FB ute

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Harv
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Re: FB ute

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Blacky wrote: Wed Jun 12, 2024 10:36 am The old girl had a bit of a miss yesterday, was smoking like it was an extra in a Cheech and Chong movie ….
If it only had one blue door, and the rest red/primer, it could be mistaken for Love Machine :lol:

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Maybe you found where all your oils going Blacky :lol: :lol: :lol:
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She got us home - just ….. developed a miss again at Bannister about 125km out of Perth , was surging and carrying on - I assumed it had either fouled that plug again or it was about to sieze as the oil pressure had dropped so just kept the boot into it and hoped for the best.
We said goodbye to Trev Karen and Stoney at Armadale and took Brian and Kerrie to CEVA to drop their FB off , stopped at a car wash and I washed the ute plus degreased the engine bay , this was less than 10km from home and this is what she looked like once back in the shed -

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Poor ol’ girl. Another job for your list.
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Just a tiny bit smoky - can’t figure out how to post a video on here ….
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Would barely get into the shed under her own power - I think I may only have another 6 months or so of life left in this engine ImageImageImage


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Might be a Rolls Canardly.

Rolls down one hill, Canardly get up the next :lol:

Glad to see you got her home safe under it's own steam.

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"Glad to see you got her home safe under it's own steam"

You crack me up Harv, but following behind was easy to tell where they had been. :lol: :lol:
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Lucky you didn't get a canary.

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She has served you well
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Started the autopsy today-
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Plugs tell a story- 1-2-3
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Head backs it up -
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What a prick of a design is the upper radiator support :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil:
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Ready to lift out
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to little to late but a bottle or scissor jack and length of timber between guards couple of winds gives you clearance
sometimes yor just better off shitting in yor hands and clapping

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Mick wrote: Sun Jun 30, 2024 9:27 pm to little to late but a bottle or scissor jack and length of timber between guards couple of winds gives you clearance
I had propped it open and thought it was OK - had masking tape all around it and it was floating free when flat and the bloody thing still took the paint off when i lifted it out ........
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