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HQ Road Trip

Just made it across the country in the Prem Wagon. Factory 308, Turbo 400, air con,power steer, electrics.....
Wanted to post this as a way of saying thanks to the guys who unknowingly helped me out on this site with a couple of things along the way - points gap and so on.
Was an awesome road trip - 4500kms in 6 days, there is dead set nothing more enjoyable than holding 3300rpm in one of these, widows down, pipes in tune, flying across the Nullabour for hour after glorious hour. Follow the sun, just follow the sun.

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Thats a great photo out there in the middle of no where.

Cool HQ.

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Disclaimer :- The above is purely speculation and is only posted for entertainment purposes!!!

Done it many moons ago ,how much is the fuel now days it was 70cents alitre when l left Sydney an about $1.50 alitre on the nullabore,l had to pull over when the sun was going down couldn't see siht also had it wide open when all off a sudden there was corners an dips in the road etc

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Life is too brief to build ya own time machine
With out old Aussie products cheers.

Think the most I paid was around $1.87 out in the middle - wasn't as bad as I thought. Must have got the Quadrajet close to right as she averaged 13.5L/100Km

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I went from Perth to Canberra and back in a HQ 202 van.I now fly everywhere.

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Big block HZ 1 tonner
HQ SS
WB van
HJ coupe

Flew from Perth to Sydney in a disease filled tin can to pick it up. I now drive everywhere! Cheers

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thats what I call a cruise.
...one day...

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Craig
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Nice looking Prem.

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Cheers
Keith

Did a similar trip in my Ht 308 about 20 yrs ago with a good mate, We pulled off the hubcaps, spats, took out the back seat, replaced it with a big esky, rifles and fishing rods no plan in mind except head west, ended up way out in the far western corners of nsw and Qld, Camping, fishing and shooting not seeing people for days on those dusty remote outback roads. Best time ever. I remember the fuel at Hungerford being around $1.50 and 20yrs ago that price was ridiculous.
I remember we knocked over a family of pigs in a national park near there when we heard a car coming. We couldnt hide or cover up our crime without being noticed. The car pulls up and its the Ranger. (What were the odds of that??) We hung our heads, what could be do, caught red handed. He leans out the window and gives us the thumbs up. "Hope you get onto a few more for me boys", he just drove off laughing.
These days i'd be locked up for that on a range of charges.
:) happy days

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Great pic, great car. Great adventure, you're brave, I'd be a nervous wreck driving an old car over a distance like that.

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Bryan

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