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28 Jun 2014 19:01 #1 by Robert Diprose
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Just about finished my OKA 28 bus re build, it's been a long project, started at the rear and did not realize the front was so far away.
Many thanks to Paul Nott ,Ian Jones, Alan Gorham , the amount of help with parts and information they have given me has been invaluable , thanks guys. I now just need to add diesel and drive.

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28 Jun 2014 19:18 #2 by Outback Jack
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Congrats.

Love to see some pictures

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28 Jun 2014 20:29 #3 by Joseph Baz
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Well done Robert,I hope that you enjoyed the experience...that is the good thing about OKA ownership!!!!
Cheers,Joe

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16 Aug 2014 16:42 #4 by Robert Diprose
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Hi all
Have just completed a month long 8000KLm from Tassie to the Gulf (King Ash Bay) and return via Broken Hill Birdsville, Boulia,
MtIsa,was a fabulous trip. The Oka performed faultlessly and won the hearts of two separate groups of friends that travelled in her.
Everybody is now trying to plan our next trip,can't wait!

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16 Aug 2014 17:24 #5 by Outback Jack
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Thats great/

Would love to see what you rebuilt....

Maybe some trip pictures.....

Did you work out your fuel economy?

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17 Aug 2014 10:22 #6 by Joseph Baz
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Good to hear Rob,that's when the rebuilds really pay off,long trips with no head aches,leave you with plenty time to enjoy the scenery and also give you an inside knowledge of your own vehicle,you will enjoy it for a long time to come.
Cheers,Joe

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22 Jul 2018 17:16 #7 by Robert Diprose
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Hi all have just completed another trip 14000klm ,Tassie -Broome return , 28 has now got a 6 cylinder Perkins Phaser which is fabulous ,passing cars and hills are now to look forward too.
Was great to meet you Joe Baz at OKA in Perth and to see Dean's workshop and set up.
Will be on the boat tomorrow night, the end of another great trip.
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22 Jul 2018 18:46 #8 by Holmz
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Robert Diprose wrote: Hi all have just completed another trip 14000klm ,Tassie -Broome return , 28 has now got a 6 cylinder Perkins Phaser which is fabulous ,passing cars and hills are now to look forward too.
Was great to meet you Joe Baz at OKA in Perth and to see Dean's workshop and set up.
Will be on the boat tomorrow night, the end of another great trip.


Sounds like a great trip.
Any good insights? Which route did you go?
Highlights?

Where in Tassy are you?

Who chucked in the 6-cyl phaser?

Randal

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23 Jul 2018 06:21 #9 by Paul Scherek
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Hi Robert, sounds like a great trip. I too have a Perkins 6, but while it goes beautifully, I am a little disappointed in fuel consumption which is about 23 litres per hundred k's. Have you worked your consumption out? I suspect I need to enlarge the inlet pipe and air filter box - did you do this on yours?
Cheers, Paul

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23 Jul 2018 13:01 #10 by Robert Diprose
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My route to BROOME Meib- Adel - Uluru - Great central rd to Warberton- part of the old Gun Barrell - Willuna to Meekatharra - Newman -Tom Price -Exmouth - PtHeadland -Broome.
Returned down the coast to Perth then back across the Nullabor.
I'm from Launceston
I rebuilt and Fitted the engine myself.
Paul I averaged between 17and 20 Klm per hundred.
The air cleaner is the standard OKA fit, there is no excessive vacuum at the intake so no need to fit a larger air cleaner inlet pipe.
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24 Jul 2018 18:12 #11 by Holmz
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Next time you come through call in for a cuppa.

Planning a Broome trip next year myself.

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26 Jul 2018 05:33 #12 by Paul Scherek
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Thanks Robert, that is the sort of economy I expected. I will need to investigate - good to know it is not the airbox.
Cheers, Paul

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