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01 Nov 2012 15:27 - 04 Nov 2012 21:43 #2 by dandjcr
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Cando
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Posts: 199 Hi all, been busy working on 112 every chance i can.. With n 1 - 2 weekends away from paint.. We're in alice this week for the fink race and spotted 2 OKAs already. One i think was tony lee? Will post some more pics of 112 tebuild soon (ish). Tony if your in alice and want to say hi let me know.
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June 7, 2012 at 10:21 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Peter & Sandra James Oka 374
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There are four Oka's in or around Alice at the moment, might be out of town while it is busy over the weekend though.
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June 8, 2012 at 6:15 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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Yeah, I caught up with Tony this morning as he was leaving van park. We are at same one . If i see any of you I'll give you a yell.. Have a great CSR trip.
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June 8, 2012 at 11:07 PM

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04 Nov 2012 21:42 #3 by Hal Harvey
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Bringing this in to the new forum, Liza & I spotted a red OKA fuelling up near Subiaco, WA last week with the registration EX 140 or EX 160 - but we didn't have time to stop for a good look. We'd be guessing it was from Exmouth, but I don't know of a red one there. Does anybody know it?

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04 Nov 2012 21:54 #4 by John and Laura Szkoruda
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Spotted an OKA. Wednesday two weeks ago headed south at Glen Innes (NSW) we were headed north. GUESS WHAT OKA IT WAS. Our old OKA #147. Of all the OKAs to see on the road, we spotted our old OKA. Still looking good!!!!

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18 Nov 2012 00:05 - 18 Nov 2012 08:16 #5 by Hal Harvey
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Spotted 6T9T27WA171AAK154 - Matt and Cath Rogers' NT - in Perth today. They're on the road with the five kids doing the big lap, heading down south in a week and will be around the southwest for the next couple of months; unfortunately probably gone before the WA gathering occurs.







By the way, it's this vehicle in the sunset shot that is (currently at least) at the top of this page; recognisable in part because this very early NT had the round tanks like XTs and LTs, whereas later ones had the squarish tanks.

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12 Dec 2012 21:26 #6 by Joseph Baz
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I was travelling along Stock road last thursday,a white OKA with some blue trimmings come out of the intersection of the Caltex servo i was trying to catch up,but have no enough power in my Springter.......good looking OKA thou,now can some put the hand up for it ????

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21 Dec 2012 09:37 #7 by mrmilf
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spotted tony in oka#123 turning off the highway at bulahdelah yesterday so we stopped and had a chat.. i dont have an oka yet, but it is my current goal so it was a very inspirational chat, both about okas and the idea of having homes in each continent..

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25 Dec 2012 10:41 #8 by Hal Harvey
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I posted this in July this year...

I know this is a poor effort without a pic, but the photo I took with my phone last night didn't work - sorry.

Not an OKA but I was amused to see a small white bus, like a HiAce or similar, at a Carnarvon fuel stop yesterday. It was built to the hilt with snorkel, spare on the bullbar, all the campervan accoutrements, but the thing that particularly grabbed me was the stickers on both front doors, just below the wing mirrors where we have ours - his said "MiniOKA".

Then today I found the photo... somehow...


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25 Dec 2012 11:08 #9 by Hal Harvey
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Spotting an OKA is especially easy when they park straight out in front of home for a couple of days. We live in apartments that are part residential, part rental, and Dave Prater from Nannup is coincidentally in here for Christmas. That was a bonus because he's not a site member so although we knew of #021's existence in Nannup, we didn't have a name to go with it. I had a brief chat with him yesterday - he's a diesel mechanic by trade so knows a fair bit about the rights and wrongs of OKAs. He's had 021 for about 13 years.

That's an intercooler pipe over on the left under there - he has it working well - even accelerates up hills...



Fuel tanks were interesting - I'll post about them in the Fuel Tanks topic later on.



021 is still a working farm truck, but Dave does plan to keep it and re-skin it when the rust demands it.


