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Allora Heritage Weekend 26-27th of January 2019


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Old 12-30-2018, 04:24:16 PM
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Default Allora Heritage Weekend 26-27th of January 2019

Hello all
It's on again. The Allora Heritage Weekend is on during the Australia Day weekend 2019.
A few new things happening so if there's any questions ring the people on the flier.
The website for the event http://alloraheritageweekend.org.au/home

I'll add some pictures of past events as time goes by just so people can see what they could expect.

Cheers Scott

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Old 12-30-2018, 11:16:35 PM
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We all want to see a pic of the "Hot Chip" stand first.
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Old 12-30-2018, 11:44:35 PM
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Sorry Cobba. No pictures of the "Hot Chips" shop so this will have to do. The Famous Chook Cooker.
It is one of the best (and yummiest) displays I've ever seen at a machinery rally.

Cheers Scott

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A few of the trucks from last year.







And my favourite was this Foden.

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Ah yes, stood there watching that. With the "Bulimba Beer" shelter in the background.

Planning on dragging the 'van down with the Inter this year. Sleep in comfort, for once!

Jarrod.
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Old 01-14-2019, 05:11:10 PM
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Planning on dragging the 'van down with the Inter this year. Sleep in comfort, for once!
Jarrod.
Hello Jarrod.
Goodo then. You'll be able to put some faces to names hopefully.

10 days to go. The working bee is on this coming Sunday and then the rally the week-end after. The weather seems to be hot and dry for the moment so bring your cold refreshments. Dehydration is a bad thing.
Anybody need anything special?

I've kept it quite but I was lined up to miss out on the rally again this year due to some more surgery on the 24th.
They rang last Friday asking if I'd mind if it was delayed a week. I told them that it would upset all my organising but that should be OK.
Now to find an engine or two that'll run.

Cheers Scott

We'll go cars this time for pictures.
Mrs Scotty wants one of these.











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Old 01-14-2019, 10:40:34 PM
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That is just 'genetics' Scotty as to why she wants that one. We have an early Citreon station wagon local here but I don't know which house as yet. It is an early 1960s' model that has hydraulic suspension that drops to the ground when shut off and raises up when started.
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Leaving things a bit late, as usual....
I got the caravan suspension fixed last week, so it's ready to go.

This morning I went to do "a quick oil and filter change and tuneup" on the Inter.
The best laid plans......thought the exhaust flange was loose (it was), but the leaks were from the manifold gasket! Unpleasant job with a hot manifold (did the valves hot as per book - well worth it - so much quieter)
All up close to 8 hours' work!
Wash it tomorrow, hopefully all ready for Friday.

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NOS oil filter dated 1975!

Attempt at attaching pictures....

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Hello all
Goodo then Jarrod.
Some engine type people might find some changes at the grounds. The chook shed has been extended towards the dunnies. A bit less room for caravans and camping. I'm sure everyone will sort themselves out.

Cheers Scott

Do you think he's saying....bugger, bugger, bum, poo?










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Can't make this one guys to many commitments. Have a great time and safe rally !

Also can't to be seen to be associated with people who only get second place in a world famous peanut vs melon competition.
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At this time I am guessing Scotty your busy packing up ,and getting ready to head home . When you have a chance , don't forget to posts some photos for those of us unable to attend .
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Hello all
The bestest little rally in Allora has come and gone and it was hot as hell.
The rally could have started in the Friday with the number of exhibitors there. I have to tip my hat to every exhibitor to make the effort to turn up in the oppressive heat. It was 102 degrees in the shade at 3pm on the Saturday. Believe it or not I did not even venture over into the swap meet area during the entire rally and did not eat 1 hot chip.
By what I've been told by another club member there were about 80 engines there and I have to say that there were a number of engines I've never seen before. An example was a throttler Cooper.
The numbers of tractors and trucks was still up and some people traveled a long way to get to Allora. There were trucks from Victoria. Now that's dedication and all I can say is WOW, THANKS!!!

Sorry Ian but I only took 1 picture before the camera blew up. The screen went all blank on me and I had no idea what I was shooting or if the camera was working at all. I'm blaming the heat. Or it could have been the bend I put in it when I lifted something with the camera in my pants pocket.
To see some pictures everyone will have to buy an Oily Rag as I know another chap was taking pictures for that fine publication.

