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Old 22nd Sep 2012, 21:10
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Love that aeroplane!!!
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Old 22nd Sep 2012, 23:06
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Ya killing me slackie!

What's nicer than the sound of a Merlin?
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Old 22nd Sep 2012, 23:49
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That's easy Jaba!

TWO MERLINS!
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Old 23rd Sep 2012, 07:17
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Jaba... cheap flights across the Tasman at the moment!! Ya could even fuel up the RV and island hop!! It'd be worth the trip!
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Old 23rd Sep 2012, 08:02
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When u say Merlin I assume you mean RR not Swearingen/Fairchild
It's in an englishmans DNA when he hears a RR Merlin he gets a warm fuzzy feeling!
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Old 23rd Sep 2012, 09:17
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Can't get across on Saturday
But definitely in future, the Mosquito is a must visit for me
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Old 23rd Sep 2012, 10:42
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Rotor

Long time ...no curry and red wine.....need to fix that!

Yes the RR or Packard type. Speaking of which if you have been lurking in the local area lately the Mustang is singing again!

Sorry Slackie.....as tempting as that is.
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Old 23rd Sep 2012, 12:46
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your little number gets me to look up every time it goes overhead......funny the other day when you were chased by that nasty...but lovely sounding warbird.....keep it up.....it also looks good when I am out on the water in the passage
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Old 24th Sep 2012, 12:17
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Back in the early jet era - The first of Ansett ANA's Fan Jets, VH-RME again at YPAD


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Old 24th Sep 2012, 21:18
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Beautiful shot, with one of the nicest aeroplanes made. That model Holden was a good one too and look at the passengers. No short shorts disappearing up their bums and no tattoos. Elegant dresses with hand bags and men wearing suits. Looks like an Electra hiding in the background, ah...to go back in time.
Thanks for the photo, pure therapy.
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Old 24th Sep 2012, 23:24
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Hey,it's By George....I had a chance meeting with him recently...nice fella.

Anyhoo,I agree ByG. Back then the pax would have paid for their tickets with cash or cheque (no plastic cards) in pounds schillings and pence. If the a/c was delayed no one would have abused the traffic officer with the F word...When did the world change for the worse?

Excellent photo Full Opposite Got some more?
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Old 24th Sep 2012, 23:36
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Yes, By Geoge is a good guy. But did he notice what's peeping into the RHS of the frame???

Great photos, FOR, please sir, can we have more?
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Old 24th Sep 2012, 23:48
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Thank you for your comments. I've just a few more pictures left - including one of the Electra hiding in the background - well spotted

Regarding the EH Holden ute - they were a very good model indeed - I drove a green and white EH sedan to get these pics. Seven bearing crankshaft 179 motor too - power to spare! I had to fit the heater and a radio myself - they weren't standard.

To comment on an earlier question ..... I wasn't employed at Adelaide airport; my aviation involvement was / is in another somewhat diverse area. However a rekindled interest in photography is causing me to revisit ADL more often these days.

One other observation in respect of those already posted.... The term airport security was almost unheard of. There was a naive innocence in society where everyone was "OK" and trusted, and which made relatively close access to interesting aircraft very easy.

Alas it's not quite so these days - more's the pity

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Old 24th Sep 2012, 23:48
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Red Tail 727 and L188 .. fond memories of long ago
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Old 25th Sep 2012, 09:52
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Hmm,
pretty sure the Red ute is an EJ, not an EH.

yer i know you're all going to poke me, that I am saying so because of the tail-lights. wrong, any d0pe knows they shared the same tail lamps for the ute across the 2 models.

The differences are a lil more subtle, when viewing from the rear.

Tailgate lettering. Much bolder and wider spaced on the EJ.
Lack of Drip Rail chrome trims. Only fitted to 'Special' utes on the EJ, and standard on the EH.

Other than that, front pictures required to really be sure

Cheers
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lord forgive holden and the grey motor!
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Old 25th Sep 2012, 11:49
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From jas24zzk:

Hmm,
pretty sure the Red ute is an EJ, not an EH.
Jas, I'm more inclined to agree with you than might be apparent. My initial call was that it was indeed an EJ.

However last Sunday an aviation friend - something of a Holden expert who also owned an EH in an earlier lifetime - was looking at this set and especially at another picture of a different aircraft which includes a Mobil ute on the ADL tarmac from the front LHS, and he was certain that it was an EH - highlighting the radiator grill as being the definitive feature. My assumption was that it was the same ute. I may be wrong in that.

Thank you for your observation. Up until last weekend I would have agreed with you; and you may indeed still be correct. The most significant difference of course - as you have suggested - lay in what was under the bonnet.

I'll post the other picture in a day or so.

More later.

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Old 25th Sep 2012, 12:09
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FOR,
if you have a frontal pic, then that would confirm it for sure.

Keeping in mind, that front panels can be changed (not something you'd expect on a near new car), the surest way to tell the two apart from the front is to look at the vent(s) under the wipers.

On an EJ, its two piece, with solid scuttle between, and an EH's vent is one piece running most of the way across the scuttle.

There's nothing to say that this car could be technically wrong in use of an EJ tailgate and emblems, and the missing drip rail mouldings. It could well be an EH, minimised under a fleet buy....all sorts of shoe went on in those days.

The radiator grille, is a bolt on item, but the vent grille is structural, and requires substantial surgery to change.

As for my technical interest in the model, first car (and resto) was an EJ, and I am led to believe I was concieved in an EH prem


Pop quiz for you holden expert friend......what is special about the HD holden (apart from it being the least desirable...after a crappodore) ???

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Old 25th Sep 2012, 12:33
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Special about HD Holden..

I believe that it was the most produced model....
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Old 25th Sep 2012, 12:54
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nada!

Hint, a feature of the HD was a world first
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Old 25th Sep 2012, 23:04
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Built in rust ??????
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