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Offline Elmo Rodge

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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #4305 on: March 06, 2014, 09:46:56 PM »
I guess I'm getting rather jaded. Are there no satellites in the Southern Hemisphere?  :? Wayno

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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #4306 on: March 06, 2014, 11:21:50 PM »
I guess I'm getting rather jaded. Are there no satellites in the Southern Hemisphere?  :? Wayno

The other thing of note is that during Speed Week more than 1/2 the participants and probably 3/4's or more of the spectators would of already been back home after the first 3-4 days of running.  Those guys all seem to stay to the very end.  Good on them  :cheers:,

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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #4307 on: March 07, 2014, 12:08:02 AM »
Best run 204.xxx,swapped the diff ran slower as it began to miss, I tell you the test when we get home,yes there are sattelites in the s hemisphere.
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #4308 on: March 07, 2014, 03:38:50 AM »
Ouch. Look forward to the report. Glad to presume you are safe and well even though the car sounds sick.

This will mean no Bonneville this year for the Spirit of Sunshine but there is always next year!!!

dik
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #4309 on: March 07, 2014, 05:34:00 AM »
..................,yes there are sattelites in the s hemisphere.
Yes, but like your Southern Cross, we can't see them from the northern hemisphere!
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #4310 on: March 07, 2014, 05:40:43 AM »
Bunked at the Colonial Motel in Morgan SA. Truck has lost low beam and I got tired of using the indicator to see the white line whenever there was an approaching vehicle. I washed the outside of the truck and trailer but even though we had a shower at the 'Gutta we're filthy again because the inside was so dusty.

The track was poor,we learnt stuff and now have some more dots we can put on a graph.

Numbers were down so for those who could there was up to four runs a day on the main track.

We ran three times.

On my first run I.............
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #4311 on: March 07, 2014, 07:09:37 AM »
...fluffed the gear change!!???

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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #4312 on: March 07, 2014, 09:25:45 AM »
Ouch. Look forward to the report. Glad to presume you are safe and well even though the car sounds sick.

This will mean no Bonneville this year for the Spirit of Sunshine but there is always next year!!!

dik

Hey B'ville is still 5 months away  8-),

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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #4313 on: March 07, 2014, 10:29:54 AM »
Go to Bonneville.

You need to no matter what. :cheers:

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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #4314 on: March 07, 2014, 11:03:43 AM »
3 months of that is on a boat though...

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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #4315 on: March 07, 2014, 11:06:26 AM »
You will get a massive amount of help if you can get here.

Take the chance.

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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #4316 on: March 07, 2014, 01:13:52 PM »
You need to know you're making the numbers before making the leap of faith & spending that kinda coin.... unless it's somebody else's coin! :roll:
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #4317 on: March 07, 2014, 02:15:10 PM »
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #4318 on: March 07, 2014, 10:29:02 PM »
Have you tested the valve springs?

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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #4319 on: March 08, 2014, 12:51:51 AM »
Well
the car was having some issues,
It was running rich for the first run until the end where it ran a bit lean,the Doc will explain
Turns out it wouldn't pull the 2:14s. who would've thought
so we changed the gear set.
final run , still running rich, ran well in the first mile, broke down in the second mile, picked up in the third
looks like the battery isolator switch was causing some problems and the rotation sensor has failed as
it wouldn't start when we got it back to the pits.
probably will not be taking it to Bonneville this year unless the post office delivers a bucket of money
Home now, sunburned and tired, emptying the van and washing the salt off
Our main sponsor (only sponsor) supplied us with a reflective cover to put over the tank that kept it cool in the sun
Oh and it looks like I'm chief motorcycle steward again  for another year.
And your President, well the SCTA president, Scott Andrews dropped by for a look and a couple of Tim Tam Slams
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