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Offline Dr Goggles

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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #5010 on: March 29, 2016, 06:34:17 AM »
A steering rack arrived in the mail today from a good friend in Kansas.....


In other news I spoke to Ian powell who did the dyno work on our most recent motor.....he'd already heard about the new motor through the grapevine, over the next couple of weeks we'll get it up to him in shepparton so he can build the various bits he needs to get it on his tailshaft dyno, from there we'll make a start.

Today I tidied up the shed, sheesh, I sure know how to make a mess.....
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 #5011 on: March 29, 2016, 06:43:27 AM »
All good news IMO James.

Great to hear you're making headway. :cheers:
About the mess????. Is that a challenge?. :-D.
That record is mine and it's going to take some doing. :cheers: :cheers: :cheers:
You don't see it coming and suddenly it's there.

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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #5012 on: March 29, 2016, 07:11:03 AM »
Nah, you do resin, your idea of a mess would be clinically clean in my book......your mess would be a dribble on my boots.......
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #5013 on: March 29, 2016, 07:27:25 AM »
I weld, cut pipes, grind and there's a pile of steel off cuts that weighs a few tons here you haven't seen. :-D :-D :-D :-D

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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #5014 on: March 31, 2016, 03:06:46 AM »
Hey tauruck
         
        Dr Goggles' place is a mess--- he has WOOD in the garage. A nice size table saw right in the doorway
       and everything is covered in saw dust!!!! :-D

           cheers     Bones

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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #5015 on: March 31, 2016, 04:08:48 AM »
Listen to the man.

Wood I tells ya. :cry:
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #5016 on: March 31, 2016, 07:31:47 AM »



Ohhh wait, I know what the prize is:    A pissed off wife when I'm working on race stuff instead of "home improvements" . . . . . . . .

Maybe I need a better life plan . . . . . . .    :dhorse:

 :cheers: :cheers: :cheers:
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Someone once asked what my wife thought about spending money on the race stuff. I told them that she said if I spent one more nickle on it she was leaving...
I still have a nice set of Mikuni flat slides :cheers:

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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #5017 on: March 31, 2016, 08:47:52 AM »

Someone once asked what my wife thought about spending money on the race stuff. I told them that she said if I spent one more nickle on it she was leaving...
I still have a nice set of Mikuni flat slides :cheers:

Johnboy

And at a bargain price!  :cheers:

Doc, we're in the same boat.  The winter has seen the Pommy Pigmy Playhouse fall into a state of disrepair with scattered tools, metal shavings, newly acquired B-block with sundries and road salt slurry that's dripped from the truck from another Wisconsin winter of halite hell.  I elected to burn a vacation day today and get it to the point I can traverse the threshold of the service door to the snow blower without tactical rappelling equipment.

I recall you quoting your mum a while back - something to the effect of "If you don't know what to do next, clean something" . . .
"Problems are almost always a sign of progress."  Harold Bettes
Well, I guess we're making a LOT of progress . . .  :roll:

We are NOT rebuilding . . . We are reloading.

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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #5018 on: March 31, 2016, 09:12:58 AM »
    I had a wood cutting band saw once. I put a frequency drive and a three phase motor on it and now it cuts metal. [No saw dust here since I finished the house].
        Doug  :cheers: :cheers: :cheers:
I keep going faster and faster and I don't know why. All I have to do is live and die.
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #5019 on: April 01, 2016, 01:53:44 AM »
Fordboy
     There is a prize---   at a salt lake far far away :-D
       
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #5020 on: April 01, 2016, 01:57:56 AM »
Bones, there's only wood here in the AM!.
Sorry man, I couldn't resist. :-D :-D :-D :-D


Wood has no place in LSR. When was the last time wood broke a record?.
James, get rid of that carpentry stuff!!!!. :evil: :wink:

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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #5021 on: April 01, 2016, 07:44:01 AM »
Bones, there's only wood here in the AM!.
Sorry man, I couldn't resist. :-D :-D :-D :-D


Wood has no place in LSR. When was the last time wood broke a record?.
James, get rid of that carpentry stuff!!!!. :evil: :wink:

Last time wood broke a record? That was probably me. (see avatar, the body is made of wood covered with fiberglass)  :-D Bones saw it and can testify.
Ah, this is obviously some strange usage of the word 'safe' that I wasn't previously aware of.  Douglas Adams

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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #5022 on: April 02, 2016, 02:20:25 PM »
Not having much luck lately am I ?. :-D :-D :-D
Sorry man. :oops:

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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #5023 on: April 02, 2016, 03:33:02 PM »
Heck, I thought the wood was funny at the time, and so did everyone else.  :cheers: but it did the job.
Ah, this is obviously some strange usage of the word 'safe' that I wasn't previously aware of.  Douglas Adams

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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #5024 on: April 02, 2016, 04:54:15 PM »
Heck, I thought the wood was funny at the time, and so did everyone else.  :cheers: but it did the job.

but it's not setting any records, now the Colonel on the other hand.....
Few understand what I'm trying to do but they vastly outnumber those who understand why...................

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