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Offline Dr Goggles

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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #3870 on: August 18, 2013, 09:11:47 PM »

The Colonel and I didn't get to go to Speedweek this year, much to our disappointment, I followed avidly on the site and got word of various mishaps and haps via the old Fartbook thing but really, you had to be there.......Congratulations to all who had a successful week but most importantly commiserations to our friends Bob and Jonny who stared it in the face and happily are still with us to tell the tale.

There has been huge progress on everything except the Spirit of Sunshine at the landspeed lab, possum park and Idiot Wonderland, a wall is gone from the kitchen, paint has been applied in all sorts of places and there has been no small amount of rearrangement. This progress will soon move to the shed and workspace outback which will no-doubt thaw the maw that is the lack of progress on the car. Me and Grumm have talked about what we're going to do, so that is at least a start. My mortgage has just gone up which will eat into the , er, racing budget but as we see it there may not be a huge amount to spend......

Now, on the subject of Chinese restaurants there was a manufacturer of what we call dim-sims who was also allegedly involved in one of Australia's biggest heists, the "Melbourne Bookie Robbery" where a group raided the Melbourne Bookmaker's club during the Spring Carnival and netted millions of dollars most of which was "yet to be counted", it has never been solved.....He was eventually shot in a bungled robbery at Melbourne Airport by the Police Special Op Group, it was also alleged that several missing people found their way into some of his deep fried treats.......

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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #3871 on: August 18, 2013, 09:42:27 PM »
Soylent Yellow?  :| Wayno

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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #3872 on: August 18, 2013, 10:25:52 PM »
What? Who?  Where?

Are you asking me about Dim Sims, you would do better to ask Sharon.

Or are you asking about Mortgages, no I have one again also.
Mortgage being from the Latin:  Mort - Death    Gage - Contract
Yep I missed being at speed week although with the streaming it was almost like being there?
Although who ever that was behind the mike at times didn't seem like he was at the same speedweek I've been to.
Anyhow I'm at work and should get back to it
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Offline Dr Goggles

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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #3873 on: August 18, 2013, 10:36:39 PM »
too much time on yer hands Yeats,back out to the shed . :roll:
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #3874 on: August 30, 2013, 04:10:26 AM »
Not much point having a sticky if no one's posting
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #3875 on: August 30, 2013, 06:45:44 PM »
Not much point having a sticky if no one's posting
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #3876 on: August 30, 2013, 11:15:02 PM »
Yes indeed
I've just been fixing an oil leak on my old Ducati
It turns out they cast this electric start cover out of some sort of cheese.
Not the oil tight type
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #3877 on: August 31, 2013, 12:12:37 AM »

I've just been fixing an oil leak on my old Ducati


Only one?  :? 

Don't overdo it.  If you "fix" it, how will you know when to add oil?
"Problems are almost always a sign of progress."  Harold Bettes
Well, I guess we're making a LOT of progress . . .  :roll:

We are NOT rebuilding . . . We are reloading.

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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #3878 on: August 31, 2013, 01:42:40 AM »
Well that's easy. It has an engine assembly oil level indicator
Well that's what ford calls it
Ducati call it a dipstick
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #3879 on: August 31, 2013, 09:42:36 AM »
What is going on in the quest to find the "Rs"  :?
Miss LIBERTY,  changing T.K.I.  to noise, dust and RUST!!!

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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #3880 on: September 01, 2013, 06:37:29 AM »
So, I ripped the scab off it today. I was surprised how little tidying up was really required in the shed. I wiped the "to do" board clean, removing most of Graham's smart arse comments like " chop the creeper from in front of the blackboard" or " get more chalk"..... we have some basics. we have to change the diff ratio. we have to add another vac-u-pan. we have to lift the steering column. we have to get started .....

Hey colonel, fortnight today?, or the day before?....I'm in Tassie next weekend but after that? we're at it.

Thank you , and good night. :roll:
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #3881 on: September 01, 2013, 07:15:34 AM »
What is going on in the quest to find the "Rs"  :?

Thank goodness Sparky
I thought you might have been stuck in your tank, unable to reach your phone


Hey colonel, fortnight today?, or the day before?....I'm in Tassie next weekend but after that? we're at it.

Thank you , and good night. :roll:

I think I might have some Amish coming over
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #3882 on: September 01, 2013, 09:16:39 AM »
it was a close shave  :-o I just hope the tech'ies don't spot the "Skid
Grease"  on my fire suit during bailout .   :roll:
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #3883 on: September 01, 2013, 05:20:15 PM »
Spent Sunday trying to work out how to fix the oil leak from the speedo drive in my powerglide.
I think the simplest solution is to replace it with a T700
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #3884 on: September 01, 2013, 06:14:49 PM »
Spent Sunday trying to work out how to fix the oil leak from the speedo drive in my powerglide.
I think the simplest solution is to replace it with a T700
G


Dan Hostetter said "If you don't fix your oil leaks your car won't rust".

His 32 has spent a lot of time on the salt and isn't rusty.

That must be why there are so many old Harleys and British bikes.  :-D

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