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Offline grumm441

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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #5025 on: April 03, 2016, 12:40:13 AM »
Meh
I just pulled one of my sheds down. now I can see the sky in my backyard.
My darling Corinne reckons (Aussie slang for "says") i have a mess, and the shed she let me have isn't big enough
When was a shed ever big enough, and it's not mess, it's just stuff I haven't used yet.
As for dust and metal filings.....
there's more of that in my house than in the new shed

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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #5026 on: April 04, 2016, 02:48:30 AM »
 
    Graham
                When will you release the new engine?   Doc says you have it.
                There is an engine bay that needs to be filled.
 
                 Bones

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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #5027 on: April 04, 2016, 04:09:26 AM »
 
    Graham
                When will you release the new engine?   Doc says you have it.
                There is an engine bay that needs to be filled.
 
                 Bones

He's not ready
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #5028 on: April 04, 2016, 06:22:46 AM »
 
    Graham
                When will you release the new engine?   Doc says you have it.
                There is an engine bay that needs to be filled.
 
                 Bones

....are you insane?

you saw my shed.........

What I need is the engine plate. two more weeks and the Reverend will be here, btw, Colonel you and 'er have to come up for the night, we can have canapes around the tank it's the 23rd...........
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #5029 on: April 09, 2016, 02:56:20 AM »

I get an email from our man in Preston...

So , rough dimensions

from the back face of the block to the front of the block, 440 mm
front face of the block to the end of the water pump pulley, 180mm ( the
water pump has a 30 mm spacer on it that we might be able to lose)
the other thing about the water pump on a chev is that it is almost an
after thought bolted on the front of the block. we could run an electric
pump
front face of the block to the front of the bottom pulley, 210mm
total length   650mm

the center line of the crank shaft is level with the bottom face of the
block unlike the commodore motor

bottom face of the block to the bottom of the sump 180mm
bottom face of the block the the top of the injectors  590mm ( this
doesn't allow for an air gap above the injector hats)
Total height 770mm


rocker cover to rocker cover is 670mm
should've measured rocker crank center line to rocker cover. tomorrow if
i get a chance

engine mounts
they are a plate on the front face of the block
the mounting holes are about 265mm each side of the center line of the
crank and about 130 mm above the center line of the crank

We may still have to make the car longer

G




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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #5030 on: April 09, 2016, 06:38:03 AM »
Wish I had mates to have "canapes' around my liner even though I don't have a clue what they are.
You choose, mates or canapes?. :-D :-D

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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #5031 on: April 09, 2016, 08:06:56 AM »
Mike, in Australia when they say "canapes" they mean any food item served in bits too small to mean much of anything so the ingestors (like that new word?) can keep talking while simultaneously eating.

Like whiskey-flavored lozenges, for instance. :-D
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #5032 on: April 09, 2016, 03:23:44 PM »
I know most of you monkeys have trouble with the jargon so give this a trot & see how it feels. :-D
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #5033 on: April 09, 2016, 03:43:30 PM »
I'm confused.  Nothing new there, but it seems like they dubbed the Parliament House audio archive feed over a football game.
"Problems are almost always a sign of progress."  Harold Bettes
Well, I guess we're making a LOT of progress . . .  :roll:

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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #5034 on: April 09, 2016, 08:07:10 PM »
I know most of you monkeys have trouble with the jargon so give this a trot & see how it feels. :-D
  Sid.


I was wondering why Slim's language filter didn't work on the vid
but moving on, as with most things in Australia, our language has been out sourced
pay careful attention to the made in China, Aussie barbecue tools

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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #5035 on: April 10, 2016, 12:09:52 AM »
Canapes might have come from California.  My mother served them to us hungry kids as a snack about 50 or more years ago.  Crackers with a little piece of cheese and sausage on top or mayo with capers, pickle, and sardines or tuna.  A lot of the time there were toothpicks in the canapĂ©s.  Proper etiquette was to lift the canapĂ© off of the plate and eat the morsel but not the toothpick.       

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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #5036 on: April 10, 2016, 01:05:13 AM »
I know most of you monkeys have trouble with the jargon so give this a trot & see how it feels. :-D
  Sid.


I was wondering why Slim's language filter didn't work on the vid
but moving on, as with most things in Australia, our language has been out sourced
pay careful attention to the made in China, Aussie barbecue tools

G

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I hear you're having another boat problem.
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #5037 on: April 10, 2016, 02:35:35 AM »
No
I don't even own a boat
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #5038 on: April 10, 2016, 06:08:51 AM »
And we're a tolerant lot, till someone bigger tries to knock us over. Here's an episode of Gary The Goat, an Outback wanderer. Jimbo & Gary's Youtube channel was banned for not following guidelines. The uproar was loud enough that Youtube backed down, now we can spread the culture...

https://youtu.be/DRFVPrbIkVs

Might be relevant to the thread, Jimbo & Gary zigzag across the Outback, they're bound to show up at Speedweek one year.
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #5039 on: April 10, 2016, 04:08:44 PM »
Yeah, canned-apes are a delicious snack.....



So , rough dimensions

from the back face of the block to the front of the block, 440 mm
front face of the block to the end of the water pump pulley, 180mm ( the
water pump has a 30 mm spacer on it that we might be able to lose)
the other thing about the water pump on a chev is that it is almost an
after thought bolted on the front of the block. we could run an electric
pump
front face of the block to the front of the bottom pulley, 210mm
total length   650mm

the center line of the crank shaft is level with the bottom face of the
block unlike the commodore motor

bottom face of the block to the bottom of the sump 180mm
bottom face of the block the the top of the injectors  590mm ( this
doesn't allow for an air gap above the injector hats)
Total height 770mm


rocker cover to rocker cover is 670mm
should've measured rocker crank center line to rocker cover. tomorrow if
i get a chance

engine mounts
they are a plate on the front face of the block
the mounting holes are about 265mm each side of the center line of the
crank and about 130 mm above the center line of the crank

We may still have to make the car longer

G




That looks good, if there is anyway we can use a slightly shorter front set/ or narrower belt arrangement that would be useful...what about a double or triple v-belt?

The engine plate is a neat fit, that should be no trouble at all but what goes ahead of that may be problematic.

The car is on stands, it got a bit of a clean as it was the backdrop to Simon's little video shoot on the weekend, he made me do stuff over, and over, and over......... we had words....."mate, the butterfly will be dead by the time you catch it"........... :dhorse:

Few understand what I'm trying to do but they vastly outnumber those who understand why...................

http://thespiritofsunshine.blogspot.com/

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THE LUCKIEST MAN IN SLOW BUSINESS.