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Offline Speed Limit 1000

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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #5145 on: June 06, 2016, 07:18:45 AM »
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #5146 on: June 07, 2016, 05:18:00 AM »
Just got a call from Johnboy, he's got the package, it was just a block away.   :cheers:

I sure appreciate the integrity of the gentleman who received it by mistake, he went the extra mile to find the owner.

Thanks to all involved, Don

the extra 1.6 kilometres.... :roll:
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #5147 on: June 18, 2016, 07:39:22 PM »

SoS crew.....Wanted to let you know that, your benefactor, Robin is at Wilmington this weekend.
I have seen her at Maxton, here in Wilmington and taken many pictures but never introduced myself to her.
I saw her at the drivers meeting this morning and did do the intro thing. After that was out of the way, I told her how COOL what she did for you guys. She was extremely modest about it and said that she had followed you guys from the beginning and admired what you have done and just wanted to be a small part of it.
The modesty really blew me away. GOOD on her and GOOD for you guys.

You can see her 1986 E/STR in my ECTA link:

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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #5148 on: June 19, 2016, 04:37:16 PM »
We have a decal that the Reverend designed on our car as a tribute to WH700 the Canberra bomber that our tank came from. We are just discussing at the Colonel's suggestion a similar thing of Robin's 1986.

Don't worry, we are still pinching ourselves. :cheers:
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #5149 on: June 19, 2016, 04:40:24 PM »
Let this now be known as the Robin Dripp global initiative!  :cheers: :cheers:
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #5150 on: June 21, 2016, 06:33:52 AM »
Let me say it.

With great power comes great responsibility......

We are going to get that record, it is our responsibility now.........
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #5151 on: June 21, 2016, 08:12:41 AM »
Let me say it.

With great power comes great responsibility......

We are going to get that record, it is our responsibility now.........

At this point, there is no doubt.

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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #5152 on: June 21, 2016, 09:40:05 AM »
Is it a D or an E engine & what's the Ozzy record?
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #5153 on: June 21, 2016, 04:42:05 PM »


Pay attention Gyde! or I'll box yer ears!!!

E motor.

Aus record is us at 215.041

Bonneville Kelly and Hall 236.xxx ( I tried to look it up just then, the SCTA site is ^@%$^%$!)

So that's 21mph, that's a lot.....but the spreadsheets say we need 420 to 440hp to get there and we've got a little more than that. I just need to change my driving style from "trying to break the car" to something a little more along the lines of "lets get this thing over the line".........
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #5154 on: June 21, 2016, 04:43:10 PM »
Let me say it.

With great power comes great responsibility......

We are going to get that record, it is our responsibility now.........

At this point, there is no doubt.

 :cheers:  :cheers:  :cheers:

....as a point of comprehension I couldn't agree more. :dhorse:
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #5155 on: June 21, 2016, 08:13:53 PM »


Pay attention Gyde! or I'll box yer ears!!!

E motor.

Aus record is us at 215.041

Bonneville Kelly and Hall 236.xxx ( I tried to look it up just then, the SCTA site is ^@%$^%$!)

So that's 21mph, that's a lot.....but the spreadsheets say we need 420 to 440hp to get there and we've got a little more than that. I just need to change my driving style from "trying to break the car" to something a little more along the lines of "lets get this thing over the line".........
LMAO!  :dhorse: I don't commit too much to memory, wots yer name again!! :?
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #5156 on: June 22, 2016, 05:53:51 PM »
I.m not surprised, at your age
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #5157 on: June 23, 2016, 12:00:37 AM »
Goggs got me by one. :-P
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #5158 on: July 14, 2016, 06:24:38 AM »

Bonneville Kelly and Hall 236.xxx ( I tried to look it up just then, the SCTA site is ^@%$^%$!)


Kelly and Hall record is 236.431 mph (380.5 kph).

I think we should be targeting a nice round number like 248.548mph (400kph)

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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #5159 on: July 14, 2016, 10:03:22 AM »
Bonneville record is 276.
You might want to look at cleaning up some drag. You could go to a skinny wheel n tire (tyre 4 U) combo on the front, there's MPH to be had there plus cleaning up the air on the back side of the axles.
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