New Guy from Australian Bush

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foxint
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Re: New Guy from Australian Bush

Post by foxint » Tue Feb 06, 2018 1:07 pm

Thanks for the tip on the links…makes navigation much easier.

River Rat – love to see some of your collection. My Eterna’s are mostly dress. It all started with my Opa (grandfather’s) 1957/58 gold capped Eterna Matic. I am a little upset that Enicar (the real ones pre-1980) have risen in price…I got my first Enicar (since stolen) when I was 10 years old when we lived in Singapore – my first experience with the art of bargaining…

My youngest’s 10th birthday today and it is all excitement – we still must go to school. Also, my wife’s birthday. Her main present did not get delivered (lost somewhere), but I have the backup one - (fancy french fry pan - she is such a practical girl - I am lucky)

Flyskate – I am going to hate myself…what car is that??

Here is a photo as the girls called it: “The Mighty Volvo”. For its footprint, there was a lot of car inside…. I would still have it, if it were not for the incompetence of the local motor mechanics. The last one (who really Donald Ducked it) told me it was an “exotic” can and need to go to “one of those fancy specialists in the Big Smoke” …idiot.

Since it was the School Commuting Chariot I needed a quick fix – enter the Camry V6. As much as I hate to say this…it is a bloody good car. I call it the washing machine – it is white and lacks character.

Dan
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Re: New Guy from Australian Bush

Post by amckiwi » Tue Feb 06, 2018 1:55 pm

Hi Dan
Welcome from Melbourne
Also an accountant
Stu

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Re: New Guy from Australian Bush

Post by spring-diver » Tue Feb 06, 2018 9:22 pm

Great introduction Dan & welcome aboard the mad house :thumbsup:

:cheers:
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Sinn: EZM9, 757, U1 Pro, T1 B

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Re: New Guy from Australian Bush

Post by andrema » Wed Feb 07, 2018 5:13 am

There are too many bean counters here now
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Re: New Guy from Australian Bush

Post by gonzomantis » Wed Feb 07, 2018 10:29 am

Great to see you around here, Dan. I still have one of your pieces from a number of years ago...

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foxint
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Re: New Guy from Australian Bush

Post by foxint » Wed Feb 07, 2018 12:26 pm

Far too many accountants....

gonzonantis - you have looked after it (thank you). I like your choice of NATO.
Met vriendelijke groeten / With best regards
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Re: New Guy from Australian Bush

Post by snootydog » Wed Feb 07, 2018 9:40 pm

Welcome to the madhouse Dan. What did you think of your Lancia? I only had to show mine a bucket of water and another rust hole would appear in it :lol: Fiat 500 Abarth.... very cool :thumbsup:
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Re: New Guy from Australian Bush

Post by foxint » Wed Feb 07, 2018 11:22 pm

Snootydog – The 500 Abarth 695 esse esse was a nice car – it actually kept up with traffic. I was pulled over by the police at 4am doing a test drive at 140km – not bad as I said to the policeman – he was a young bloke and told me to go home as no one would believe him that I could do 140km
The Lancia Beta (bought new) was a FIAT 124 with front-wheel drive: not a bad car, but after FIAT bought them, the lost all the Lancia-Charm.

The 1972 Fulvia HF 1600 was another beast entirely: 800kg with a V-4 that put out more power/litre than the equivalent Porsche 911 2.4 S. Handling was on a far higher plain. No wonder it won many World Rally Championships.

I had the 911 and the Fulvia at the same time…so I could impartially compare. Financially the 911, as a pure driver’s car the Fulvia. But as with most Italian cars – passion, pain and built like shit.

Before the 911, I had all registered and in the garage: FIAT 124 CC Sport 1800, Alfa 105 Series Bertone GTV 2000 and the little 1.6 litre Fulvia HF….
Drivers Car - Lancia HF (1972)
Best looking - Alfa GTV 2000 (1974)
Best overall - FIAT 124 CC Sport (1974 - I think I may have some years a little wrong) – yes it was not the prettiest, but it was the best, especially if one lives in a city.

