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Aussie Hawk
07-17-2009, 10:57 PM
Well, I have finally mastered the art of uploading photos onto the forum. Thanks to Bob's Utube instructional video. Here is a pic of my '54 Champion, which I recently sold - just too many cars and not enough space:(
You will notice the steering wheel is on the correct side of the vehicle:D If any of you want pics of Aussie vehicles, etc etc, just let me know, makes for some interesting comparisons.

Matt
Brisbane
Australia



http://i911.photobucket.com/albums/ac311/Aussie_Hawk/ruby1-3.jpg


http://i911.photobucket.com/albums/ac311/Aussie_Hawk/ruby4.jpg

JGK 940
07-17-2009, 11:16 PM
quote:Originally posted by Aussie Hawk

If any of you want pics of Aussie vehicles, etc etc, just let me know...

Dangerous promise, mate... don't think I won't take you up on it [8D]

Keoni Dibelka / HiloFoto
In Hawai'i; on Hawai'i; on the Windward Side
If da salt air never chew 'em up bumbye da lava will...

Aussie Hawk
07-17-2009, 11:31 PM
No problems, just think of it as my contribution to US / Aus relations :)

I spent a little time in the US, and found our countries very similar, but also very different. I thought the other forum readers might be interested in, say, Aussie GM or Ford products, and just every day stuff. I could be wrong though :D

Cheers
Matt
Brisbane
Australia

avantilover
07-18-2009, 04:39 AM
I have to say that the US is the only country in which I truly feel at home. Looking forward to returning someday. I think I'll give AZ and TN a miss as I don't want to be in some restaurant when a gun nut fires his weapon. Seems they're now allowed to take weapons into restaurants, crazy country.

John Clements
Avantilover, your South Australian Studebaker lover!!!
Lockleys South Australia

clonelark
07-18-2009, 04:51 AM
Glad you mastered uploading pictures, more should try. We like pictures here, especially ones we havent seen before.
Also what is the electrical unit below the radio delete plate? GPS? Radio? ???????

http://i32.tinypic.com/411sz.jpg

Aussie Hawk
07-18-2009, 07:36 PM
Ahh, you noticed. Now there's a story. We bought 'Ruby' as an everyday driver for my wife while her VW Kombi was off the road getting a make over. My wife wanted a radio, which Ruby did not have, and of cource sourcing a 6 volt radio that picks up FM stations is a bit tricky. My idea was to fit a 12 volt unit and run it off a motorcycle battery under the hood, and charge it up every week or so. I duly installed the radio, and made up a battery cradle on the left hand side inner fender, worked great:D You little beauty! Next day my wife tells me the radio won't work - found the battery flat. It worked out that the radio pulled far more power than I had anticipated, and flattened the battery overnight. I was going to install a 12 volt alternator etc, just to keep the radio battery charge, but time got away and I ended up selling the car before I had a chance to do it.

Matt
Brisbane
Australia

Here is my everyday work truck. '56 International.

http://i911.photobucket.com/albums/ac311/Aussie_Hawk/1struna.jpg

rusty nut garage
07-19-2009, 03:09 PM
Let me know when your in the restaurant.In the unlikely event that some gang banger or whack job pulls a gun and shoots you and your family I'll leave my legally carry concealed weapon holstered as I escort the family that I love and protect out the side exit.

Russ (my guns must be broken because they've never committed a crime!)


quote:Originally posted by avantilover

I have to say that the US is the only country in which I truly feel at home. Looking forward to returning someday. I think I'll give AZ and TN a miss as I don't want to be in some restaurant when a gun nut fires his weapon. Seems they're now allowed to take weapons into restaurants, crazy country.

John Clements
Avantilover, your South Australian Studebaker lover!!!
Lockleys South Australia



http://i401.photobucket.com/albums/pp100/rustynutgarage/100_0133-1.jpg
Russ Shop Foreman "Rusty Nut Garage"
53 2R6 289 5SpdOD (driver)
57 SH (project)
60 Lark VIII 2dr sd (driver)

Lark Hunter
07-19-2009, 04:57 PM
quote:Originally posted by Aussie Hawk

Well, I have finally mastered the art of uploading photos onto the forum. Thanks to Bob's Utube instructional video. Here is a pic of my '54 Champion, which I recently sold - just too many cars and not enough space:(
You will notice the steering wheel is on the correct side of the vehicle:D If any of you want pics of Aussie vehicles, etc etc, just let me know, makes for some interesting comparisons.

