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Offline tauruck

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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #4110 on: December 10, 2013, 09:01:16 PM »
 :-D :cheers:

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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #4111 on: December 11, 2013, 03:14:11 PM »
That explains why you still have stars
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #4112 on: December 11, 2013, 06:44:58 PM »
Dr G
when you said they were 1984 vintage i thought wow, long time between production runs , and they were brought from very different sources
one from Jegs and one (that i would believe was old ) from North terrace tires
penny drops now ...2284 is the size code

Did they get the direction right ?


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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #4113 on: December 11, 2013, 06:48:22 PM »
Remember to switch the directions south of the equator.
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #4114 on: December 11, 2013, 07:56:09 PM »
oh %^@#$@#%$&%@ :x

I forgot, I guess there are 4 possible outcomes.

both correct, either of two incorrect, both incorrect.

I'll pay three to one that they are both wrong, anyone wanna bet?

How much does it matter when they are non-powered?
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

Yeah , implied in my answer Bob, now at least if I have to go back I can show them the spec sheet....and the bit where it says "70psi minimum"


In other news they may not even be necessary, If the in-fighting at the DLRA keeps up we may not even have a meet.

I am known for spouting one of my favorite idioms from my time playing in bands. In a band there is plenty of time to cook up conflict unrelated to the music, my favorite answer to everything was "shut up and play yer guitar" it pertains to people sticking to what they're good at, and minding their own business. It seems that with one salt meet a year too many people have too much time to let their little brains rattle around inside their heads and get all confused about what is important.

There is another adage.

The box full of stuff on the top shelf.

Sometimes it is better to just leave that box up there, it is usually heavy, overfull and if you haven't needed anything out of it for a while then best to leave it unperturbed. The alternative is to try and move it, spill it everywhere as it falls all around you and breaks everything in it, and lots of stuff under it.........The only thing that confirms is?.....Is what you don't have anymore. :roll:

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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #4115 on: December 11, 2013, 07:57:13 PM »
That explains why you still have stars
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ah gold!
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #4116 on: December 11, 2013, 08:24:19 PM »
That explains why you still have stars
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ah gold!

Yep, that one

It's not a date code, there is normally no date code on those things, it's a production code so you know what tyre it is.

Have Googs smack you with a 2x4.... your stars will appear




or read some of the other threads  :cheers:

In Australia it's a 90 x 45

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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #4117 on: December 11, 2013, 09:47:31 PM »
That explains why you still have stars
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ah gold!

Looks yellowish to me.   :-D

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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #4118 on: December 12, 2013, 12:58:49 AM »
I'll pay three to one that they are both wrong, anyone wanna bet?

As you were .

I'll put $100 on that thanks, impossible for them both to be wrong, they need to be mounted opposite to each other, if they both look wrong you got them on the wrong side of the car :p

Bit like the Irish builders.

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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #4119 on: December 12, 2013, 05:32:32 AM »
To be sure Seamus,did you not consider we have a right and left front wheel?........we owe ya three hundred bucks anyways.
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #4120 on: December 12, 2013, 08:50:01 AM »
Just curious, how or why, do you have a RIGHT and LEFT wheel?????? Inquiring minds want to know. :-D Color me stupid.

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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #4121 on: December 12, 2013, 10:13:05 AM »
It's part of the British influence placed in the culture years ago.

Near Side and Off Side so you can tell which side of the car you are working on.   :evil:

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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #4122 on: December 12, 2013, 12:18:28 PM »
To be sure Seamus,did you not consider we have a right and left front wheel

I did consider that; else your car would fall over.....or at least be a trike.

They recon us Queenslanders are steady.

don'chuworryboutdat.....
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #4123 on: December 12, 2013, 02:14:05 PM »
Just curious, how or why, do you have a RIGHT and LEFT wheel?????? Inquiring minds want to know. :-D Color me stupid.

Ron

It's to do with chirality, we have left and right handed air.
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #4124 on: December 12, 2013, 05:33:50 PM »
Just curious, how or why, do you have a RIGHT and LEFT wheel?????? Inquiring minds want to know. :-D Color me stupid.

Ron

Ron, Goodyear wants you to mount the tires on the wheels in a particular direction based on the which side they are on.  

It is explained down the page past the pictures of the tires here ..

http://purplesagetradingpost.com/sumner/bvillecar/construction%20page-11.html

...and I'm sure you can find other references also,

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