DON NOBLE IN NZ VEHICLE

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DON NOBLE
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DON NOBLE IN NZ VEHICLE

Post by DON NOBLE » Wed Apr 01, 2009 7:36 pm

Yep am in NZ now , arrived 31st March , not April fools day , so its not a joke .
Now the proud owner of my 1st NZ vehicle . Actually , while still in OZ bought it on Trademe.com , kind of an NZ version of ebay . Had son in law in Auckland inspect 1st
Guess what its a NISSAN station wagon . Its a 1997 Stagea , wagon version of a Skyline . Has a 2500cc dohc 24valve inline 6cyl rear drive . only done 106000kms all for $4400 oz dollars . Has a very similar engine to what i raced in the red wagon . I have in a container on a ship somehwere out there ,a new 3000cc engine I had built up for the salt . This will go in the "NEW" wagon just for running around in the hills are alive to the sound of bleating sheeps type countryside .
Pics soon when I get back on my own puter .
NOW LIVE IN NEW ZEALAND
RED NISSAN WAGON 1986 # 281
2002 F/PRO 125.4 MPH RECORD
2003 F/PRO 140.2 MPH RECORD
2005 F/GC 137.9 MPH RECORD
2006 F/GC 141.1 MPH RECORD
1/4 mile ( drags ) @ Willowbank 14.15 @ 97.61 mph August 2006

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Post by BOB ELLIS » Wed Apr 01, 2009 8:02 pm

Yep , I know them wagons. Ya cun fut 3 sheeps und two bales uf hay un thu beck,or 5 sheeps und no hay, und still gut room up the front for ya fush & chups!

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oh don

Post by penny » Wed Apr 01, 2009 8:21 pm

whats the song cant help myself bad habits im'running wild----------cant remember the next line

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Don is now Away with the Sheep!

Post by Cookey » Wed Apr 01, 2009 8:33 pm

Just got off the phone with Rob Carroll and have demanded that the official background music for the start line for SpeedWeek 2010 be Bach's Cello Suite No. 4 Prelude.
That is of course unless Don may prefer an alternative :P :P :P
Seriously Don, I appreciate your positive comments on the forum re my first go as timer this year and understand fully the efforts put in since the inception of the club by Peter Noy who has handled this position with all the ability that he has, albeit somewhat miniscule when you and I contemplate the really globally addressed big picture of Land Speed Racing as Antonín Dvořák wanted it to be :wink: :wink: :wink: :wink: :wink: :wink:
Cheers,
Tony Cooke
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Post by OLDtimer » Wed Apr 01, 2009 9:01 pm

What the ?????????

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Post by REAL Stan » Wed Apr 01, 2009 9:20 pm

Thats what i think pete :shock:
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Our body cells renew themselves while we sleep
If only our wallets would do the same.....

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Post by Lynchy » Wed Apr 01, 2009 9:48 pm

I think he might even go for the Hawaiian music or the "Into the Red" soundtrack - The BRM recording!!!! A different kind of classical music!

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Post by momec » Thu Apr 02, 2009 8:42 pm

Loved into the red,
Wide variety of composers over a long period in history but ohh the beautiful music.
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DON NOBLE
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Post by DON NOBLE » Mon Apr 27, 2009 10:32 am

Hey , over here , :D me waving from across the ditch :D . Been here in NZ nearly a month now and surviving well . Few things I noticed , gasolene prices dont jump all over the place ( in fact it hasnt varied one bit since we been here ) , the trade off is that petrol is $1.60 ltr but the crazy thing is deisel is 99c ltr . They tend to drive like they think they all world rally champs on the twisty bits ( probly cos theres not many straight bits ) . Oh yeah and rains a bit more and its all very green .
Things we done , bought a house in Paihia ( 230 km nth of Auckland ) , plenty of car and workshop space . I have joined the Bay of Islands Vintage Railway so I can play trains with the rest of the grandpas , reckon that beats bowls .
NOW LIVE IN NEW ZEALAND
RED NISSAN WAGON 1986 # 281
2002 F/PRO 125.4 MPH RECORD
2003 F/PRO 140.2 MPH RECORD
2005 F/GC 137.9 MPH RECORD
2006 F/GC 141.1 MPH RECORD
1/4 mile ( drags ) @ Willowbank 14.15 @ 97.61 mph August 2006

