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    Default Hey, it's got a towbar, why not ....

    I wouldn't say Clive is the ideal tow vehicle, and I'm not sure we'll make a habit of it, but he wasn't too fussed about pulling 410 kg's on the weekend, the little Trojan

    He got some puzzled looks at the dump

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    You should bolt on your bike rack and leave the bike on it, so you can pretend your a healthy cyclist.
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    It's stopping them that is always the fun bit. Wouldn't rear engine cars tow really well so long as the steering wheels kept enough weight on them .... to you know ...... "steer"
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    You should see what I have towed with my R12's in the past, and like Shane says stopping is where all the fun is (not)
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    Quote Originally Posted by 63-1092 View Post
    You should bolt on your bike rack and leave the bike on it, so you can pretend your a healthy cyclist.
    and pretending it would be
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    Shane, I normally keep the front planted with the assistance of my spare tool box. Not that I anticipate a break down but you never know with an oldie and it also helps with handling .

    I hear you Col, I had 1.3 tonne behind my Virage . I wouldn't be that silly with Clive though
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    Quote Originally Posted by J-man View Post
    Shane, I normally keep the front planted with the assistance of my spare tool box. Not that I anticipate a break down but you never know with an oldie and it also helps with handling .

    I hear you Col, I had 1.3 tonne behind my Virage . I wouldn't be that silly with Clive though
    My father always kept a bag of sand in the front of his 8's and 10's. These days I've upgraded to a wank tank to do the towing duties If you live in Victoria these days you can find some fun old POS and put on a club permit. eg: old F series truck, land rover, etc... Doesn't matter how diabolical and thirsty it is ... so long as it's fun and can tow big loads legally.

    I've done the "Trying to stop a Renault 12" trick in the past when towing ( a 6 x 4 trailer load of wet blue metal dust )..... And I'm not ever trying it again

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    I once towed a friend's VW 1600 Fastback about 35 km, (many uphills) after he broke down. I had 2 football team-mates with me in my car, (R10 1100 Alconi), and he had his wife and daughter in the VW. No over heating and no clutch damage!

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    Its a Renault (well Dacia)towing another. You don't even need a tow bar...
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    Quote Originally Posted by mistareno View Post
    Its a Renault (well Dacia)towing another. You don't even need a tow bar...
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    "These days I've upgraded to a wank tank to do the towing duties ."


    Shane, the CX2400 won " European tow vehicle of the year" for several years in the 1970s- self leveling suspension (and a turbo).
    Sell the yank tank and pocket the dough.
    "Comfortable and spacious, the CX makes huge sense because of its astonishing practicality. With 72 cubic feet or 750kg of carrying capacity on offer, it’s amazing what you can get inside. Even better, once fully loaded, the suspension keeps everything on the level – the CX makes a fabulous classic tow car." Citroen CX buying guide (1975-1991) | Classic and Performance Car

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    Quote Originally Posted by moulton2speed View Post
    "These days I've upgraded to a wank tank to do the towing duties ."


    Shane, the CX2400 won " European tow vehicle of the year" for several years in the 1970s- self leveling suspension (and a turbo).
    Sell the yank tank and pocket the dough.
    "Comfortable and spacious, the CX makes huge sense because of its astonishing practicality. With 72 cubic feet or 750kg of carrying capacity on offer, it’s amazing what you can get inside. Even better, once fully loaded, the suspension keeps everything on the level – the CX makes a fabulous classic tow car." Citroen CX buying guide (1975-1991) | Classic and Performance Car
    I'm trying to take the load off the CX. A CX can't legally tow a car trailer (though it has plenty of times) and can't legally pull 4tons like an old POS Rangie. For example, it would look "slightly" illegal towing our caravan.



    If I'm towing something big and heavy, I like to be in something big and heavy! When your towing a block of flats and the wind catches it, it don't want the tow car to be a little 1.4ton passenger sedan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by J-man View Post
    I wouldn't say Clive is the ideal tow vehicle, and I'm not sure we'll make a habit of it, but he wasn't too fussed about pulling 410 kg's on the weekend, the little Trojan

    He got some puzzled looks at the dump

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    john,maybe its time to officially recognise Clive as a legend.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DoubleChevron View Post
    I'm trying to take the load off the CX. A CX can't legally tow a car trailer (though it has plenty of times) and can't legally pull 4tons like an old POS Rangie. For example, it would look "slightly" illegal towing our caravan.



    If I'm towing something big and heavy, I like to be in something big and heavy! When your towing a block of flats and the wind catches it, it don't want the tow car to be a little 1.4ton passenger sedan.

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    Just what a 10 needs.... more weight behind the rear axle!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Demannu View Post
    Just what a 10 needs.... more weight behind the rear axle!
    Which is why I took the towbar off when I bought Clive 11 years ago. Recently I had the need to use my trailer and with my XR8 ute now gone, I had nothing to tow it with. So I looked at the dusty towbar and looked at Clive and one thing led to another and the job got done.
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    I feel your pain re the ute. I've had bad thoughts about parting with my trayback Falcon but just can't do it, they're too handy.

    Good to see little Clive pitching in though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 59 Floride View Post
    I feel your pain re the ute. I've had bad thoughts about parting with my trayback Falcon but just can't do it, they're too handy.

    Good to see little Clive pitching in though.
    Just wait until you get a usable club permit scheme up there .... with say 45days a year use. You could get a dacia ute ... or a shitty old tray back land rover .... or a hz lowered to the ground with a big block super charged chev in it ...... or, or .... well the sky is the limit. The running costs are irrelevant as it's only a toy So long as it's fun who cares. And it'll be about $70 bucks a year to have it on the road

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    I've even had bad thoughts about fitting the running gear from a modern Falcon into a Fregate shell and have all the mod cons like power steering, air con and auto trans. etc.

    But sanity prevailed, boring as sanity is..

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    Quote Originally Posted by J-man View Post
    I wouldn't say Clive is the ideal tow vehicle, and I'm not sure we'll make a habit of it, but he wasn't too fussed about pulling 410 kg's on the weekend, the little Trojan
    I used to do the same in Adelaide with the R8 a lot. With a 40 kg bag of cement in the boot I'd add. The only problem I had was a puncture EVERY time I took a load to Wingfield Dump in its glory days, with fires, dust, the smell from the fellmongers nearby etc. Great place.... It was alleged, he says carefully, that they had to get all the dead seagulls out of sight before we public arrived every morning - there was supposedly illegal overnight dumping of cyanide liquid wastes from electroplaters and the birds died as they arrived to scavenge. I've no reason to doubt it.... Long time ago though.
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    Don't know what happened to the phot, will try again!!Hey, it's got a towbar, why not ....-dsc_9982.jpg

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    Very cool renojet!
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    Quote Originally Posted by renojet View Post
    Don't know what happened to the phot, will try again!!Click image for larger version. 

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    At least you won't suffer wheelspin trying to pull it back out of the water
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    Quote Originally Posted by DoubleChevron View Post
    At least you won't suffer wheelspin trying to pull it back out of the water
    Obviously you mean that with the weight of the power plant (with the emphasis on power) over the back wheels with grippy 135's, that mind blowing grunt can be safely put to ground
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