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Offline Stainless1

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Re: Utah Belly Tank
« Reply #30 on: February 13, 2012, 08:12:17 AM »
Wayno, wow, great test and the lakester looks good.  One question, did you come a couple of inches out of the seat?  It was hard to tell from the pictures.  If so, snug those belts tighter.... 
I don't think I have heard of anyone else doing an intentional roll over test.... quite cool
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Re: Utah Belly Tank
« Reply #31 on: February 13, 2012, 08:55:16 AM »
"Shoulda found a near by hill to give it the "true" rollover test. Looks real good Wayno "


Cap'n T we SC guys are adverse to Pencil rolls they have NASTY  :cry: consequences.
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Re: Utah Belly Tank
« Reply #32 on: February 13, 2012, 09:30:33 AM »
Stainless, I think I stayed glued to the seat pretty good. Frank, if it's all the same to you I believe I'll pass on that downhill test. Besides, I'm not tearing this heap apart until after next season.  :cheers: Wayno

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Re: Utah Belly Tank
« Reply #33 on: February 13, 2012, 09:54:35 AM »
What I really want to see is a video of the bail out. I'm sure I'd be built in there for life!  :-D :-D :-D

Nice job bye the way and I do like the application of the plywood.

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Re: Utah Belly Tank
« Reply #34 on: February 13, 2012, 11:10:57 AM »
Good call on the upside down, I hope you had some help?!

Reminds me of my first words to my pal Mike after we rolled his Jeep and were upside down Mike, put your hand on the roof BEFORE undo..............."                     THUNK OWW!                   "Nevermind Mike." :-D

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Re: Utah Belly Tank
« Reply #35 on: February 13, 2012, 12:55:13 PM »
You shoulda taken it to the park. Kids woulda PAID to get to roll down the hill in it......

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Re: Utah Belly Tank
« Reply #36 on: February 13, 2012, 06:22:44 PM »
That puts a whole new 'twist' on sitting in the car, and making vroom-vroom noises! :evil:
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Re: Utah Belly Tank
« Reply #37 on: February 13, 2012, 07:50:57 PM »
lol
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Re: Utah Belly Tank
« Reply #38 on: February 14, 2012, 12:46:16 AM »
How do you exit that cockpit?
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Re: Utah Belly Tank
« Reply #39 on: February 14, 2012, 01:47:51 AM »
Carefully :-D
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Re: Utah Belly Tank
« Reply #40 on: February 14, 2012, 06:08:53 AM »
How do you exit that cockpit?
I designed this thing with thoughts of getting out easy. The hatch opening is a few inches in front of bar above the steering wheel so I can grab it and pull. There is a crossbar on the floor to place my feets on. It's really quite easy. After dealing with getting out of the Kelly & Hall Lakester (I sure miss Jack and Jerry  :cry:) so many times with great difficulty I paid a lot of attention to this detail. Wayno

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Re: Utah Belly Tank
« Reply #41 on: February 14, 2012, 12:10:02 PM »
Here's a shot from last night with the tail end buttoned up. With the push bar on it gives me room to bring the lower tail back further. That'll be a little later though. Right now it's just getting it running and drivable. Then the fine tuning starts.  :-D Wayno

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Re: Utah Belly Tank
« Reply #42 on: February 14, 2012, 12:18:22 PM »
Wayno,

How big is that chute tube (dia)?
It look kind of like the rear of mine.

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Re: Utah Belly Tank
« Reply #43 on: February 14, 2012, 01:32:06 PM »
John, it's 6" diameter. Wayno

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Re: Utah Belly Tank
« Reply #44 on: February 14, 2012, 02:07:13 PM »
This has been a long time coming - Thanks for posting, Wayno.

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