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Anthony Forgey
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Anthony Forgey - New member

Post by Anthony Forgey » 08 Apr 2016 11:45

Greetings to yo all on the patrol forum

I have referred to the site from time to time and have decided to register as I may be buying a patrol soon.


Here is the list of details in the introduce yourself thread:

Full Name:Anthony Forgey
Nickname:Anthony
Home Town:Randburg
Current 4x4:'92 Pajero
Current Mods:
• Originally a 2.5 turbodiesel but previous owner replaced motor with 5.7L Chevy 350 V8
• Chevy TH700r4 automatic gearbox
• Pajero transfer case
• Gas flower cast iron heads
• 194/203 enginetech cam
• Hasting Piston Rings
• Hydraulic lifters
• Melling SBC oil pump
• Double roller timing chain
• Holley Truck Avenger 670 cfm offroad carburetor (elec. Choke)
• MSD streetfire HEI Distributor
• Autometer Water temp, oil pressure and vacuum gauges
• Exhaust headers and free flow exhaust system
• Dual Battery system
• 1000w Invertor
• Minus 40 fridge (old but good)
• ARB bullbar
• Kenwood VHF
• 255/85/16 (33") Bighorns on Alloys
• T-Max 8500 winch
• Roof rack and awning
4X4 Experience:Intermediate
Home Language:English
Occupation/Business:Health & Safety Law Consultant
Family status:Married
Membership:
Land Cruiser club of SA
4X4 Community
4x4 Action Group (management committee member)
Previous 4x4's:Landcruiser 105 VX
Your favourite destination:3 Provinces
GPSr and Map Data used:Garmin T4A (old)
Online Photo Site:Photobucket ant_1_bucket
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Re: Anthony Forgey - New member

Post by iandvl » 08 Apr 2016 11:57

Anthony,

I noticed your name pop up on the new members list. Welcome...

I hear you got some damage on the Three Provinces trip. Are you looking for a 'trol now ?

Ian

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Re: Anthony Forgey - New member

Post by Anthony Forgey » 08 Apr 2016 12:22

Hi Ian

yes, I broke a sideshaft at 3 Provinces. Adernaline and a yankee v8 are not kind to the pajero drivetrain. I bounced at the top of helshoogte and...snap!

anyway, I have sourced a shaft and will effect the repairs next week.

But, I am fixing to sell. i love the vehicle and it puts a smile on my face every time I drive it. However, for the type of offroading I do I need a vehicle with a better matched engine/drivetrain. I am partial to the patrol and by all accounts it has the most robust drivetrain of all. My buddy has a 80 series cruiser and he thinks i should get a cruiser.
the advantage of the cruiser is that the spares are (generally) more plentiful, cheaper and widely available, whereas the patrols are a lot less so. Having said that, my heart is more set on a patrol. A GU possibly, but I really love the GQ. Over the past year I have been looking at Patrols for sale and found that often a good condition GQ sells for more than a GU!

In order to purchase a vehicle I first have to sell the Pajero and one of my two platkarre. Once I've done that I will start seriously looking.
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Re: Anthony Forgey - New member

Post by Michael » 08 Apr 2016 12:30

Welcome Anthony

Yes the choice between a Patrol and a Cruiser can take very long.....specially if you have friends that have both.

I think in general the Patrols are ALOT cheaper to buy than a Cruiser so you get very good value for money......plus its not going to get stolen as well :lol:
I am also a fan if the 80 series Cruisers buy the way

You are right about the GQ's, they are awesome and very closely priced to the GU's

What you looking to buy, petrol or diesel?
"The Just shall live by Faith" Rom1:17

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Re: Anthony Forgey - New member

Post by Anthony Forgey » 08 Apr 2016 13:04

Thanks Michael

Ideally I would like to get a 1992 GQ Diesel which has had a decent aftermarket turbo and intercooler done (and possibly a bigger radiator). the only reason is that they appear to offer better fuel consumption figures..... and sound bloody awesome.

From all that I've read, the fact is that the Patrol is not an eco wagon, thus a patrol purchase -diesel or petrol - is going to leave the wallet somewhat anemic. No need for anti-depressant medication for me though as I already drive a guzzler and have been somewhat acclimatised to the pain which accompanies a visit to the local sasol.

With that in mind, a petrol GQ or GU is also good. I believe the GU's have more robust CV's than the GQ, however, I havent read of many CV failures in the GQ. perhaps I need an education in this still. The GU is a prettier vehicle too, but there's just something about the GQ's industrial, utilitarian appeal.

so, undecided
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Re: Anthony Forgey - New member

Post by Alex Roux » 08 Apr 2016 13:26

Welcome Anthony!
Anthony Forgey wrote:yes, I broke a sideshaft at 3 Provinces. Adernaline and a yankee v8 are not kind to the pajero drivetrain. I bounced at the top of helshoogte and...snap!
Nothing is unbreakable, but I have heard of 1,000hp+ converisons in the Emirates being done to Patrols, without any mods done to the drive train.
So the V8 and Patrol drive train are defientely better potential companions!
Anthony Forgey wrote:...However, for the type of offroading I do I need a vehicle with a better matched engine/drivetrain...
Anthony, I have seen you drive at At se Gat during the Classic Series challenge in 2014, and I do recall your aggressive style!
Anthony Forgey wrote:...My buddy has a 80 series cruiser and he thinks i should get a cruiser....
But he does not drive like you do, does he?
Anthony Forgey wrote:...the advantage of the cruiser is that the spares are (generally) more plentiful, cheaper and widely available, whereas the patrols are a lot less so.......
I have not had a problem where I could not find a part. Dawid Volschenk, provide Patrol scrap material, and has been very good in everything that I have required thus far.
In fact I cannot recall where someone on this forum had been struggling with a particular part?
Struggling with the service of a particular dealer, yes, but not the parts.

One plus of the Patrol group, is that you then start to belong to a small family.
With a Cruiser, you are just a number
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Re: Anthony Forgey - New member

Post by Anthony Forgey » 08 Apr 2016 13:48

Thank you Alex

I certainly am glad to hear of the availability of spares. I'm even more convinced that a patrol is my best choice.

At se Gat, I remember that. I certainly did approach a couple of those obstacles with ..... exuberance... I've been there many times since then. It's one of my favourite places for a 1 nighter and a drive.

My mate with the 80 cruiser is somewhat more adventurous than I am. He has broken his vehicle a lot more than I have. but then he attempts some really tough obstacles.

Patrol family... I have been a beneficiary of that already, Oelies and Dirk both helped me ought of a tight situation on the return journey from a river trip in 2014. Real gentlemen they were.
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Re: Anthony Forgey - New member

Post by Stefan » 08 Apr 2016 13:55

Welcome Anthony. Hope your Patrol finds you soon!

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Re: Anthony Forgey - New member

Post by Boskoets » 08 Apr 2016 14:00

Welcome Anthony

We did the River trip in September with you QQQ

You will love a Patrol but that said your current Pajero ain't bad at all.

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Re: Anthony Forgey - New member

Post by Anthony Forgey » 08 Apr 2016 14:08

Thank you Stefan and Pieter.

Pieter, yes I remember, you had bought Dirk's old rig. I see you are in Randburg. Any chance i could come over for a test fitting. I have never sat in the drivers seat of a Patrol. I just want to be sure that I will fit. If that's cool my number is 0794997692. If you give me a shout we can make arrangements.
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