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Offline Dr Goggles

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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #5715 on: February 22, 2020, 02:13:13 PM »
Alright alright alright. Still plodding along here.
The nose cone of the car had been looking pretty shabby, it still looks shabby but that didn't come without some serious effort. The liberal applications of various spray fillers and top coats over the years had cracked back to the metal..the paint was actually thicker than the metal, I had even used a little superglue it looks to secure some deep cracks..
Anyway I spent two and a half hours getting all but the very nose part off (too many bodies buried there) and repainting it....
I also spent a few hours on the attachment. I hammered the countersinking flat and redid it. I went through the bungs/couplers that the machine screws that hold it on go into and then shorted a new bunch of stainless c/sink Allen heads.. I'll put it back on today. The morse cables for the gearshift have been fitted up, adjusted and marked as they need to be completely disassembled to remove.
Fuel tank is done, holds 5.06 US gallons, which is of course 4.27 Imperial gallons OR 4.31 US dry gallons. Personally I, like the overwhelming majority of the great unwashed prefer to use the metric system and in that it comes up as 19 litres, or simply put, the volume of a corny keg ..cheers
« Last Edit: February 23, 2020, 03:38:58 PM by Dr Goggles »
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #5716 on: February 22, 2020, 03:24:17 PM »
It would be really interesting to see a photo of what you've done.
where are the pictures of the car mods???



What they said.    :dhorse:

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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #5717 on: February 23, 2020, 03:42:06 PM »
It would be really interesting to see a photo of what you've done.
where are the pictures of the car mods???



What they said.    :dhorse:

Don, that would involve using the complicated resizing shenanigans..
Or paying photofuckit.....
Besides with the standard of my work I might as well draw a picture, in crayon, after I've been on the medicinals.
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #5718 on: February 23, 2020, 04:07:20 PM »
What are you waiting for, take your "medicinals" sharpin your crayon and get after it.    :laugh:

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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #5719 on: February 23, 2020, 07:00:58 PM »
You should have a grown up sharpen the crayon. We don't want you hurting yourself.  :-P
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #5720 on: February 23, 2020, 07:28:06 PM »
OK...  I guess I need to intervene here... Let Cassie sharpen your crayon... and dispense your meds... I know none of you are grownups... but at least she is sensible...  :?
It seems I have a free copy of "old" paint on my computer that resizes... it might do more, but I just use it to resize photos. It might have come with the box... I don't know... Linda might have a copy, should I check and bring one? 
Yes I know that won't help satisfy Don right now, but maybe take the heat off next year
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #5722 on: February 24, 2020, 12:16:45 AM »
Stainless, don't go ruining this, I'm looking forward to the drug induced crayon drawings.   cromag

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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #5723 on: February 24, 2020, 08:44:18 PM »
Bunch of Philistines, you don't know anything about real art.
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #5724 on: February 25, 2020, 09:54:09 PM »
Bunch of Philistines, you don't know anything about real art.

I don't know about Don, but I was expecting an attachment with that post...
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #5725 on: February 26, 2020, 01:05:42 AM »
Bunch of Philistines, you don't know anything about real art.

I don't give a dang about "real art", I just want to see the progress on your tank.
And who the heck is Phil Stine anyway.    :wink:


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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #5726 on: February 26, 2020, 08:04:34 AM »
salt27 said:   "...who the heck is Phil Stine anyway".

Phil is the lesser-known brother to that brew-swilling lunk that drinks so much that he's known as "Beer" Stine.
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Offline Dr Goggles

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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #5727 on: February 27, 2020, 01:42:10 PM »
It's Fill Stein, have to tell you guys everything.....

Today, tomorrow and Sunday I'll be doing more stuff on the car that I won't post pictures of. Massive leaps forward and hopefully not even more massive falls back.....
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #5728 on: February 27, 2020, 01:57:25 PM »
I'd be happy to sort through my archive of pics of other racers' builds and send some to you to post (instead).  I don't think anybody would notice.
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #5729 on: February 27, 2020, 03:53:59 PM »
I just googlised the Stein family name: you might be surprised how many named their daughter Phyllis.
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