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Offline DND

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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #3615 on: February 27, 2013, 11:11:37 PM »
I build 1/16 scale model cars and i have 3 salt cars in the works, one is a tank with the look of the Markley car.

Driver inside and just the Hilborn scoop and 4 port on a 6-71 sticking out of the body.

The body is solid resin and is 11" long with bolt on cast Halibrand type wheels.

The other LSR cars are a 32' fuel roadster and a 25' T modified roadster with the same blower set up.

Need to make a windshield for the Tank and i can build one up and see how it looks.

I was there in 63' and saw Markley go 289 mph in his tank and when he stuck it in high gear he spun the tires, WOW i will never forget seeing that run.

Started seeing Tanks run at El Mirage in 59' so i just had to have a tank in my model car line up

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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #3616 on: February 27, 2013, 11:37:41 PM »
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #3617 on: February 27, 2013, 11:55:56 PM »
... needed to trim another millimeter from his cable inner for the chute to release...
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #3618 on: February 28, 2013, 12:11:33 AM »
I'am getting some tips on how to post the pics, soon i hope as i'am not a pc guy at all.
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #3619 on: February 28, 2013, 02:41:52 AM »
Got a call this arvo form a man missing his hat and Ray Bans, it was the guy who took over our diff swap on the salt.....now I know his full name.

Thanks Andre Van Schie, you're a bloody legend  :cheers:

here's some shots from my phone.....

sunset , Pete and the tank...



photo of photog....Simon sneaking up....



Wayne Pickles showed me these off the HK Monaro, a pair of Mickey's , brand new, one scrubbed on the inside, one one the outside...that's gonna keep someone busy with a felt pen.....



Hey Bill we machined a bit off the Torsen.....this was after the pinion undid itself....



GPS after the first run....

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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #3620 on: February 28, 2013, 08:29:30 AM »
I "paint" my tires with NAPA tire bead sealer after every race  NAPA's is already diluted, it spreads nicely, then bag them.  Nate Jones advocates this as a way to slow down the oxidation process.   :?

Also: that tire pattern is why a lot of folks advocate keeping your foot in it when you go 'round---protect the tires from flatspotting and lessen the chance of the lead tire tripping the car!
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #3621 on: March 02, 2013, 06:04:04 PM »
The Jag sounds interesting but what is the name of his build blog? Not sure how to search on this forum, not sure it is even on this forum. Lost and confused...
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #3622 on: March 02, 2013, 07:00:41 PM »
Look for Shaguar on the DLRA forum while you are downloading the rule book ;)

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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #3623 on: March 02, 2013, 11:08:36 PM »
I started a build diary on Landracing in parallel to the DLRA website when I had some time on my hands. I also sort of dropped off this forum during the great Rat Lips Spamtacular several years ago. I do come now due to these crazy Victorians and their missile + Marlo's unbelievable streamliner. If I get the chance sometime I'll post some of the photos of the Jag from Speed week 2013 that I recently missed.

Oh Yeah, I was given both before and after shots - the after shots are when Gaz had the bonnet pop open on him at 195mph and upset the aero and cause a spin out. So bonnet locks are on the cards now for a car where the bonnet opens arse about.

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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #3624 on: March 02, 2013, 11:56:30 PM »
Lynchy......I"m happy that you enjoy Marlo's build Diary.

Thanks for the nod.

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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #3625 on: March 04, 2013, 12:52:36 AM »
Just posted some photos of the Shaguar - it is under "Australian Jaguar Build"

Thanks Guys

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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #3626 on: March 05, 2013, 03:31:46 PM »
...while you are downloading the rule book ;)

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Thanks Jon. Now that i've seen the update for the Jag build on this site I'll check out the DLRA forum.

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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #3627 on: March 10, 2013, 06:53:59 PM »
Geez, it's quiet here
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #3628 on: March 10, 2013, 07:24:08 PM »
Post coital stupor :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #3629 on: March 10, 2013, 08:38:24 PM »
Overshare
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