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Offline Elmo Rodge

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Re: UK Lakester build G/GL
« Reply #510 on: March 08, 2020, 05:33:52 PM »
That's from all the salt that (and I quote) has "eroded away" and Wells is sliding downhill toward Wendover.  cromag
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Re: UK Lakester build G/GL
« Reply #511 on: March 08, 2020, 08:07:10 PM »
I thought John meant his wife would only him spend 10 minutes in Wells
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MSA Bockscar Lakester #1000 my fastest mile 245 and change, 84 ci turbobusa motor... but Corey's 233 MPH H/BFL record is still 3MPH faster than mine.

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Re: UK Lakester build G/GL
« Reply #512 on: March 08, 2020, 08:56:48 PM »
I guess she would know his limits.
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Re: UK Lakester build G/GL
« Reply #513 on: March 08, 2020, 09:45:18 PM »

Stainless - in another thread you referred to your duck billed release lever (harness) - who is the manufacturer please - I will need to get mine made again now I know that rotary does not work with non-double jointed elbows and the hip buckle is inexactly the right place for a masochist.


I think it is a DJ... but could be Deist... It replaced our old lever when they decided that levers could be snagged by an arm restraint and release unless they were covered or velcro'd.  This was the answer because velcro is hard to manipulate with gloves on.  You stick your finger in the hole and pop it open.   
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MSA Bockscar Lakester #1000 my fastest mile 245 and change, 84 ci turbobusa motor... but Corey's 233 MPH H/BFL record is still 3MPH faster than mine.

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Re: UK Lakester build G/GL
« Reply #514 on: March 09, 2020, 07:45:43 AM »
Thanks for those.

I guess the little duck head also reminds you to miss the roll over bar on exit too - duck or grouse.
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Certainly sir; a lick of salt, a sip of gas and a twist of Lemming. More Lemming sir?
Just a squeeze.

A Squeeze of Lemming it is sir.

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Re: UK Lakester build G/GL
« Reply #515 on: March 09, 2020, 09:47:07 AM »
I used a duck bill on my lay down car and it was perfect. You don?t have to see anything to engage it. Easy to feel when you need to unbuckle the lap belt.

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Re: UK Lakester build G/GL
« Reply #516 on: March 09, 2020, 10:43:28 AM »
Back to Wells  :-o

I meant sight seeing in Wells would only take 10 mins and the house of horizontal refreshment had not occurred to me.
A Bonneville Lakester please barman.
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Just a squeeze.

A Squeeze of Lemming it is sir.

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Re: UK Lakester build G/GL
« Reply #517 on: March 09, 2020, 09:47:35 PM »
The local cathouse has a restaurant and coffee shop in a separate building near the freeway.  They make a good breakfast.  Bella's is the name.

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Re: UK Lakester build G/GL
« Reply #518 on: March 09, 2020, 10:14:25 PM »
Mike Kelly - PROUD owner of the V4F that powered the #1931 VGC to a 82.803 mph record in 2008!

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Re: UK Lakester build G/GL
« Reply #519 on: March 10, 2020, 02:21:44 PM »
Learn something new every day!! But that is more than I ever wanted to know about Wells!

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Re: UK Lakester build G/GL
« Reply #520 on: March 11, 2020, 07:41:53 AM »
When I first ordered my rear tires the Goodyear specification said a 15" diameter rim x 4" width (plus or minus 1"). All I could find in the UK was 15x5 but my tire man has said he would prefer to see them mounted on something narrower.

I found some in the US sold as classic GM rims at 15x4 but they are supplied with dual bolt pattern - I need 4.75" pcd but these also have 4.5" pcd. I guess these might need circumferential welding but they are the best I've found.

Does anyone run dual stud pattern wheels - are they okay with tech? Is here a better source bearing in mind I need a comapny that will ship overseas?
A Bonneville Lakester please barman.
Certainly sir; a lick of salt, a sip of gas and a twist of Lemming. More Lemming sir?
Just a squeeze.

A Squeeze of Lemming it is sir.

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Re: UK Lakester build G/GL
« Reply #521 on: March 11, 2020, 06:04:16 PM »
John.. SCHOTT supplied my wheels. Speak to John Beck at Vintage Hot Rods in Chico...he might be able to point you in the right direction.
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Re: UK Lakester build G/GL
« Reply #522 on: March 12, 2020, 08:50:17 AM »
Thanks Geoff, will do.


A bit of progress attached.
A Bonneville Lakester please barman.
Certainly sir; a lick of salt, a sip of gas and a twist of Lemming. More Lemming sir?
Just a squeeze.

A Squeeze of Lemming it is sir.

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Re: UK Lakester build G/GL
« Reply #523 on: March 12, 2020, 08:51:25 AM »
Tubey.
A Bonneville Lakester please barman.
Certainly sir; a lick of salt, a sip of gas and a twist of Lemming. More Lemming sir?
Just a squeeze.

A Squeeze of Lemming it is sir.

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Re: UK Lakester build G/GL
« Reply #524 on: March 12, 2020, 09:18:23 AM »
Nice looking work!