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    Motueka Valley New Zealand
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    30 IHC projects waiting--some completed

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  1. Gheez Lorenzo...up to your old tricks again..eh ?? Pumpkin Porn.....and...blundered right into it ....no warning for the over 75's age group....???...tut --tut Mike
  2. ...if I tried to "rope "an animal , I would probably end up hanging myself....or worse...... ....always figured the firearm was the ideal tool for those various species , you mentioned, Lazy WP.... Mike
  3. What do you mean, Ian ??.....was he making a note of it ...??? Mike
  4. ...Yes, Ray....this is mid winter down under..so not as green as normal...As of your comment. "'kind of like here ""....we have our quota of fruits and nuts....also.... ,,few more pics Mike
  5. ditto for me, also...like a board game......"'Go back to Start".....then it would come right.... Mike
  6. PM me urgently, Sledge...I have two...one has a carby off an English "Vangaurd ' car circa mid 60's....which makes it most unusual...but I would let it go.... Way better tracks than ""Busted Knuckles "'old crawler....which features on the Restorations forum....Neither have blade gear.....which is just the way I like them..... Mike
  7. ...few weeks gone, the Shepherd from the Rainbow Station, where I ''part time " , took me down to the Kekerangu Station.....A very big family outfit running 10,000 stock units. Its a huge , hilly property, running from the coast to rising up to several thousand feet at its highest point..... Its very broken country...with miles of "farm tracks' winding up some very steep faces ... There is one only elderly Green wheel tractor , but with a very expensive post driver mounted to the tractor's back.....Contractors put in winter feed crops etc on the "cultivatible " land..nearer the sea....although the land finishes in a 'terrace' sort of, well above the high tide mark... The property has a musterer/hunting hut way back in the hills......typical NZ back country hut, with a big home made stove/ fire and some very agricultural plumbing, which provides water for the sink.....and the two external 'bath' tubs...which require a fire lit underneath to provide the necessary warmth.....(No....the quaint South Seas habit of par-boiling the luckless ''men of the cloth'' ceased many years gone.....) Like all these 'disjointed ' high country farms, the tracks take one right around the perifhery of the property.....took about six hours .....of course there plenty of gates to open !!! Some fantastic views from the high points...you can almost see South America from up there....(no...not really...) The two main farm tractors are upmarket track machines.... ...The ancient fellow in the hi-vis, on the hut porch....is me........ Mike
  8. .......yes Lance, the Westpac bank.... ......Somehow the Banks, never come second..... Mike
  9. Well, cedar farm, Mike.....what a find !!!!....a piece of classic American car engineering......As a young kid growing up, down under...Dad always had American cars..the last being a 1957 Dodge....It seemed a monster...after the little Austins and Morris's etc ...the English offering.... Unfortunately , some percieved the big American sedans as some sort of status symbol...Not my Dad.....there were six of us kids...... Dad had the Dodge untill 1965 Mike
  10. ..looks kind of weird allright.... ...should I send you a picture of our "Talking Mule "' ......our glorious leader.......(this in respect of the laws of nature ...)... Mike
  11. Never, Seth !!!....just my bit of good ol' home spun philosophy.....as a result of an ''inhouse'' comment with @jeeper61....in regard to ...shall we say.....a ''culturally insensitive'' post regarding that country which is a saturation point purveyor of junk.........to the Western world...... Mike
  12. Roger....do I make the assumption that "'Ross"" steering gear on your sweet old Acme truck.....is/was the same "Ross"' steering manufacturer on the mid eighties Kenworths , we had down under.....The one where you started the ''winding'' about fifty yards before the corner...??? Mike
  13. ...had a 22 foot fizz boat...back in the days...or was it daze ???!!!....Had twin Mercury's on the back...great hunting boat on New Zealands Southern Lakes.....could sleep four blokes on it..or two coup.....never mind Pulled it with my then new F100.....A heck of a lot of fun given our beautiful sea coast just 40 minutes in the opposite direction from the lakes..... Secluded , golden sand covered beach's......topless girlfriends and wives......fires on the beach..... Now I can barely remember why we had girls on board...maybe to cook the blue cod and crays.....Yeah, guess that was it..... The boats name...""The Boat "'......no doubt deemed very unoriginal by the ''Pop-Eye" brigade...but it seemed to fit....just AOK... Mike
  14. no help to you, Nate.....but down under where we live,we have had over three feet (36inches ) of rain since middle of June....Can't get a damn thing done outside...... ...does not auger well, for our summer crops Mike
  15. ........good one !!! ........Merriam -Webster has levelled the playing field, so to speak ......but if Confucius and his Mates were threatening one......and one used a couple of well known adjectives preceeding the word "Chink "....the "C" word then could well be regarded as a simple 'noun'......but the 'correct police'' would still triumph, because of the "traditional vulgarity '' of the proceeding adjectives......So thats it....bad mouthing Chinese tool makers ......and other Chinese craftsmen...like Bio-lab technicians etc, will be frowned upon , by ol' BJ.......Who has the invidious task of keeping tabs on all the good folk on here who are not willing to embrace the advance of the Chinese.....as their devious tentacles spread ever far.... Mike
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