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Offline Tman

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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #4080 on: November 17, 2013, 04:17:08 PM »
There is a lot to be learned from the Olds Aero car. didn't the Arivett brothers work on that one?

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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #4081 on: November 17, 2013, 04:28:54 PM »
There is a lot to be learned from the Olds Aero car. didn't the Arivett brothers work on that one?
My understanding it was Ed Wellburn from GM who styled it. Awesome looking thing and I agree there is a lot to be learnt from it although we'll be going for enclosed wheels. GM originally wanted to do that but were apparently worried about tyre degradation due to temperature so they left the sides open but they were running for a lot longer times than we are.

As for crossing the ocean, Speedweek Australia is smack in the middle of term and it will be a big ask to leave my uni students in the lurch for a couple of weeks mid semester. I am not sure why it doesn't sit on Easter as it usually does as Easter is very late this year in the UK.
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #4082 on: November 22, 2013, 03:35:37 AM »
Great render Dik

What is % increase in wetted area compared to your current configuration?

What is the floor pan area and how far off the salt is it?
Is the floor flat or ground effects tunnels under the axles?

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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #4083 on: November 22, 2013, 07:16:54 PM »
Pictures of the belly tank in that little garage show that one has to step over the axles to get around.  You guys can't do this with a full bodied car.  Will a garage side extension be part of the project?   

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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #4084 on: November 27, 2013, 03:03:39 AM »
Well it's not Bellytank  but my trailer (41 Chevy) is coming along
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #4085 on: November 27, 2013, 10:55:28 AM »
I wish I hadn't seen that. :evil:

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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #4086 on: November 27, 2013, 11:40:48 AM »
Nice job changing the trailer into a 41 Chevy!  Coming along nicely.  :evil:

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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #4087 on: November 27, 2013, 11:47:43 AM »
Rev,

As Jon stated above, REALLY good looking rendering.
It kind of reminded me of an AMT Model I put together back in the early 60's.....Dodge where has the time gone?   :?  :-D
I don't know why but I still have that model 50 years later! It took some digging but I finally found it.
To me, even though it's a 50 year old design, I still think it's pretty COOL!



Here is the link to my Photobucket album that has a bunch more pics of mine and others I found on the net:

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Hope you enjoy,
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #4088 on: November 27, 2013, 01:29:54 PM »
That eliminator looks pretty spot on except for the exhaust
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #4089 on: December 03, 2013, 04:07:10 AM »
Pictures of the belly tank in that little garage show that one has to step over the axles to get around.  You guys can't do this with a full bodied car.  Will a garage side extension be part of the project?   

It ain't quite that small Wobbler.

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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #4090 on: December 03, 2013, 05:13:03 AM »
Nope
Germans ride bimmers
Boom pang footsie
and it is that small, I'm on a diet so I can get in the garage with it
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #4091 on: December 03, 2013, 07:14:23 AM »
I was wondering what was going on---I figured you guys were in a serious thrash to find the lost revs.  :roll:
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #4092 on: December 03, 2013, 07:59:09 AM »
I think they're watching Cricket. :-D

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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #4093 on: December 03, 2013, 09:13:16 AM »
I went for a walk tonight ,past the "Anglican" church in Sydney rd,there was a Thruxton parked on the forecourt, it made me think, do Lutherans ride Beemers?....

It's hardly an issue - by 4:00 in the afternoon on a Sunday, they're all parked in front of the same tavern.

Lutherans are hard to draw overarching conclusions about.  There are Synod specific and regional anomalies, many of which stand in sharp relief to the whisper quiet conformity of Goldwing riding Methodists. 

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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #4094 on: December 03, 2013, 11:36:18 AM »
Pictures of the belly tank in that little garage show that one has to step over the axles to get around.  You guys can't do this with a full bodied car.  Will a garage side extension be part of the project?   

It ain't quite that small Wobbler.

I went for a walk tonight ,past the "Anglican" church in Sydney rd,there was a Thruxton parked on the forecourt, it made me think, do Lutherans ride Beemers?....

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