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Finally (after more than 2 months ownership) I have taken the Mondial out from the confines of the city (Sydney) and for a country excursion. Nothing TOO exciting (heck, this is Australia I'm talking about & the Police have their quotas to fill!!), but fun anyway.

The car is a different beast on the open road. Up until now I've done close to 1000km on city roads, almost all in peak-hour traffic and mostly in 60 - 80 kph zones. Not what this beauty was made for, I know, but you've gotta take what you can get.

Anyway I took a morning drive down to my parent's place about 100km down the coast, avoiding the freeways & taking all the backroads that hardly anyone uses. That's the great thing about freeways - when they build them here they leave in-place the previous highway, but hardly anyone uses it (except me! :green: ). Lots of nice twisty bits through farmland & fast sweepers across the plateaus. Yummmm.

Car was just great & had me grinning like an idiot at times, but there are a few things I need to do, staring with the streering (see other post). I knew there was a little too much free-play in the rack for my liking (maybe 1cm+), and it shows at over 140kmh on undulating roads. It should be totally solid in my hands but it's not - there's just enough free-play to allow the car to wander a little before it can be corrected. A new rack looks necessary (as I suspected when I bought the car). Oh well.

Anyway, the drive was really great & I gave & got heaps of fun interaction with other interesting cars & bikes. I MUST do this more often. :eek:ha:
 

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héhé, great fun for you , now you to find a good LONG road and let her breath
and finding such a road shoulnd't be such a problem over there.
and what? no trip pics?
 

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Dj Dirk said:
and what? no trip pics?
Sorry to say only a couple of pix of my Mum & Dad with the car. My Dad drove it around outside their town a bit, but it was an effort to get him to get the revs up! He was happy with 2000 & kept changing up a gear!! :eek: :eek: Lucky the engine is nice & flexible I guess. Anyway it was important for me - he turns 75 in a couple of years & the insurance I have won't cover him to drive it then. :cry:

ps: Ain't the sound in 4th above 4000 just grand? Just a brilliant mix of gear-whine, belt noise, intake roar & exhaust whistle. Someone should sample it for a rap CD! :eek:ha:
 
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