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Offline Dr Goggles

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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #5190 on: September 03, 2016, 05:12:52 PM »
That was the first thing I thought, just not sure that there is enough material....working on it.
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #5191 on: September 03, 2016, 07:32:55 PM »
OK we got the Lakewood and the Greek coupler from Don and Sid.

Was the little red twin engine tank still in the scatter shield?

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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #5192 on: September 03, 2016, 08:10:48 PM »
Yes, Grumm is just measuring up, we should be getting started on that soon :roll:
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #5193 on: September 03, 2016, 09:30:58 PM »
Yes, Grumm is just measuring up, we should be getting started on that soon :roll:

Hey, it was for inspiration.

If two V-8 engines can fit into a tank that small, one V-6 should be a piece of cake.   :evil:

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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #5194 on: September 03, 2016, 10:18:53 PM »
That was the first thing I thought, just not sure that there is enough material....working on it.

IMHO there's enough meat but I would get it heat treated before shoving it up the Greek, it's probably pretty soft right now.
What's the rear housing & what's your trans so I can Google it to see? I originally thought you had a Muncie.
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #5195 on: September 04, 2016, 10:39:56 AM »
Sid,
     Pages 196-198 have a bit of info on their tranny build.
Maybe somewhere else too but I got tired of lookin.  
  
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #5196 on: September 04, 2016, 01:02:45 PM »
Yeah, I don't have the time to hunt it down either, there's a lot of gum flapping to dig through back there.
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #5197 on: September 04, 2016, 08:46:14 PM »
Gum flapping...... :cheers:

not me I might add. :wink:
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #5198 on: September 12, 2016, 03:57:27 AM »
Yeah, I don't have the time to hunt it down either, there's a lot of gum flapping to dig through back there.
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #5199 on: September 13, 2016, 07:00:44 AM »
Yeah, I don't have the time to hunt it down either, there's a lot of gum flapping to dig through back there.
  Sid.

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By whom?

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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #5200 on: September 13, 2016, 07:08:49 PM »
Yeah, I don't have the time to hunt it down either, there's a lot of gum flapping to dig through back there.
  Sid.

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By whom?

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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #5201 on: September 28, 2016, 02:06:01 AM »
Just read a e-mail from Adelaide where Gretchen is staying.  It is pretty rough there with a category 2 cyclone.  Hopefully all of you and the belly tank are safe.

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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #5202 on: September 28, 2016, 04:38:27 AM »
Expecting it here in the early hours  ,
sounds like they got hit good with no power back on for quite a few hours yet ,

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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #5203 on: September 28, 2016, 05:25:05 AM »
Best wishes and safety for you all. :cheers:

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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #5204 on: September 28, 2016, 07:09:34 AM »
The less good news is that there's a little more slop in in the output shaft fit up than we're comfortable with, our box has the same 27 spline shaft as the 10 bolt pinion, the Greek is Turbo 400 size...they weren't meant to be lovers......



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