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« Reply #90 on: June 13, 2006, 07:54:24 PM »

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....Oh my Sum thanks!.....the front will flip up in order to get out .The Conundrist is right though! if the driver has a pot gut they won't be able to bend far enough forward to get in or out.......


On my car I have to slide down forward a little before I can come up with my head and clear the front cage hoop.  No way to just bend at the gut.

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......now we have to make it fast.............


That is for sure, we expect nothing less.  A car that good looking is going to have to go fast  Cheesy ,  this is no car show wink .

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« Reply #91 on: June 14, 2006, 06:44:47 AM »

Hey guys, things are looking good, and it appears that you have most of the work done, but the last 5% takes as long as the first 95% beware of the nitty gritty, keep up the good work...
looking forward to seeing you guys in 07,
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coldest day in 17 years here, forecast colder tomorrow, never seen ice on a kangaroo before....cheers.
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« Reply #92 on: June 14, 2006, 02:36:01 PM »

If you were that close to see the ice on the Roo's Dave, I can only assume you were amoungst the sheep warming up???

Must be real cold in dem hills man.
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« Reply #93 on: June 15, 2006, 04:56:42 AM »

Wonders,,,,,,,,,,,what does salt look like with a covering of frost  rolleyes
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« Reply #94 on: June 15, 2006, 11:02:57 AM »

we have run on the salt when it was snowing in the town of Wendover and the surrounding mountains were covered with white.
We primed the alky motors with propane to start to warm them and had to abort the running when the canopy fogged as soon as the racer was underway.
At Tonopaha, we had to put the timers inside the warm rent a car because while they worked ok the digital display was too cold to work.

You can dress to survive the cold but the heat always sucks. The So Cal tribe had to send the support plane into Las Vegas to get wool sock hats and gloves for everybody. wink
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« Reply #95 on: June 15, 2006, 06:30:37 PM »

....can't hear the name Tonopah without thinking of Lowell George's "Willin'"( I've driven every kind of rig that's ever been made...)......there's a story about Stu Hillborn pushing his streamliner over the coals of his overnight fire in order to get it to start on Meth' in Batchelor's book or it might be Genat.......

BTW How come you haven't joined the fray on "Name this Car" Von Dirtington?
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« Reply #96 on: June 15, 2006, 07:16:42 PM »

The contest was my idea and so to be fair I had to disqualify myself so as not to unduly influence the decision makers.
You know how sensitive I am to that.  LOL
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« Reply #97 on: June 16, 2006, 08:06:26 AM »

Jack,

You crack me up  cheesy

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« Reply #98 on: June 16, 2006, 06:03:22 PM »

didn't know there was a "name this car" will go a lookin, cheers,
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« Reply #99 on: June 16, 2006, 06:13:30 PM »

......Yes Jack I think the contest ( who ever thought you had a competitive streak)was your idea but I think the thread was someone elses.... wink

thawed your 'roos out yet Dirtwah? and another thing have you organised the Marquee yet for the Victorian diaspora .....word's out that you're hosting a hoedown on the way to AND from the salt next year cheesy  cheesy

Finally I played in a band for long time with a Dan Warner ( try google) , he liked a beer .....or two. wink
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« Reply #100 on: June 16, 2006, 06:52:45 PM »

Doors always open this neck of the woods, Might even have a couple of cases of Barossa Red about,,,
cheers I'm to fix burst pipes and frost tolerant solar hot water heaters
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« Reply #101 on: June 16, 2006, 11:01:10 PM »

We could call it "Salt Licks".
 Everyone can sit around and lick their wounds.
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« Reply #102 on: June 27, 2006, 08:02:38 PM »

.....this afternoon I'm back out to the shed and I'll be hooking up the clutch hydraulics in order to see if we're anywhere near a useable set-up....The master is 3/4 the slave is 7/8  however I'm just not sure if we've got enough mechanical advantage on the pedal .Due to the cramped nature of the driving position we've decided to use an unusual pedal arrangement ...they rock ( er sorry ,THEY ROCK!!!!) on a pivot so that they operate by heel pressure and you can rest your foot on them without operating them huh The rod that they pivot on has an arm coming off it vertically( the length of which determines the leverage) which is coupled to the push-rod going into the master cylinder....big deal.

Now I have a question, are there any advantages to using dot 5 fluid? are there disadvantages ......
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« Reply #103 on: June 27, 2006, 08:13:48 PM »

It is unlikely your system will ever see the heat that you might have even in a stocker.
Be sure your foot rest is not bearing on the clutch when you tend to tence up underway. Have an adjacent rest for your foot. Even the smallest feature will give you something else to push on when you have to take a leak and stuff. wink
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« Reply #104 on: June 27, 2006, 10:59:34 PM »

Ta Jack
I was wondering more about the differing water absorbtion of dot 3/4 and dot 5...I guess it's really neither here nor there...

As for the resting scenario with the clutch pedal it was that very problem that steered us away from the usual method because with ones knee at 90 deg. it would be v.difficult to avoid loading the clutch between shifts however with the rocker pedal as long as the pressure is on the ball of your foot it won't happen, we're struggling for room for three pedals let alone room for a rest so we might be looking at a hydraulic hand-brake instead of foot operation.......the rocker pedal idea works nicely because with the pitman arm facing back toward us and the tie rods inside the car we needed something to cover them to stop them being fouled  .....conveniently that cover forms a rest that the pedals now pivot on......at the moment it looks like a three year old made it ....we're hoping to get it up to about eight year old standard . wink

I'm going out there , right now........
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