Top Gear - North Pole in Hilux

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Hi,
Did any of you see Top Gear last night when they did a race to the
North Pole with Richard Hammond on a dog sled and Clarkson and May
driving a tricked up Hilux?
If you didn't, well worth looking for a repeat of it.
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Julian Voelcker
Mobile: 07971 540362
Skype: julianvoelcker
Cirencester, United Kingdom
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Julian
I did - I wanted the dog sleigh to win...though I kinda knew JC and JM would
beat the dogs - unfair, because the dog sleigh didn't have 4wd backup...
Renate
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Sent: 26 July 2007 13:20
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Subject: [ELCO] Top Gear - North Pole in Hilux
Hi,
Did any of you see Top Gear last night when they did a race to the
North Pole with Richard Hammond on a dog sled and Clarkson and May
driving a tricked up Hilux?
If you didn't, well worth looking for a repeat of it.
--
Regards,
Julian Voelcker
Mobile: 07971 540362
Skype: julianvoelcker
Cirencester, United Kingdom
1994 HDJ80, 2.5" OME Lift
 
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Great thanks... I recorded it and now you've told me what happened....
Guess I'll whizz through on the hard drive.
Jeremy
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Hi Julian,
I saw it, and I want one!
Chas
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Sent: Thursday, July 26, 2007 1:20 PM
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I thought it was interesting that they chose a diesel running on a
"mixture of diesel and Avgas". For fuel economy I suppose. And I was
surprised that they didn't have a winch fitted.
Nothing, not nohow, not nowhere, would persuade me to drive a 3 ton
truck over 8 inches of ice!!
I wonder if they got the idea from Edmund Hillary's Antarctic expedition
in which, among other things, he drove a Ferguson T20 tractor to the
South Pole. He had rudimentary tracks fitted though: see
http://www.fofh.co.uk/articles/pole.htm
CB
| The Hilux was prepared by Arctic Trucks in Iceland.
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| http://www.arctictrucks.com/
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Chas
Well, you can't! cor blimey! what was it?, "2,200 gbpounds for one tyre!
bit steep, but well, it did work
Colour was nice too - but I'd have to go for a brilliantly vivid flourish of
colour on my version!
How's Hippo?
l'beast is okay apart from the UJ joints...and a puncture in my LRFT -
methinks I'll have to have the tank taken out, emptied of all possible
vagrant diesel fumes, and welded...don't know what else to do with it
Cheers
Renate
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Sent: 26 July 2007 13:37
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Subject: Re: [ELCO] Top Gear - North Pole in Hilux
Hi Julian,
I saw it, and I want one!
Chas
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To: <[Email address removed]>
Sent: Thursday, July 26, 2007 1:20 PM
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Jeremy
Well, it is entertaining - I enjoyed it, so do watch it before zapping if
from your harddrive!
Renate
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Sent: 26 July 2007 13:35
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Subject: Re: [ELCO] Top Gear - North Pole in Hilux
Great thanks... I recorded it and now you've told me what happened....
Guess I'll whizz through on the hard drive.
Jeremy
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I think Avgas is similar to paraffin and would thin diesel for cold temps,
but then why not use some petrol as they do in Russia, imagine they had
heaters anyway. Or will avgas work in a compression ignition engine?
Anyone experience with propane / gas injection on Diesels? Said to be quite
effective at reducing emissions, increasing mileage etc..
Of topic a little but I read that Cessna now have a diesel plane, think it's
the little two seater, single engine type, supposedly reduced fuel cost was
the reason they made it!
Malcolm Bagley
Stafford UK
FJ45 '75 & FJ45 '76
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| I think Avgas is similar to paraffin and would thin diesel for cold temps,
| but then why not use some petrol as they do in Russia, imagine they had
| heaters anyway. Or will avgas work in a compression ignition engine?
I suspect they used something more like JP4 (or is it 5?) - kerosene that doesn't wax at low temps, not Avgas.
| Anyone experience with propane / gas injection on Diesels? Said to be quite
| effective at reducing emissions, increasing mileage etc..
Ask the Ozzies on LCOOL. The Aus government is giving them a subsidy of around $2000 to add LPG injection to diesels, so quite a few have done it. Most seem to think that you need to inject a little bit of oil with the gas to keep the valves happy, and head life may be a problem.
