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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #5310 on: January 01, 2017, 07:29:34 PM »
I've got two guitars on the block and the B will likely be in somebody else's garage by the time the Midget sees salt again.

There comes a time when one toy kicks another one out of the toy box.
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And the toys not getting used are - and should be - the first to go.

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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #5311 on: January 01, 2017, 09:05:07 PM »
Selling the Monaro has come up at my place once or twice
Although I'm fairly confidant there would not be much left for lakesters
Speaking of which, Cookie has been busy
http://www.landracing.com/forum/index.php/topic,12671.150.html

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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #5312 on: January 02, 2017, 03:04:59 AM »
Sid when you bring your belly tank over bring a Challenger too, i am sure i could find a good home for it
Last nice Mopar i had sold to get serious with the salt bike , 70 RT SE Charger , still kick myself occasionally , should have sold the Javelin

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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #5313 on: January 02, 2017, 03:11:27 AM »
Isn't that the truth!!!!.
I think we all have reason to kick ourselves but you need a BIG one. :-D :-D :-D :-D

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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #5314 on: January 02, 2017, 04:35:32 AM »
I've got two guitars on the block and the B will likely be in somebody else's garage by the time the Midget sees salt again.

There comes a time when one toy kicks another one out of the toy box.
  Sid.

And the toys not getting used are - and should be - the first to go.



Keep the B, finish and sell the Widow Maker, er, FrankenSprite . . . . . .

Getting rid of some of my toys too.    Need to get the Honda into the garage and make room for home upgrade projects.
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #5315 on: January 02, 2017, 11:58:27 AM »
Sid when you bring your belly tank over bring a Challenger too, i am sure i could find a good home for it
Last nice Mopar i had sold to get serious with the salt bike , 70 RT SE Charger , still kick myself occasionally , should have sold the Javelin
It'll be the streamliner that will likely make the trip to Gairdner not the tank. Amongst others down there I also had a copper-bronze 68 Javelin 343-sst, I think it was production number 11 & it went to Adelaide or Perth when I sold it.
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #5316 on: January 10, 2017, 10:27:18 PM »
So, I've spoken to Mark Shifflert  GForce gearbox guy and he can help us out.
I'm looking at
1st   1.985
2nd  1.533
3rd   1.195
4th   1.000
 which is prety much what Andy is running in his tank
Now we just need some word from Andy on the shorty conversion
and some word from Fordboy to make sure I have picked the right ratios before I've Dyno'ed the motor
I need to sort out a gearshift and we have had a very generous donation or loan of a clutch and flywheel
We might have to find some money to bring it to Bonneville, providing I'm still allowed entry to the USA

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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #5317 on: January 10, 2017, 11:06:34 PM »
Word on the street was that the motor made ~440hp @ 6400rpm running like a pig (Kenny's words) at Duttweiler's.That is all the power we ever hoped for......running well and with another few thousand revs KD thinks it would be good for another 80.....howevs, my hunch is we want to gear it to be at or near the top of out elected rev range at the target speed, for now that is 240mph

Our real decision is diff ratio There is a reluctance to run the motor out to the redline amongst some in the camp here so the 3.08 isn't being considered, next we have the 2.73 which would be my choice, next to that is the 2.56. As we go down the rev drop widens and the available power lessens. In the interests of peace in the camp it is most likely we will start with the 2.56 and have the 2.73 sitting ready just in case.

There is of course the option of running it in 3rd gear......that'd save taking the 2.14 out of it..... :roll:

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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #5318 on: January 10, 2017, 11:14:00 PM »
So, I've spoken to Mark Shifflert  GForce gearbox guy and he can help us out.
I'm looking at
1st   1.985
2nd  1.533
3rd   1.195
4th   1.000
 which is prety much what Andy is running in his tank
Now we just need some word from Andy on the shorty conversion
and some word from Fordboy to make sure I have picked the right ratios before I've Dyno'ed the motor
I need to sort out a gearshift and we have had a very generous donation or loan of a clutch and flywheel
We might have to find some money to bring it to Bonneville, providing I'm still allowed entry to the USA

G


Sounds like you're heading in the right direction to me.   :cheers:

Details on the clutch and flywheel?

You're thinking on bringing it to Bonneville when people are headed your way looking for good salt.   :?

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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #5319 on: January 10, 2017, 11:30:07 PM »
We'll be running it here first Don.

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I need to buy some hot pants and heels in order to raise the dough for this next saga....... :roll:
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 #5320 on: January 10, 2017, 11:37:59 PM »
Take pictures! :-o
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #5321 on: January 10, 2017, 11:48:45 PM »

I need to buy some hot pants and heels in order to raise the dough for this next saga....... :roll:

Take pictures! :-o
  Sid.

How about pictures of Dan Warner after a few Tim Tam Slams at the DLRA Club Auction on whatever night it is after he meets Mr Animal in his auction gear

 
(My advice for DW, don't go to the auction)

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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #5322 on: January 10, 2017, 11:50:15 PM »
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #5323 on: January 11, 2017, 06:33:56 AM »
Yes.  :-) Wayno

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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #5324 on: January 11, 2017, 02:39:36 PM »

I need to buy some hot pants and heels in order to raise the dough for this next saga....... :roll:

I was wondering when the troupe was going to start work on a "Priscella" revival . . .

Break a leg!
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"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.

GOD SAVE MG - The Queen can take care of herself!