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25 Dec 2012 12:10 #10 by Outback Jack
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Any chance of more pictures of intercooler install?? Apart from Intercooler, what else did he do to get more power out of the Perkins??

Intercooler is one thing I would like to add, seems a few have done it, but no real write up, apart from Tim`s.

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25 Dec 2012 12:36 #11 by Ewart and Vivian Halford
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I recall David saying that his engine is a bit different as it was an OKA factory experiment, still a Perkins
but can't remember if OKA put the inter cooler on as well.

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25 Dec 2012 22:18 #12 by Hank Onthewater
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Did not really spotted an Oka today, but.....
After a long day at work today, I was sitting in a chair on the beach reading a book, in front of my van. You know, I got the customary looks, and then a couple approached me.
They told me that 2 weeks ago at the Mammoth Cave (near Margaret River) they met a couple that were from Brisbane and were traveling in their OKA around Australia. That OKA was called "his and hers" or something like it. They could not remember the OKA owners' names either. The OKA had a high roof, and big tyres. For the rest their memory failed. Sorry, the couple were short on the kind of details OKA owners are renowned for. They were driving one of those Alpine Winnebago vans. I suppose that is a redeeming factor.
PS they had their Winnebago parked on the road.
Merry Christmas
hank

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26 Dec 2012 00:04 #13 by Hal Harvey
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Garry & Chris in 306 and the Rogers family in the NT are both cruising the southwest at the moment, though neither fit the description quite right.

I'll encourage David with 021 to share intercooler details - I might not catch him again before he leaves.

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26 Dec 2012 17:56 #14 by Len208
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Hi Hank,That was us in 208.We met Quentin and Sue with the Alpine.We gave them our card,but they obviously forgot.We are currently sitting in Belvidere in the conservation park just north of Bunbury over xmas and beyond.

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26 Dec 2012 18:22 #15 by Hank Onthewater
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Hehehe, when you have an OKA, you can't hide.....
Hi Len & Rina, nice spot on the Belvedere peninsula, except for the mozzies that frequent that area. Good beach fishing for taylor this time of the year.
hank

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29 Dec 2012 14:04 - 29 Dec 2012 18:30 #16 by Ewart and Vivian Halford
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I called in on Len and Rina the other day and had a good chat.
While I was in a waiting room today I was flicking through a 4WD Action magazine collector series and spotted this picture if I can upload it. The photo was taken in the Flinders Ranges.


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30 Dec 2012 18:48 #17 by mannixx
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paint scheme suggests its one of Tom Warnes (Wilderness Challenge Cairns Qld.)
looks like one of his nt's going buy the rims.

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25 Jan 2013 16:08 - 25 Jan 2013 16:11 #18 by John and Laura Szkoruda
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We spotted this same Oka at Fernbrokk Falls in south WA on the 16th Jan . Spoke very briefly to Cath they were about to eat dinner. They were cs were there with the 5 kids. The NT Oka that was of Matt & Cath from Hals' earlier posting.

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02 Feb 2013 17:51 - 02 Feb 2013 17:52 #19 by PeteFox
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This is Ian and Lee McVilly's XT OKA 141.











We camped with these guys for a night on their property near New Norfolk just north of Hobart in the Derwent valley. We then stayed for 3 more while we day-tripped into Hobart. Great hospitality.

141 is a very neat motorhome with a surprising amount of room inside easily enough for 2 people to pass each other.

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03 Feb 2013 20:27 #20 by Paul Scherek
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Nice looking rig, that Oka of Ian and Lee's.

Several days ago I saw a QLD registered Oka passing through our home town of Bega. I had just parked mine around the corner, and my first thought was " Some bas%$#@ has pinched my Oka"

The I saw the label "Alsoka" and felt comforted! Al, are you on this site?

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Paul

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04 Feb 2013 04:39 - 04 Feb 2013 04:40 #21 by PeteFox
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Paul
AlsOKA is owned by Alan Dowling from Brisbane.
I posted some pictures up last year in the old version of Spotted an Oka
Alan was a member on the old site and I think he is here too

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