I priced it up here: about =A31800 to fit the kit, and "up to" 30% fuel saving means that it simply isn't economic for anything smaller than a bus/lorry. Also there is the problem of where to locate the LPG tank - not an issue if you've hung your spare on the back as you can fit a toroidal tank, but mine is still underneath.
I was in Dijon last week and all the buses there are LPG powered, with big signs on the side saying how much cleaner this is ("on peut respire..."). Certainly they didn't emit any smoke.
| Of topic a little but I read that Cessna now have a diesel plane, think it's
| the little two seater, single engine type, supposedly reduced fuel cost was
| the reason they made it!
Like the WWII Focke-Wolf Condor? I should think increased range would be a big selling point.
CB
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I wonder what sort of percentage LPG they are running - 30% fuel saving is
quite a lot, reason I ask is during by discussions with the ECO manufacture
he mentioned they are making an LPG/Petrol ECU and also gas injection for
diesels.
Malcolm Bagley
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Malcolm
The people I got a quote from were "Sponge Cars". They've got a fair
bit of technical info online at
http://www.ilovesponge.com/spongecars/diesel/diesel.htm
CB
| I wonder what sort of percentage LPG they are running - 30% fuel
saving is
| quite a lot, reason I ask is during by discussions with the ECO
manufacture
| he mentioned they are making an LPG/Petrol ECU and also gas injection
for
| diesels.
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Well, we can all dream, when I win the lottery eh! The Hippo is going well,
but unfortunately not stopping too well, ABS problems. Apart from that all
is fine. Sorry to hear about your tank, how did that happen? Fill the tank
with water, that will remove the fumes, but don't forget to dry it
thoroughly afterwards.
TTFN
Chas
London UK '94 1HDT 80 Auto, 109000 miles, Safari snorkel, Custom Winch
bumper + winch, and Rear bumper with spare wheel carrier
+ Ray Dadd Rocksliders
----- Original Message -----
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Sent: Thursday, July 26, 2007 2:24 PM
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Ok the guys but I am still on my hunger about cor blimey and what it is too.
I know stupide French man ask to many questions.
2007/7/26, Renate Haupt <[Email address removed]>:
>
> Chas
> Well, you can't! cor blimey! what was it?, "2,200 gbpounds for one tyre!
> bit steep, but well, it did work
> Colour was nice too - but I'd have to go for a brilliantly vivid flourish
> of
> colour on my version!
>
> How's Hippo?
>
> l'beast is okay apart from the UJ joints...and a puncture in my LRFT -
> methinks I'll have to have the tank taken out, emptied of all possible
> vagrant diesel fumes, and welded...don't know what else to do with it
>
> Cheers
> Renate
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: [Email address removed]
> [mailto:[Email address removed]]On Behalf Of Chas
> Sent: 26 July 2007 13:37
> To: [Email address removed]
> Subject: Re: [ELCO] Top Gear - North Pole in Hilux
>
>
> Hi Julian,
> I saw it, and I want one!
> Chas
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Julian Voelcker" <[Email address removed]>
> To: <[Email address removed]>
> Sent: Thursday, July 26, 2007 1:20 PM
> Subject: [ELCO] Top Gear - North Pole in Hilux
>
>
> > Hi,
> >
> > Did any of you see Top Gear last night when they did a race to the
> > North Pole with Richard Hammond on a dog sled and Clarkson and May
> > driving a tricked up Hilux?
> >
> > If you didn't, well worth looking for a repeat of it.
> > --
> > Regards,
> >
> > Julian Voelcker
> > Mobile: 07971 540362
> > Skype: julianvoelcker
> > Cirencester, United Kingdom
> > 1994 HDJ80, 2.5" OME Lift
> >
> >
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> >
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Cher Benoit
Just an accent, that is, a way sometimes we may describe something - its
meant not to be a serious - cor blimey is an expression that is regional
accent - what I was saying was that it is incredible something like a tyre
can cost this much - but it is a specialised tyre, so for specialism, it
costs money.
