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Offline maj

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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #4395 on: March 16, 2014, 03:40:03 PM »
Dont forget the different DA at Gairdiner
I can feel the difference quite clearly
not counting the hp difference you would get, i figure 10-15 mph speed difference on a turbo bike (compensated for hp difference)
How the total drag/hp could apply to the SOS  is something for the more mathematically inclined than i

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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #4396 on: March 16, 2014, 03:44:43 PM »
So many numbers, speaking of which
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #4397 on: March 16, 2014, 05:51:14 PM »
Is it St Patrick Day down there already.....  :cheers: 
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #4398 on: March 16, 2014, 06:07:03 PM »
Yep, I guess.  Happy Birthday to you, Stainless.  Many happy returns of the day, okay?
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #4399 on: March 16, 2014, 06:23:42 PM »
Wow - a star-crossed journey in some ways, yet as you mentioned, a point on a graph - a star to steer by, if you will.

Doc, you've often said you and the SOS team have been "lucky".  But every journey is a fishing trip.  It's not necessarily the size of the fish, or the number you brought home on your stringer, but what you've learned.

Tres over deuces is still a pretty good hand.  Let it ride.

That number on the graph will be critical to further development of this combination. 

And as to the fruit inspector - I've owned a couple of F-100s over the years, and I have an excellent visual as to how what you described happened. 

And I think it's hilarious. 

Well played.

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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #4400 on: March 16, 2014, 08:46:45 PM »

And as to the fruit inspector - I've owned a couple of F-100s over the years, and I have an excellent visual as to how what you described happened. 

And I think it's hilarious. 

Well played.
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Ok, here is the kicker.

You probably all thought I dramatised it a little

On our way home we took the same route and it was Saturday at about 11am when we passed the fruit inspection point near Renmark, where they only inspect you heading west.

We were in high spirits and as we cast our glance over to the inspection station who should we see , momentarily distracted from the task at hand, looking somewhat angrily our way?

Yes, our man with the bump on his head.We laughed even harder than we had a week before.

 I am just about to look it up on Google maps so I can get the address , so I can send one of our postcards to "the guy with the bump on his head".

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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #4401 on: March 16, 2014, 10:08:17 PM »
James, I wish you guys went out to the salt more often.

That was good reading. Thanks man. :cheers: :cheers: :cheers:

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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #4402 on: March 18, 2014, 12:07:23 AM »
Here is an interesting video, you can have a close look, a very close look at the DLRA's new timing system at about 1.39.....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kno02BFLxd0&feature=share
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #4403 on: March 19, 2014, 06:00:21 PM »
A very close look

It looks like we got the name wrong on the t shirts
or did you enter the wrong car?
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #4404 on: March 19, 2014, 07:52:05 PM »
You got hosed.
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #4405 on: March 20, 2014, 12:55:12 AM »
A very close look

It looks like we got the name wrong on the t shirts
or did you enter the wrong car?
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It'd be funny if it was funny,it'd be really funny.
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #4406 on: March 20, 2014, 03:17:06 AM »
I think it's funnier than a very fun thing
I was also reading the minutes of the AGM
Disappointingly, my name was only spelled incorrectly once?
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #4407 on: March 20, 2014, 04:37:31 AM »
I was also reading the minutes of the AGM

Are you ok?

I knew you were bored but...       
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #4408 on: March 20, 2014, 05:36:40 AM »
I was also reading the minutes of the AGM

Are you ok?

I knew you were bored but...       

Although, i think they shouldn't be called minutes...
perhaps hours
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #4409 on: March 20, 2014, 11:26:11 AM »
Mark, we built a whole new plant just for you.

We're waiting. No Spigot required.

Forget about those Australians man.

We're Blue Oval guys. :-D :-D