SOME people should not be allowed to have the internet. There’s the usual crowd of 5G-contrail, COVIDis-a-conspiracy-tinfoil-hat-wearing types who lurk in the darker recesses of your favourite social media community. And then there’s me who should not be allowed to buy cheap, crappy automotive electrical products online.
I’m sure I’m not alone when I say the recent lockdown posed an opportunity to catch up on some garage jobs; in my case, the niggling and, for the most part, self-inflicted electrical woes that were plaguing my Perentie. I was missing a RHS park light, main beam lights and wipers, and it had an intermittent indicator fault.
Then there was the fact I’d mixed up cheap, crappy LED products with old school filament globes. I’d also added relays and lots of nice, new wiring harnesses to power the Narva 255s and the Big Red light bar on the snout of the Landy. But all that nice, new wiring still had to get its energy from the old dodgy Lucas wiring that powers the rest of the car. I’d like to be able to tell you I completely rewired the Perentie to ensure maximum reliability, but I didn’t; I just fixed stuff and patched where needed.
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TRACKING THE GHAN
FOLLOWING THE ROUTE OF THE HISTORIC GHAN RAILWAY – FROM ITS TART IN PORT AUGUSTA AT THE HEAD OF SPENCER GULF TO ITS FINAL DESTINATION IN ALICE SPRINGS – IS A GREAT WAY TO TRAVEL FROM SOUTHERN AUSTRALIA TO OUR CONTINENT’S RED HEART.
THE 'CRUISER TOYOTA SHOULD HAVE BUILT
THIS TOUGH-AS-NAILS 105 SERIES LANDCRUISER NOW HAS A HEART OF GOLD AND IS BUILT TO GO ANYWHERE.
ARB HAS TAKEN NOTE OF ALL LESSONS LEARNED FROM ITS ORIGINAL INTENSITY LED LIGHT RANGE, TO COME UP WITH THE UPGRADED AND VERY CLEVER INTENSITY SOLIS.
SIX OF THE BEST FETTLED NISSANS
FROM MILD TO WILD CREATIONS, HERE ARE A HANDFUL OF OUTRAGEOUSLY EPIC NAVARA AND PATROL CUSTOM BUILDS.
THE NEW BLOKE SHOWS HIS STYLE WITH A PAIR OF 4X4S IN HIS SHED.
LIFE IN THE BUSH LANE
LIKE MANY EVENTS PLANNED FOR 2020, COVID RESTRICTIONS PUSHED THE DRIVE 4 LIFE TEAM TO REASSESS ITS PLANS, BUT THEY STILL HELD A SUCCESSFUL TOUR THROUGH OUTBACK NEW SOUTH WALES.
LEAP OF FAITH
IT’S BEEN A LONG TIME COMING BUT LAND ROVER’S NEW DEFENDER IS FINALLY HERE. HAS IT BEEN WORTH THE WAIT?
NO WEIGHT LOSS SUPPLEMENTS HERE. THE ADDITIONS TO ANTHONY BARR’S PATROL WERE ALL COOKED UP TO CREATE HIS OWN ULTIMATE TOURING VEHICLE.
THIS EXPEDITION-READY LANDCRUISER IS NOT WHAT IT SEEMS AT FIRST GLANCE.
BACK TO WORK
WE’RE FINALLY GETTING OUT AND USING THE MUSSO AS INTENDED.
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Google’s former autonomous vehicle project is becoming a more autonomous business by bringing it in its first investors besides its corporate parent.
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A look at investing in the cars you once dreamed about and hung on your bedroom walls
Old-School Meets Modern Bling
A show-ready, five-speed ’97 f-250 on ’05 Axles
OEM Quality, High RPM Insurance
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Tesla Passes $100 Billion, Teeing Up Big Payout For Musk
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Part four: Horsepower. Finally.
Weekend On The Edge 2019
As the long hot summer comes to an end, one place you’ll always find the diesel community along the northern Wasatch front of Utah and surrounding areas of Wyoming, Idaho, and Nevada is the annual Weekend on the Edge event held every September in their hometown of Ogden, UT.