my opinion the Kangaroo Valley run is the
best run on the calendar so all the boys were
really pumped and looking forward to this
run. Roselands was the first meeting point
with the usual suspects arriving in dribs
and drabs. Approximately 15 GT’s showed up
and were eager to take off. Once Rip arrived
we kicked over the engines and headed to the
next meeting point.
jumped on the M5 motorway and the boys decided
to flex some muscle. The pace that was being
set by some of the big guns was fast and furious.
We were motoring along and dicing here and
there when all of a sudden an unmarked police
vehicle was flashing their lights and demanding
that we all slow down. From that point on
the boys fell in line and cruised all the
way to Uncle Leo’s at the speed limit. This
pace was maintained throughout the run however
a few could not help themselves.
we arrived at Uncle Leo’s we got out had a
quick chat then reviewed our itinerary. We
jumped on the freeway and headed south. The
little 302 Windsor was running beautifully
as some can confirm. At one point I gave the
little Windsor a boot full of revs and shifted
in top. I then felt a massive vibration and
instantly shifted to neutral. At this point
I was thinking that the XT will be taken home
on a tilt tray. I immediately pulled over
and looked underneath to see what was going
on. All looked ok underneath so I started
to shift the gears and they seemed to select
ok. I took off and then noticed that under
acceleration or after around 70 mph I felt
a massive vibration. The car still drove and
gears changed so I decided to soldier on.
To diagnose the problem I will start with
the tail shaft and then move to the gear box.
took the Bowral turn and with Rip leading
the way we powered through the twisty narrow
single lane road. We then reached a STOP sign.
Whilst waiting for cars to pass I heard a
loud thundering raw of a finely tuned Windsor.
I looked in the rear vision mirror and saw
a certain polar white XTGT lighting up the
rear tyres and making plenty of smoke. “No
prizes for correctly guessing who the culprit
arrived in Kangaroo valley and parked the
GT’s in the car park. Some really tough cars
were amongst this group and a nice alloy headed
XY Clevo looked impressive. The performance
factor of this car was equally impressive.
Rip, Samantha, Julia and I headed to the home
made burger shop. The food in this place was
absolutely fantastic and highly recommended
by the Wolfpac crew. Even the lady behind
the shop informed us that she used to own
an XW. We had a few drinks then we decided
to head back home and try to avoid the impending
decided to go the Nowra way which would mean
we travelled one big loop which would be approximately
250 miles. The drive home was excellent. Adam
in his beautiful XBGT and with the newly installed
4.11 gears was driving it hard. The big AN
Racing alloy headed Clevo sat on 4500rpm for
most of the way back. It rarely saw any low
revs on this trip and for me it definitely
gets car of the run. Furthermore with that
flogging it copped on this run it did not
miss a beat. Adam has found the sweet spot
in this car and reckons that 3rd gear just
pulls like a train. Today’s fuel usage for
this beast is estimated at $130.
got home at around 2pm and the little Windsor
made it. Once again what a top run. Bring
on the next one. Remember
“Going Ford is the going thing”.