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« Reply #15 on: January 17, 2013, 01:32:14 PM »

Dan, if beer is not involved is it really racing?  I think not  cheers

Hrh,
The bigger the vehicle you build the slower it will go with the same motor.... that should not be shocking news... just about all the tanks will start with the same aero Cd, the difference will be frontal area.  How much you hang outside and how you do it is the rest of the story.

Disclaimer... The Bockscar is not a tank, it is a lakester
The drivers compartment in the Bockscar is 19 1/4 wide X 14 tall, although the driver must go under a bar that is 12 1/2  above  the floor at the front of the steering wheel.  Yes it is tight,  but if you want a lot of room, race a 60s Lincoln  grin it is not like you are driving cross country, you will be in there about 15 minutes at a time.  Yes, I am 6'3 and 215, not a small guy.  If you are Pork Pie's size there is almost too much room in it, had a hard time getting his belts right, we did, but it was not easy.  

will a flathead fit?  don't know, the Kieth Black was a little large for ours


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« Reply #16 on: January 17, 2013, 01:37:15 PM »

How much overdrive on the blower?

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« Reply #17 on: January 17, 2013, 02:24:57 PM »

One of the few applications that turned the blower by suction.
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« Reply #18 on: January 17, 2013, 02:53:29 PM »

I didn't say tanker.... huh
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« Reply #19 on: January 17, 2013, 05:23:51 PM »

How much overdrive on the blower?

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One of the few applications that turned the blower by suction.

Sorry guys, while we were checking motor fit we sent the pictures to the special construction chair for his thought.... OH HELL NO... was the first reaction... so we went back to the 1.5 liter.
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« Reply #20 on: January 17, 2013, 06:11:47 PM »

Some folks just don't know what fun is. grin
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« Reply #21 on: January 17, 2013, 06:27:55 PM »

People have asked us if we used photo shop for that image. It was faster just to set the motor from the dragster in it cheers
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« Reply #22 on: January 18, 2013, 09:20:22 AM »

ordered my tank, wont be ready till end of feb but its def worth the wait.. trying to get a good set of flat pattern drawings of the tank so i can draw and exact chassis.
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« Reply #23 on: January 18, 2013, 12:18:51 PM »

Wait until you get the Tank before you draw anything "final".  wink Remember, everything "shrinks" in all directions as you go to the ends of the shape. Chances of getting caught off guard are pretty good. Good luck with your build.  cheers Wayno
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« Reply #24 on: January 18, 2013, 01:38:03 PM »

Wait until you get the Tank before you draw anything "final".  wink Remember, everything "shrinks" in all directions as you go to the ends of the shape. Chances of getting caught off guard are pretty good. Good luck with your build.  cheers Wayno


thanks elmo,
ill keep that in mind. appreciate all the help......... would love to hear any other tips and tricks all you experienced guys have run into.... this is all new to me.
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« Reply #25 on: November 20, 2014, 09:13:14 AM »

well fellas,
its been a long time since i posted... I finally purchased a tank. I bought a hellcat f6f tank. A friend of mine had 2 of them hanging in the upstairs of his garage... He was real hesitant to part with one, but after a couple weeks of bugging him. I bought it home... I did OK when purchasing it. ive seen cheaper and ive seen way more expensive. The best part is, now its in MY garage.. Ive purchased a healthy 8BA and a v8 banjo rear. Model a beam front axle and some 37 ford spindles. This is going to be a vintage style tank with the necessary safety feature. I have spoke to mike @ mike speed shop in NC, and im discussing a certified chassis with him. I need to order a rule book from scta before i go any further. But what i have is a start...
im unsure how to make my images smaller, or id show you all what i purchased! and some progress.  It will be on the back burner for a while as i have a few hot rods in front of it that need done. but that will hardly keep me from turning a wrench on it here and there.

ill start a genuine build thread also.





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« Reply #26 on: November 20, 2014, 09:26:29 AM »

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« Reply #27 on: November 20, 2014, 09:26:53 AM »

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« Reply #28 on: November 20, 2014, 12:22:35 PM »

Don't do a thing without a Rule Book!

SCTA does not require a "certified chassis", whatever that is.  And if you build a chassis that passes SCTA standards, it will undoubtedly be good at any other venue.
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« Reply #29 on: November 20, 2014, 12:49:22 PM »

Listen to Stan. Get the rule book. There is no need for a "certified" chassis unlike NHRA.
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