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  1. Yes but I guess when you dont know the history its different and to be considered If it had for example a 300 Maxidyne and had pulled a lot of heavy loads in the past it could be a different story None of these things are deal breakers to me but rather just things to consider thats all Paul
  2. I try and stay realistic in my head when buying treasures I look at things that hopefully look crap and I almost always buy things that most others would pass on Everything will wear out and I prefer to rebuild it myself as I then know what short cuts I have taken It is a truck and a old truck and I would be more concerned with buying it if it all looked Micky Mouse as I would have no idea what secrets its hiding If it is a Maxidyne and Duplex you have a box that isnt really strong enough for the torque that motor will make As I said before, just a quick glance underneath will show if its a tripple counter shaft transmission or not Three caps laid out in a tri angle pattern and a triangle shaped box
  3. These figures are quite staggering to me and hard to imagine Thats like every man woman and child in some of our bigger provincial cities gone Absolutely staggering, we think we have problems in Australia, I'm just glad I live here Paul
  4. Oh yes, very very cool I would love one Paul
  5. Is it possible to have a Thermodyne with a 6 speed Yeah of course it is Is it drivable like that ? For sure amd especially considering it's only a small truck it should be more than fine When and if you go for another look Just gran some photos of the engine and any plates on the engine Get undernearh and take a quick picture of the transmission With this basic information we on here should be able to tell you pretty much what you have As in duplex or maxi torque Grab a picture of the plate on the injector pump as well if you can Plenty of help on the forum will be forth coming Paul
  6. A fun first run Are they discs or drums Either way put on blocks and pull the wheels off and take some photos and share and people will soon help with how to fix Paul
  7. On this day July 2nd in 1952, A Company, 1st Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment, participates in their first major action in the Korean War. Operation Blaze involved a raid on Hill 227 to capture a prisoner and destroy Chinese bunkers. Although it failed in its objective, the operation did give the brigade important experience against a strong enemy. Learn more: http://ow.ly/lbI450Aij86 Photo: Korea. 2 July 1923. A Company, 1st Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment. Pictured, left to right: Major D. S. Thomson of Sale, Vic; Captain P. J. Cook of Bellevue Hill, NSW; Lieutenant A. E. Pearse of Woodfield, Vic; Lieutenant G. J. Lucas of Clayfield, Brisbane, Qld, and Lieutenant C. M. G. Swindells of Cheshire, England of the 5th Royal Inniskilling Dragoon Guards, who is attached to the Company; and Lieutenant D. N. Williams of Kew, Vic.
  8. c November 1951. For weeks Communist propaganda notices have been left where UN troops could find them. A soldier from the 3rd Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment (3RAR), holds a notice which reads 'SURRENDER MEANS SAFETY. CHARGE MEANS DEATH.' The notices are a variation of the surrender leaflets which the Chinese were throwing out not long ago, and which Australian troops also declined to take very seriously. Photographer: Phillip Oliver Hobson Photograph: HOBJ2565
  9. Vance Drummond was awarded the United States Air Medal for his “courage, aggressiveness, tactical skill … and devotion to duty”. According to the citation, “Sergeant Vance Drummond, 77th Interceptor Fighter Squadron, 4th Fighter Interceptor Group, distinguished himself by meritorious achievement while participating in aerial combat missions flying Meteor Mark Eight type aircraft against the enemy in North Korea from 1 September 1951 to 22 October 1951.” Drummond wrote to his parents on 24 October: “Yes, Dad, the Meteor has an ejection seat, so there is no sweat about bailing out of them”. On 1 December 1951, Drummond’s squadron engaged with enemy MiG-15s near Songchon, approximately 50 kilometres north-east of Pyongyang. On withdrawal, Drummond answered the leader’s checking radio call. However three aircraft, including Drummond’s Meteor, failed to return to base. Pilot Officer Ernest Donald Armit was declared missing in action, presumed killed. Drummond and Flying Officer Bruce Thomson had safely ejected from their aircraft, landing in North Korea. They were captured and sent to Pinchon-ni prisoner of war camp. Read more: http://ow.ly/pBIj50Ahedz Image: Sergeant Vance Drummond beside his Gloster Meteor at Kimpo, South Korea in 1951. (JK0163)
  10. Colonel Peter Scott is lucky to be alive. In October 1951, the 22-year-old Peter was an intelligence officer during the battle of Maryang San. The fight for the strategically important Hill 317 was later described as “one of the most impressive victories achieved by any Australian battalion”, but for Peter it was one of the many close shaves he faced during his decorated army career. “A lot of the other officers were just as young, if not younger than I was,” he said. “There was artillery, bursting shells, and fights overhead, and it was just pandemonium really; dust and pieces of metal going in all directions. “But sitting on top of 317 on the 7th of October, being shelled out of existence is the day that sticks in my mind. “It was a big part of my life … and I can still visualise it now.” Read the full story: https://www.awm.gov.au/articles/blog/Peter-Scott-DSO-and-the-battle-of-Maryang-San-Korea Peter Scott observes the fall of 17 pounder anti-tank gun shell in Korea.
  11. As I have said before, I haven't watched mainstream media since the GFC and my life just ticks along the same, actually it ticks along a lot better I sleep better, I get less angry and I find the world still is pretty nice place or at least my world is Everyone please add what ever you can or feel comfortable to share with us It's a real shame as it appears by and large this is the forgotten war, we dont want let that happen Paul
  12. In late June 1950, Major Stuart Peach and Squadron Leader Ronald Rankin were front page news. Sent to the Republic of Korea to report on growing tensions between North Korea and South Korea, they were thought to have been captured after Seoul fell to the invading North Korean army. While the men were missing, a report they had written was submitted to the United Nations Security Council. Find out how these two Australians played a vital role in saving South Korea at the outbreak of the Korean War: https://www.awm.gov.au/articles/blogs/along-parallel-lines Image: Major Stuart Peach (left) and Squadron Leader Ronald Rankin (centre) pose with correspondents near Taegu, Korea in June 1950. AWM P00716.051
  13. On this day 25th June in 1950 the North Korean People's Army crossed the 38th parallel and invaded the Republic of Korea, marking the beginning of the Korean War. Fighting between the United Nations multinational force and the North Korean Army (joined by the Chinese People's Volunteer Army in October 1950) ended in stalemate with the signing of the Korean Armistice Agreement on 27 July 1953. Over 17,000 Australians served in Korea between 1950 and 1953 in the Australian Army, Royal Australian Air Force and Royal Australian Navy; 340 did not return home, and 30 were captured as prisoners of war. Image: Unidentified members of 3RAR walk across the top of a hill through patches of snow during an operation in February 1951. (HOBJ2058).
  14. It was an icy winter’s eve in Korea on 24 January 1953 when 31 men from the 3rd Battalion, the Royal Australian Regiment (3RAR) gathered on Hill 355 for a snatch patrol. Led by Lieutenant Francis Smith, a 23-year-old Duntroon graduate, their objective was to capture a Chinese soldier in order to gather military intelligence. Moving carefully down the frozen slopes of Hill 355, the men of 3RAR trudged slowly towards their target: a communications trench 1,500 yards behind Chinese lines. Despite the cold, Private Lionel Terry – known as “Bomber” – was warm and clean. Terry had taken a bird bath and changed his underwear just before the patrol. “The bastards won’t find me in dirty gear”, he had said laughing. Read more: http://ow.ly/Paa350AaVr2 Image: Private Lionel Terry. This photograph was taken just after Terry’s bird bath on the afternoon of 24 January 1953 (P09413.001)
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