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« Reply #345 on: December 03, 2007, 12:04:00 AM »

.......two things....

I was going to make a crack about the vice-grips ....seeings how they were flavor of the month on the Marlo Treit thread......and I was also going to highlight the safety gear I was using....jeez sum at least there's a guard on the grinder....... rolleyes

in that shot of the Rev ...i was just about to throw a spit-ball at him but then the bell rang ........

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« Reply #346 on: December 03, 2007, 08:01:59 AM »

.......two things......and I was also going to highlight the safety gear I was using....jeez sum at least there's a guard on the grinder....... rolleyes .....

I will have to give you credit for the ear protection.  Good idea as you won't hear the explosion when the grinding wheel explodes  evil ,

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« Reply #347 on: December 03, 2007, 07:11:20 PM »

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Also where is the full face shield we had talked about??

When I was last working on Big Gaz's Jag (sorry for not posting updates on this website, I've been posting them on the DLRA site instead - and you all read our forum, don't you!!) he had me grinding the fire bottle mounts with the die grinder.

So - full overalls, gloves, hat, full face shield, my glasses, earmuffs, condom..... and two weeks later I'm still picking shards of metal out of skin!

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« Reply #348 on: December 03, 2007, 09:00:15 PM »

[.................he had me grinding the fire bottle mounts with the die grinder..................I'm still picking shards of metal out of skin!
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For me to use a die grinder I have to be desperate and the very last option for just the reason you stated.  I get the shop vac. going right after I use it and still get the slivers,

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« Reply #349 on: December 03, 2007, 09:39:09 PM »

..........die grinder swarf is the worst , and if it's stainless it's da worstest....in the end you wish it would get infected so at least it would come out quicker....what's really great is having a piece in a fingertip when you've got a gig( i play guitar)....it's like an electric shock every time you use that finger..... shocked..ouchie wa wa.....

Ok , I'm suitably chastised.......
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« Reply #350 on: December 04, 2007, 06:19:00 PM »

I dunno if it's just because It is one of my posts but I've noticed in the post at the top of this page that the word "CRACK" is highlighted in green and underlined ....when I ran a cursor over it a little ad popped up that said "...need a personal loan?"........aw gee come on rolleyes I've already got an expensive habit .

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« Reply #351 on: December 04, 2007, 08:35:10 PM »

Doc, must be an Aussie thing, no green crack or loan promises on my screen.  Ya gotta spend your money somehow, it just as well be on racing, personally I spend mine on racing, drinking and women.... the rest of it I waste...
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« Reply #352 on: December 04, 2007, 09:59:49 PM »

..............I spend mine on racing, drinking and women.......

Probably not in that order  shocked .

Hey Doc I've been riding you a little and haven't really given you the credit you deserve for the design of the shifter.  Good work and get me pictures of all of it when you get a chance so I can add it to the page on my site about remote shifters. Way to go.

I'm still going to PM you about the spring on the shifter though,

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« Reply #353 on: December 05, 2007, 04:39:32 AM »

..............I spend mine on racing, drinking and women.......

Probably not in that order  shocked .

Hey Doc I've been riding you a little and haven't really given you the credit you deserve for the design of the shifter.  Good work and get me pictures of all of it when you get a chance so I can add it to the page on my site about remote shifters. Way to go.

I'm still going to PM you about the spring on the shifter though,

Sum


order in the court.......

Ok Sum you have a choice of which line you  join, they are of equal length it just depends on what you want to do when you get to the front ....ride me ...or not offer me credit....so , who do ya wanna stand behind ...the boss types or the bank types??? rolleyes rolleyes rolleyes

Today I got started on the home-style vacu-pan....welded a bung into one of the collectors....flared some stainless tube that was part of the booty that I collected and wended it( that's a word innit?) up through one of the few remaining spaces to where I'll put the valve on it....that tube is hard stuff..I had a go at it with my little tube bender and thought "nah , that's too useful to break on something I got for nothing".......so it got that old witches finger kind of look to it.......

I welded in the pretty little bits that the Rev made to shut up the frame?body/firewall junction......had to pump a bit of argon into a screw hole at one point when a ...er....bit of smoke appeared somewhere behind the bodywork....it's just the enamel we painted the frame with ....enough heat and it wants to flame...

Employing the scatter-brain approach that is yet to fail me ( some may differ) I also had a go at the piece of bodywork that was cut off the tub....I'm a little reticent to go for too high a degree of finish on this car for the time being because I know I'm going to be painting it more than a few times in the next couple of years and if I go the bleeding fingers effort now I know I'll be looking at it in April next year thinking " sheesh , why did I bother" every nick I fill will make the next scratch stand out more......right now as you may have noticed the car is in flat red( Piccardi...to be exact) anyone who thinks it would be better in gloss is welcome to come over when the big rub down starts ...all I can say is bring a sleeping bag and don' bring your phone because "she's got a bit of cellulite"


Hey Stainless, don't spend your money on women it's an insult to them ....get with the times ...give them the space to get a good paying job and let them spend their money on you , it's a liberating experience for everybody wink wink wink wink

dunno the exact source of this one but in should've been in the good book.......

The leader of the push he asked
"....would you let a woman keep you , and give up work for good"?

the bastard from the bush replied...

"bloody oath I would!"
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« Reply #354 on: December 05, 2007, 09:11:46 AM »

It's the truth -- Nancy is going back to college right after first of the year to get training in a nice technical area of the medical field -- so that once I retire she can keep me in the manner I'm accustomed to being kept.  She's serious, too -- even though I'm hoping that when I "retire" we'll be well-off enough that we don't have to work again.

That feeling, however, sort of neglects the realities of land speed racing.  This ain't a cheap addiction. . .so I'm doing what I can to help her keep on target for that certificate in a couple of years.

Wait a minit -- this topic says "Australian Belly Tank".  What are we doing talking about my wife's plans?
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« Reply #355 on: December 05, 2007, 03:32:19 PM »

Hey Stainless, don't spend your money on women it's an insult to them ....get with the times ...give them the space to get a good paying job and let them spend their money on you , it's a liberating experience for everybody wink wink wink wink

I've been trying to get her work, but she has the regular expenses... nails, hair, shots....  rolleyes


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« Reply #356 on: December 06, 2007, 02:05:40 AM »

all is not lost...ala P .Newman....

http://tbn0.google.com/images?q=tbn:idWoCd4l4A4e9M:http://lib.store.yahoo.net/lib/carenginecare/Pull.jpg

there's more than one way to skin a cat... some good tournaments out there

http://tbn0.google.com/images?q=tbn:sfCEh3TCIPNgRM:http://www.talariaenterprises.com/images3/6272a.jpg

good money here...

http://hometown.aol.com/vixensmistress/images/fairhillhorseshowz.jpg

might get you here Stainless........

http://a.abcnews.com/images/US/ap_helmsley_dog_070829_ms.jpg

now , that'd subsidize some decent speeds rolleyes

ok ...B.O.T
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« Reply #357 on: December 06, 2007, 05:16:43 PM »

What amuses me are those that say they have never paid for sex...

Brother, let me tell you, you ALWAYS pay for sex...

Amen

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« Reply #358 on: December 06, 2007, 05:25:08 PM »

The good Reverend posted:

"What amuses me are those that say they have never paid for sex...

Brother, let me tell you, you ALWAYS pay for sex..."

If you don't believe him, get divorced. You get to pay again retroactivly.  angry And again, and again, every month.

But I'm not bitter, no sirrie. Just don't ask me on the first of the month, m'kay?
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« Reply #359 on: December 08, 2007, 11:16:21 PM »

OK ....back  to job at hand( rolleyes)..........Yesterday I altered the canopy on the car after considering the difficulty we would have in getting it open if the car were to find itself downside-up or even for that matter upside-down..It would seem likely that the canopy would be sprung and possibly torn off in such a violent accident but if not the car would need to be lifted clear off the ground in order to be righted .I say violent because of the dimensions of the car ...height v track-width .

I made some stainless pins with a hole for an R clip and put a compression-spring on each one to eject them when the clip is pulled .These pins are to replace the hinge pivots for the canopy. I will connect them with a piece of cable which will be accessible through the nose vent ......hope we never have to use 'em .

Top of the canopy is just below the front roll hoop, which is forward of the middle of the car.......upside down the car would be leaning nose up...


this shot shows the hinges ..this is an old shot certain details have changed ,the superstructure that supports the canopy is rudimentary here but the hinges are essentially the same.......

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