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Offline Dr Goggles

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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #3885 on: September 01, 2013, 06:48:05 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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How ya goin Don, finished the reno's yet? :evil: :evil:
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #3886 on: September 01, 2013, 06:52:02 PM »
They all sound like good plans, however, it only leaks when it's in my driveway and the chances of me taking it on a salt lake are zero.
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #3887 on: September 01, 2013, 08:00:38 PM »

Factory fitted anti corrosion system. They're more intricate than you think, when road grime sticks to the bottom of yer car it is a source of ongoing "wet-spots" that promulgate rust, if the entire bottom of your car is oily( like many of my 60's Holdens were) it's better than teflon, NOTHING STICKS TO IT......


Ahem . . .

That was a British invention, Dr. alwaybitchinaboutpommycars . . .
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #3888 on: September 01, 2013, 09:53:39 PM »
They all sound like good plans, however, it only leaks when it's in my driveway and the chances of me taking it on a salt lake are zero.
G

Well, I'm callin BS on that one. Wheel it into the loungeroom , onto the carpet( that is carpet that stuff you've got there isn't it) and watch it go.Actually, take it to the salt, then Penny can lag you for it dripping on the lake :-D :-D :-D


Factory fitted anti corrosion system. They're more intricate than you think, when road grime sticks to the bottom of yer car it is a source of ongoing "wet-spots" that promulgate rust, if the entire bottom of your car is oily( like many of my 60's Holdens were) it's better than teflon, NOTHING STICKS TO IT......


Ahem . . .

That was a British invention, Dr. alwaybitchinaboutpommycars . . .

You didn't talk to the Colonel about them did you. We sat in a bar one day the Col. lookin out the window uttered in surprise,

"did you see that?".....
"huh, what?" said I,
"two Jags, and they weren't towing !"

that needed a wink smiley that one.......
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #3889 on: September 01, 2013, 11:00:45 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

Pre ECU controlled T700 sounds like an effective repair.

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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #3890 on: September 01, 2013, 11:02:52 PM »
How ya goin Don, finished the reno's yet? :evil: :evil:


Reno? No we have not been to Reno lately but it sounds like a good idea.

Why don't you met us there around next August and we can go sight seeing out Wendover way.  :-D

Or you could just drop by our old School house and I'll put you to work.  :evil: :evil:

Ha, Don

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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #3891 on: September 01, 2013, 11:15:00 PM »
Dr. G  just reread your blog of your 215 hat--- what is going on with the R's
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #3892 on: September 01, 2013, 11:18:13 PM »
Dr. Goggles, We had a little on line birthday party for you and you didn't show up.  :?

So what the heck are you so old you can't remember your own birthday?  :-D

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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #3893 on: September 01, 2013, 11:24:13 PM »
How ya goin Don, finished the reno's yet? :evil: :evil:


Reno? No we have not been to Reno lately but it sounds like a good idea.

Why don't you met us there around next August and we can go sight seeing out Wendover way.  :-D

Or you could just drop by our old School house and I'll put you to work.  :evil: :evil:

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Contrary to what you may have been told, you are not "only as old as you feel", but only as old as you act.


Don, seeings how you're six if we're going to a Casino you'll have to wait in the car, it's a traditional thing here in Australia.

Birthday wise , I had a quiet one, FFS , I'm a hundred and sixty three...... :roll:

Bill, we have a Haltech, we're re-gearing to the 2.28 we'll rev it to 6550 and this time we'll use first and second gear as well, we'll go faster, faster and hopefully have enough real estate to get it over 230's......
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #3894 on: September 01, 2013, 11:31:36 PM »
Don, seeings how you're six if we're going to a Casino you'll have to wait in the car, it's a traditional thing here in Australia.


When you say car, if you mean "tank", I don't mind.  :-D

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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #3895 on: September 02, 2013, 11:06:38 AM »

Don, seeings how you're six if we're going to a Casino you'll have to wait in the car, it's a traditional thing here in Australia.

Oooch . . . you HAVE spent some time in the social services profession . . .

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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #3896 on: September 02, 2013, 11:09:20 AM »

Don, seeings how you're six if we're going to a Casino you'll have to wait in the car, it's a traditional thing here in Australia.

Oooch . . . you HAVE spent some time in the social services profession . . .

"Here's you Gameboy and some Gatorade - Daddy is going in to win some money.  Don't let Fido pee in the car."
Oh, and that goes for you, too.  :x Dad

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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #3897 on: September 04, 2013, 10:16:46 PM »
Well, a new low, my job took me to the greyhounds yesterday....yeah I can make jokes about leaving kids in the car while you go gambling......

On a lighter note I spoke to Andre Van Schie, the tank is going to the Chopped show at the beginning of October and on the way home I will drop it at Andre's and return the next week to help him do the ratio swap.

In Feb we ran
205.013mph@ 28 inch tyres x 2.56 final drive = 6316rpm
215.041mph@ 28 inch tyres x 2.41 final drive = 6237rpm

on both runs the car levelled off gently at the top speed and ran it pretty much for two miles

My theory is the ecu was pulling the timing and the power was tapering off, the 79rpm difference reflects the increased drag at 215mph............so as the drag curved arced up the power curve met it, as it does. If it was a mechanical( valve train) issue I would have expected a less stable speed, but what happened was the acceleration decreased very evenly and the speed varied only by a mph over the last two.

Thus , we have the Haltech plug and play ECU.......

Do the maths:

28 inch tyres x 6550rpm x 2.28 final drive , who wants a biscuit?

just to back-fill, we ran 215 with the 2.41 starting in third gear and leaving the truck at probably 40mph, less than ideal.

We are revamping the gear shift courtesy of Jon, leaving in 1st gear from the line we will use less real estate than the F100 and it's Plymouth-poor 302, running to 80-90mph in second gear should see that mark a loooong way before we hit it this year in third leaving us I reckon, maybe the last two miles to stack on the extra "xx"mph above the 215....

We are short on data, but no-one was more surprised than us at how the car ran in February and with the Haltech and a full set of gears we think we might have a contender. :roll:
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #3898 on: September 04, 2013, 10:22:34 PM »
 :-o I would leave the gears and try to do it with RRRRRRS  that little puppy should pull 7-7200
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #3899 on: September 04, 2013, 10:48:04 PM »
Using my seat of pants calculator Bill it hit the two speeds at the same point of the track starting in third, using a lower gear off the line we will go faster sooner, if we don't go any faster with the 2.28 we'll chuck the 2.41 back in it and have a stab from there but a little bird told us we'll live a longer happier life under 7k.
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