Leyland P76 Owners of Queensland 2010
Club outing July
South Coast Restoration Society Open Day
- Hi all
- As I put pen to paper this month I am on a houseboat on the Tweed River with my fishing line in the water waiting
- patiently for an elusive big fish. Richard hooked him the previous day and after a fight the fish won, snapping the
- line. So, at 5.30am it was dark, cold, misty and silent but we were ever so hopeful. I am sure many others have
- waited as we did and are still waiting. We (as in a particular person but no names mentioned) did manage to lose a
- fishing rod which is now at the bottom of a lake – talk about throwing the line in!!!
- We also ran our boat onto the sand bank on the first day so had an enforced stay there for 24 hours!!! We learned how to skipper after that.
- The above picture and front cover is of a home made racer powered by a motorcycle engine. The new owner said a
- couple of farmers had built it from scratch. The tyres that you can see behind the car on the cover page are the
- original tyres the current owner said. To replace them was going to be about $300.00 each but with a bit of
- metalwork on the rims, the owner was able to acquire these motorcycle tyres for free.
- The good news of the month for me is I now have my deluxe back and it is going well with no more leaks in the
- welsh plugs. New head gaskets have sealed the leak in the block so we are back in action. I am a little superstitious
- and have left the container of water in the boot – just in case.
- I was at the Gold Coast Airport earlier this month in the Deluxe and a stranger waiting to cross the road at a corner
- where I had stopped for traffic commented he hadn’t seen a P76 around for years – I always have my window open so had a bit of a chat until the road was free.