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Offline Elmo Rodge

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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #4335 on: March 09, 2014, 11:43:59 AM »
Thanx Grumm. It is however not 'til next Friday.  :cheers: Wayno

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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #4336 on: March 10, 2014, 10:26:34 AM »
It sure is sounding sweet from the cheap seats -

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WMWPu5BjWZM

I'm trying to listen past the Doppler effect.  That seems like a steep shift into high - pitch dropped almost a major 5th.

1.23 3rd gear?
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #4337 on: March 10, 2014, 02:47:04 PM »
1.23? I wish, 1.32 from memory,sold to me as a 1.25 :cry:.... A close ratio box is so obviously needed when you're in the basement ratios that we were running last week.

The empty pit with the shade cloth in the foreground of the shot after I go past is the salubrious SOS pit,not quite the WGB.........
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #4338 on: March 10, 2014, 03:53:21 PM »
OUCH - That's a steep hole to pull out of.

You may well have had enough power, but simply fell off of the table on the gear change.

Engine sounded good from a distance - wasn't shooting ducks, anyway.
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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 #4339 on: March 10, 2014, 03:54:56 PM »
Goggs,
          Where's the report we've been so patiently waiting for?

You will be at B-ville SOS or not, right.

Back to work for you.   :-D

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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #4340 on: March 10, 2014, 04:46:31 PM »
Patience? You young bucks obviously have a different understanding of the word. I have fifteen hundred words and I'm only up to the first run :wink:
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #4341 on: March 10, 2014, 04:49:51 PM »
OUCH - That's a steep hole to pull out of.

You may well have had enough power, but simply fell off of the table on the gear change.

Engine sounded good from a distance - wasn't shooting ducks, anyway.

Yeah,it never seemed that big before, I changed at 176mph....then ,meh........
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #4342 on: March 10, 2014, 07:41:14 PM »
Give us chapters on the story, we don't need it all at once.  Will build up the drama!
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #4343 on: March 10, 2014, 07:42:24 PM »
OUCH - That's a steep hole to pull out of.

You may well have had enough power, but simply fell off of the table on the gear change.

Engine sounded good from a distance - wasn't shooting ducks, anyway.

Yeah,it never seemed that big before, I changed at 176mph....then ,meh........

So then did you get to try one of the lower gear ratios?

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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #4344 on: March 10, 2014, 08:26:48 PM »
for what its worth Goggs, on that 204 pass i watched you go by the pits and thought to self, "he's up against it",,
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #4345 on: March 10, 2014, 09:39:33 PM »
It did 186.955 with the 2:14's on Tuesday
It did 204.07 with the 2:14's on Wednsday
then 179:272 with the 2.28's on Thursday

Was running rich off it's tree all week (Aussie expression)
and I am fairly confidant that the Battery Isolator died during thursday's run
We also had some other odd failures that we fixed during the week
and there aren't many photo's because our sponsor, Competition Coatings in Coburg, gave us a really nice
silver foil cover to put over the car to keep it cool. Last year, by thursday morning, the car was too hot to touch.
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #4346 on: March 10, 2014, 09:49:59 PM »
Grumm, Were you able to smear Copper Cote on Goggles arse again?   :cheers:
« Last Edit: March 11, 2014, 12:53:34 AM by salt27 »

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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #4347 on: March 11, 2014, 12:43:40 AM »
Grumm, Were you able to smear Copper Coat on Goggles arse again?   :cheers:

Good spelling Don,and no........

Sum, we have run, 205@2.56:1@6350rpm  215@2.41:1@6350rpm
179@2.28:1 * failed run
204@2.14:1 @5285rpm
             
Few understand what I'm trying to do but they vastly outnumber those who understand why...................

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THE LUCKIEST MAN IN SLOW BUSINESS.

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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #4348 on: March 11, 2014, 12:56:46 AM »
Good spelling Don,and no........         


oops   :roll:

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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #4349 on: March 11, 2014, 02:43:34 AM »
Grumm, Were you able to smear Copper Cote on Goggles arse again?   :cheers:

What smear, I have it in a spray can
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