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Offline salt27

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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #5655 on: March 11, 2019, 12:32:58 AM »
Room in the truck next year Don, it's Union approved too according to the stickers that magically appeared the last time you were here.. :wink:

Oh, I wish.
I have a full plate right now.
Helping Sandra's recovery.
Snow storm came through and put large oak trees on shop and barn.
lots of damage to the farm.
No power for eight days.
Our bike is on hold for 2020.
Silver lining, no one hurt and we soldier ahead.

I'll be rooting for you, Don

P.S. If you run into the right person that sticker can get you a free beer (or in a fight)   :roll:

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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #5656 on: March 11, 2019, 02:33:35 AM »
Ouch.
I must send her a message.
On a point of language look up "Australian slang, rooting"
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #5657 on: March 11, 2019, 07:38:25 AM »
"Didn't take either car"? What's the other either?  :?
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #5658 on: March 11, 2019, 11:01:45 AM »
Ouch.
I must send her a message.
On a point of language look up "Australian slang, rooting"

I remember that "rooting" translation now, sorry.   :-o
How about, We'll be barracking for you.   :cheers:

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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #5659 on: March 11, 2019, 09:38:43 PM »
I'm more comfortable with that....
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #5660 on: March 12, 2019, 11:12:22 PM »
One of the first things I saw that was confusing when I got to the US was a van with 24hr Rooter painted on the side. What!!!
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #5661 on: March 13, 2019, 05:59:01 PM »
 You're rooted :cheers:
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #5662 on: March 14, 2019, 02:33:32 PM »
There ai a lot of useful information in this build diary.  As a reader I use the imparted knowledge to better my humble efforts.  Note the Australian style trailer frame straightener.  The frame is suspended in midair by ropes and tie downs attached to three trees.  Both ends of the frame are tied to the nearest tree.  A datsun jack is deployed to push the frame into straightness. 

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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #5663 on: March 17, 2019, 03:06:33 PM »
"come down from there Bo, you gonna git yerself hurt!
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #5664 on: March 17, 2019, 03:09:38 PM »
"Didn't take either car"? What's the other either?  :?
Wayno

I must've been sniffin' di-ethyl either.....

« Last Edit: March 17, 2019, 08:26:49 PM by Dr Goggles »
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 #5665 on: March 17, 2019, 06:53:59 PM »
"Didn't take either car"? What's the other either?  :?
Wayno

I must've been sniffin' di-ehthyl either.....



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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #5666 on: April 07, 2019, 05:50:26 PM »
OK, as stated earlier, this is going to happen. Lee, who has been busying himself by reading this thread from start to finish came over Friday and we got started on some new Lexan side windows ....
 The old ones were cracked around the mounting holes. The new ones will have a rim made from Al to clamp them in and the holes will be much larger hopefully alleviating any tendency for them to crack again....
Lee is also working on an off centre hand jack as we are hoping to find a way of getting the car up onto the stands without the chain-block...
For those with an interest that is a full grain extra pale hopped with Mosaic.
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #5667 on: April 08, 2019, 08:30:54 AM »
Note the Australian style trailer frame straightener.  The frame is suspended in midair by ropes and tie downs attached to three trees.  Both ends of the frame are tied to the nearest tree.  A datsun jack is deployed to push the frame into straightness. 

Sorry, as a Kiwi, albeit living in the UK, I have to correct a cultural misunderstanding - that's not an Australian trailer frame straightener - its more likely to be a tree straightener using the left over chassis remains of a Holden ute (before they went unitary construction) - I used to own an HG station wagon - respect for that beast. Brilliant on unsurfaced roads, never failed. Anyway - those Koala's, they of the chlamydia in the eyes, struggle to go up bent gum trees, hence the need for the straightener.
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Oil boil......
« Reply #5668 on: April 25, 2019, 04:28:08 AM »
So, when the Target 550 guys were choppering out last year they were doing bargain basement deals on everything they didn't want to take home. Among other things I bought a shipload of unleaded fuel, a Johnboy, a hairpiece and also about 20 gallons of full synthetic red line, most of which had done a run and was thus methanol contaminated.
TodayI set up a 5 gal. electric urn and put some water in it then a 2.5gal stainless boiler inside it with 2 gal. of oil in it.
It sat at 65°C for a while and bubbled and farted a bit, I figured the methanol was gone once the temperature rose beyond that point.
Then it started bubbling again (vigorously) at 85 °C and smelling,this took a lot longer..

Anyone with experience care to comment on this?
Am I doing it right? What's going on?
« Last Edit: April 25, 2019, 04:30:27 AM by Dr Goggles »
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #5669 on: April 25, 2019, 10:34:42 AM »
Could you post a picture of the hairpiece.
Johnboy doesn't need it and I might be interested.     :mrgreen: