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Offline grumm441

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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #4500 on: June 15, 2014, 03:10:52 AM »

you guys don't know what real hardwood is.... :roll: :roll:

We got hardwood so hard it doesn't even burn.  :-D
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #4501 on: June 15, 2014, 03:32:49 AM »

you guys don't know what real hardwood is.... :roll: :roll:

We got hardwood so hard it doesn't even burn.  :-D
G

Yep dont i know it , melted aluminium all around and the block of red gum under the anvil is still intact ,

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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #4502 on: June 15, 2014, 04:37:46 PM »

you guys don't know what real hardwood is.... :roll: :roll:

We got hardwood so hard it doesn't even burn.  :-D
G

Yep dont i know it , melted aluminium all around and the block of red gum under the anvil is still intact ,

Redgum?

that's softwood!

We framed our mudbrick house at Rushworth with ironbark. If you tried to drive a nail into it without drilling a hole the nail would curl up about half way in, not just bend, but collapse, sometimes in a perfect circle and be hissing hot. It sinks, we had stakes for trees and you could keep the dogs busy by throwing a piece of one into a dam, they'd swim round and round looking for it..... Termites can't touch the heartwood but there was one variety of borer that could eat it and they were about 3/4 inch across, they'd leave a perfectly smooth hole, I think their teeth were made from a goatskneesium/tungsten/stellite compound.

did I tell you about the time when..........
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #4503 on: June 16, 2014, 01:09:04 AM »
OK, OK, the hardwood floor order is cancelled.

Goggles, how much ironbark can you fit in your carry on?

We need 1600 square feet, 3/4" thick.

Don't forget your drill bits.   :cheers:

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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #4504 on: June 16, 2014, 01:51:28 AM »
At 1.1+ g/cm3 that's over three tonnes, so I'll need about 155 extra bags at $75.

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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #4505 on: June 16, 2014, 02:10:17 AM »
Thanks Gogs, I knew I could count on you.   :cheers:

When should I tell the wife that you'll be done with the floor?

By the way, shouldn't you sheetrock the ceiling and walls before you put the floor down.

Can't wait to see you,  Don 

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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #4506 on: June 16, 2014, 07:18:51 AM »
You could build an Ark that floats and then........... :-D

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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #4507 on: June 16, 2014, 07:45:50 AM »
Mike I've got pretty much one of  EVERY type of friend, but not two, that knocks the ark idea on the head. :wink:
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #4508 on: June 16, 2014, 08:01:41 AM »
You could build an Ark that floats and then........... :-D

I've got a story about the ark, and Zebra's and Aardvarks
Next time I've had a drink.....
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #4509 on: June 19, 2014, 02:30:51 AM »
I would like to alert any DLRA members that I have found an insurer who will cover entrants at US events as part of a general travel insurance policy. They can also make all general travel bookings. There are discounts for DLRA members. This is gooooooood news. :cheers:
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #4510 on: June 19, 2014, 07:06:30 PM »
You put in the hard work and you get rewarded.
How many calls did that take?.

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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #4511 on: June 21, 2014, 04:11:40 PM »
I got sent in the right direction by Dave Hinds ,drag racer, pit cook, photographer , wine buff, head gasket repaired and all round good guy....
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #4512 on: June 25, 2014, 09:30:48 AM »
Ok... whilst Dr G heads east to the west, news here from the westerest is that we cannot really afford the time or money to head back home to Oz this year, so we decided to blow what we had on this!

Any guesses to its pedigree?

Won't be a salt goer but wont be a trailer queen either. Planning to do a modest resto and hop up (hint it has a 1172 cc sidevalve with aftermarket twin carbs...) and then use it to travel to some shows and some classic rallies which seem to happen every weekend here when the sun is shining (yes both of them).

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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #4513 on: June 25, 2014, 09:41:36 AM »
No, don't tell me.  It's a 1972 Cadillac Coupe DeVille, right?
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #4514 on: June 25, 2014, 10:20:01 AM »
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