Australia day get together in Vic?

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20 Jan 2015 07:57 - 20 Jan 2015 13:46 #61 by John and Bronwyn
John and Bronwyn replied the topic: Australia day get together in Vic?
Free to a good home!
OK, probably should be in the spares topic, but if anyone going to Mayford is interested, I can bring them along. I don't wish to arrange freight etc, but I would like them out of the shed!

2 x OE rear tail lights (complete assembly), in reasonable condition CLAIMED!
2 x front seats, upholstery in good condition, passenger seat backrest adjustment broken. CLAIMED!
Last Edit: 20 Jan 2015 13:46 by John and Bronwyn. Reason: seats now claimed

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20 Jan 2015 09:06 #62 by Greg Boyle
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Hi John
Yes please to the tail lights
regards Greg

pm sent

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20 Jan 2015 12:06 #63 by rasamin
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Yes please to the seats.

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22 Jan 2015 18:37 #64 by rasamin
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For your information - It is free passage through the national park on the Alpine Way but you will be issued with a ticket and the time you are passing through is noted. You are not supposed to stop along the way.

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23 Jan 2015 05:15 #65 by Peter and Sandra OKA 374
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Rasa
Thanks for that, the James' and the Phelan's are camped at Smoko on the Ovens river just out of Bright. Heading up to the High Plains today, after a clear night it seems to be clouding over and the forecast is for thunderstorms.

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400ah Lithiums, 1100w solar, diesel cooking heating and HWS,
Cummins 6BT, Allison 6 speed auto, Nissan transfer.

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24 Jan 2015 05:22 #66 by Peter and Sandra OKA 374
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Well so far we have 22 Oka's here at Mayford with more expected today, as you would expect there are no two the same and as time goes on there are plenty sporting different powerplants, 6BT cummins seems to be the most here, with Steve Beales over 300hp version making a lot of eyebrows head skyward especially as he has a big trailer on the back complete with two motorbikes and an ultralight!
Weather has been good with a small thunderstorm late yesterday and few sprinkles which didn't even lay the dust, today has dawned with a clear blue sky and 18 degrees.

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400ah Lithiums, 1100w solar, diesel cooking heating and HWS,
Cummins 6BT, Allison 6 speed auto, Nissan transfer.

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24 Jan 2015 07:08 - 24 Jan 2015 07:12 #67 by Peter_n_Margaret
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Make sure you get pics for those of us who can't be there....
There were 26 at Mornington in 2007. Be great if you can beat that record.....


Cheers, Peter.
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24 Jan 2015 09:58 #68 by Outback Jack
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Lucky Buggers.

Think 6bt is the winning vote for re-powering.

Transmission/Gearboxes is still not a common choice

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25 Jan 2015 05:26 #69 by Peter and Sandra OKA 374
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Appears someone can't count, still only 20 Oka's and one Iveco, but a few possibles could still apparently come in today, some are leaving this morning so the record will stand. Weather still great although cooler this morning at 15 but another clear blue sky.
A few mechanical problems sorted out yesterday and much discussion on various vehicles with the afternoon spent at the Beales as the rear diff was rebuilt and the twisted axles were admired, just goes to show what over 300hp + 5 tonne of Oka + 2 1/2 tonne of trailer can do!
Some of the ladies congregated at the James' and knitted, sewed, quilted and chatted the afternoon away while the kids swam in the river and all had a ball. A few test drives of different vehicles also occurred during the day and there were a few smiles afterwards. Might be a few more engine swaps!

OKA 374 LT Van, converted to camper/motorhome,
400ah Lithiums, 1100w solar, diesel cooking heating and HWS,
Cummins 6BT, Allison 6 speed auto, Nissan transfer.

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25 Jan 2015 08:30 - 26 Jan 2015 05:08 #70 by Peter and Sandra OKA 374
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Here is a pic taken before some left this morning so we had 19 Oka's in the pic and 20 onsite. A great rollup and beaut weather to go with it.

OKA 374 LT Van, converted to camper/motorhome,
400ah Lithiums, 1100w solar, diesel cooking heating and HWS,
Cummins 6BT, Allison 6 speed auto, Nissan transfer.
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25 Jan 2015 08:48 #71 by Outback Jack
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Rub it in.......


Lucky Buggers.

Would be great to see so many OKA`s in one place.

Also would be good to see some of the engine conversions.