Sadly there was a fatality at the rally on the Sunday. A chap collapsed and, sadly, passed away. He was only there to see the many things to be seen by what I've been told.

On a personal note (I bet some are glad to read about this while others will pee themselves laughing at my stupidity). Our bare little M had a failure on the Saturday and again on the Sunday. She only ran for a very short time on the Saturday and she didn't want to start again. I played around with it cleaning plugs and changing magnetos and stuff for awhile and gave up. Just too bloody hot. On Saturday arvo (when things cooled down) the spark plug was changed and away she went for a few hours.....bloody thing.
And on the Sunday she ran for a few hours and stopped. Bugger, bugger, bum, poo. A few things (like spark plug changed) and still no go. After I put some more petrol in her she ran like a champion again.
Simple things first like checking if there's fuel hey Cobba?

Anyway, that's about it other then the one picture I took.

Cheers Scott
PS: it was really good to catch up with a lot of people I haven't seen for awhile. The gums were flapping with great gusto.


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Sad that someone had passed away on the grounds.
Funny thing about engines requiring fuel to run. Let us all know if you work out how to get them to go without the stuff.
The egg looks good enough to eat. Have done the same on a shovel as well and ate it too.
Way too hot for me n Dee to do anything and hats off to those who did and made it a good weekend.
Now we know why you didn't take your camera to look at the marine engine,,,,,you break them!
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Thoroughly enjoyed it. Didn't take much in the way of pictures this year (except the timberwork in a mid 30's Holden truck cab - hoping one would turn up and had a win)

I'll second Scott on the heat. Poor little gas fridge couldn't keep up. The mighty little Inter was not a particularly fun place to be; towing a heavy van in that heat.

I had a great time with a welcoming bunch of engine blokes who let me sit in on the socialising. I have never met "Matt" before, but I sure know who he is, now! A recurring in - joke which I found hilarious.

Thanks to everyone who made me feel so welcome.

Jarrod.

PS: the bloke who died was well - known in classic truck circles, although not by me. A bit early, at 71.
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Default Re: Allora Heritage Weekend 26-27th of January 2019

Was the first time I attended this rally but will certainly be back.. it was well run, no fuss and everyone very hospitable.. great to catch up with old friends and meet some new ones👍

Passed the Buzacott sign on Scotty.. the fellow was gobsmacked and very happy!!

Cheers Gavin
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Passed the Buzacott sign on Scotty.. the fellow was gobsmacked and very happy!!
Hello Gavin.
Why didn't you mention who you are on here? Now I know I suppose.
I'm glad he likes it. I might have to make another and post a piccy.

As a side note: the numbers of engines, tractors, trucks and cars were way up from the previous years. About 90 engines, 150- 200 tractors and about the same for trucks and who knows how many cars attended. The number of swap meet sites was also up. I can't remember how many people went through the gates.
The poor little rally just keeps on getting bigger each year.

Thanks to all those who attended either as exhibitors or spectators.

Cheers Scott

PS: Matt....where's Matt?
PPS: Who backed into the chook shed. For some reason I'm in deep poo over that. I don't know why. I didn't do it
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Hi Scott ,
Another enjoyable year , I had a really good time but was disappointed to hear why the ambos were there on Sunday afternoon.

It was great to catch up with friends and put names and faces together and have a good chat , cook some good food and have a few brews. All good fun.

No Famous Fowl Fryer this year as my partner in cooking didn’t turn up - probably too busy polishing his melons or tending to his herd ? Not sure . That picture of the egg cooking on the Hornsby wasn’t staged - we even threw bacon in and cooked it !!! Scott didn’t want it to go to waste so sat down and ate it for lunch..........

I didn’t see anyone near the bloody chook shed to damage it - no one was even near it , not even scotty ? Not sure what goes there ?. I don’t remember driving the borrowed Chev into it either.........?

Sounds like everybody met Matt . Being as late as it was and a Still night I’m sure everyone in earshot enjoyed the show ? He even had an audience at breakfast the next day and never missed a beat. If you ever meet Matt ask him about the bloke with the plastic Party chair or the grey nomads.............

Bring on Allora 2020 !!!

Cheers Justin
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