Now I am in the bush and I think I have chosen well with the 928. But the shit county roads make the ride a little harsh. I have some 15” wheels (the originals) and that may/I hope make the ride less jarring. But on the highway -WOW!!!! - not even our big V8 American derived cars can touch it. Sorry guys...as Tom Cruise said " Porsche - there is not substitue"
Met vriendelijke groeten / With best regards
Dan
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Re: New Guy from Australian Bush

Post by mattjmcd » Thu Feb 08, 2018 7:45 am

Ahoy Dan! Welcome. That was quite an introduction. I suspect that many of us in this hobby are at least somewhat OCD. Certainly there is an obsessive component to my collecting. I really appreciate you mentioning your autism. My oldest girl is autistic, and it helps as a parent to be able to cast eyes ( figuratively of course ) on the occasional adult making a successful life on the spectrum. It gives me hope for her future.

I love that Volvo, by the way. Shame you couldn’t get it sorted properly.

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Re: New Guy from Australian Bush

Post by foxint » Thu Feb 08, 2018 12:44 pm

Hi Matt – don’t be too anxious (so hard when you are a parent). She is good, just has a different way of processing the same information. I say better…ha-ha

Everyone has been great. Thank you.

I am getting too old and too grumpy to try and pretend I am normal. We all have some dysfunction. 2 out of my 3 girls have issues – the youngest is normal – bitch…. My eldest is great at maths (math for you Americans…ha-ha), shit at communications (and she is female). I can totally relate to her.

The first step is to admit it. 10 years in therapy (I started going every few days, then weekly, fortnightly and eventually down to monthly – there was even talk of one of those vacation places…ha-ha) and the only reason I am not there today is the local psychiatrists are crap. Also, good to have a wife, who tells me “you cannot say that” ….

The issue never goes away, and it always remains, but after many years of trying to feel empathy, compassion etc…I can intellectualise it and put on a “normal” persona. I am still the same bloke inside, just now the outside world thinks I am only a little odd.

Hence, I am no good working in groups. I see the obvious answers and get really frustrated when we must go through the tedious process to get to the answer. Spending time in Dan Land in the bush is perfect.

I did a Graduate Diploma in Psychology and this helps. I also have a Bachelor’s Degree and a Masters.

I am pushing myself this year and was invited to join the local Environmental and Sustainability Committee at the local Council – I have given myself 4 meetings before I call them all idiots and do my own thing.
Met vriendelijke groeten / With best regards
Dan
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Re: New Guy from Australian Bush

Post by HapaHapa » Thu Feb 08, 2018 10:46 pm

Matt, we are convinced that one of the best electrical engineers we’ve worked with is on the spectrum. He was quite a coworker and would come across as frighteningly wacky until you figured him out. The former employer flew him worldwide to help with issues and big refinery maintenance jobs. Everyone has their skills and can be successful.
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Re: New Guy from Australian Bush

Post by HapaHapa » Thu Feb 08, 2018 10:47 pm

Matt, we are convinced that one of the best electrical engineers we’ve worked with is on the spectrum. He was quite a coworker and would come across as frighteningly wacky until you figured him out. The former employer flew him worldwide to help with issues and big refinery maintenance jobs. Everyone has their skills and can be successful.
The Hapa

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Re: New Guy from Australian Bush

Post by Selym » Fri Feb 09, 2018 5:16 pm

I sometimes wonder if some people are just super intelligent and have a wacky sense of humor. They aren't necessarily suffering from some disorder. :grin:

Oh, and by the way, Dan!


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Re: New Guy from Australian Bush

Post by petethegreek » Fri Feb 09, 2018 7:40 pm

Welcome Dan.

I always get a chuckle and enjoy your email updates. One of these days I’ll own a OWC. The snowflakes are great.

Btw, another accountant/CPA here too.

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Re: New Guy from Australian Bush

Post by foxint » Fri Feb 09, 2018 8:57 pm

Thanks
Met vriendelijke groeten / With best regards
Dan
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Re: New Guy from Australian Bush

Post by foxint » Fri Feb 09, 2018 8:57 pm

Thanks
Met vriendelijke groeten / With best regards
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Re: New Guy from Australian Bush

Post by deepcdvr » Sat Feb 10, 2018 6:38 pm

Welcome Dan! :cheers:
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