From: veritas on 19 Dec 2009 18:32
> I'm trying to work out the year some photo's were taken in Darwin and so far
> the only thing we narrow it down to is "what's the most modern car in any of
> the photo's". Of the pictures we have the attached link is to the one that
> has the youngest car's in. There's a Falcon and a Holden that look to be
> either XR/XT and HD/HR.
In ther foreground, it is a 'Madonna' ~ ~ Mother and child.
From: George W Frost on 19 Dec 2009 22:28
"Noddy" <me(a)home.com> wrote in message
> "George W Frost" <georgewfrost(a)gmail.com> wrote in message
>> That was an easy one for you Noddy
> Not really. My eyesight isn't as good as it used to be, and I couldn't
> tell what kind of tail light was in the wagon. The black moulding on the
> tailgate gave it away as an XT :)
>> The HD had the sort of pointed headlight cowling on the guard, whereas
>> the HD was more flattened and sedate
> I think you mean the *HR* had the front guard edges flattened back.
Sorry, I apologize, my misteak
a typo on my part
I did mean the HR
>> They changed it , I think because everyone was dinging in the guard edge
>> and it would cost a new guard to replace
> I remember (post model release as I'm not *that* old) the HD was heavily
> criticised for it's front guards as many people considered them a danger
> to pedestrians. The "knife edge" of the front gaurds was heavily
> criticised and the press about the things was pretty negative at the time.
> Holden hurried the HR into production to counter it, which is why the HD
> had one of the shortest production runs of any new Holden (if not *the*
> I can just remember as a young kid ( I would have been 3 or 4 at the time)
> my old man buying a new "run-out" HD wagon as dealers were giving the
> things away at the time because of their popularity (or lack of it).
>> the XT has the indicator bar in the taillight, as the XR had the small
>> rounded shaped one
> They did indeed, but did you know that the XR Fairmont taillight was
> unique to the Fairmont? They were a round light with a small indicator in
> the centre like a regular XR light, but unlike the regular XR light the
> Fairmont had a square indicator instead of a round one. Quite rare these
> days and they fetch good money when they come up at swap meets on
> The square indicator was taken from some US model (I can't remember which)
> and fitted to the XR lamp to make the "Fairmont" unit. It was a pretty
> insignificant change that most people didn't notice, and Ford learned a
> lesson in cost cutting. From the XT onwards they got over themselves and
> used a standard Falcon light in all models except the Fairlane and later
From: George W Frost on 19 Dec 2009 22:30
" Scotty" <scoter1(a)warmmail.com> wrote in message
> "PhilD" <replytonewsgrouponly(a)aussient.com.au> wrote in message
> : I'm trying to work out the year some photo's were taken in Darwin and so
> : the only thing we narrow it down to is "what's the most modern car in
> any of
> : the photo's". Of the pictures we have the attached link is to the one
> : has the youngest car's in. There's a Falcon and a Holden that look to be
> : either XR/XT and HD/HR.
> : Can anyone give a better identification of either?
> : http://i670.photobucket.com/albums/vv62/phild12s131e/AA044.jpg
> : PhilD
> The Mini has green plates, what year where they introduced in QLD?
The green plate is caused by mould growing from sitting outside the pub too
From: George W Frost on 19 Dec 2009 22:31
"veritas" <veritas(a)jjgf.com> wrote in message news:hgjnq1$obg$1(a)aioe.org...
> PhilD wrote:
>> I'm trying to work out the year some photo's were taken in Darwin and so
>> far the only thing we narrow it down to is "what's the most modern car in
>> any of the photo's". Of the pictures we have the attached link is to the
>> one that has the youngest car's in. There's a Falcon and a Holden that
>> look to be either XR/XT and HD/HR.
> In ther foreground, it is a 'Madonna' ~ ~ Mother and child.
so now we have a musical topic?
From: Richard Sherratt on 20 Dec 2009 01:26
On Sun, 20 Dec 2009 09:32:19 +1100, D Walford
>> "George W Frost" <georgewfrost(a)gmail.com> wrote in message
>>> Almost forgot
>>> The truck is a 5 yard tipper
>> A TK Beddy that looks pretty fresh.
>> Jeez, if I had a buck for every time I had to pull the head off one of those
>> things out through the gull wing service doors where there was *just* enough
>> room to lift the enormously heavy head clear of it's studs under the floor
>> I'd have about 9 bucks.
>I must have been lucky and avoided jobs like that.
>I still laugh when I remember an older Bedford being towed into our
>workshop and the driver saying it had a crook starter, no6 conrod had
>punched a hole in the block and embedded itself in the starter on the
Well, he was right. Just not the whole story :-)