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Offline Dr Goggles

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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #4680 on: November 30, 2014, 05:43:30 PM »
 I had thought about an offset grind 262, hadn't discussed it with G
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #4681 on: December 01, 2014, 12:26:25 AM »
Graham, there is always the option of figuring out what you need and having it made.  That used to be a very expensive way to go.  It is a lot more economical now due to advances in machine tool control.

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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #4682 on: December 01, 2014, 02:14:46 PM »
Colonel, time to change your byline back to "Victoria's car theft capital".....Sunshine doesn't even get a mention.......

http://www.theage.com.au/national/car-thefts-surge-with-a-19-per-cent-increase-in-victoria-20141201-11xsbm.html
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #4683 on: December 02, 2014, 02:39:19 PM »

Makes sense for cheap parts availability, but if you're building from scratch around a 4" bore, a 3" stroke in a 6 cylinder E engine doesn't.

Have you considered taking off .020 in an offset grind on a 4.3 crank?  Puts you right at the class limit.  :roll:


I don't really want to be right on the class limit with the 4" bore. if we (Goggles) break it and I have to rebore , it could be a problem

Graham, there is always the option of figuring out what you need and having it made.  That used to be a very expensive way to go.  It is a lot more economical now due to advances in machine tool control.

It may be more economical in the USA, but it's still not here
With a Chev . I can use off the shelf V8 parts form the bellhousing to the water pump. Only big $$ thing is the crank.
If we had 4" more room we could look at a really short stroke V8.

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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #4684 on: December 02, 2014, 07:58:08 PM »
You are right, Graham.  Custom stuff does take time to make and that can be a big issue if it needs to go halfway across the world to get to you.  Not always.  The specially made suspension items made by Ikon in Albury, NSW, get to me quicker and with less trouble than any suspension builder I have found over here.

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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #4685 on: December 02, 2014, 10:12:32 PM »
Colonel, time to change your byline back to "Victoria's car theft capital".....Sunshine doesn't even get a mention.......


"Sunshine doesn't even get a mention"  :? Explanation?

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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #4686 on: December 03, 2014, 02:11:05 AM »
You are right, Graham.  Custom stuff does take time to make and that can be a big issue if it needs to go halfway across the world to get to you.  Not always.  The specially made suspension items made by Ikon in Albury, NSW, get to me quicker and with less trouble than any suspension builder I have found over here.

Yep
I've got them or Koni's on most of my bikes
We were getting them to do custom stuff for scooters
Good product, although they always seem too heavy in the springs.
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #4687 on: December 03, 2014, 04:24:22 PM »
Colonel, time to change your byline back to "Victoria's car theft capital".....Sunshine doesn't even get a mention.......


"Sunshine doesn't even get a mention"  :? Explanation?

figures on car thefts in suburbs of Melbourne, Preston was as Graham formerly called it "Victoria's car theft capital"...he took it down when it appeatred more cars were being stolen in Sunshine than anywhere else.......well, these figured prove Preston is back............
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #4688 on: December 03, 2014, 07:13:06 PM »
Colonel, time to change your byline back to "Victoria's car theft capital".....Sunshine doesn't even get a mention.......


"Sunshine doesn't even get a mention"  :? Explanation?

figures on car thefts in suburbs of Melbourne, Preston was as Graham formerly called it "Victoria's car theft capital"...he took it down when it appeatred more cars were being stolen in Sunshine than anywhere else.......well, these figured prove Preston is back............

Thank you for clearing that up. Totally makes sense, just a bragging right issue.   :roll:

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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #4689 on: December 03, 2014, 07:24:23 PM »
Colonel, time to change your byline back to "Victoria's car theft capital".....Sunshine doesn't even get a mention.......


"Sunshine doesn't even get a mention"  :? Explanation?

figures on car thefts in suburbs of Melbourne, Preston was as Graham formerly called it "Victoria's car theft capital"...he took it down when it appeatred more cars were being stolen in Sunshine than anywhere else.......well, these figured prove Preston is back............

Thank you for clearing that up. Totally makes sense, just a bragging right issue.   :roll:

I was talking to guy who lives in Castlemaine. (country Victoria)  He used to be able to leave his keys in the car and his house unlocked. Someone stole his car and set it on fire the other day. He was in the shop because his bike wouldn't run. Some one had put sugar in the tank.

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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #4690 on: December 03, 2014, 08:31:39 PM »
I don't get it - I'm driving the right car, but every morning, I go out to the garage, and it's still there . . .

http://www.jsonline.com/news/crime/after-years-of-decline-auto-thefts-soar-in-milwaukee-b99326624z1-270497021.html
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #4691 on: December 04, 2014, 02:31:35 AM »
Colonel, time to change your byline back to "Victoria's car theft capital".....Sunshine doesn't even get a mention.......


"Sunshine doesn't even get a mention"  :? Explanation?

figures on car thefts in suburbs of Melbourne, Preston was as Graham formerly called it "Victoria's car theft capital"...he took it down when it appeatred more cars were being stolen in Sunshine than anywhere else.......well, these figured prove Preston is back............

Thank you for clearing that up. Totally makes sense, just a bragging right issue.   :roll:

I was talking to guy who lives in Castlemaine. (country Victoria)  He used to be able to leave his keys in the car and his house unlocked. Someone stole his car and set it on fire the other day. He was in the shop because his bike wouldn't run. Some one had put sugar in the tank.

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Three years I paid insurance on that Commodore, I would have been happy if they just set it on fire, however stealing it first so it didn't kill the lawn woulda been a nice touch.

Castlemaine hey, who'da thought there'd be anything worth stealing up there..... :evil:
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #4692 on: December 04, 2014, 03:07:13 PM »

Castlemaine hey, who'da thought there'd be anything worth stealing up there..... :evil:

Apparently there is not much to do there when your young or unemployed apart from using ice and stealing stuff
and putting sugar in Ducati fuel tanks when you can't steal them
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #4693 on: December 07, 2014, 02:07:27 PM »
Colonel, time to change your byline back to "Victoria's car theft capital".....Sunshine doesn't even get a mention.......


"Sunshine doesn't even get a mention"  :? Explanation?

figures on car thefts in suburbs of Melbourne, Preston was as Graham formerly called it "Victoria's car theft capital"...he took it down when it appeatred more cars were being stolen in Sunshine than anywhere else.......well, these figured prove Preston is back............

I read theft and Sunshine, Thought Spirit of Sunshine, much relieved.  :-P

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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #4694 on: December 07, 2014, 02:54:45 PM »

I read theft and Sunshine, Thought Spirit of Sunshine, much relieved.  :-P

It's fine
Parked under a tree at a mysterious location.
Not Sunshine or Preston
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