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Offline Graham in Aus

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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #4530 on: June 29, 2014, 10:10:58 PM »
Nice car Rev, interesting project.

The car world is a small one:

Peter Pellandine (one of the founders of Ashley) has an Aussie connection, he lived here for a while (late 60's - 70's) and ended up in Tassie.

Whilst here (in South Aus) he built the Pellandini a Mini based sports car:

 

Something I would love to find!  :-D

He even has a tenuous land speed link, he hoped to attempt the Steam Land Speed Record!  :-P

Around and around an inter-twined story!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Pellandine

http://archive.motorsportmagazine.com/article/june-1986/34/8e495f16-4f36-43f1-abdf-7751cb4acb97/steaming-to-a-record
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #4531 on: July 21, 2014, 11:36:59 AM »
Not much going on here so I'll mention a book I have just finished reading called Out in Front. It is the Leslie Bellamy story who did some cool mods for early UK Fords such as the Split front beam independent suspension, IRS (see illustration below). I am on the lookout for one of these units for the Ashley to give her some front end manners...

Its an interesting story, he made ordinary production cars go fast because of his understanding of the topography of the front members and made relatively simply modifications to the Prefect front end for maximum result.

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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #4532 on: August 05, 2014, 06:24:32 PM »
See if you can find an Allard and get the front end out of it.

As I recall it had a split front axle from  a Ford.

Just the heritage would make your car famous even if it didn't handle like an Allard.

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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #4533 on: August 05, 2014, 07:00:55 PM »
Ford later stole it and called it Twin I-Beam.
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #4534 on: August 05, 2014, 09:23:47 PM »
  Are those the Ford trucks that had about 30 deg. front camber?
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #4535 on: August 05, 2014, 09:51:25 PM »
  Are those the Ford trucks that had about 30 deg. front camber?
    Doug  :evil:  :cheers: :cheers: :cheers:

Depends on how much weight you have in the bed.

I had a 66 F-100 with the solid I-beams.   Had 'em stretched, ala Gene Winfield - dropped it 2-3" and we adjusted the camber while we had 'em hot.   :wink:
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #4536 on: August 06, 2014, 09:29:17 AM »
Ford later stole it and called it Twin I-Beam.

I have one.

I have included the finer points of their handling and details about their roadholding below.
Few understand what I'm trying to do but they vastly outnumber those who understand why...................

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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #4537 on: August 09, 2014, 02:00:21 PM »
Gee,

bad luck all on the weather at Bonneville.

Some bad news here too as I was meant to pick up the Ashley tomorrow and the owner has rung up to say that he went to get it tidied up for collection and found that a brick wall has collapsed onto it!!!!!!!!!!!

Broken windscreen, broken side glass, damaged A piller...

What I liked about it was that it had all these bits in good order.

He offered another as a replacement (this one with a dashboard) but gee... I don't know. The light is flickering on this one now. Just invested and read three books on Fords too! At least I have gained some knowledge.

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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #4538 on: August 10, 2014, 04:32:24 PM »
A Subaru Brick fence fell on it?

Heaven and earth fell on Bonneville, still , right now I'm at the motel6 having a beer with Wayno, could be worse.......
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #4539 on: August 10, 2014, 04:40:17 PM »
The light is flickering on this one now. Just invested and read three books on Fords too! At least I have gained some knowledge.


Sometimes the best deal is the one not made.
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Well, I guess we're making a LOT of progress . . .  :roll:

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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #4540 on: August 10, 2014, 05:48:45 PM »
A Subaru Brick fence fell on it?

Heaven and earth fell on Bonneville, still , right now I'm at the motel6 having a beer with Wayno, could be worse.......


I am ready to open an 11th hour IPA in your honor right now! Or maybe a Surly Furious??????????? Another one you will love!

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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #4541 on: August 11, 2014, 06:25:34 AM »
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #4542 on: August 11, 2014, 04:50:12 PM »
If you play it they will come!. :-D :-D :-D

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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #4543 on: August 11, 2014, 05:05:30 PM »


Quote from: The guy's wife
  " as far as I'm concerned , you can go out in the field and play that thing til the cows come home

and who knew

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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #4544 on: August 11, 2014, 05:17:32 PM »
Thanks Grumm, that was really amusing.