Renate
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Behalf Of Benoit Bernard
Sent: 27 July 2007 17:34
To: [Email address removed]
Subject: Re: [ELCO] Top Gear - North Pole in Hilux
Ok the guys but I am still on my hunger about cor blimey and what it is
too. I know stupide French man ask to many questions.
2007/7/26, Renate Haupt <[Email address removed]>:
Chas
Well, you can't! cor blimey! what was it?, "2,200 gbpounds for one
tyre!
bit steep, but well, it did work
Colour was nice too - but I'd have to go for a brilliantly vivid
flourish of
colour on my version!
How's Hippo?
l'beast is okay apart from the UJ joints...and a puncture in my LRFT -
methinks I'll have to have the tank taken out, emptied of all possible
vagrant diesel fumes, and welded...don't know what else to do with it
Cheers
Renate
-----Original Message-----
From: [Email address removed]
[mailto:[Email address removed]]On Behalf Of Chas
Sent: 26 July 2007 13:37
To: [Email address removed]
Subject: Re: [ELCO] Top Gear - North Pole in Hilux
Hi Julian,
I saw it, and I want one!
Chas
----- Original Message -----
From: "Julian Voelcker" <[Email address removed]>
To: < [Email address removed]>
Sent: Thursday, July 26, 2007 1:20 PM
Subject: [ELCO] Top Gear - North Pole in Hilux
> Hi,
>
> Did any of you see Top Gear last night when they did a race to the
> North Pole with Richard Hammond on a dog sled and Clarkson and May
> driving a tricked up Hilux?
>
> If you didn't, well worth looking for a repeat of it.
> --
> Regards,
>
> Julian Voelcker
> Mobile: 07971 540362
> Skype: julianvoelcker
> Cirencester, United Kingdom
> 1994 HDJ80, 2.5" OME Lift
>
>
> --
> European Land Cruiser Owners Mailing List
> Further Info: http://www.landcruisers.info/lists/
>
>
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Salut Benoit
Just to correct Renate, =8CCor Blimey=B9 is a euphemism, a saying, derived from
the english expression =8CGod Blind Me=B9. Can=B9t be sure but it was first
recorded in about the mid 18th c. and in it=B9s day was the equivalent of a
very offensive swear word, particularly for Catholics. It isn=B9t regional
accent but most of us associate it with working class Londoners, Cockneys
although its use was I believe widespread over the country.
Bon journee
Jeremy
On 29/7/07 14:47, "Renate Haupt" <[Email address removed]> wrote:
> Cher Benoit
> Just an accent, that is, a way sometimes we may describe something - its meant
> not to be a serious - cor blimey is an expression that is regional accent -
> what I was saying was that it is incredible something like a tyre can cost
> this much - but it is a specialised tyre, so for specialism, it costs money.
>
> Renate
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: [Email address removed] [mailto:[Email address removed]]On
>> Behalf Of Benoit Bernard
>> Sent: 27 July 2007 17:34
>> To: [Email address removed]
>> Subject: Re: [ELCO] Top Gear - North Pole in Hilux
>>
>> Ok the guys but I am still on my hunger about cor blimey and what it is too.
>> I know stupide French man ask to many questions.
>>
>>
>> 2007/7/26, Renate Haupt <[Email address removed]>:
>>> Chas
>>> Well, you can't! cor blimey! what was it?, "2,200 gbpounds for one tyre!
>>> bit steep, but well, it did work
>>> Colour was nice too - but I'd have to go for a brilliantly vivid flourish
>>> of
>>> colour on my version!
>>>
>>> How's Hippo?
>>>
>>> l'beast is okay apart from the UJ joints...and a puncture in my LRFT -
>>> methinks I'll have to have the tank taken out, emptied of all possible
>>> vagrant diesel fumes, and welded...don't know what else to do with it
>>>
>>> Cheers
>>> Renate
>>>
>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: [Email address removed]
>>> [mailto:[Email address removed]]On Behalf Of Chas
>>> Sent: 26 July 2007 13:37
>>> To: [Email address removed]
>>> Subject: Re: [ELCO] Top Gear - North Pole in Hilux
>>>
>>>
>>> Hi Julian,
>>> I saw it, and I want one!