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Post by DON NOBLE » Tue Jun 09, 2009 6:22 am

NZ update :D Ok here I am looking at my 1st new pair of gumboots since we left the dairy farm in cold wet Victoria in 1967 . Yep its a bit cold and wet and I,m off to the Hamilton field days to maybe slosh around the paddocks to get some ideas as to what to manufacture .
We moved into our house in Paihia and all our worldly goods (215 boxes , items , stuff ) is in . Even have the Nissan race engine sitting on a stand now and tool boxes are open . Um what the heck am I gunna use engine for now ?
Ok priorities are moving slightly left of centre , cos I just bought my 1st new fishin rod , since 30 yrs. Theres billions of fish they tell me , but in 2 attempts of catchin , all the fish had prior engagements . Now the neighbour he tell me the fish are 200 mtrs off the beach from where I been fishin , so now I may have to get a boat , and a boat need a engine ........ Boat can be used in bay , ocean , river and LAKE .........
NOW LIVE IN NEW ZEALAND
RED NISSAN WAGON 1986 # 281
2002 F/PRO 125.4 MPH RECORD
2003 F/PRO 140.2 MPH RECORD
2005 F/GC 137.9 MPH RECORD
2006 F/GC 141.1 MPH RECORD
1/4 mile ( drags ) @ Willowbank 14.15 @ 97.61 mph August 2006

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jrbcastle
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to hard !

Post by jrbcastle » Wed Jun 10, 2009 7:48 am

Hey Don just go and get another Nissan and turn it in to a race car fishing boats all sounds very boring find the closest cuircut join a car club and have some fun ! next thing you know you will join the local bowls club if your not carefull. :D

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SUNDAY

Post by DON NOBLE » Wed Jun 24, 2009 10:08 pm

I heard thru the grape vine that there was to be a meeting of the DLRA blokes and blokettes in Brisbane on Sunday . Have to aplogise for non attendance , mainly cos we in NZ and we had made prior arrangements .
We ( Marg and I ) went to a classical music recital at a lovely house by the water , and we drank red wine and ate cheese . It was all organised by 2 very nice men that like each other a lot . I really really wish MR ELLIS had been there , the stunned look on his face would have been priceless :lol: :lol: :lol:
NOW LIVE IN NEW ZEALAND
RED NISSAN WAGON 1986 # 281
2002 F/PRO 125.4 MPH RECORD
2003 F/PRO 140.2 MPH RECORD
2005 F/GC 137.9 MPH RECORD
2006 F/GC 141.1 MPH RECORD
1/4 mile ( drags ) @ Willowbank 14.15 @ 97.61 mph August 2006

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Post by DON NOBLE » Thu Jul 02, 2009 9:42 pm

OK this is what I drive now . Its not a DATSUN , Mr Ellis . Its a NISSAN , pronounced neesarn by the yanks .
WHAT YA RECKON is this a racecar or what :lol: , must be cos its got an engine revolution counter , and twin drink holder for thirsty dry lake racer :lol:
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NOW LIVE IN NEW ZEALAND
RED NISSAN WAGON 1986 # 281
2002 F/PRO 125.4 MPH RECORD
2003 F/PRO 140.2 MPH RECORD
2005 F/GC 137.9 MPH RECORD
2006 F/GC 141.1 MPH RECORD
1/4 mile ( drags ) @ Willowbank 14.15 @ 97.61 mph August 2006

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Post by Rob » Fri Jul 03, 2009 4:54 pm

What's that funny thing in the middle with the alphabet on it Don?
I owe, I owe, so off to work I go.

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Post by Lynchy » Fri Jul 03, 2009 5:29 pm

and one can only imagine what aural horrors are contained on that CD in the console.........!

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