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    8th August 2017, 06:13 AM
    To be fair, I haven't noticed a poo problem in Australia, but in NZ it is beyond a joke and it is most often tourists, mostly European and under 25,...
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    7th August 2017, 01:42 PM
    And now they're sending their children here to drive old Toyota Taragos and camp illegally all over Australia and New Zealand. In NZ it seems like...
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    3rd August 2017, 07:51 PM
    Yes, I know. I was using it as an example of writing it up in a way that allows others to find the location and know what to expect. It's a great...
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    2nd August 2017, 08:32 PM
    Crown Range Rd, Queenstown to Wanaka, NZ 67kms. Good surface. Wooden safety barriers on edges on climb up from Queenstown to the top. No sealed...
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    2nd August 2017, 08:11 PM
    Great Alpine Road, Bairnsdale-Omeo-Mt Hotham- Harrietville, Victoria 207kms Narrow in places. Very few armco barriers along Tambo river or from...
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    2nd August 2017, 08:08 PM
    Tallangatta to Omeo, Victoria 196kms Good surface, but very narrow in places. Very few (if any) armco barriers. Big drops beside narrow road on...
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    2nd August 2017, 07:58 PM
    Bylong Valley Way, NSW 110km (from Sandy Hollow to Rylstone). No sealed shoulder on most of it, but good armco barriers along drops. ...
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    2nd August 2017, 07:48 PM
    Yes. I did this on Friday, immediately after the Bathurst to Ilford run. Did Coolah Tops and Barrington Tops on Saturday and the Gloucester-Krambach...
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    2nd August 2017, 07:44 PM
    Bright to Mt Beauty, Victoria 30 kms No sealed shoulder or armco barriers (as of June 2015). Extreme caution required. Great view from the...
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    2nd August 2017, 04:44 PM
    Stay tuned. I could only write so many during my lunch break. I plan to include all those drives you mentioned, plus many others. I'll try to add a...
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    2nd August 2017, 02:00 PM
    Khancoban to Thredbo, NSW 100km approx Fantastic flowing bends and great scenery. Good surface and good safety barriers. One of the best...
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    2nd August 2017, 01:53 PM
    Bathurst-Sofala-Ilford, NSW 71km Nice flowing curves and plenty of up and down. No sealed shoulder and some patchy tarmac. Armco barriers only...
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    2nd August 2017, 01:47 PM
    Gloucester to Wingham, NSW 60 km Nice flowing curves and beautiful countryside. 90km/h limit and very fun. Sealed shoulder and armco...
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    2nd August 2017, 01:43 PM
    No, I don't mean roads where you can speed. I thought it would be good to start a thread featuring nice drives which you've encountered. I've...
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    31st July 2017, 09:35 PM
    $11,000 to build my parents 3 bedroom brick veneer home in Sydney hinterland (Camden) in 1971. In 1985 it was valued at $130,000, but the cost...
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    31st July 2017, 07:30 PM
    Petrol 504s were around $12,000 by 1979 and the diesels were over $13,000. The 1970s and early 80s were a shocking period for inflation.
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    27th July 2017, 10:35 AM
    Where do you drive it in weekends? I like doing the drive from Governors bay to lyttleton and all the other roads on the Peninsula. The drive to...
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    26th July 2017, 01:42 PM
    I had the same problem when I bought mine. Why do people buy performance cars and then stick crap tyres on them? I was driving my dark grey 106xsi...
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    26th July 2017, 10:39 AM
    Welcome. I also have a 106 (1.6 xsi) and a couple of 205's at my place at Southbridge in coastal central Canterbury. Where are you based? I've...
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    24th July 2017, 06:15 AM
    davemcbean replied to a thread 404 Automatic in Peugeot Forum
    I've no doubt that the injected 404 is that quick, but the quickest road test I've seen for a carburettored 404 is an XC6 with C3 box which was just...
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    23rd July 2017, 08:25 PM
    davemcbean replied to a thread 403 Hot Cam info in Peugeot Forum
    Thanks for all your work to provide this information. It is very much appreciated!
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    23rd July 2017, 07:46 PM
    davemcbean replied to a thread 404 Automatic in Peugeot Forum
    No, I think MOTOR got an unusually powerful one. Those figures are faster than any figures I've seen for a manual 404 in any road test and as fast as...
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    22nd July 2017, 08:29 AM
    davemcbean replied to a thread Project 205 in Peugeot Forum
    Thanks. I'll try it out. Should help. If I was still living in the city, it probably wouldn't help much because the heat eventually soaks through...
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    22nd July 2017, 08:28 AM
    davemcbean replied to a thread Project 205 in Peugeot Forum
    Thanks. I'll try it out. Should help. If I was still living in the city, it probably wouldn't help much because the heat eventually soaks through...
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    21st July 2017, 09:16 PM
    davemcbean replied to a thread Project 205 in Peugeot Forum
    If you see "Si" as a mechanical spec, then yes, but I think Peugeot views it as a trim and features spec. "S" was used on many of their models to...
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    21st July 2017, 09:05 PM
    davemcbean replied to a thread Project 205 in Peugeot Forum
    Identical to Australia, for both interior and power steering (16:1 ratio, 2.8 turns lock to lock). I'm in Australia at the moment, so can't take any...
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    21st July 2017, 08:16 PM
    davemcbean replied to a thread Project 205 in Peugeot Forum
    Hi Graham. There was a fair number imported second hand from Japan (but more Gtis). The Japanese Si's differ from the Australian version in the...
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    21st July 2017, 01:44 PM
    davemcbean replied to a thread Project 205 in Peugeot Forum
    I can understand why. I never got around to reconnecting and regassing the aircon in my 205SI after swapping in the 1.6GTi engine. Even in the south...
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    20th July 2017, 08:43 PM
    davemcbean replied to a thread Project 205 in Peugeot Forum
    Everyone has a different definition of fast. In a road car a better thing to cherish is driving enjoyment. I have much prefered driving 1.6 Gti...
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About davemcbean
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Camden NSW & Selwyn NZ
Car(s) - Current:
504, 505

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NZ Fleet
1976 504 Ti
1984 205 GT twin carb
1991 205 SI 1.6GTI motor
1994 106 Xsi
1996 Mondeo V6
Aus Fleet
1955 203C
1997 Civic Cxi (great allrounder- revy, flexible, nimble, comfortable , economical, simple and durable )

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