Matt
Brisbane
Australia



http://i911.photobucket.com/albums/ac311/Aussie_Hawk/ruby1-3.jpg


http://i911.photobucket.com/albums/ac311/Aussie_Hawk/ruby4.jpg



No Sir! That steering wheel is absitively posolutely on the WRONG[:0] side of the car!:D You don't want yer passenger drivin', do ya? And yes, I'd like to see more pics of rigs down there. Don't think I've ever seen a 1956 Cornsqueezer in the US. Neat!:D

LH

jclary
07-19-2009, 05:11 PM
Yep...once upon a time, I visit the fine folks down-under...sure enough...the passengers did all the driving...and on the wrong side of the road at that! Other than that minor flaw...one of the best experiences of my life.:):):)

John Clary
Greer, SC
http://i518.photobucket.com/albums/u346/jconln/HPIM0372-2.jpg
Life... is what happens as you are making plans.
SDC member since 1975

Aussie Hawk
07-19-2009, 09:59 PM
If you can tell me what a 'Cornsqueezer' is I'll try and get a photo of one:)

Matt
Brisbane
Australia

jclary
07-19-2009, 10:14 PM
quote:Originally posted by Aussie Hawk

If you can tell me what a 'Cornsqueezer' is I'll try and get a photo of one:)

Matt
Brisbane
Australia


As you know, International Harvester built lots of other stuff like farm tractors, combines, hay rakes, and other forms of farm implements. One of the slang terms for an International Truck over here has been "Corn-Binder." The term was intended to be a bit of a back handed tease to the drivers of the IH trucks. I guess "Cornsqueezer" is another play on the word.:):):)

John Clary
Greer, SC
http://i518.photobucket.com/albums/u346/jconln/HPIM0372-2.jpg
Life... is what happens as you are making plans.
SDC member since 1975

Aussie Hawk
07-20-2009, 03:16 AM
Drivers of Internationals..hhahaha, Hey, hang on..that's me[:0] I have to confess my Inter is Inter, almost in name only. Inter cab and chassis, Holden(GMH) front end, Chev diff, and running a 350 SBC and powerglide tranny. There aren't many Inter's on the road down here, mainly F100's and a few Dodges, but there are heaps of them in the wrecking yards. Just a little trivia - down here we call car/truck dismantlers, 'Wrecking Yards', we don't really use the term 'Junk Yards'. And scrap metal dealers, scrap yards or scrappys. See, our countries are so much alike, but so different:D

Matt
Brisbane
Australia

jclary
07-20-2009, 07:03 AM
quote:Originally posted by Aussie Hawk

Drivers of Internationals..hhahaha, Hey, hang on..that's me[:0] I have to confess my Inter is Inter, almost in name only. Inter cab and chassis, Holden(GMH) front end, Chev diff, and running a 350 SBC and powerglide tranny. There aren't many Inter's on the road down here, mainly F100's and a few Dodges, but there are heaps of them in the wrecking yards. Just a little trivia - down here we call car/truck dismantlers, 'Wrecking Yards', we don't really use the term 'Junk Yards'. And scrap metal dealers, scrap yards or scrappys. See, our countries are so much alike, but so different:D

Matt
Brisbane
Australia


:)That reminds me of another term that you guys use..."Prime Mover"...The year was 1968...I was in my Hotel room watching your evening news and the reporter told about the driver of a "Prime Mover" disregarding a signal and being struck by a locomotive. I don't recall if the prime mover was an IH, but it sure was ready for the Scrappy after the Prime Mover of the train was through with it.:(

John Clary
Greer, SC
http://i518.photobucket.com/albums/u346/jconln/HPIM0372-2.jpg
Life... is what happens as you are making plans.
SDC member since 1975

Aussie Hawk
07-20-2009, 04:52 PM
Well nothing much has changed since 1968, they still called 'Prime Movers', and they're are still running into trains at level crossings. One recently in the southern states derailed the train and killed about 8 people, the truck driver is now serving jail time. The main Prime Movers down here are; Western Star, Mack, Kenworth, Iveco, Volvo, and some Peterbilt.

Matt
Brisbane
Australia