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    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 If any of you want pics of Aussie vehicles, etc etc, just let me know, makes for some interesting comparisons.

    Matt
    Brisbane
    Australia







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    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...

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    • #3
      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

      Cheers
      Matt
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      • #4
        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
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        • #5
          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? ???????

          101st Airborne Div. 326 Engineers Ft Campbell Ky.

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          • #6
            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 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.

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            • #7
              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

              Russ Shop Foreman "Rusty Nut Garage"
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              Russ Shop Foreman \"Rusty Nut Garage\"
              53 2R6 289 5SpdOD (driver)
              57 SH (project)
              60 Lark VIII 2dr sd (driver)

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              • #8
                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 If any of you want pics of Aussie vehicles, etc etc, just let me know, makes for some interesting comparisons.

                Matt
                Brisbane
                Australia







                No Sir! That steering wheel is absitively posolutely on the WRONG[:0] side of the car! 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!

                LH

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                • #9
                  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

                  Life... is what happens as you are making plans.
                  SDC member since 1975
                  John Clary
                  Greer, SC

                  SDC member since 1975

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                  • #10
                    If you can tell me what a 'Cornsqueezer' is I'll try and get a photo of one

                    Matt
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                    Australia
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                    • #11
                      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

                      Life... is what happens as you are making plans.
                      SDC member since 1975
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                      • #12
                        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

                        Matt
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                        Australia
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                        • #13
                          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

                          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

                          Life... is what happens as you are making plans.
                          SDC member since 1975
                          John Clary
                          Greer, SC

                          SDC member since 1975

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                          • #14
                            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
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