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Offline Stainless1

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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #5490 on: January 02, 2018, 11:15:19 PM »
Entertaining thread, when do you plan on running next?

The plan is for March 2018
But as per usual, there are holdups
G

So how many holdups does Doc G have to commit to get the finances together  :roll:  :cheers:
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #5491 on: January 03, 2018, 02:08:42 AM »
Just one good one
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #5492 on: January 03, 2018, 04:57:22 PM »
Just one good one

 :cheers: An armored car or two might do :cheers:

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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #5493 on: January 03, 2018, 05:06:53 PM »
You guys know the rub. Imagine a ridiculous amount of money and a reasonable amount of time and multiply them by a random number greater than two.
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #5494 on: January 03, 2018, 07:30:32 PM »
Doc G, I always say you will spend $0 more than you think.... it never seems to be 2, 4, or 6 times more....
So just add the 0 to the end and get it over with....  :roll:  :cheers:
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #5495 on: January 04, 2018, 04:25:31 PM »
Yesterday we pressed on.
 
There is a primordial gearbox mount, the engine mounts are in.

I pulled out the morse cables that worked the old shift. They didn't do all the work, they weren't long enough. From the gear-stick were foot long rods, then morse going through the firewall and along the mid bar, then some more rod. The whole lot was made from a Holden Gemini shift that I bought at a junk sale for $15. These then acted on an extension axle from the shift tabs themselves, this helped by making the action 90 degrees, that said, I was the only person who could find the gears.....Sorry Rev. :evil:

So, as the shift for the new G Force is on the other side we figured mongrelizing a mongrel system was probably going further than a pair of guys used to pushing it a bit far would be prepared to go. I went looking for a suitable pair of morse cables...... I have ordered a pair of 12ft B&M shift cables that will go ALL THE WAY......
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #5496 on: January 12, 2018, 10:13:57 AM »
Soooo Dr. G, did you take a little holiday and go riding on the Blue Suede Shoes Express?  8-)
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #5497 on: January 12, 2018, 02:42:35 PM »
Hey Bill, you can do anything but don't step on my blue suede shoes....

I'm going to The Colonelseum today, points of order.

1./ Make as much noise as possible so Mrs Colonel has to get out of bed.
2./ plan and execute new gear shift.
3./ Make decision of canopy  fastening, redevelop or redesign.
4./ test fit water-tank.


Just watch me now.........

In other news I've heard some idle talk that Johnboy and Stainless are planning on coming to Gairdner.......Wayno?

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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #5498 on: January 12, 2018, 04:17:17 PM »


1./ Make as much noise as possible so Mrs Colonel has to get out of bed.



And the Wes the cat, he's gone back to bed as well
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #5499 on: January 13, 2018, 04:02:10 AM »
We got a lot done today.
Gearshift is well under way.
The canopy shuts properly again.
Big decision made. The water tank is going to be replaced by a radiator and fan. It was too long and replacement or modification is more work than we have time for.
« Last Edit: January 13, 2018, 06:35:16 AM by Dr Goggles »
Few understand what I'm trying to do but they vastly outnumber those who understand why...................

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THE LUCKIEST MAN IN SLOW BUSINESS.

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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #5500 on: January 13, 2018, 09:00:14 AM »
Hey  Doc
You should be able to get any length Morse cable made with any ends you need in Melbourne.
My mate in Tassie have a business , cable mate,   The business is still there but he bought most of his stock and parts from Melbourne.
They have everything for cables.
I will. Contact him for details.

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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #5501 on: January 13, 2018, 11:06:38 AM »
We're (K.C. and me) working on it. I'll talk to Gus, too.  :wink:
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #5502 on: January 13, 2018, 02:01:10 PM »
Excell ent news Wayno! Bones we've got some, all sorted.
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #5503 on: January 15, 2018, 06:52:46 AM »
Things are falling into place nicely. As it turns out K.C. doesn't have to be back to work until the 2nd of April giving us time to visit a bunch of friends whom have been to my house over here.  :cheers: Unfortunately, Gus can't make it.  :-( Maybe next time.
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #5504 on: January 15, 2018, 08:21:19 AM »
Wayno

     Does this mean you are coming to Aus?
   
      Bones