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« Reply #60 on: February 03, 2006, 10:14:40 AM »

If you found your driver in that position , I am not sure how good that is.
But seriously, spend a lot of time looking at every direction and with how much force
that you can expect when you need the protection.
Once an upset happens you rely on the protection that you brought with you.
 Equal support is a primary objective, but having the strength to stay in place is equally important.
Just as an example, seat belt grade straps behind the seat will offer a huge strength advantage
 to keep the support from going out of shape.
A 6 point harness grabs up your thighs that often represent 80% if your muscle mass.
 A chest strap can hold your shape in the seat.
The shoulder harness must be tensioned against something like a strap down between your feet
 to prevent your travel with your head and neck up into the cage.
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« Reply #61 on: February 03, 2006, 06:40:13 PM »

Thanks Jack, valid points all.


The photo of Dr G's posture in the car is an early one and we have proceeded to cut down the rear of the seat and distort the shape as needs be.

We have a seven point harness passing through the seat to the structural frame of the car avoiding contact with the seat at all points. When on it feels like your whole torso cannot move allowing your arms and legs to do what they will.

The space behind  the seat is where we are putting fire suppression components, kindly donated by "Cold Fire" in Austraila.

Four speed gimbal gear stick is from a Holden Gemina and cost a total of $25, and should link up well to the box at the back. Finding the ideal place in the cabin is proving tricky as we don't want it to be an injury point...

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« Reply #62 on: February 19, 2006, 09:52:46 PM »

Sorry to hear that the debut will have to wait till next year.....

Fear not, keep at it none the less, as 'all will be good' the day you hit that starting line....

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« Reply #63 on: February 20, 2006, 12:53:51 AM »

Hi Drewfus
I got so busy handling enquiries about the nudity scandal that we couldn't get the 'tank done in time. Are you going to be there?? It's time Mr Mumford put in some serious runs , I saw him at the meeting a few weeks back but didn't get a chance to talk to him , when I did last speak he seemed to think they'd be cookin' . I dunno if Lynchie has the new motor sorted ,rumour from Robbo was it was all solid , head and block, any ideas? What about Al Fountain are they gonna be there ?

I've been spending money on my EH Panel Van to make sure it gets there, it's a change from driving a bomb and putting all the hard earned into the tank .I'd like to take my old Monaro but it's thirstier than me , ifyaknowwhatimean wink
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« Reply #64 on: February 20, 2006, 01:04:21 AM »

Unfortunately not this year, my wife and I are expecting our first child, therefore alot to be done prior.
To the best of my knowledge, everyone else mentioned will be, with bells on.

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« Reply #65 on: February 23, 2006, 03:08:31 PM »

With bells , or snells?
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« Reply #66 on: March 01, 2006, 07:06:52 PM »

Hey good luck drewfus on your own "Belly tank" creation!

But you should have known not to produce offspring around Speed Week time else you will always be torn between junior's birthday and the salt.

All Australian racers take note. No sex in July. Put it in your diaries.

And no weddings either!! (unless its at the salt...)

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« Reply #67 on: March 01, 2006, 10:00:36 PM »

Thanks, you guys get those CD's yet?

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But you should have known not to produce offspring around Speed Week time else you will always be torn between junior's birthday and the salt.


Yes and no, I have a plan......junior will want to go to 'disneyland' etc like every child.....and since we're flying so far, we might as well stop over (in a big roundabout kinda way..) at Bonneville, child gets hooked on cars, and we're on a winner.... wink  Cheesy

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« Reply #68 on: March 02, 2006, 12:18:29 AM »

Stuff Disneyland. Walt was a misogynist beaten by his father really intent on building a scale railroad in post apocolyptic America. Whilst  William S. Burroughs was writing a Junkies Christmas Walt was providing a more marketable disillionment. Ever wonder why there are no decent mother figures in a Disney cartoon?

Better go to Space Mountain, then Burning Man, then Bonneville. Cut the MacDonalds too, keep control.

Epcot in the east is a tad more interesting but really living off the old pipe dream that technology is the answer after a reasonable U.S. showing in the Korean War.

You are in charge of this future racer's artistic endeavours, Drewf, invest wisely.

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« Reply #69 on: March 07, 2006, 10:09:27 PM »

yeh... what he said.....!....? huh
Rev ol buddy... i hadda stand on my head ta figger that 1 out.... but that maked me dizzzzy 2. my head hurts, dems wuz some big words rev.
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« Reply #70 on: March 12, 2006, 03:35:33 PM »

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Thanks, you guys get those CD's yet?

Cheers,

Drewfus
............................yup , haven't got through looking at them though Drewfus....I had to go to this crazy event over in South Australia at this salt lake place where they race cars and bikes , far-out !!...there was even Americans there , who ever would have thought? Cool

.....there'll be more on that later , and this year there will be no photo's such as that posted of me prev. on this thread Cheesy

What I did see of your photo's looked great...I'll return the gesture in kind with my Gairdner '06 stuff.

BTW any sign of the bub yet?
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« Reply #71 on: March 12, 2006, 05:12:16 PM »

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What I did see of your photo's looked great...I'll return the gesture in kind with my Gairdner '06 stuff.


Thanks, I'm sure the details will be of assistance in your build.....one way or another...

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BTW any sign of the bub yet?


Was 'scaned' the other week, moves around alot, all fingers and toes acounted for, so looking good.

Cheers,

Drewfus Cheesy
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« Reply #72 on: March 12, 2006, 05:36:55 PM »

Birthdays of children are not a problem. I have photos of my oldest daughter celebrating her first birthday on the salt in Sept of "84". She has not been there every year, but for many she has. We have to train our families early.
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« Reply #73 on: April 23, 2006, 02:26:22 PM »

I saw that you were looking at downforce for your bellytank car?
 I think if you run flat Aluminum along the bottom surface of your car ,leaving about 2" or 40cm. sicking out the side (parallel to the ground) this will keep air that is being forced around the sides of the car from filtering down under the car.This is very cheap (as in drag)downforce.If you want more downforce just add a diffuser at the rear.I plan on using this on my EV1 Streamliner.I also am planning on 2007 but at Bonneville.
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« Reply #74 on: May 23, 2006, 10:01:18 PM »

Hi all
we're inching ahead to the point we're our huge dreams can be converted into small achievements.....the drive train is in and kinda sorta seems right , the gear shift isn't totally finalized but it's close and the plating in of the body is going well .This week our "engine man " collected up a box full of mandrel bends so next weekend the exhaust construction will commence .the initial idea is to just run the motor pretty stock  N/A so we'll be sending one pipe out the tail...comments welcome.

The fitment of the body is moving along too , despite well meaning advice from you all we've chopped the bottom of the tank, it's not as tragic as it sounds because the Canberra(U2??) tank we have is a "slipper" which fits to the end of the wing and thus the attachment point is assymetrical....if in time we do want to lift the tank we can just make a "prosthetic bottom"( the mind boggles!)..the only down side being that our CG in that instance would be a little higher than it could have been....

it's cold here , colder than I like anyway........

On another front I've enrolled in a tech school course to formalize my welding skills and maybe chase out some bad habits that started when I learnt , at 12.
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