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Offline fastesthonda_jim

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Re: US teams going to Gairdner - open discussion
« Reply #45 on: September 18, 2019, 08:50:19 AM »
Heh, heh, heh.
Thanks GS.
And I'm quite serious about the PP comment.  Without putting toooo fine a point on it (ow!), Oz Potties have a real toilet bowl with a flap at the bottom that keeps the "occasional" fly (we're at DLRA, remember) from, ummm... nibbling whilst one is, ummm... reading.
Plus a sink inside for washing up.
I could go on, but I'm beginning to bore myself - U2 I bet.
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Re: US teams going to Gairdner - open discussion
« Reply #46 on: September 18, 2019, 09:47:34 AM »
What can I say?  I've managed to find Honey Buckets for Bville -- quite a step up from United Waste, which company got the contracts early in my career as POPP.  Remember the Poop Pyramids in many of the units at the line on the first day or two of racing?  I have a difficult time forgetting the copious nastygrams I got about those. . . lol8 lol8  And those are the prime reason that we solicited bids from HB - and got a decent deal out of it.

Toilets with critter catchers?  Reminds me of a local hospital, but that's another story.
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Re: US teams going to Gairdner - open discussion
« Reply #47 on: September 18, 2019, 04:11:25 PM »
This has been a wonderful discussion but it's just that.
Get on your internet machine and look up the airlines that do the route, United, Qantas and whoever else and sign up for their emails. Get onto Webjet and whatever else there are on budget ticket sites and punch in the flights you want...they'll start inundating you with deals.
And like Jim said with the Yankee pound the way it is at the moment go on a holiday to Asia somewhere, Japan, Vietnam wherever, stunningly good, stunningly cheap.
Stop talking about toilets you freaks I'm trying to eat my breakfast.
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Re: US teams going to Gairdner - open discussion
« Reply #48 on: September 18, 2019, 05:03:44 PM »
Are you running?  :-)
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Re: US teams going to Gairdner - open discussion
« Reply #49 on: September 18, 2019, 06:56:16 PM »
Right now I'm sitting down. :naughty

 The intention though is to get the car there with Motec and new ignition . They are running the FIA meet too so....we might even run time only in that as well......
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Re: US teams going to Gairdner - open discussion
« Reply #50 on: September 18, 2019, 09:01:51 PM »
Gairdner was my goal for 2020 but it will have to wait another year now that I all but killed my left hand in a work failure. Can't call it an accident, it was just a dumb decision. You know those moments when you think "this isn't a good idea" & then it's too late!
The liner is close to being done but I can't finish the plumbing & wiring one handed.
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Re: US teams going to Gairdner - open discussion
« Reply #51 on: September 18, 2019, 11:02:26 PM »
Gairdner was my goal for 2020 but it will have to wait another year now that I all but killed my left hand in a work failure. Can't call it an accident, it was just a dumb decision. You know those moments when you think "this isn't a good idea" & then it's too late!
The liner is close to being done but I can't finish the plumbing & wiring one handed.
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Bummer kiddo, 2021?

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Re: US teams going to Gairdner - open discussion
« Reply #52 on: September 19, 2019, 10:49:29 AM »
The clock's gone from ticking to clunking now that we've got to this age Goggs! This one fool should never have started building this much streamliner alone but I refuse to give up.
I haven't seen anything on the tank, how's it coming?
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Re: US teams going to Gairdner - open discussion
« Reply #53 on: September 19, 2019, 08:01:52 PM »
Methinks he doth not tell us much, especially about the new engine from a most-generous wonderful person ? if I remember it right.  It seems like a long time from an update.
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Re: US teams going to Gairdner - open discussion
« Reply #54 on: January 07, 2020, 08:05:21 AM »
Just a pregunta (as we say here in North Tijuana - that's "question" for you Ozies).
I've heard the fires are serious this year, but I also know (from gobs of personal experience with the "newsies", not just from what Our  :clap President says) that most of what they print is fake, or wrong, or simply overstated to sell advert revenue ("news", my backside).
So, like I said, I've heard the fires are serious.  Assuming, for the moment that is true, is there anything that needs doing or that we can possibly do, to help our mates down under?
Not sure what or how, but I thought I'd ask.
And, assuming Gairdner is still "available", and that we can put it all together in time, we plan to head back down for another week of abuse from all y'all (Ah-ni-mahl aside Prancing Pony is quite a motivator).
Fingers crossed for our mates.
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Re: US teams going to Gairdner - open discussion
« Reply #55 on: January 07, 2020, 02:26:44 PM »
Jim yes the fires are serious this year , been so dry over most of the country that even the usually damp alpine areas are going up like matches in a box
Not been this bad since the 1930's
Some of your Fireys are here helping along with some Canadians and New Zealanders
I suppose there is not much the general public can do except donate to help the affected , many people have lost everything, unfortunately like California and other states experianced summer just gone

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Re: US teams going to Gairdner - open discussion
« Reply #56 on: January 08, 2020, 02:56:07 AM »
Methinks he doth not tell us much, especially about the new engine from a most-generous wonderful person ? if I remember it right.  It seems like a long time from an update.

We are going to be there, and fast.
How's that?
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« Reply #57 on: January 08, 2020, 07:31:40 PM »
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Re: US teams going to Gairdner - open discussion
« Reply #58 on: March 13, 2020, 09:09:12 PM »
   I guess there going to tell us tomorrow if they are going to have the event. I hope for Marlo's sake they don't cancel. :cry:

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Re: US teams going to Gairdner - open discussion
« Reply #59 on: March 13, 2020, 09:43:39 PM »
Yeah, Greg Wapling e-mailed me earlier today.  My container's been inspected in Melbourne and is ready to truck to Adelaide, but, as he stated, "When I was going to L.Arthur this morning, we still had a Grand Prix this weekend, by the time I was coming home the GP had first had spectators banned and the GP was cancelled."  L. Arthur is where I have fumigation and inspection done when I ship to Oz.
Apparently the DLRA folks are waiting until the last possible moment to get as much info as possible and will decide Sunday evening GO/NO GO.
What a bunch of happy horse, umm... droppings if you ask me.
Fingers, toes and eyes crossed....
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