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Author Topic: MS LIBERTY a Wild Weasel's belly tank  (Read 628474 times)

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Offline tauruck

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Re: MS LIBERTY a Wild Weasel's belly tank
« Reply #1800 on: July 22, 2014, 11:17:28 AM »
Lexan Help

I have been running searches but can not seem to find it!

I need to form an 8" x 26" x .092 piece of Lexan or something into a a big U with about a 5" radius on the front that I look through. 

My Sr. mind seems to recall something about Olive oil  :?

I used hot olive oil to soften it to make cups on my popper lures.
SteveM has an oven at work he used to shape his windows. I'm sure he'll help you.

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Re: MS LIBERTY a Wild Weasel's belly tank
« Reply #1801 on: July 22, 2014, 09:03:59 PM »
Sparky, Per our phone call. I found my old notes on Lexan forming.
Preheat at 250*  one hour for each .015 thickness of material to remove the moister trapped in the material.
 This will help keep the material clear with no bubbles when you heat it to 375* to form or bend it.  

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Re: MS LIBERTY a Wild Weasel's belly tank
« Reply #1802 on: July 23, 2014, 10:55:39 AM »
Emergency Procedures & bailout: eng bay fire

Please opine!

1. Master
2. Fuel shut off manual
3. Chutes 1&2
4. Fire Bottles as needed
5. Brake as can  (thinking slowing, slowing do not open canopy until stopped)   slowing, slowing do not open canopy until stopped
6.  Stopped---release belts:
     Lap and shoulder---
7. Open Canopy
8. Clear belts
9. Leg release
10.   OUT


This is for my car  I welcome thoughts!  What am I missing?

« Last Edit: July 23, 2014, 12:58:10 PM by SPARKY »
Miss LIBERTY,  changing TKI  to noise, dust and RUST!!!

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Re: MS LIBERTY a Wild Weasel's belly tank
« Reply #1803 on: July 23, 2014, 11:09:30 AM »
Sparky always turn to the inside of the course as that's where the emergency equipment is located and makes the timing tower aware of a issue.
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Re: MS LIBERTY a Wild Weasel's belly tank
« Reply #1804 on: July 23, 2014, 11:27:45 AM »
Sparky
i would be releasing the belts and harness as the car is slowing. That way as soon as it is stopped you can bail out, instead of having to unbuckle first.

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Re: MS LIBERTY a Wild Weasel's belly tank
« Reply #1805 on: July 23, 2014, 01:06:05 PM »
Thanks Glen--

Ron  No less than TB might debate that with you-- at the USFRA Test and Tune he told me of breaking his arm from the restraints only at a speed in the past that he may have already released his belts.
Miss LIBERTY,  changing TKI  to noise, dust and RUST!!!

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Re: MS LIBERTY a Wild Weasel's belly tank
« Reply #1806 on: July 23, 2014, 01:17:03 PM »
Lexan Help
I have been running searches but can not seem to find it!
Sparky,
     I copied this reply from this forum back in 2005

"Called the lexan help line:
Cold forming:
  you can cold form XL 10 --a curve that has a radius that is 100 times the Thickness
---i.e.  9.3 inches in this case without stress marks or cracks.
Hot Forming:
  in a convection oven at 320 deg. F with a top and bottom forming mold or frame.
  This will make it take a set---as this stuff has a memory. 

   32"x44"  .093 at Home Depot  $30.00

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Re: MS LIBERTY a Wild Weasel's belly tank
« Reply #1807 on: July 23, 2014, 02:24:43 PM »
Sparky....As you exit...Does the steering wheel have a quick release? Most are awkward to remove with gloves still on...Are you getting out a certain way because of your Hans/Cage interraction? How about a particular area of the cage to grab as you hoist out? All these things can, and do, hang you up, and some have panicked in these situations. I know you will practice and have it down, though...

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Re: MS LIBERTY a Wild Weasel's belly tank
« Reply #1808 on: July 24, 2014, 10:03:23 AM »
How did you know you had a fire?  Hard to do in a rear engine car... I will bet you will find out when the chase truck runs up and says "are you on fire" or when you are getting out and see the flames...
not just smoke... "where there's smoke there's fire" works in the forest, race cars can smoke without being on fire, hopefully you can open a panel or have an external port to see flames... maybe a small lexan window since you have a metal car....
Easier to tell a fiberglass car is on fire... you see the dingles floating by   :cry:
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Re: MS LIBERTY a Wild Weasel's belly tank
« Reply #1809 on: July 24, 2014, 10:11:19 AM »
Stainless is right-- in a rear- engine car, the driver is the last one to know that it's on fire. I learned that the hard way.

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Re: MS LIBERTY a Wild Weasel's belly tank
« Reply #1810 on: July 24, 2014, 11:38:24 AM »
I have a temp detector coming. I'll report when I know more. Wayno

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Re: MS LIBERTY a Wild Weasel's belly tank
« Reply #1811 on: July 24, 2014, 02:23:29 PM »
     Ya, but with the driver up front, he's the first one to the accident scene.
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Re: MS LIBERTY a Wild Weasel's belly tank
« Reply #1812 on: July 24, 2014, 03:11:48 PM »
or leading the way getting away from the cause---lol
Miss LIBERTY,  changing TKI  to noise, dust and RUST!!!

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Re: MS LIBERTY a Wild Weasel's belly tank
« Reply #1813 on: July 24, 2014, 08:15:24 PM »
     Ya, but with the driver up front, he's the first one to the accident scene.
  Doug  :evil: :cheers: :cheers: :cheers:
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Re: MS LIBERTY a Wild Weasel's belly tank
« Reply #1814 on: July 25, 2014, 12:31:11 AM »
made some progress today---pulled out the wide track and dug out the narrow axle we originally had--- Andy and I aligned it and Marty came by to weld it ---tomorrow night we will swap the EL M 2.73s out and install the 2.14 B'ville gears  picked up the Lexan and measured my wife's oven---our 24 x5.5" front piece will fit---yeah we will fit the piece an heat and bend it
Miss LIBERTY,  changing TKI  to noise, dust and RUST!!!

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