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21-10-2019, 12:34 PM
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Great, interesting photos Bruce and I love the Holden.
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Amazing photos Bruce

The last few remind me of the Western films years ago
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25-10-2019, 12:34 AM
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Picked up a few passengers on the way home yesterday.



(...or why I have fly wire over the front of my car - at least they weren't locusts)


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25-10-2019, 05:49 AM
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Bruce, September and October are big months for insects here: love bugs, moths, and dragonflies. What insects are you seeing most, Bruce? That's a stunning number, but I suppose it's a sign of a healthy ecosystem.
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25-10-2019, 11:18 AM
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Originally Posted by Surfermom ->
Bruce, September and October are big months for insects here: love bugs, moths, and dragonflies. What insects are you seeing most, Bruce? That's a stunning number, but I suppose it's a sign of a healthy ecosystem.
I have had all sorts of interestingly coloured bugs commit suicide on my windscreen and bullbar including quite pretty butterflies. I can't pretend to know much about them.

After about 500km I had to clean the windscreen before continuing on the wipers don't touch them but that is a normally a daily job anyway.

Many years ago I drove through a plague of locusts in my Mitsubishi Starwagon and never gave it a thought until I saw a car by the road side obviously overheating. I quickly stopped to crawl under the van to check my radiator. I found the suspension and bodywork a mass of squashed insects BUT not one on the radiator - the airflow must have separated them out. Since then I have put flywire on the front of my car at all times - I don't know why I had forgotten it because years ago it was a common practice and these days car radiators seem more vulnerable to stones and insects.
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25-10-2019, 11:29 AM
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Originally Posted by Longdogs ->
Great, interesting photos Bruce and I love the Holden.
The best you can say about the older Holdens was that they had character and they lasted well on Australian roads. I have had a few - the FB in the photo (minus the bonnet ornament) and a couple of Kingswoods (a HK and a HJ) - parts were cheap, standard and they held 6 passengers but they leaked, the floors rusted out (easy to fix though), three speed gearboxes with column shift (big, torquey straight 6 motors you rarely needed to change gear - basically big, crude cars but fun.
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