage
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Ammo and Sherri enjoying the night
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Stoney and Sherri picked up the hard luck award
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Lots of trophies
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Then the blue ute Nationals was officially over
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Monday morning was the trip to Dudleys
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Picked up a bit of treasure- literally- found a FJ grille badge in a bucket of stuff in the toilet and some nice straight FB door stainless on the ground. Also found what I was really after - a couple of decent horn contacts so we can use them as templates to start making them Image
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I found a couple of ideas for bonnet mods on the 2 door but had no grinder with me sadly
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Then we were off for lunch at a brewery in Tanunda for a couple of sensational stouts and a pizza ImageImage
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Then to Another winery and a lookout
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Then off for dinner
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Today started out as it should , went for breakfast to say goodbye to our FB/EK family and catch up with Stoney, Sherri and Firekraka for our trip home , had breakfast at Tanunda bakery and noticed a puddle of oil under the old girl ( the ute not Mrs Blacky)
We had adjusted the tappers the night before so I figured it was a leaky rocker cover , we headed off and stopped at Nuriootpa auto pro to buy some oil, a rocker cover gasket and some degreaser , got 2 out of 3 then came out to another puddle of oil . ImageImageImage

Had a look and it wasn’t the rocker cover, the harmonic balancer had chucked a wobbly and oil was pissing out the front timing cover seal ImageImage

Neil and Stoney headed off and we limped the ute back to Mike and Anne’s place in Adelaide- Mike had heard on the grapevine we had a problem and offered a good secondhand balancer and all the tooling required to swap it over ImageImage

We got back , and stripped the dodgy one out of the car

Farewell Brekky , just before it turned to custard …..
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Working out a strategy on the side of the road with Mike
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Tear down time - note specialist tooling Image

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With the ute ready to accept the new bits we went in search of a new timing cover seal - found one , and a new rocker cover gasket , at only the 5th place we went to ……. So we threw it back together , changed the gasket and she was good to go Image
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