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Anohter newbie from down under
« on: April 11, 2010, 11:40:49 PM »
Hi all.
only just found this site so thought i'd join, i'll post some pic's if i can just figure out how to post them

Andy  8)
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Re: Anohter newbie from down under
« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2010, 11:45:26 PM »
Welcome to the site. looks like you figured out how to post pics.  Nice looking Mustang.  Tell us about it.

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Re: Anohter newbie from down under
« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2010, 01:20:37 AM »
Bought her 3yrs ago, ok but not running that well - mostly needed cosmetic fixes and had to rebuild the transmission to get the car registered for road use. Getting an engineers report done to register an imported LH drive car over here isn't the easiest of processes!!!
The photo I finaly figured out how to post was at Hanging Rock car show back in Feb this yr  (  http://www.picnicathangingrock.com.au/  )

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Re: Anohter newbie from down under
« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2010, 05:49:28 AM »
I spent several years living and working in Japan, so can understand the difficulties of driving on the wrong side of the road.  ;D  I went to England on vacation one time, and rented a car at the airport and had a difficult time driving on the wrong side of the road too.  Those pictures of the old cars from around the world is amazing.  There are many that  I have never seen.  Thanks for sharing. 

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Re: Anohter newbie from down under
« Reply #4 on: April 12, 2010, 10:43:12 PM »
Great looking Mustang. Never tried driving on the wrong side of the road. Although i would imagine it would be kind of difficult to get used to.

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Re: Anohter newbie from down under
« Reply #5 on: April 12, 2010, 10:56:10 PM »
It takes a few weeks, but when you come back to the states and drive, you understand why the English and Aussies drive on the wrong side.  It just makes more sense. 

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Re: Anohter newbie from down under
« Reply #6 on: April 25, 2010, 01:42:04 AM »
Hi there from a neighbour......well sort of. Very nice Mustang!!

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Re: Anohter newbie from down under
« Reply #7 on: April 26, 2010, 06:07:05 PM »
New Zealand is definitely a neighbor to Austrailia.  I am glad you guys are able to purchase and work on your Mustangs.  Give us a holler if you need any information. 

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Re: Anohter newbie from down under
« Reply #8 on: May 07, 2010, 04:06:47 AM »
It takes a few weeks, but when you come back to the states and drive, you understand why the English and Aussies drive on the wrong side.  It just makes more sense.

I have been to some countries and I had to drive on the wrong side there as well but I never understood why people think it makes more sene. So I hope you can explain why it makes more sense. Maybe I will get used to a little better in the future when I know why it makes sense.

Anyway, great car.

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Re: Anohter newbie from down under
« Reply #9 on: May 07, 2010, 01:23:30 PM »
One simple thing is that you drive in the left lane, so when you want to turn left, you don't have to cross oncoming traffic.  More than anything, it's just an historical thing.  That's the way it has always been done in those countries.  What I meant by it makes sense, is that it is virtually no different than driving in the right lane.  So, once you drive in the left lane for awhile, it makes just as much sense as driving in the right lane. 

 

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