Category Archives: Expeditions

Posts from members on Model A expeditions

Mid-west run day 5 (and last)

After a leisurely breakfast at The Old Convent in Dalwalinu, the group travelled a very short distance indeed to the farm right next door. The owner of the farm (the sprightly, 80+ year-old Jim) proudly showed us his fantastic collection … Continue reading

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Mid-west run, day 4

Today we drove from Dongara to Dalwallinu. The weather wasn’t as hot as expected and most cars ran well with one exception – and that wasn’t mine (The Fowlers had manifold gasket and starter motor problems). We back-tracked eastwards out … Continue reading

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Mid-west run, Day 3

A restful day in and around Dongara today. We started with the Dongara Museum, and then the helpful volunteer opened-up the old Russ Cottage for us just back over the bridge. (It’s a bit disturbing when lots of the stuff … Continue reading

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Mid-west run, Day 2

A much longer today of 340km from Wongan Hills to Dongara. Things ran more smoothly for all the cars – no stopping for repairs. Our car did have a little period of loud back-firing, but enriching the fuel mixture a … Continue reading

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Mid-West run day 1

Model A mid-west run, Day 1: Today was a short 200km run to Wongan Hills. I think it was about 30 degrees – and that is enough in a Model A. Six Model As, an FB Holden and a “modern” … Continue reading

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Millman: Murray Bridge trip – it’s a wrap

Good morning The three of us arrived home on Monday 12.30pm safe and sound, only a flat tyre on Old Mort 30kms from Collie, apart from the normal oil leaks on a Model A both vehicles performed quite well. Both … Continue reading

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Millman: Balladonia-Corrigin

Good evening Departed Balladonia for Coolgardie yesterday, only got a few kms down the road and the electrical gremlins popped up. Rang a mate Mick Williams an auto lecky instructed me how to fix the problem by disconnecting the amp … Continue reading

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Millman: back across the Nullabor

Hi All Since leaving Wirrulla on Wed made it to Nullabor Roadhouse for the night, then onto Madura for next stopover, no problems so far. Left Madura yesterday hoping to make Fraser Range, unfortunately there was a Roadtrain accident and … Continue reading

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Millman: heading home

Hi All First of all we would to thank South Australia Model A club for a wonderful and very enjoyable 25th National rally and 90th year celebration. Gary Fischer and his committee deserve a lot of praise for their effort. … Continue reading

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Murray Bridge – final days.

Friday passed easily with motoring around MB and surrounds. Those that booked the Proud Mary paddle boat dinner/lunch enjoyed it. We booked for dinner which seemed like a good idea, but after the sunset, all we could see was our … Continue reading

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