>>> Chas
>>> ----- Original Message -----
>>> From: "Julian Voelcker" <[Email address removed]>
>>> To: < [Email address removed] <mailto:[Email address removed]> >
>>> Sent: Thursday, July 26, 2007 1:20 PM
>>> Subject: [ELCO] Top Gear - North Pole in Hilux
>>>
>>>
>>>> > Hi,
>>>> >
>>>> > Did any of you see Top Gear last night when they did a race to the
>>>> > North Pole with Richard Hammond on a dog sled and Clarkson and May
>>>> > driving a tricked up Hilux?
>>>> >
>>>> > If you didn't, well worth looking for a repeat of it.
>>>> > --
>>>> > Regards,
>>>> >
>>>> > Julian Voelcker
>>>> > Mobile: 07971 540362
>>>> > Skype: julianvoelcker
>>>> > Cirencester, United Kingdom
>>>> > 1994 HDJ80, 2.5" OME Lift
>>>> >
>>>> >
>>>> > --
>>>> > European Land Cruiser Owners Mailing List
>>>> > Further Info: http://www.landcruisers.info/lists/
>>>> >
>>>> >
>>>
>>>
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>>>
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>>
>
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OK I "get it now"! Cor blimey is like saying Altenarschlochstein hear in
Alsace which mean "butt cheeks hole of stone on that old guy" in English.
I laugh more when my 'ricain colleague come back to work tomorrow. Thanks
you for expressing me this joke cor blimey.
2007/7/29, Renate Haupt <[Email address removed]>:
>
> Cher Benoit
> Just an accent, that is, a way sometimes we may describe something - its
> meant not to be a serious - cor blimey is an expression that is regional
> accent - what I was saying was that it is incredible something like a tyre
> can cost this much - but it is a specialised tyre, so for specialism, it
> costs money.
>
> Renate
>
> -----Original Message-----
> *From:* [Email address removed] [mailto:[Email address removed]]
> *On Behalf Of *Benoit Bernard
> *Sent:* 27 July 2007 17:34
> *To:* [Email address removed]
> *Subject:* Re: [ELCO] Top Gear - North Pole in Hilux
>
> Ok the guys but I am still on my hunger about cor blimey and what it is
> too. I know stupide French man ask to many questions.
>
> 2007/7/26, Renate Haupt <[Email address removed]>:
> >
> > Chas
> > Well, you can't! cor blimey! what was it?, "2,200 gbpounds for one
> > tyre!
> > bit steep, but well, it did work
> > Colour was nice too - but I'd have to go for a brilliantly vivid
> > flourish of
> > colour on my version!
> >
> > How's Hippo?
> >
> > l'beast is okay apart from the UJ joints...and a puncture in my LRFT -
> > methinks I'll have to have the tank taken out, emptied of all possible
> > vagrant diesel fumes, and welded...don't know what else to do with it
> >
> > Cheers
> > Renate
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: [Email address removed]
> > [mailto:[Email address removed]]On Behalf Of Chas
> > Sent: 26 July 2007 13:37
> > To: [Email address removed]
> > Subject: Re: [ELCO] Top Gear - North Pole in Hilux
> >
> >
> > Hi Julian,
> > I saw it, and I want one!
> > Chas
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Julian Voelcker" <[Email address removed]>
> > To: < [Email address removed]>
> > Sent: Thursday, July 26, 2007 1:20 PM
> > Subject: [ELCO] Top Gear - North Pole in Hilux
> >
> >
> > > Hi,
> > >
> > > Did any of you see Top Gear last night when they did a race to the
> > > North Pole with Richard Hammond on a dog sled and Clarkson and May
> > > driving a tricked up Hilux?
> > >
> > > If you didn't, well worth looking for a repeat of it.
> > > --
> > > Regards,
> > >
> > > Julian Voelcker
> > > Mobile: 07971 540362
> > > Skype: julianvoelcker
> > > Cirencester, United Kingdom
> > > 1994 HDJ80, 2.5" OME Lift
> > >
> > >
> > > --
> > > European Land Cruiser Owners Mailing List
> > > Further Info: http://www.landcruisers.info/lists/
> > >
> > >
> >
> >
> > --
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> >
> >
> >
> > --
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> >
>
>
 
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