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26 Jan 2015 05:07 #72 by Peter and Sandra OKA 374
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While a few left yesterday we had three more arrive. Some went on a drive and others lazed around talking etc. This morning has dawned overcast but with patches of blue it might clear, cooled right off yesterday afternoon and there was a dash for the warm clothes, 9C here this morning. Doesn't feel like rain which is just as well as the climb out from here is very steep for about 8k and then still 4wd for another 12k back to the Dargo High Plains road.
The climb out claimed a rear diff on Rasa & Mins yesterday and they are limping home in front wheel drive.
I think most are intending to leave the valley today and spend tonight camped up on the top where it was according to the forecast 1C overnight.
Yes the Cummins conversions might have outnumbered the Perky's and there are now possibly a few more being organised after test drives!

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400ah Lithiums, 1100w solar, diesel cooking heating and HWS,
Cummins 6BT, Allison 6 speed auto, Nissan transfer.

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26 Jan 2015 06:20 - 26 Jan 2015 06:36 #73 by outyonda
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Peter, great w/end, a real Aussie turnout.

2 diffs? what wheels were they running ?
35 axles fix the axle weakness.
diff's seem to be failing regularly!!
age, HP, overload, could be the cause;;

the gathering we had here a couple of years ago, 3 diffs didn't make it!!

OKAs 091, 093, 094, 113, 346x6 & 405
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26 Jan 2015 18:55 #74 by rasamin
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It was a really great turn out and we thoroughly enjoyed it. Thanks to Bronwyn and John for the seats. Thanks to the guys who got us to the top and all you helped to dismantle the axels from the rear. Luckily it happened not that far from the top. We drove home comfortably in front wheel drive. Will be dismantling the diff to see what the problem is. Safe travels everyone.

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27 Jan 2015 05:07 - 27 Jan 2015 05:11 #75 by Tony Lee
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outyonda wrote: Peter, great w/end, a real Aussie turnout.

2 diffs? what wheels were they running ?
35 axles fix the axle weakness.
diff's seem to be failing regularly!!
age, HP, overload, could be the cause;;

the gathering we had here a couple of years ago, 3 diffs didn't make it!!


Maybe need to learn from the electrical industry and design a fuse into the system so nothing important gets damaged in the event of an shock overload. Axles are cheaper and easier to replace than diffs, especially if the weak point is right at the outside flange where it can't damage much else rather than in at the splines where it eventually takes out the diff as well.

What wheels? Min's OKA is pretty much stock OKA while the other is a heavily modified "monster truck" towing a 3 tonne "monster" trailer

Tony
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27 Jan 2015 05:25 #76 by rasamin
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We do have 35 spline axels.

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27 Jan 2015 05:30 #77 by Peter and Sandra OKA 374
Peter and Sandra OKA 374 replied the topic: Australia day get together in Vic?
As has been said just probably fatigue on Rasamins truck, very steep climb and taking off from a dead stop.
The Beales Oka though weighs around 5.5t with full camper fitout, 300hp plus Cummins, huge Michelins and over 2.5t trailer with two motorbikes, microlight plane and full workshop facilities in very steep terrain is straining the friendship. He did think the rear diff had gone after the rebuild on the way out but it just turned out to be clutch plates binding when it was pulled out for inspection.
Great night camped here at 1517m on the rim looking out over a huge vista, we still have 8 Oka's here. Cool overnight down to 2C when we went to bed but 5c this morning, we haven't decided if it is cloud or fog that surrounds us.

OKA 374 LT Van, converted to camper/motorhome,
400ah Lithiums, 1100w solar, diesel cooking heating and HWS,
Cummins 6BT, Allison 6 speed auto, Nissan transfer.
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27 Jan 2015 17:06 #78 by Greg 210 and Dean 366
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Well just had the best time over the last few days just had to say thanks to everyone who was part of the High Plain Gathering will compose better thankyou to those concerned in a few days.
PS: SHOULD HAPPEN EVERY WEEKEND.

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27 Jan 2015 19:03 - 27 Jan 2015 19:06 #79 by Tony Lee
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"PS: SHOULD HAPPEN EVERY WEEKEND"

Errrr, maybe every second weekend so we can repair the diffs in between.



And also gives those with hidden NP205 gremlins to force them out in the open

Tony
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28 Jan 2015 16:45 #80 by DarrenWebster303
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Thanks for posting the photos so fast Pete,

Good to hear Greg, I think most of us enjoyed our selves (me too much on sunday night!!)

& I think you are rite Tony, a weekend off in-between for those who have any issues!

I hope everyone got home safe & sound,
Cheers Darren.

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