Hi!!! (Another Aussie)

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  1. river

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    Hi,

    I've posted a few times in these forums, but think it nice to introduce myself.

    I'm River, which is a nick name I've had for many years now and most people only know me by that name. Indeed, sometimes I ignore my real name as it is used so little.

    I've always been itnerested in aircraft and machinery, especially WW2. My uncle flew with RAAF 1 Squadron with Ansons and then Hudsons. My other uncles were in Africa and Europe as infrantry, and uncles from my mothers side were in the navy.

    I like WW2 war gaming, from figure games to board games. Regarding board games I've plaued (and still have in my posession) Panzer Blitz, Panzer leader, Arab-Israeli Wars (don't like that gam much), Fortress Europa (another one I am not fond of), Luftwaffe (not bad, but not real good either), original Squad Leader (good fun) and now I play Advanced Squad Leader (great game, if you can get over the learning curve) and also got the ASL Starter Kits to help others get into the game (if only there were others who wish to learn and play).

    I collect and repair/build old computers - such as the S100/IMSAI machines and Multibus-I etc. I really don't know why I do this, and I look towards science and medicine who one day may explain this absurd and relatively useless hobby.

    When I got time and the family isn't competing for my resources I restore and modify (depending on the vehicle condition as to whether it is a restoration or a modification) old school Toyotas, and rebuild/fix/enhance car engines. I like to take my cars racing, cruising , to car shows, drags, picking up chicks and anything else that requires minimal automotive prowess, and the ability to embrarass my children.

    I enjoy scalextric cars, building models of WW2 AFV and aircraft. Also, after many years of splinters, destroyed projects and abundant swearing, my woodworking skills are getting better.

    I probably drink a little too much, smoke too much, swear a lot and often take the piss. I enjoy a good discussion over many topics and try not to let facts ruin an interesting debate. :lol:

    Finally, reports of my incredible handsomeness may be a tad too optimistic. :rolleyes:

    river
     
  2. Aaron Brooks Wolters

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    Welcome to the forum River. I believe you will find it very interesting. Happy posting!!:thumbright:
     
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    Did your uncle serve at Singapore and Malaya?
     
  4. Lucky13

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    Welcome to the family River....
     
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    Welcome and greetings from another side of the Globe. Enjoy the forum.
     
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    Welcome aboard river.:) You will find some kindred spirits here.
     
  7. river

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    Hi,

    Yes he did. Milne Bay rings a bell also.

    Thanks for all your kind replies.

    river
     
  8. Heinz

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    G'day mate.

    Into older cars myself, currently run a LX Torana. What sort of Toyota's, do tell :)

    Cheers
     
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    Why mess with cars when there's motorcycles in the world? ;)
    J/k, sounds like you've got a lot of good things going there. :)
     
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    G'day river welcome aboard mate!:D
     
  13. river

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    Hi,


    A modified RA28....
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    An an original JDM RA25GT....
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    And I just bought another RA28 to restore

    river
     
  14. Heinz

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    Hi River,

    Very impressive machines you got there 8)

    Cheers
     
  15. river

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    Hi,

    Thanks.

    I'm still having a hard time trying to get an R2800 into one of them.... and then to try and get it engineered for general road use. :lol:

    river
     
  16. Lucky13

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    Nice looking set of wheel mate!
     
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    Welcome aboard, Sir! I'd love to see that 2800 under the hood...
     
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