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Offline Stainless1

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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #5445 on: July 17, 2017, 07:00:48 PM »
Stan, the island in South Texas is a long way from the one in East Texas...  :roll:
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #5446 on: July 18, 2017, 04:06:40 AM »
So , I did some work on the tank on the weekend. Just working out where the new frame rails will go
Goggs has pictures.
In the middle of it I get a message about these http://www.landracing.com/forum/index.php/topic,16759.0/topicseen.html
Well, I'll take them, only problem is getting hold of the guy from this side of the world is proving difficult.
Can anyone help
G

He only went out to the shed because there was an IKEA clusterf*** happening inside.

Meanwhile at the Lancespeed Skunkworks I'm still halfway through the kitchen renovation....on Sunday while we had a neighbour helping us lift the 200lb casement window into place I managed to tip a stepladder over which I then fell on top of, I survived that relatively unscathed. It was as when I picked it up to reinstate it that it closed and pinched a piece of meat out of my middle finger tip that I was forced to make some incantations.

So , I did some work on the tank on the weekend. Just working out where the new frame rails will go
Goggs has pictures.
You don't need the tub to set those frame members as long as they are straight they'll fit within the skin.
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 #5447 on: July 18, 2017, 04:13:27 AM »
G, I sent Mike a message, told him you wanted the tires and I would pick them at SpeedWeek if they were still available.  Anybody from the BIG island shipping a container back and forth this year?

Thanks Stainless
I think I need to buy them first and then work out the shipping second
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #5448 on: July 18, 2017, 04:15:31 AM »

You don't need the tub to set those frame members as long as they are straight they'll fit within the skin.

Yes, but I want as much space as i can get
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #5449 on: July 18, 2017, 04:26:44 AM »
You're talking about the IKEA wardrobe now yeah?
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #5450 on: July 19, 2017, 05:23:30 PM »
You're talking about the IKEA wardrobe now yeah?

You have no Ikea how full it is

Stainless, I bought the tyres and there going to be delivered to Bonneville
I'll PM you the details
This means I'll have to make the little machine fast now
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #5451 on: July 19, 2017, 09:39:12 PM »
Cool  :cheers:
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #5452 on: September 10, 2017, 05:08:02 PM »
We haven't been posting for a while.
It's not that we havn't been doing any thing
Goggles has put wheels on his stove
And I have put up some plaster and cornice

However, I'm on the hunt for a concentric clutch slave with a 1.75" ID , to work a 7" clutch
Anybody have any ideas?
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #5453 on: September 10, 2017, 05:58:09 PM »
I'd suggest a SAAB 900, but I think it's to small in diameter. 

Tilton makes 3 or 4 different 44mm units.  I have a stocking dealer up the street.  They're never cheap, but they're pretty failsafe.  I used their master cylinder on the clutch for the Frankensprite.

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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #5454 on: September 10, 2017, 06:25:35 PM »
Midget, they have a lot of time.

No need to bust it.

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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #5455 on: September 11, 2017, 05:28:54 AM »
I'd suggest a SAAB 900, but I think it's to small in diameter. 

Tilton makes 3 or 4 different 44mm units.  I have a stocking dealer up the street.  They're never cheap, but they're pretty failsafe.  I used their master cylinder on the clutch for the Frankensprite.

https://www.pegasusautoracing.com/advcat.asp?CategoryID=TILTONHRB



A stocking dealer hey?..........

Yes, wheels on my stove...don't ask.
Few understand what I'm trying to do but they vastly outnumber those who understand why...................

http://thespiritofsunshine.blogspot.com/

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THE LUCKIEST MAN IN SLOW BUSINESS.

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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #5456 on: September 12, 2017, 05:05:52 AM »
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #5457 on: October 31, 2017, 04:20:59 AM »
We had Don Jackson, Sandra and daughter Amelia stay with us over the weekend. We took them for a food and wine safari around the Macedon Ranges where we live, the day need with us following a kangaroo for a few hundred metres as it hopped along a road near our place. On Sunday Don and I snuck off visiting a few hot-rodder mates and finally arriving at the Colonel's to S3 the Spirit of Sunshine.
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #5458 on: November 05, 2017, 11:32:12 PM »
And a good time it was.   :cheers:
Thank you much, Don

P.S. I think Sandra made off with your Maurice Frawley cd

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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #5459 on: November 06, 2017, 02:57:26 PM »
Can't recommend it more highly, I reckon if you like Chuck Prophet you'll like Maurice.

In other news relevant to this thread I ordered a flex-plate and some clutch consumables last night....today I'm going to make my fortune on the Melbourne Cup.....
Few understand what I'm trying to do but they vastly outnumber those who understand why...................

http://thespiritofsunshine.blogspot.com/

Current Australian E/GL record holder at 215.041mph

THE LUCKIEST MAN IN SLOW BUSINESS.