YEah tbf they're pretty mean looking I wouldn't mind one myself.
Oh yeah I'm supposed to tell you about my 4x4.
It's alright. Does offroading. Got stuck a few times and needed to get pulled out, other than that it's pretty capable. It's like a different type of car fun. No twisty B-Roads but I can go anywheeeeere. I do want a silly fast car here in Aus, but when travelling it makes sense to have a 4x4 cos a lot of places are 4x4 only so yer.
Saw some serious Land Cruisers and Patrols in Straya. If had to sum up everything I have learned about 'Straya in one picture it would be this-
Used for corralling angry water buffalo apparantly. I lost count of the number of absolutely ancient Toyotas we saw. I have been wanting to put a snorkel on something ever since I got back the other day. I could put a snorkel on the RAV4 (of which I also saw loads in Straya) but it might look a bit too fruity with the current wheels. I was thinking what about a snorkel on the mx5?! It's combination of cooler air from a higher altitude for cumbustilatiing and ability to negotiate the many flood of the shire could be a winning combination. Perhaps I could add pontoons on the sills and drive to Belper on the river. Get some ice creams and some of that nice bacon.
The front prop is off, and I'm driving around in Locked diff mode. It's pretty slow-ish as it splits torque 50/50 between axle, so I've essentially lost half my power I guess. Still goes, but it's lost it's mid-range grunt when you're al full throttle .
I cba to really rush getting it fixed as it'll be alright driving around like this for now, so when I have some free time, I'll take a trip to the wreckers to rip one off. Hopefully it won't be as much of a royal pain in the ass as my Prado - The garage had to use a big Canoe off crowbar, and a smash stick to get it to budge of the captive nuts on the front diff flange -_-
Shout, shout. Let it all out. MX5's is what we're all about.
wannabe: I didn't watch it live but saw some of the highlights - one crash saw a Lotus Elite(?) crashed into and the front end ripped off on the tyre wall, with a 250GTO also smashed up IIRC! Expensive hobby... lol
Oct 26, 2020 17:29:30 GMT
Zed.: bored with this weather now.....
Nov 1, 2020 12:23:13 GMT
mrgamer: learning out to quilt
Nov 10, 2020 13:08:55 GMT
Zed.: and, back to the new normal - lockdown
Dec 26, 2020 20:55:59 GMT
howardb66: Think its coming to the rest of us today...
Dec 30, 2020 10:07:14 GMT
Zed.: Welcome to the new now
Dec 30, 2020 22:03:03 GMT
wannabe: Are we all looking forward to what Boris's Magic 8 Ball will bring us in his latest press conference, tonight at 8pm? lol
Jan 4, 2021 16:54:09 GMT
Zed.: it dont matter, nobody abides to lockdown or tiers, theres gonna be a long time with WuFlu hanging around
Jan 5, 2021 0:50:28 GMT
howardb66: I totally agree zed. Think it should be more toughly enforced.
Jan 5, 2021 10:02:01 GMT
atlex: After 20 years (with me, but it's 30+ years o) my Teng Socket Set has at last suffered a cracked socket, 14mm, after I used it with an impact wrench - Out of some sense of brand loyalty I've ordered a replacement socket... and yes I have some impact ones.
Jan 15, 2021 15:59:12 GMT
wannabe: That is pretty good value-for-money on a price/usage consideration!
Jan 15, 2021 16:57:13 GMT