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Offline Stan Back

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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #5385 on: April 01, 2017, 05:57:30 PM »
Notice what finger you raise up and use to type an E.

Maybe it's worn out for signaling UPS.
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #5386 on: April 05, 2017, 04:52:34 PM »
Nothing wrong with it.

I used fright with UPS and they didn't get it either
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #5387 on: April 10, 2017, 05:54:27 AM »
The world is wobbling further and further off it's stable rotational axis purely because of the sheer mass of tools the Colonel has. However, he didn't have a suitable combination to remove the sump on the new Chev. Despite being a dry-sump motor it had a sump that held an F-Load of oil ( that's a metric measurement) and also required fixtures that were plugged with threaded bungs because of the large extension on one side of the sump that extended out past the skirt.. On top of that they are 12 point, 5/16. Uncle Goggles bought a set of deep 12 point 1/4 drive sockets and over the weekend the Colonel got the sump off....our plan is to go with the cast Indy style low profile job that came with it, it is 3 inches lower and substantially narrower......here is what he found....nothing unexpected, just nice tuff bits....
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #5388 on: April 10, 2017, 08:53:42 AM »
That's a serious looking assembly.  :cheers:

So are F-loads used to measure both oil quantities and tool weight - "load" being an undefined quantity, yet metric?

Why I ask is that Kate has occasionally described my auto parts pile in terms of "metric F-tons", which I believe are heavier than American short tons.  I haven't worked out the conversions yet, but it's undoubtedly plural.

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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #5389 on: April 10, 2017, 09:22:48 AM »
Geez, you guys talk funny.  Up here in the UP the term would be "Subaru tons".  What's this F stuff?  Must mean "foreign". :? :? :? :? :? :?
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #5390 on: April 10, 2017, 04:37:18 PM »
Geez, you guys talk funny.  Up here in the UP the term would be "Subaru tons".  What's this F stuff?  Must mean "foreign". :? :? :? :? :? :?
We use the "F" scale in Idaho too, it's an international measurement.
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #5391 on: April 11, 2017, 04:48:55 AM »
I would also mention that there was f loads of silicone holding the sump (oil pan) on
and it took some serious standing on one foot facing north and holding my mouth right to get it off
I can see that there were never any plans to see it leak any oil
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #5392 on: April 11, 2017, 10:02:11 AM »
Oil has been know to enlist the help of dry sump pumps to suck it inside so that the oil then can get out   :-o
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #5393 on: April 11, 2017, 11:11:08 PM »
One thing I will say, those hell-stout main caps are going to make it difficult to get a standing wave going in the crank like the last motor I wrecked. It put paid to the comments about us never going to go fast with one of those motors, and it sure turned a few things a lovely shade of blue. The oil that got out that time wasn't anything to do with pressure differentials, it just went to see where the crank snout seal had gone.
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #5394 on: April 20, 2017, 10:06:54 PM »
That's an F load of good stuff in that motor.
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #5395 on: April 23, 2017, 07:11:38 PM »
Hey Colonel,

I just checked the tracking on the starter motor that's coming from Ohio, they've sent it UPS....... I'm just worried that they've entered the dimensions which were stated in mm in chains, I suspect that is why the USS Vinson is headed this way, the estimated weight is 3500 short tons.

Which reminds me, have UPS returned the ransom on the gearbox yet?......Australia is at the top of the Subaru list for US multinationals after this judgement (http://www.smh.com.au/business/the-economy/chevron-appeal-in-federal-court-against-multimillion-dollar-tax-bill-kicks-off-20170228-gumy53.html) so maybe they're keeping it .......


I reckon it will arrive this week, we can fit up the motor box and starter and make a start cutting and shutting the exhaust for the closer confines of the belly of the beast.......
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #5396 on: April 23, 2017, 09:53:14 PM »
Keep the primary pipe length close to what they are if you can Gogg's, it's bound to be right for that eng.
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #5397 on: April 24, 2017, 12:36:15 AM »
Keep the primary pipe length close to what they are if you can Gogg's, it's bound to be right for that eng.
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Here's my plan, they have to tuck tighter to the block than they currently are, that means taking something out of them before they turn downward. I figure the smartest thing to do would be to work out which has the least we can take and chop that length out of all of them then add a piece in the vertical section of the same length.

Obviously there'll be some license there because the main job is to make 'em fit. We will then lop the end off the collector back to the taper and take them to our tail pipe. Had to get the starter motor first because that's a pinch point... I got a reduction starter with a nice small motor but still rated for up to 18:1 a standard one wouldn't turn that motor.

Hey Colonel, I bought you some mig wire too, well I bought it for me, forgetting my machine only takes 5kg rolls. :roll:
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #5398 on: April 24, 2017, 10:48:09 AM »
Hey Colonel,

I just checked the tracking on the starter motor that's coming from Ohio, they've sent it UPS....... I'm just worried that they've entered the dimensions which were stated in mm in chains, I suspect that is why the USS Vinson is headed this way, the estimated weight is 3500 short tons.

Which reminds me, have UPS returned the ransom on the gearbox yet?......


I'm 55 emails in
I've got it down from $2174.40 to $1285.99
I haven't sworn (cursed) at anyone yet
I think only a few of them have blocked me

Did you buy it from Summit?
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #5399 on: April 24, 2017, 03:06:23 PM »
Keep the primary pipe length close to what they are if you can Gogg's, it's bound to be right for that eng.
  Sid.

Here's my plan, they have to tuck tighter to the block than they currently are, that means taking something out of them before they turn downward. I figure the smartest thing to do would be to work out which has the least we can take and chop that length out of all of them then add a piece in the vertical section of the same length.

Obviously there'll be some license there because the main job is to make 'em fit. We will then lop the end off the collector back to the taper and take them to our tail pipe. Had to get the starter motor first because that's a pinch point... I got a reduction starter with a nice small motor but still rated for up to 18:1 a standard one wouldn't turn that motor.

Hey Colonel, I bought you some mig wire too, well I bought it for me, forgetting my machine only takes 5kg rolls. :roll:
If you don't have some collector length it will kill the scavenge effect in the primaries & a too smaller tail pipe will choke it down even more. Collector length can be the non straight transition section to the tail pipe & the tail pipe will need to be bigger than the 3.8 required. This new bullet you have is likely to move twice as much air as the old one. Don't choke the bitch down Mate.
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