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Post by DON NOBLE » Thu Oct 08, 2009 9:02 pm

OLDtimer wrote:She looks very much like Bob Ellis good friend, the kiwi actress Meryl Sheep ! Pete. DLRA #6

WELL , I dont want to refer to her as one of Bobs left overs , but the similarity is remarkable :lol:
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2005 F/GC 137.9 MPH RECORD
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1/4 mile ( drags ) @ Willowbank 14.15 @ 97.61 mph August 2006

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Post by Cookey » Thu Oct 08, 2009 9:06 pm

Definitely has Bobby's eyes and if I'm not mistaken also wears his preferred style of shoes :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll:
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Post by DON NOBLE » Fri Oct 16, 2009 9:34 pm

Ok lets get back on track , the railway track . Been told I am now licensed to drive the deisel loco on the Bay of Islands Vintage Railway .... So I voluntered to drive the train on its 4 excursions for today . We run the deisel loco tourist train on Fridays @ 11 , 12 , 1 and 2 o,clock . The loco has no speedo , just a tacho and a few half working other gauges .
Normally run at 1100 rpm , but as we were a bit late on a trip today , I had it wound up to an earth shattering 1300rpm. Was rocketing thru the rural countryside , except when we have to stop and chase cows off the track when we run thru farmer Browns paddock . Speed does amaze me , so I turned on the sat nav gps thingy on the mobile phone to check our incredible forward velocity . Our peak maximum speed for the whole journey was 17 kmh . Stuff ya 200 mphs , I,m going for 20 kmh one day ...
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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 » Sat Oct 17, 2009 12:56 pm

DON NOBLE wrote:Stuff ya 200 mphs , I,m going for 20 kmh one day ...


Down hill with a stiff tail wind? :wink:

Have you done anything with those bike motors we talked about in march Don?

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Rob
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Post by DON NOBLE » Sat Oct 17, 2009 1:17 pm

Rob wrote:
DON NOBLE wrote:Stuff ya 200 mphs , I,m going for 20 kmh one day ...

Have you done anything with those bike motors we talked about in march Don?
Cheers,
Rob

um , refresh my memory , a bits happened since March , and the memory banks getting smaller as I get older .....
I took my 100cc Yamaha to the lake as a run around in 2005-6 . Fired it up recently here in NZ . Found it didnt want to move unless I gave it a whole lotta revs . Diagnosed as chain seizing up due to , I guess , salt and red dusty stuff . Now me becoming as frugal ( tight as hey bro )as a kiwi these days , instead if buying a new chain , am trying to free up all them links , a slow and labourious task .
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1/4 mile ( drags ) @ Willowbank 14.15 @ 97.61 mph August 2006

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Post by ben james » Sat Oct 17, 2009 1:27 pm

don u tightarse
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moriwaki monster.

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Post by Rob » Sat Oct 17, 2009 4:34 pm

um , refresh my memory , a bits happened since March , and the memory banks getting smaller as I get older .....


G'day Don,

Probably all that "good" music you keep subjecting yourself to :wink:

You took more than one bike motor to NZ didn't you? There was talk of Don the bike entrant next year or in the future, possibly your motor into an Aus based frame for cheaper freight etc. etc..

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Rob
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Post by DON NOBLE » Sat Oct 17, 2009 8:07 pm

ben james wrote:don u tightarse

yes virginal , not a good thought .... yeah no what you mean .
NOW LIVE IN NEW ZEALAND
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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 » Sat Oct 17, 2009 8:14 pm

Rob wrote:
um , refresh my memory , a bits happened since March , and the memory banks getting smaller as I get older .....


G'day Don,

Probably all that "good" music you keep subjecting yourself to :wink:

You took more than one bike motor to NZ didn't you? There was talk of Don the bike entrant next year or in the future, possibly your motor into an Aus based frame for cheaper freight etc. etc..

Cheers,
Rob


Oh yep that was a PLAN . Yep more than one motor in NZ . Let me think about it ....
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 » Sat Oct 17, 2009 8:22 pm

Da other day , was playing tour guide to my daughter Amy , who had come over from Oz to visit her dear old Dad . We was driving along a straight road I hadnt been along before . Now a straight road is a rare commodity in this here neck of the woods . Was flat , straight , good surface , only a few farms around hmmm , Bay of Islands Speed Racing Association , hmmm
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 jrbcastle » Fri Oct 23, 2009 7:35 pm

DON NOBLE wrote:Da other day , was playing tour guide to my daughter Amy , who had come over from Oz to visit her dear old Dad . We was driving along a straight road I hadnt been along before . Now a straight road is a rare commodity in this here neck of the woods . Was flat , straight , good surface , only a few farms around hmmm , Bay of Islands Speed Racing Association , hmmm
Hey Don let Amy drive or have you lost your nerve ???? :oops: :oops: :oops:

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Post by DON NOBLE » Sun Nov 08, 2009 7:44 pm

Have heard its OLD Bob Ellis,s BIRTHDAY . 49 YRS OLD . Happy birthday old fella . He calls me GRAND DAD , ha , cant call me old , my fishing mate calls me "boy" and "son" . Me fishing mate , he,s only 82 and we take his young 80 yr old wife fishin too .
Fishin , now thats somethin I hadn,t done for a long long time . Have caught me a few yum snapper lately .
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 » Mon Nov 09, 2009 8:11 pm

YAE , went to my 1st car event since I been in NZ .Last Saturday , at the railway I play at , they had 80 old cars turn up . Not 1 holden falcon or val to be seen , plenty hillmans vauxhalls morris jag mg . Poor old kiwis of past , looking at the pommy stuff , no wonder their motor industry collapsed . Now on a brighter side , plenty of USA type iron , including 2 x Desotos , fair few mopars , gm and ford stuff .
After that I drove home in my Japmobile , the type of vehicle that well and truelly rules the roads in NZ
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 » Mon Nov 09, 2009 9:58 pm

That would explain why so many kiwis have migrated to australia ! Pete. DLRA #6

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Post by DON NOBLE » Sun Feb 07, 2010 9:12 pm

Yea , went to my 1st motorsport event in NZ . Classic bike races at Pukekohe track near Auckland . Mostly British bikes and some sidecar racing . lots of Manx Nortons too .The sound , gives ya goosebumps and the smell of the Castrol R . Got lots of picks and videos . Lot of older guys racing , and do they get fair dinkum out on the track . Great 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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