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« Reply #690 on: April 29, 2009, 10:33:38 PM »

A co-worker / racer friend of mine was using a submersible Wallbro pump (the 255 LPM one) and I couldn't get it through to him till he locked up a couple that the pick up sock had to be on. rolleyes
He wound up whacking the pump about a bit and got it to work again (not reccomended, but might be worth a try) till his replacement got here.
Is there a different pickup sock or prefilter you could run?

looking into that , the tank is epoxy lined too so I'm interested to see what it is that got through the canister filter and into the pump that was small enough to get there yet big enough to conk it....

At work I use various lake racer pictures as screensavers.  Folks look at these.  The two belly tanks, the blue and silver one and the red and white job, get lots of favorable comments.  Many of these people have no idea about speed racing. These pill shaped things are good-will ambassadors for our sport.     

now that's a nice thing to hear ,be sure to tell them that the "blue and silver" one( Al Fountain's) was built by a guy with a long and rich history in hotrods to an exacting standard, and that the "red and white job was built by two Johnny come latelys in a back yard...we don't want to get the two confused wink

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You gonna send that video link to me so I can put it on the website for all to peruse?  I think it'd be dandy if you did. . .

By the way, I got the photobucket link and will see if that's good enough for Darryl.  Thanks.
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I am DESPERATE to see that , I'm thinking of a re-edit on the sound before I post it on poo-tube........ cheers
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« Reply #691 on: April 30, 2009, 12:37:08 AM »

So are you going to edit out our pre run coversation?
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« Reply #692 on: April 30, 2009, 08:40:16 AM »

Johnny and Come Lately, you have started a rich hot rodding history, there are people that talk and people that do... Everyone that builds something from anything and gets it down any patch of salt or dirt is an accomplished hot rodder.  Your lakester has such a classic look and feel.   

Don't edit that film.... I don't care if you think you were a blubbering idiot pre-race, you were just like all of us.  grin  I am looking forward to seeing it.  Get it up... the video... I'm sure everything else is still up...  rolleyes   its only been a month or so right....
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« Reply #693 on: May 05, 2009, 04:26:03 AM »

Ok , I've seen it now. No not a blubbering idiot just the usual foul mouthed chatterbox, engaging in schoolboy level chit-chat with Grumm.......the shot is static and is from my (our) left shoulder  so you can't see down the track.....the staging is most of it...the Rev and I making(whispered) plans to harm our German photographer mate Frank while we stage a hand-shake shot for him to shoot, Grumm telling me to run 165 on the 150 license pass( me.."I'm on it"), Grumm making like he's farting into the cab once I'm strapped in....the usual stuff. Me swearing , more, "f*** get the umbrella I'm dieing in here!"

It doesn't show the tach,the GPS or the shift light and I can't hear the motor faltering as the fuel pump cut-out hits at 5200.. but I still get all keyed up when I watch it.......1 minute 34 seconds from leaving the line to buttoning off at the three mile . Not really much for the casual observer . It seems strange but I don't have much memory of the runs , I guess because of the anticipation and the adrenaline and the fact that the runs themselves are fairly uneventful and featureless .......but, don't get me wrong , just sitting there watching this little video pretty much of my hands on the wheel and the sound of the motor...I was holding my breath and an inch off my seat ..........I need to get out more wink
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« Reply #694 on: May 12, 2009, 04:44:48 AM »

And congratulations are in order to the Rev and the lovely Amber (Ms.Rev) on the birth of , According to Rev , Trillian Scrumptious von Pomborneit Hedgash last nite at ten PM AUEST
I hope he was joking about the name
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« Reply #695 on: May 12, 2009, 08:44:16 AM »

That's great news!

Congrats to Amber and Rev.

Welcome "Lilly von gash" .  TSvPH is just too long for a welcome, but just right for the teenage years call in.

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« Reply #696 on: May 18, 2009, 02:45:08 AM »

And congratulations are in order to the Rev and the lovely Amber (Ms.Rev) on the birth of , According to Rev , Trillian Scrumptious von Pomborneit Hedgash last nite at ten PM AUEST
I hope he was joking about the name
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Im sure a name like that is now actionable in the Courts. Sounds a bit Pythonesque to me. A bit like Norman St. John Polevaulter whose been contradicting people lately.  grin

Congrats Rev on the littl'un. cheers
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« Reply #697 on: May 18, 2009, 08:17:09 AM »

Im sure a name like that is now actionable in the Courts. Sounds a bit Pythonesque to me. A bit like Norman St. John Polevaulter whose been contradicting people lately.  grin

Congrats Rev on the littl'un. cheers


I was thinking it was more chitty chitty bang bang

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« Reply #698 on: May 21, 2009, 11:47:57 PM »

the SpeedWeek that was...
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« Reply #699 on: May 22, 2009, 08:16:22 AM »

Photography's my other obsession. That's a great shot!

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« Reply #700 on: May 25, 2009, 02:17:29 AM »

Photography's my other obsession. That's a great shot!
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The best shots I have seen of the car ( there's a few!!!) are by our old mate Frank Kletchskus.....now despite everything we hurl at him he keeps coming back......Frank is obsessed by anything old with wheels, he had a Brough ,he has wartime sidecar jobs..........he used to be a fashion photographer but there's a certain age where you either give that up or go to jail......now he travels the world sometimes dragging his Indian with him, sometimes not. He writes articles for car and bike mags and sometimes they get published.....just the other day he sent us all a pdf of one that he hadn't yet been paid for about the last DLRA meet , it was great Frank but none of us can read spinach or Spanich or even Spanish...but , the photo's were great.........


anyway Frank sent us a contact sheet a while back of pics of the Bellytank's first time at the salt with strict instructions that it was not to be shown ......the shots were absolutely fantastic, and even some torch lit long exposures......

FRANK IF YOU ARE LURKING POST SOME OF YOUR PHOTOS HERE,NOW !!!!WE'RE DYING TO SEE THEM.
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« Reply #701 on: May 27, 2009, 11:47:49 PM »

Well it seems that the hassle worked . Frank has sent me an email with a link to his new site, it's only just up and running but there's some nice stuff and it isn't all of our tank rolleyes.......gee if you go to the main page there's even some stuff from his former life as a fashion snapper.......

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http://www.frankkletschkus.moonfruit.com/speed/4533837790
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« Reply #702 on: May 28, 2009, 12:04:43 AM »

Great slideshow!  Great looking car!

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« Reply #703 on: May 30, 2009, 01:49:30 AM »

The picture of the belly tank on the salt at night is unusual but nice.  That is quite a trick to get the lighting just right.
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« Reply #704 on: May 30, 2009, 03:18:29 AM »

The "night" shots are from what I gather a long digital exposure and he may use a torch light ....I'll check up on that......but yeah they're great , also good are the one's of the three wheeler with the camera on a boom mount off the car so it is sharp and all else blurred....
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