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Re: Utah Belly Tank
« Reply #75 on: March 14, 2012, 08:08:18 PM »
Happy birthday, Wayno!

Sorry to hear about the engine!

Planning on come through there on Friday, headed to El Mirage-That going to work for you?
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Re: Utah Belly Tank
« Reply #76 on: March 14, 2012, 10:16:01 PM »
G'day Wayno,

Even though we have never "met", I'd like to join the rest and also wish a Happy Birthday  :cheers:

I've long held an aspiration to build a tank, though with an I6 engine (most likely the 270 cube GMC I have tucked away in the shed). Could you give me an idea of what your 'glass tanks, rails and extension panels (I might need them if I'm going to use an I6 engine) are priced at. I guess the biggest problem would be getting them "downunder"  :roll:

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Re: Utah Belly Tank
« Reply #77 on: March 14, 2012, 10:23:25 PM »
Really? Not possible you are that Advanced (in age ,that is.... :mrgreen: ...) Happy Birthday!

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Re: Utah Belly Tank
« Reply #78 on: March 15, 2012, 08:04:42 AM »
. I guess the biggest problem would be getting them "downunder"  :roll:

Cheers,

Pete

Might have some space in a container

Hey Wayno
Don't you have a bunch of motors sitting a shed somewhere
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Re: Utah Belly Tank
« Reply #79 on: March 15, 2012, 08:27:24 AM »
Thanx for the Birthday wishes everyone. I spent the day assessing the motor deal and I'm thinking I'll go with a different block. I've got 3 or 4 canditates sitting here of which I shall inspect thoroughly. The only reason I considered sleeving was the possibility of running in May at El Mirage. Well, that ain't gonna happen with everything else I still have to do on the car and now this. Man, things were sure feeling good when that thing fired last week. That was a real "car activity" instead of just a bunch of parts bolted together in my shed. Looks like Speedweek now.  :cheers: Pete, I'll send you a PM. Wayno

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Re: Utah Belly Tank
« Reply #80 on: March 15, 2012, 11:01:06 PM »
Well, that ain't gonna happen with everything else I still have to do on the car and now this. Man, things were sure feeling good when that thing fired last week. That was a real "car activity" instead of just a bunch of parts bolted together in my shed. Looks like Speedweek now. 

If it all went according to plan, what fun would that be?

I defy you to find a build diary on these boards where everything went right.

Salvage what you can, go bore out one of those blocks, and run like the devil.

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Re: Utah Belly Tank
« Reply #81 on: March 19, 2012, 07:46:15 PM »
A good friend has offered to loan me a motor or short block, whichever works out. Don't count me out yet.  8-)  Wayno

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Re: Utah Belly Tank
« Reply #82 on: March 19, 2012, 08:58:34 PM »
Good news Wayno, the thrash continues with renewed drive?
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Re: Utah Belly Tank
« Reply #83 on: March 20, 2012, 09:29:47 AM »
Yeah Jon. And the renewed drive starts with a 1,000 mile drive to pick it up.  :roll: Then the thrash gets going. I've still got a lot to do but  I think I can I think I can I think I can I think I can.  :lol: Wayno

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Re: Utah Belly Tank
« Reply #84 on: March 20, 2012, 04:13:16 PM »


May the Ford be with you.
"Problems are almost always a sign of progress."  Harold Bettes
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Re: Utah Belly Tank
« Reply #85 on: March 24, 2012, 09:29:10 PM »
I picked up the motor and returned home yesterday. I unloaded it today and started assembly.  :lol: I also took it upon myself to check out that lakebed in Western Utah on my trip home. 2 really good miles of very usable dirt plus some runoff if I need it. Lots more solid than El Mirage. It'll be good for testing. Wayno

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Re: Utah Belly Tank
« Reply #86 on: March 25, 2012, 10:49:30 AM »
I picked up the motor and returned home yesterday. I unloaded it today and started assembly.  :lol: I also took it upon myself to check out that lakebed in Western Utah on my trip home. 2 really good miles of very usable dirt plus some runoff if I need it. Lots more solid than El Mirage. It'll be good for testing. Wayno

Wonder if that is the lake I have been spying on maps and online?

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Re: Utah Belly Tank
« Reply #87 on: March 25, 2012, 02:05:54 PM »
Wayno,
No hassle from the BLM is you test on that dry lake?? Or is it a don't ask and see if you can get away with it?

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Re: Utah Belly Tank
« Reply #88 on: March 25, 2012, 02:43:23 PM »
Wayno,
No hassle from the BLM is you test on that dry lake?? Or is it a don't ask and see if you can get away with it?

Rex
You're the only one who knows about it so if i have any trouble I'm coming to you.  :wink:  :-D Wayno

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Re: Utah Belly Tank
« Reply #89 on: March 25, 2012, 06:54:18 PM »
The BLM cause no problems on Dry Lake Alvord in Oregon as long as it isn't

advertised as an organized event. It did not require a permit.

Marlo Treit and I were there one weekend and the  ultralighters

and 4 wheelers were having a blast. They even camp overnight.

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