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Offline grumm441

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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #5235 on: December 15, 2016, 07:24:35 PM »
I didn't know he was rebuilding the Monaro . . .

There's a plan
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #5236 on: December 16, 2016, 02:30:28 AM »
Moving on
the tank is at my place to work out how we are going to setup the new engine.
however the first thing I have to do is setup a new work stand with wheels
I have to make a ring for the gearbox/scattershield so I can re drill the scattershield for the gearbox
I have an oil tank for the dry sump but at 5 liters it may be a bit small
and I think we need a twin plate clutch
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #5237 on: December 16, 2016, 07:29:01 AM »
Maybe I can get Jon Amo to smuggle one into "the big island" when he goes back in January. 
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #5238 on: December 16, 2016, 10:23:52 AM »
I have to make a ring for the gearbox/scattershield so I can re drill the scattershield for the gearbox
G


What bolt pattern does your tranny have?

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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #5239 on: December 16, 2016, 04:11:15 PM »
I have to make a ring for the gearbox/scattershield so I can re drill the scattershield for the gearbox
G


What bolt pattern does your tranny have?

D

The wrong one
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #5240 on: December 16, 2016, 04:19:01 PM »
I have to make a ring for the gearbox/scattershield so I can re drill the scattershield for the gearbox
G


What bolt pattern does your tranny have?

D

The wrong one


G


I would have thought that shield had all bases covered since it has both Ford and Chevy patterns.

Dang!

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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #5241 on: December 16, 2016, 05:40:10 PM »


I would have thought that shield had all bases covered since it has both Ford and Chevy patterns.

Dang!

Yep. I would've thought so too. However the box we are using is out of a Holden.
A short powerglide would be so much simpler.

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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #5242 on: December 16, 2016, 08:25:21 PM »
A powerglide might be a little short on gears for an engine that you'll likely need to keep on the boil, that coupler I sent you will fit a 400.
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #5243 on: December 16, 2016, 09:30:07 PM »
Jumping off topic here -

I will be with our small wine group to OZ in 04/18. Our cruise chic is an employee of Qantas, hoping for better than steerage. I have talked with the lovely Kim Kregs about her area. Looking forward to making contacts at Speed Week 2017 for this trip.

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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #5244 on: December 17, 2016, 12:44:16 AM »
A powerglide might be a little short on gears for an engine that you'll likely need to keep on the boil, that coupler I sent you will fit a 400.
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Yep, but a 400 wont fit in the car

Jumping off topic here -

I will be with our small wine group to OZ in 04/18. Our cruise chic is an employee of Qantas, hoping for better than steerage. I have talked with the lovely Kim Kregs about her area. Looking forward to making contacts at Speed Week 2017 for this trip.

DW

Dan, I didn't know you were coming over. You might find you already know a lot of us.
there's no White Goose Bar but there is a bar and canteen just off the lake.
and they don't take eftpos(no mobile coverage) And if anyone offers you a Tim Tam Slam....

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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #5245 on: December 17, 2016, 05:14:12 AM »
Dan, what wine growing areas are you going to?... you may well end up near our place, we're close to Heathcote, big red country.
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #5246 on: December 17, 2016, 09:06:15 AM »


Grumm said "Dan, I didn't know you were coming over. You might find you already know a lot of us.
there's no White Goose Bar but there is a bar and canteen just off the lake.
and they don't take eftpos(no mobile coverage) And if anyone offers you a Tim Tam Slam...."

Or an Orange Whip.  :-o Is that right?  :cheers: Wayno
 

 
 
 

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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #5247 on: December 17, 2016, 09:23:39 AM »
G, short glide is 24-1/4" short 400 is 27.
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #5248 on: December 17, 2016, 02:57:19 PM »
the Holden box on the scattershield is 18 3/4" and the tails shaft is another 4"
because reverse was in the extension housing, we just cut that off and used the spline it ran on for
the tails shaft
I have a 400 which I would be happy to use, however it's jut a bit big
I also have what appears to be a saginaw, but that's way long and reverse is in the box, not the extension housing
so that wont work easily
I'm thinking either a Bert speedway bow or a Super T10 might work
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #5249 on: December 17, 2016, 04:38:29 PM »
Yeah, that was my thought too, a Bert, but I wondered if they were around there for the scroungers price we tend to build with. What about using a 4X transfer case with a coupler on the crank, high & low range gives you two gears. You could push off with the engine running then slide it into low range when it lines up then float shift it into high range for the big one.
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