DON NOBLE IN NZ VEHICLE

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Rob
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Post by Rob » Fri Jul 03, 2009 5:58 pm

oh GOD, the fat hawaiian returns :lol:
I owe, I owe, so off to work I go.

DON NOBLE
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Post by DON NOBLE » Fri Jul 03, 2009 7:05 pm

Rob wrote:What's that funny thing in the middle with the alphabet on it Don?

Ah figure somebody would question that . Its a direction and speed selection device . The alphabet letters are as follows
P = not going anywhere
R = RACE
N = as per P
D = DRAG
2 = forward velocity not so fast
1 = not as fast as 2
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 » Fri Jul 03, 2009 7:14 pm

Rob wrote:oh GOD, the fat hawaiian returns :lol:

Otherwise known as IZ big big Hawaiin singer ISRAEL KAMAKAIWO,OLE .
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ltAGuuru7Q
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 » Fri Jul 03, 2009 7:18 pm

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

Today we went to an opera recital , now thats a clue :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 » Fri Jul 03, 2009 8:45 pm

Ok now this is another thing I have got involved with . I joined the Bay of Islands vintage railway . They only have around 5 kms track so far , but work is progressing on repairing more .
Last Saturday ,I fulfilled a chldhood dream , I got to ride in the steam loco . And kids were waving just like I did yrs and yrs ago , except the roles are reversed now . Grins ear to ear !
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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 ben james » Fri Jul 03, 2009 9:15 pm

the weather looks great. just like melbourne
ben james dlra#389
moriwaki monster.

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Post by OLDPOP » Fri Jul 03, 2009 9:26 pm

Would they let you run that on the salt :lol:

Oldpop

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Post by DON NOBLE » Tue Jul 28, 2009 8:50 pm

Just a tad heavy for the salt at 26 tons an those skinny streamlined wheels .
And heres me BABY , I do volenteer repair work on , and also pic of the latest model lathe I been using there . They both about 100 yrs old
And also a pic of the loco when new , I believe about 1910 .
No Mr Ellis , I am not in the original photo .
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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 DON NOBLE » Fri Aug 14, 2009 10:33 pm

In about 1932 an Aussie called Norman "Wizard" Smith ,attempted to break the world speed record . he tried to do this on the 90 mile beach , here in NZ about 130 kms from where I live in Paihia . Mr Smith reached a speed of 228 mph , however the only record he took was the 10 mile world speed record at an average of 164 mph .
This week , representing the DLRA , an anonymous person ( is it the NZ version of THE STIG pronounced THE STUG ) made an attempt at gawd knows what .

THE 90 MILE BEACH
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STUG COMES FROM OVER THERE
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STUG WANTS TO GO FAST HERE
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AT INCREDIBLE SPEED , LEANING FORWARD AND SIDEWAYS TO STREAMLINE THE WHOLE PROCESS
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ON THE VERY PART OF THE BEACH MR SMITH DID HIS THING IN 1932
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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 momec » Sat Aug 15, 2009 11:08 am

Heh Don

Tell the STUG his allowed to take the wipers off for record runs. :wink:
Chris
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Post by DON NOBLE » Sat Aug 15, 2009 6:46 pm

C Hanlon wrote:Heh Don

Tell the STUG his allowed to take the wipers off for record runs. :wink:
Chris

Um wipers are hot wired pemanently on due to allmost neverending rain , crickey we had over 50 inches of the wet stuff so far this year , but i luvs the green stuff .....
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 OLDtimer » Sat Aug 15, 2009 9:04 pm

Don, your love of the green stuff is quite obvious , judging by these photos !!!. Pete DLRA#6

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Post by DON NOBLE » Sat Aug 15, 2009 9:08 pm

OLDtimer wrote:Don, your love of the green stuff is quite obvious , judging by these photos !!!. Pete DLRA#6

Um i meant green paddocks , and stienlager coloured bottles , i silly enough without the smoko stuff
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 Lynchy » Sun Aug 16, 2009 11:04 pm

Don

You're not drinking Steinlager are you? That's the kiwi version of Fosters!

Lynchy

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Post by DON NOBLE » Mon Aug 17, 2009 5:46 am

Lynchy wrote:Don

You're not drinking Steinlager are you? That's the kiwi version of Fosters!

Lynchy

YEP and Lion Red and Tui and Speights and and and .
Oh yep , you allowed to have that extra drink and drive , limit is .08 blood alcohol thingy . And its still legal to talk and text on mobile phones while driving , well until November , when they are bringing in an $ 80 fine .
Other things bit different . Truck open road speed limit 90 kmh . Buses stop at railway crossings , even if there are no trains coming , they sometimes stop at bus stops too . Never seen a random breath testing , or speed camera vans , dont know if they have them .
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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