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Offline generatorshovel

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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #3600 on: February 26, 2013, 07:07:47 PM »
Another Doc video in the pits when the blown seal was discovered (plus Simon's "man moment" )

http://youtu.be/e25EEDp8n1o

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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #3601 on: February 26, 2013, 09:28:15 PM »

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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #3602 on: February 27, 2013, 12:25:51 AM »
... They disallowed my first 186mph chute pull run cause the chute cable missed by 1mm...
Missed what?
« Last Edit: February 27, 2013, 12:27:28 AM by Jack Gifford »
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #3603 on: February 27, 2013, 01:10:15 AM »
... They disallowed my first 186mph chute pull run cause the chute cable missed by 1mm...
Missed what?

I think what we have here is a failure to communicate.

We have confused a metric measurement for distance with an imperial measurement for velocity. I suspect what our friend had wished to say was "1mph", there is another possibility , the pin stayed in the loop by 1mm...... who knows either he was going to fast by 1mph or the chute didn't come out.....

 what is more significant is he had an incident where the bonnet( what you guys call a hood) whipped up and took him off the track, through the new Tag Heuer timing lights......................

I have to say I really liked the Jag, clean work, simple form, neat work. It was great to finally see it on the salt, big up to Gary for his efforts and for all he does for the club.......please, please, please don't put one of those rubbish V12's in it Gary
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #3604 on: February 27, 2013, 01:20:53 AM »
Chris needed to trim another millimeter from his cable inner for the chute to release. he wasn't alone in that during the week.

Gary already has a couple of V12s and one is destined for twin turbos and no hole in the bonnet (hood). The culprit for the Jag spin was the front bumper, it flexed and allowed pressure to build in the engine bay. It will be different next year although the car will still run the blown Cleveland. It ran strong right up until the spin.

Well done on the 215 Doc, I'll keep an eye out for another of those Sunshine plaques for you.

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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #3605 on: February 27, 2013, 03:21:42 AM »
Lidded Grumm & The Effie


Fireman entertains


Start line readiness


Congratulations 205!


Serenade for new motorbike scruitineer Ross.. Doo-Dah Doo-Dah


Happy Snappers


Sunshine at sunset

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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #3606 on: February 27, 2013, 09:38:55 AM »
Good pics Mate, looks like you had some ugly sky there for a bit!
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #3607 on: February 27, 2013, 11:14:30 AM »
Awesome. I can smell the barbie and beer from here. Great pics and an inspiration. Thanks so much. :cheers:

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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #3608 on: February 27, 2013, 04:29:29 PM »
One more for the fans of sunset pics. Hard to take a bad photo out there.

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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #3609 on: February 27, 2013, 04:42:05 PM »
One more for the fans of sunset pics. Hard to take a bad photo out there.



It's nice that they'll let you hang out on the salt that late in the day.

There should be a calendar under that one.
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #3610 on: February 27, 2013, 05:33:43 PM »
Since they're from the underside of the world -- did anyone but me notice that the rays from the sun behind the clouds are coming down in reverse direction? :evil:
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #3611 on: February 27, 2013, 06:11:32 PM »
Slim......You didn't really say that did you?

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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #3612 on: February 27, 2013, 06:15:57 PM »
Is this better???

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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #3613 on: February 27, 2013, 06:46:00 PM »
I'am a total ' Tank ' nut and what a great photo, just does not get any better than that as it says it all.

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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #3614 on: February 27, 2013, 08:18:05 PM »
I know, Don.  These guys have turned me into a tank fan.  I never paid all that much attention to them before.  Now I like them a lot.  Almost as much as roadsters.