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    I am very disappointed with the level of comments so far. Nine posts and no one has yet pondered on the type of whiskey bottle used in the tests.

    So sad.
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    hey, great replies. thanks so much.

    yes, the "world's fastest indian" did spring to mind!

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    Sounds similar to building a Dobsonian!!
    I brake for fixer!

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    Quote Originally Posted by vdonovan View Post
    This is a very Kiwi thing to do. New Zealanders take great pride in doing a lot with very little. "All you need is a bit of number 8 wire." is an expression you hear every day down there.

    The movie "The World's Fastest Indian", starring Anthony Hopkins, captures this Kiwi spirit very well.
    And, of course, Richard Pearse was well ahead of the Wright Brothers.

    If you can find a copy of the Peter Jackson produced and Costa Botes directed doco "Forgotten Silver" we (I was post production supervisor) prove the case, with a little CGI help.

    This site gives the basics:

    http://www.ctie.monash.edu.au/hargrave/pearse1.html


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