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Offline Harold Bettes

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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #4830 on: August 10, 2015, 01:33:00 PM »
James,

Although we have never met, please accept my sincere condolences.

The loss of your Mom must not offset the wonderful memories you can recall at will. Those memories will comfort you through the years just as she did as you were growing up and showed you love an kindness so you could become what you are today.

I truly know that Demetia and Alzheimer's are banes to our fond recollections of our loved ones. They become something that they have never been. Don't let that overcome your honor of your Mom as time passes. Eventually you will even be able to help others going through the same struggles with their loved ones by sharing your experiences and thus easing their painful journey.

The best to you and yours in your time of mourning and beyond. Just carry on mate, carry on.

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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #4831 on: August 10, 2015, 04:24:24 PM »
James (Dr.G.),

Sorry to hear of your loss. Thank God our memories last forever.

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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #4832 on: August 11, 2015, 12:33:58 AM »


    Doc,   
          so sorry to hear about your mum.

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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #4833 on: August 11, 2015, 06:20:32 AM »
My condolences to you and your family James,,,
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #4834 on: August 19, 2015, 05:54:18 PM »
James,
You and your family are in our thoughts. We never forget our mothers, especially the good ones which your's so obviously was.

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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #4835 on: August 30, 2015, 10:13:17 PM »
James, Sandra made a seafood boil for your birthday.   :cheers:
We waited for you (less than 2 seconds) gave up and ate.   :evil:
Notice the empty chair.   :-D

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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #4836 on: November 12, 2015, 09:38:54 AM »
     I have a question for my friends down under. I was just browzing an old issue of Hot Rod Magazine [Aug. 1962] and there is a small article about Salt racing in South Australia. They are running on Lake Eyre so I had to look it up on a map and it appears to be a separate lake bed from Lake Gairdner. Are there two different flat areas and is one more accesable than the other? Are both available or is one a "Holy" land or something. Just curious.
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #4837 on: November 12, 2015, 10:03:38 AM »
Give them a break Doug!!!!.
They lost the Rugby World cup to the Kiwis. :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D

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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #4838 on: November 12, 2015, 10:46:57 AM »
Doug

Before the Aussies wake up to the question #4872. 

It was the British who went to break records on Lake Eyre (Donald Campbell with CN7) and we set in motion the flooding of this arid area from '62 onwards.

Not sure how often this salt flat dries out in the modern era, but the Aussies have decided upon Lake Gairdner - a totally separate salt flat - to run fast.

Both sites are on indigenous lands and it is recorded that Donald met tribal representatives to try to get good salt in '63/'64 - see his film 'How Long a Mile'. The first 400+ mph record for weheeldriven cars was of course achieved on Lake Eyre.

[Perhaps the StS or Utah Alliance should be seeking help for Bonneville from any indigenous people in the State of Nevada?  Ooops - wrong thread!]
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #4839 on: November 12, 2015, 11:38:22 AM »
  Let's see, Rugby, is that like touch football?  :roll:
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #4840 on: November 12, 2015, 12:03:54 PM »
Naw, Rugby is a little town in North Dakota, famous for being the geographical center of North America.  You oughta have knowed that. :-D
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #4841 on: November 12, 2015, 12:51:54 PM »
   I did remember that, I used to travel there as a rep for Buick.
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #4842 on: November 12, 2015, 03:27:20 PM »
Thugby???

Yep ' they used to run on Lake Eyre
It is much harder to get to than Gairdiner
you go to the middle of no where, then drive for another day
my Dad attempted to take us there twice when we were kids but I am yet to get there
the road isn't a road, you might call it a track. It wouldn't support 100 vehicles.
And it can be closed from November to March due to summer Temperatures
And the crust is not real thick 
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-04-10/lake-eyre-plane-crash-rescue-fails/6380664

At least Lake Gairdiner has 3 toilets and two showers

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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #4843 on: January 04, 2016, 04:39:45 PM »
Well, its a new year and with a new revolution comes a few resolutions.

It's been a pretty hectic last few years for me and that has been without any racing. Not having an auto related business means occasionally between earning a living, playing music, writing and living a semblance of a normal life something has to give. We bought a 100 year old house about an hour out of Melbourne and we're frantically trying to belt it into shape, reblocked, reroofed, refloored, rewired, replumbed...its been madness.

However last week I tore the bandage off and without first consulting Grumm started a conversation with a few people about building our new motor. My part of this gig will be stretching the car about six years inches right behind the firewall. We're going to build a SBC just under the 260ci limit and according to our results and spreadsheet input we need somewhere north of 450hp@ 7500rpm .

There.
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #4844 on: January 04, 2016, 05:44:52 PM »
Why not a V-6 with a decent bore?   

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