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Offline Elmo Rodge

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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #5505 on: January 15, 2018, 09:37:27 AM »
Yes. I tried to call you yesterday and got "The Message". I've got some questions. I'll email you.  :cheers:
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #5506 on: January 15, 2018, 06:56:19 PM »
Bones doesn't seem to be saying what country he's in at the moment!  8-) Madagascar was it Mate? :|
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #5507 on: January 15, 2018, 08:04:16 PM »
I hope them Madagascadonians know what they're in for.  :roll:
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #5508 on: January 15, 2018, 08:44:18 PM »
Wayno, we're just a little bit excited over here...... :mrgreen:
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #5509 on: January 15, 2018, 08:54:45 PM »
Shame Gustav can't make it, what's he up to?....eating salt and vinegar chips and ahem, standing up in a hammock?
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 #5510 on: January 15, 2018, 09:22:03 PM »
He's doing all that stuff simultaneously.  :cheers: K.C. will negotiate tomorrow when she can get off work so as to plan our escape. Our rough plan is to hire a minivan so as to have accommodation while there. We will also have a couple weeks after Speed Week to travel about and visit other friends. There will of course be music. We'll talk after we find out her schedule. This is gonna be fun.  :-D
Wayno

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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #5511 on: January 16, 2018, 07:29:09 AM »
Wayno
 I am in Marrakech
 Taking it very easy 😁
I'll be back in the US on January 23.
I have WhatsApp if you want to try.

Cheers. Bones

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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #5512 on: January 16, 2018, 08:37:29 AM »
Bones, I have no idea what that is.  :roll: Does your email work?
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #5513 on: January 16, 2018, 10:07:30 AM »
Yep
   Email is good.
What's app is a phone using data app. It works well even
In Africa

    Cheers.  Bones

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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #5514 on: January 16, 2018, 01:40:46 PM »
Marrakesh, Stateside, did you win the casket Bones?
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #5515 on: January 17, 2018, 04:43:47 PM »
I wish Doc.
I have my son and his mates renting my house.
Just getting by. But f#&@ it's good not to have to go to work.
Gonna do a couple of months work after Speed Week.
Need a bit of racing money.

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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #5516 on: January 17, 2018, 05:28:14 PM »
Yuppiee Jetsetter  :-D
First Australian to ride a motorcycle over 200mph at Bonneville,,,

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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #5517 on: January 17, 2018, 10:08:35 PM »
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Wazavudu Bellytank  Spirit of Sunshine Bellytank

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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #5518 on: January 18, 2018, 12:13:36 AM »
What sort of cheese?
Wensleydale????

Good luck with yer house.... :oops:
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #5519 on: January 20, 2018, 03:33:46 PM »
Yesterday.

We started with a general dismantling of our carefully constructed self images. There was much grunting and sighing as we staggered around, then I got a back spasm.........

After some pills, much jokes and some tubes of goo provided by fellow amateur expert invalid the Colonel...it brought to mind Frank Zappa's "Cozmik Debris"

The mystery man got nervous and he fidget around a bit
He reached in the pocket of his mystery robe
And he whipped out a shaving kit
Now I thought it was a razor
And a can of foaming goo
But he told me right then when the top popped open
There was nothin' his box won't do
With the oil of aphrodite, and the dust of the grand wazoo
He said you might not believe this, little fella
But it'll cure your asthma too


So once that was kind of sorted out we went our separate ways, me to the front, he to the back. I worked on replacing the important parts of the brake system, new master cylinder and after that new wheel cylinders. One day someone will make line nuts for bundy tube that don't form an atomic inter-valent bond with the cheesium that brake components are cast from but until then I'll be happy to complain about how they are always in a position that makes it impossible to get a useful tool anywhere near them. It was MAP gas time....and re-freezing courtesy of an aerosol air-duster.....that took care of that, then I noticed that the ball flare on the end of the line was not a ball anymore, I had a practise run at making a nice ball flare before I cut it off and put the line nut back on, sweet.

Down the other end The Colonel was finishing the business end of the new gear shift, with only 5% of the moving parts that the old one had there is a palpable sense of excitement that we might be able to wring all four gears out of this new box...... It was soon discovered that the whole thing operates beautifully but all the gears are in different positions.....

After seeing to the wheel cylinders it was time to bleed the brakes, the pedal didn't seem to want to return, that minor issue was rectified and we were soon underway.....

Then the job that no-one was looking forward to. The rocker covers on this motor are big enough to attach an outboard to and to take fishing so expecting them to fit within the shut line of the cowl was always going to be an ask. I'd been wrestling with the solution to this......flop a fibreglass mold of the whole cowl?......

We had a yeast and barley based elixir and I took up the 5 inch grinder, pussy footing around wasn't going to get this car to Gairdner. I cut off the scoop which was too far forward and not wide enough to cover the velocity stacks. Then we cut an opening appropriate for the induction. Once we had it sitting back on the car the interruption between the covers and the cowl were easier to see. We marked them and cut a window in each side, a tiny bit more adjustment and it buttoned up.

Today? I'm back in Lancefield, I have some hammers and some Al, let's see how this turns out :cheers:

Once again we have to say thanks to the marvellous Andy Welker for his suggestion to investigate Schroth Harnesses.

https://www.schrothracing.com/products/hybrid-iii#1595

I'd spent the better part of three weeks trying to get a sensible response from Simpson.. we wanted a seven point SFI, cam lock, all clip in anchor harness suitable for a HANS.... they just stopped returning my emails because overseas freight is too hard.
HMS just asked whether I had an address I could have for them to freight to, of course I did. They were prompt polite and the best bit? SFI certified on the day it was shipped....not six, eight, 12 months previously...... couldn't recommend their customer service more highly

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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.