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Old 4th November 2010, 02:59 AM
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Purchased second hand. Rear diff and instrument cluster replaced under warranty. First change was to fit CB UHF GME radio. Car has externally mounted windscreen aerial bracket. Just purchased set of new KYB shock absorbers- the originals have had it- will install when they arrive. Next step is to replace standard steel rims with MY99 WRX rims. Then sump guard and driving lights.






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Sounds good. This is 'of topic', but I have been meaning to ask about the significance of your avatar.
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Old 4th November 2010, 03:17 AM
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The picture is of Sir John Monash. In my mind one of the greatest generals in world history, and the greatest Australian ever. He actually cared about the tragic waste of lives that the British squandered, and did something about it. In doing so he revolutionised the way war was fought, and in the process laid down the means for the allies winning the First World War. The men under his command adored him, because it was their lives that were being saved. Between 250,000 and 300,000 went to his funeral- an enormous turnout from a country of only 4.5 million at the time.

See this: http://www.convictcreations.com/history/monash.html and also read the book The Great War by Les Carlyon. Being a Melbourne boy, you'd know all bout Monash University and the Monash Freeway. But the tragedy is most people outside Victoria just don't know.

This is my way of remembering and paying tribute to a great man.
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Old 4th November 2010, 08:42 AM
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The picture is of Sir John Monash. In my mind one of the greatest generals in world history, and the greatest Australian ever. He actually cared about the tragic waste of lives that the British squandered, and did something about it. In doing so he revolutionised the way war was fought, and in the process laid down the means for the allies winning the First World War. The men under his command adored him, because it was their lives that were being saved. Between 250,000 and 300,000 went to his funeral- an enormous turnout from a country of only 4.5 million at the time.

See this: http://www.convictcreations.com/history/monash.html and also read the book The Great War by Les Carlyon. Being a Melbourne boy, you'd know all bout Monash University and the Monash Freeway. But the tragedy is most people outside Victoria just don't know.

This is my way of remembering and paying tribute to a great man.
The boy from Jerilderie, reputed to have held Ned Kelly's horse - a 'legend' he neither confirmed nor denied...

I'm embarrassed that I didn't recognise Australia's greatest General. Read a biography of him last year. Totally agree with your assessment. [My maternal grandfather served under him. Pop was an original member of the 21st battalion and lucky enough to survive the war, as the 21st lost more than its total compliment between 1915 - 18. But for Monash's organisational ability far more servicemen would've been killed, ... and I would likely not be writing this.]

An amasing feat for an amateur soldier to rise to command not only the entire AIF but, in effect, much of the allied forces on the Western Front by the end of the war. AAnd all this based solely on merit, and despite 'anti colonialism' and anti semitism in many quarters, including both Murdoch and Australian War Historian C.E.W. Bean - although Bean did later acknowledge his error.

Before WW1 he was already an accomplished engineer, responsible for the 'Outer Circle' railway and had pioneered reinforced concrete structures. Also the driving force behind the development of the State Electricity Commission in the 1920s.

Monash was also a great democrat, he refused to have anything to do with the 'New Guard', an organisation made up predominantly of ex-WW1 officers of a conservative mind-set, who wanted to overthrow several state governments - especially the NSW Labor government - during the depression. His refusal to 'lead' them took the wind from their sails, had he agreed it might have ended otherwise.

Hard to imagine that 1 in every 3 Melbournians were at his funeral. In my opinion he was the greatest Australian of the 1st half of the 20th Century, certainly far more significant than any of our sporting 'heroes' - a term that is too easily applied in my opinion.

O.K. ... I suppose we better go back on topic. However, I'm pleased I asked the question, especially as it is only a week until Remembrance Day.
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are you putting A/T rubber on those rims?
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Nah, just the Coopers. I set the pressure as the Coopers bloke advised, and it did make a difference. It's no WRX- nor is it as good as the Toyos I had on my last Forester. But it will do for now.
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The Forrie with its MY98/99 WRX rims and as also seen on my previous Forester.

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Looks much better than the steelies
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Looks Good Rally!
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Am still inclined to think that steelies are best for off roading. 'One day' I'll get myself a set and fit larger rubber for dirt...
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