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Offline grumm441

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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #4980 on: February 17, 2016, 02:42:02 AM »

As a lead guitarist I can attest it is possible to play, sing and think about something entirely unrelated at a gig...... So much so that if you suddenly think " hang on where am I? " that it is safer to immediately return to what you were previously thinking about before the anxious conscious mind overwhelmes muscle memory and it all goes to Subaru....


Yep. I've seen some funny Subaru happen at some of your gigs.
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #4981 on: February 17, 2016, 03:22:44 AM »
I played a set one night with a series of Bettie Page videos playing on the flat screen behind the bar.
Muscle memory . . .

hey guys, can you turn the football off?
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #4982 on: February 17, 2016, 04:42:07 AM »

 I'm figuring that following on the design cues of using every single tiny bit of the Canberra and F86 tanks that we could (reversing the piece that forms the roll cage cap, using the very tip as the scoop) that a 1:5 scale piece of the Canberra would make perfect blisters for the heads of the new motor to fit within the cowl.


OK, I like the idea but being a thermoplastic I would suggest we don't do that as by the end of the run it will be shaped more like a used condom than a blister...

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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #4983 on: February 17, 2016, 04:47:33 AM »

 I'm figuring that following on the design cues of using every single tiny bit of the Canberra and F86 tanks that we could (reversing the piece that forms the roll cage cap, using the very tip as the scoop) that a 1:5 scale piece of the Canberra would make perfect blisters for the heads of the new motor to fit within the cowl.


OK, I like the idea but being a thermoplastic I would suggest we don't do that as by the end of the run it will be shaped more like a used condom than a blister...


I'd be flopping a fibreglass off them I reckon.......
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #4984 on: February 17, 2016, 05:34:16 AM »
Hmmm...

You did a pretty good job bashing out the blisters at the axle junction, could you do the same out of a piece of aluminium? Haven't used plastic yet on the car and I am loathe to do so at this late stage.

The blister is all very well and good as a shape on its own but remember the junction to the bodywork needs to be smooth too (radius of 500mm?) to minimise drag. This can be bog.

I'll be there in April so let me have a look then!!!

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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #4985 on: February 17, 2016, 07:34:01 AM »
What dimensions are those blisters?.
One never knows what lurks here in SA. :wink:

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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #4986 on: February 17, 2016, 08:22:45 AM »
I played a set one night with a series of Bettie Page videos playing on the flat screen behind the bar.
Muscle memory . . .

hey guys, can you turn the football off?

That never happens.

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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #4987 on: February 25, 2016, 04:27:33 AM »
we set off this morning



we just did 13 hours and we're in Port Augusta.....
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #4988 on: February 25, 2016, 04:31:14 AM »
What dimensions are those blisters?.
One never knows what lurks here in SA. :wink:

Not sure yet, I'll be in Oz in April and will help assess an appropriate design response to the engine size.

Also need to check the scoop situation.

Some other things I'd like to tidy up too.

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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #4989 on: February 25, 2016, 11:28:05 AM »
Good Grief!! I think Grumm MIGHT ACTUALLY BE SMILING in that shot, James...... :-D

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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #4990 on: February 25, 2016, 01:33:12 PM »
Nah, I'd say he's trying to sneak a fart while Goggs isn't looking.  Too bad -- the camera sees all, knows all. :evil:
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #4991 on: February 25, 2016, 04:13:19 PM »
Looks like Goggs just took a hit up the side of the head right then & liked it!  :mrgreen:
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #4992 on: March 03, 2016, 09:05:39 PM »
I've just been to the end of the earth and now I'm coming back, I may never be the same again.
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #4993 on: March 03, 2016, 09:12:33 PM »
Wudda ya mean? You never were the same.  :roll:  :cheers: Wayno

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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #4994 on: March 03, 2016, 10:23:55 PM »
LOL............. the same as WHAT!! :-D :evil: 8-) :dhorse:
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