Discussion in 'VTCoA New Zealand' started by Kiwi SRT10, Apr 25, 2021.
No, it's not been tuned to my knowledge.
This is great news, Kiwi! Soon you'll be able to get back out there and play rugby...
I wish we could come back and drive trucks again. That was a great life style and we made good money too. We saved enough money in a year to buy 80 acres of rolling limestone country at Marble Hill MO. Back at the end of 2007 that was $70k cash. We found some Mennonites that would build us a Log House. No more work visas for 2008 and that was it. We were in the realtors office umming and arring about we should buy it or wait til we came back. Good thing we didn't.
Great to hear that your healing is coming along smoothly. Cannot wait to see you back the 10's saddle terrorizing the monaro wannabes lol!!!!
How are things?,
Outlook on Life in General?
That was quite a post. I enjoyed it.
Many thoughts on many things.
Glad to hear you are on the mend and wish you a rapid as possible recovery.
I'm currently out in the mountains of Alberta with Black and Brown Bears (separate species because they are either black OR brown). And there are Grizzlies that will kill and eat the Black or Brown bears (they don't appear to have a preference).
There are ticks that carry nasty (permanent diseases) that drop out of the trees like vampire Ninjas.
Trying to live with mosquitoes the size of hummingbirds that are (literally) so numerous they leave a shadow on the ground. No talking in the wetlands without a net because you will inhale them and start to gag. Then there are wolverines, elk, moose and Cougars (four legged but arguably less dangerous than the 2 legged variety). And the things you don't see.
One of our safety guys parked between a horny male Elk and a provocative (???) female Elk during rutting season. He didn't find that even remotely acceptable and charged his F-150. Aluminum panels or not he hit it so hard onlookers claimed it unloaded the suspension on one side and lifted the tires. Then he really was pissed off when his rack got kinda tangled in what was left of the window, lift mechanism and wiring.
Serious critters here.
Yes, it is an adventure of sorts but the rewards outweigh the general perils. It keeps me on my toes.
The Covid fear mongering doesn't make the top 500 things to be concerned with. Divided camps for sure. I have buddies that claim I'm irresponsible toward the Covid 19 farce but it's my shell and if I don't look after it I have nowhere else to live.
Get the swelling down and it will offer some pain relief for your knees. It will take some time for sure as a chassis rebuild like that is a major.
Like Morgan Freeman said:
"If you want to stop "Racism", stop talking about it".
An incredible amount of whining going on these days. I'd much rather listen to the whine of supercharger.
I have been sitting at home too long. I think it might be cabin fever.
Yeah sometimes I forget that in most other places in the world the first thoughts of the day are survival. Here it's just what do you want to do today.
Sounds like you have some great adventures over there.
I prefer turbo's to superchargers. The whistle on a light pedal.
I have completed all my exercises for the day and now settling down to write.
Sometime this afternoon I will go for 2-3km walk and then tonight some gentle ex bike.
I am too busy I don't have time to go to work.
Keep up the good work my friend make sure you get your fair share of fossil fuels burnt.
Take care, Kent
Yes, I prefer that "whistle" unless it is a Dentist's drill which is somewhat less enjoyable.
Dang, I got my right knee today, left knee 5 years ago
Just seen the new Ram TRX is available here in NZ for a mere $270k
I guess I won't be having one
Good grief! What's that equate to in USD?
A buddy bought one a few months back for 120,000 CDN or 97,000 US.
Seems like there is a "special" price on the NZ version.
I would love to have one, but pigs will fly before I spend that kind of cash in NZ.
VERY competent off roader and reasonably fast considering their weight.
And I thought all the criminals were sent to Australia!
Just goes to show.
I would have to check but they may have to convert to Right hand drive.......like all good trucks are.
I have no doubt it's a beast in the dirt, I've seen some videos. There are two in my area from what a buddy told me, but I have to this date not seen them in person. I did however see the new Bronco, and I like it.
LOL R/H. While in the Navy, we stopped in Perth. I met a lady and spent the week with her, and she let me drive once. I kept drifting into the CORRECT lane, and it made her nervous, LOL. Takes some getting used to, to be on the wrong side of the highway. By the way, hows those knees doing? Hopefully you're running around like a spring chicken.
Word of advise. Next time you try to extort money from the Mob, wear some thick kneepads, that way you won't get them damaged when they hit them with the bat...
Hahaha my knees were just plumb wore out. We still have to do a lot of walking etc here not like the US where you have drive through everything. That's why Americans have ended up with weeny chicken legs lol
Anyway enough BS
Hey how you enjoying the new tranny? Still sharp as?
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