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Offline Dr Goggles

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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #5340 on: January 27, 2017, 04:32:58 PM »
There are plenty more, not the least unprintable ones.

The Colonel and I are going on what could be described as an ill advised foray today. You may hear all about it, you may not that depends on how accurate my assessment as "ill advised" turns out to be.....

In the background things are happening, in the foreground it's all color and movement....shouting and confetti, there might be a few items for sale in the music room soon. 20 guitars and nearly as many amps are too many when you need a new gearbox and word is that Von Welker has been beavering away on a shorty conversion for us... The reality is that without Robin Dripps, Stainless, Don Jackson, Sid Gyde Andy Welker and Jon Amo we'd still be largely talking out of our backsides... As it is we have turned a serious corner.....Hey Wayno......( Pic. Simon Davidson)
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #5341 on: January 27, 2017, 05:02:02 PM »
A wonderful end-of-the-day at Bville photo.  Thanks for showing it to us - gave me a fine feeling of "dang, I miss that scene" when I saw it.  Then, of course, there were the mood breakers themselves.  Ah, such is the life, hey?
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #5342 on: January 27, 2017, 05:24:03 PM »
An ill advised foray is an understatement
Hey Slim, thanks for the Stickers, could I possibly get the artwork for the LR Sticker as well
And Stainless, Thaks a lot, although I may  still be looking for more bits
Andy, Thanks
Robin Thanks heaps (Australian for thankyou very much)
And Jon Amo, do you think you would have room in your hand luggage for a gearbox?
Now , back to the mini Garagemahal to do some cleaning up. It would be nice to see a benchtop
And to decide which bikes are going on ebay
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #5343 on: February 21, 2017, 04:34:37 AM »
So.... exactly how ill advised was it?

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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #5344 on: February 21, 2017, 09:26:14 AM »
You guys have been quiet, you making SW?
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #5345 on: February 21, 2017, 02:47:41 PM »
So.... exactly how ill advised was it?
rH+
Stuck in Nottingham town...

We provided our own advice. We acted on it in the way that we thought best, we were happy with the outcome.
You guys have been quiet, you making SW?
  Sid.

We are currently loining our girds for the trip, Graham has a busy week scrutineering bikes, I will be, well, left to my own devices.......

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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #5346 on: February 21, 2017, 03:00:25 PM »
So.... exactly how ill advised was it?
rH+
Stuck in Nottingham town...

We provided our own advice. We acted on it in the way that we thought best, we were happy with the outcome.
You guys have been quiet, you making SW?
  Sid.

We are currently loining our girds for the trip, Graham has a busy week scrutineering bikes, I will be, well, left to my own devices.......



The only question asked by Corinne was to the location at which it will be stored
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #5347 on: March 03, 2017, 06:12:49 AM »
We're back on the blacktop.
Jack Rogers turned up with three Camaros and he, KEITH TURK, Greg May, Frieburger all ran 200+.
Dave Rosewarne and Mark Love's  Firebird got out of shape and then on its side after a chute pull.
Lionel West's AA/Falt did 261.
Dunn's tank 240's
Mike Davidson's FlattAttack ran 230's
Peter Warrens P38 ran over 200
Cookie's Brunskilltown Mopar did its 175 license.
Kim and Jim and Greg suffered tribulation.
Richard Assen turned up with a new lay down head first Busa motored special in A Blown, ran 209. Centre hub steering and all round beautiful engineering.
Brooke Jennings built a similar deal with leading link and a VW flat four that ran for TO.
More later.

« Last Edit: March 06, 2017, 02:27:00 AM by Dr Goggles »
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 #5348 on: March 03, 2017, 06:30:07 AM »
Sounds like a successful and safe meet.

What were the numbers of people like?

Any crazy new vehicles of note?

Photos. We. Want. Photos.

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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #5349 on: March 04, 2017, 10:18:49 PM »
I think I took three photo's during the week
I got a bit busy
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #5350 on: March 04, 2017, 11:32:08 PM »
That's one more photo than I took.


There was something that interested me.

I saw that slightly stunned look, the quietening, the hush that falls when someone comes back from a gloves off bout with the great white dyno. It's not that hard to build a car, well, it's a lot of work but the degree of difficulty isn't that large. Building a motor may be beyond me but it clearly isn't beyond nearly everybody here. Sorting through all the claptrap about aerodynamics can take a lot of time and is clearly beyond a lot of people but with a little concentration and a logical approach it can be done. But defeating drag with horsepower is a numerical game and you can dance around all you like but if you ain't got enough you're gonna get knocked out.

I saw cars with lots more power than ours go a little bit faster than ours. It was clear to me time and time again that people just fail to understand the exponential nature of the relationship between speed and drag. That their car that happily buzzed up to 200mph seems to be running out of puff in the 2teens, "there was a head wind but it was only 16mph?"..........

DUDE, THAT IS AS FAST AS IT IS GOING TO GO.

I've had an existential crisis about the Spirit of Sunshine, but I've kept going. We've had an enormous amount of help from friends and strangers and we've kept at it, the gearbox is finished and we are just calculating freight and duty and it will be shipped. I pushed on because deep down I knew we had a good car, a beautiful car and if we get it right a fast car. Nothing I saw last week suggested to me I'm wrong.
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 #5351 on: March 05, 2017, 10:16:28 AM »
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Miss LIBERTY,  changing TKI  to noise, dust and RUST!!!

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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #5352 on: March 05, 2017, 06:34:46 PM »
James, I'm liking your summary.
Keep at it.   :cheers:

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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #5353 on: March 05, 2017, 08:40:42 PM »
That's one more photo than I took.


There was something that interested me.

I saw that slightly stunned look, the quietening, the hush that falls when someone comes back from a gloves off bout with the great white dyno. It's not that hard to build a car, well, it's a lot of work but the degree of difficulty isn't that large. Building a motor may be beyond me but it clearly isn't beyond nearly everybody here. Sorting through all the claptrap about aerodynamics can take a lot of time and is clearly beyond a lot of people but with a little concentration and a logical approach it can be done. But defeating drag with horsepower is a numerical game and you can dance around all you like but if you ain't got enough you're gonna get knocked out.

I saw cars with lots more power than ours go a little bit faster than ours. It was clear to me time and time again that people just fail to understand the exponential nature of the relationship between speed and drag. That their car that happily buzzed up to 200mph seems to be running out of puff in the 2teens, "there was a head wind but it was only 16mph?"..........

DUDE, THAT IS AS FAST AS IT IS GOING TO GO.

I've had an existential crisis about the Spirit of Sunshine, but I've kept going. We've had an enormous amount of help from friends and strangers and we've kept at it, the gearbox is finished and we are just calculating freight and duty and it will be shipped. I pushed on because deep down I knew we had a good car, a beautiful car and if we get it right a fast car. Nothing I saw last week suggested to me I'm wrong.


What he said.
It was a good meeting.
I was busy chasing around after errant motorcyclists. and giving away free yellow tickets
The interesting thing for me was that there were a lot of faired and turbo bikes making a lot more ponies than we do on Tank 1
and of the ones that were faster than our previous efforts, they weren't faster by much
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #5354 on: March 09, 2017, 03:04:05 PM »
Just paid the shipping on the G-Force trans, thanks to Andy Welker, we're back on track, well, back in the shed.

Some guy said to me last week..." I really admire what you guys do, you know back-yarders and everything"

I laughed and he said " No, I'm serious, lots of these guys have businesses, labor on hand to get stuff done, you blokes must have jobs and everything, I dunno how you do it"

Slowly, that's how we do it.  :wink:
Few understand what I'm trying to do but they vastly outnumber those who understand why...................

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