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    Sticky: Good on you. Physical exercise is indeed proven...

    Good on you. Physical exercise is indeed proven to be effective against depression. The big step is the one you have already taken - deciding to do something. I wish you well.
  2. Thanks Rossco, I looked, & they only have one of...

    Thanks Rossco, I looked, & they only have one of the springs listed.
  3. Another question about the rear drum brakes on my...

    Another question about the rear drum brakes on my car.

    It's looking more likely that I'll have to do the job of replacing the shoes & wheel cylinders myself. I have at least been told I can use...
  4. I've found that sometimes too, usually because...

    I've found that sometimes too, usually because I've been at a distance from the subject which might change a little & take me from one distance range on the lens to another. Also using autofocus is...
  5. I do have a Pelican case with regularly changed...

    I do have a Pelican case with regularly changed silica gel .......but I fell into the habit of often leaving the camera out 'ready to use'. When I left it in the case inevitably birds had gone by the...
  6. Sadly my camera has died. 4 consecutive tropical...

    Sadly my camera has died. 4 consecutive tropical wet seasons is thought to have caused corrosion on the camera's motherboard, affecting the internal temperature sensor. It is now up for sale on Ebay....
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    Not sure what you are suggesting MB. If you are...

    Not sure what you are suggesting MB. If you are suggesting I take over from Tony I appreciate your faith in me, but honestly I couldn't do any better than Tony. And I know that it is quite...
  8. Ta. Where do you get oversized shoes from? Are...

    Ta. Where do you get oversized shoes from? Are these generally something that the folk doing the machining can obtain?
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    Love my front e-locker. Everyone else exiting...

    Love my front e-locker. Everyone else exiting Palm creek on the OTT were either bouncing or spinning (smoking) wheels. I just drove up. A pretty young lady came across to where I'd pulled up & said...
  10. Rear brake shoes - leaf sprung cab chassis GU

    The squealing came back in the re passenger side brakes. For now I have backed off the shoes a bit. Car won't be getting a lot of use whilst we are up here in the Iron Range. Shoe lining is pretty...
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    The point at which i determined they were...

    The point at which i determined they were dangerous was long before we had loaded up for travelling & were not towing. I driving home at moderate speed to whar was our new home near Ballarat....
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    The genuine ones on mine were more effective than...

    The genuine ones on mine were more effective than wishful thinking, but only just. Their level of performance was 'dangerous'.
  13. Sticky: Looks like a new player in outback/remote area...

    Looks like a new player in outback/remote area comms is soon to have nationwide coverage - at a price. Starlink will provide fast internet & with it sat phones will no longer be needed.
  14. Thread: Introduction

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    Welcome to the forum.

    Welcome to the forum.
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    Sticky: Our car had begun making a constant...

    Our car had begun making a constant howling/squealing noise from the wheels. Driving in it alone I thought it was from the front passenger side & it seemed to be getting worse. I convinced myself...
  16. Thread: Cuppa’s Blog

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    Long overdue - a new blog post. We see the wet...

    Long overdue - a new blog post. We see the wet season out at Moreton Telegraph Station with an impressive last hurrah of the monsoon season, get trapped by the rivers, eventually get out & travel to...
  17. Ignore the undies. This fella dropped by for a...

    Ignore the undies. This fella dropped by for a while whilst we were in bed a few mornings ago. Photo taken through the window

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    Have you looked at vacuum insulation?

    Have you looked at vacuum insulation?
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    Sticky: The scabies cream I found in the first aid...

    The scabies cream I found in the first aid cabinet here has worked pretty well. Seems that clambering over rotting logs in the rainforest is asking for trouble.
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    Sticky: I have 'discovered' rainforest 'Chiggers' .... or...

    I have 'discovered' rainforest 'Chiggers' .... or should I say they have discovered me!!!
  21. Part ID please - the cause of water getting into my cab

    I thought I'd forded the two 800mm deep rivers without getting any water in the GU's cab, but a couple of days later discovered some had seeped in on the driver side. Finding where it got in was a...
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    Not today, a few days ago. Drove through two...

    Not today, a few days ago. Drove through two rivers (actually more than 70 crossings in the 190kms we travelled, but most were fairly shallow) both had water the same height & both fairly wide. The...
  23. QUESTION: Is a non turbo TD42 comparable to a...

    QUESTION: Is a non turbo TD42 comparable to a Toyota non turbo 1HZ to drive. Recently I have had the daily use of an old Toyota ute with a 1HZ & it has been an absolute joy to drive, especially off...
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    Sticky: More proud than happy. MrsTea & I have been...

    More proud than happy.
    MrsTea & I have been married 40 years today.
    She was my second choice at the dance when her friend with the big bum & squeaky voice turned me down!
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    Maybe, but I imagine when you pull the rivet...

    Maybe, but I imagine when you pull the rivet tight to install it will likely be too tight. The self tappers work well & have never required adjustment since first installed.

    Welcome to the NPSGBB...
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