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Offline Milwaukee Midget

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Re: Australian Trailer
« Reply #4095 on: December 04, 2013, 08:39:13 AM »
Don't want to come across as an alarmist, but we're 87 days out from Speedweek at Gairdner, and it appears as though Grummy's trailer isn't going to be ready.


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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #4096 on: December 04, 2013, 08:00:42 PM »
I wish I hadn't seen that. :evil:

You been speaking to Corinne?

I would probably be making more progress if it wasn't summer here. Summer in Melbourne?
The open air shed means I have to put everything away when the weather changes.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W9sem05RHnM
Could be about Melbourne
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #4097 on: December 06, 2013, 02:09:10 AM »
Same here, iffy weather.

She said you have too many projects for her liking. :-D :-D :-D

I had a 68 Mustang sans a motor and it was in the gardener's way when he wanted to mow the lawn so I got hassled and hassled until I sold it.
It wasn't a request if you get my meaning. :evil:

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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #4098 on: December 07, 2013, 01:33:42 AM »
Got started properly today. Attacked the cracked bodywork and got the worstbit on the tub and tail straightened and welded, every time I look at it I  see a new injury... Then the Colonel turned up and we got started on the front of the car, the nose is off,the canopy and the front axle,tierods and steering box. We need to drop the front axle somewhere between a half and an inch for the new tires. I found a dollar fifty in the front tub,that will be a significant contribution to the race budget :-D

More tomorrow,it's good to be back on it.
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #4099 on: December 07, 2013, 03:24:14 AM »
That's really funny.

We're always putting money into race cars. More than a buck fifty. :-D

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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #4100 on: December 07, 2013, 05:54:25 AM »
Dr. G  good to know you are back at it---hmmm  baby must have so new smaller frt shoes  :-)
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #4101 on: December 08, 2013, 12:08:27 AM »
I found a dollar fifty in the front tub,that will be a significant contribution to the race budget :-D


We also found the missing big red key
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #4102 on: December 09, 2013, 06:48:04 PM »
I got the 25 inch landspeeds fitted to our front wheels. They were lent to us by Greg Watters( Maj) which is much appreciated as we were running out of money for gambling and booze and having someone provide expensive items such as these will allow us to continue to live a lifestyle to which we had become accustomed.

As usual with landspeed tyres the guys at the tyre place were all freaking out...."they've got CRACKS IN THEM"

"SEVENTY POUNDS???????? I'M NOT SURE I WANNA PUT SEVENTY POUNDS IN THEM"

"WHERE DID YOU FIND TYRES THIS OLD???????"


It turns out the date stamp on one of the tyres was 2284....Yeah, June 1984!

So I get them home and measure them, 638mm as opposed to the front runners we had at 664mm, so I need to drop the front end 13mm.

End of transmission.
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #4103 on: December 09, 2013, 06:57:54 PM »
...It turns out the date stamp on one of the tyres was 2284...So I get them home and measure them, 638mm ...

Interesting, according to Goodyear's site....

http://www.racegoodyear.com/tires/pdf/Dirt_web_2013R3.pdf

.... they should be 24.8 inches or 630 mm if you speak metric  8-).   Maybe the 630 came out 638 for your tires since the booze fund wasn't empty  :evil:.

My old 2030's, no longer available, have 26 inches on the sidewall but measure about 24.75.  I'm wondering if the old 2030's are now just called the 2284's?

Ok go back to the booze and gambling and I enjoyed the B'ville youtube video I found the other day with you in it,

Sum
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #4104 on: December 09, 2013, 07:55:46 PM »
Burt's tyres had cracks and he went close to 200.

Use them. 84 was a good year. :-D :-D

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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #4105 on: December 09, 2013, 10:20:56 PM »
Yes, it certainly was. My first trip to Bonneville that year. Changed the direction of my life Instantly...

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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #4106 on: December 09, 2013, 10:54:52 PM »
Makes sense Sum. 70psi minimum I see. Paul, it's changed us all.
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #4107 on: December 10, 2013, 08:38:09 AM »
I got the 25 inch landspeeds fitted to our front wheels. .....
"WHERE DID YOU FIND TYRES THIS OLD???????"


It turns out the date stamp on one of the tyres was 2284....Yeah, June 1984!

So I get them home and measure them, 638mm as opposed to the front runners we had at 664mm, so I need to drop the front end 13mm.

End of transmission.

http://www.nwr4racing.com/goodyear-drag-racing-tires/landspeed/hard-2284-250-x-45-15

don't think that's the date stamp.... I doubt LSR tires require a date stamp but I will look at mine sometime to check... 2284, tire type
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #4108 on: December 10, 2013, 08:35:12 PM »
Hey....
Where did my stars go?
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #4109 on: December 10, 2013, 08:47:03 PM »
Have Googs smack you with a 2x4.... your stars will appear




or read some of the other threads  :cheers:
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