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Author Topic: MS LIBERTY a Wild Weasel's belly tank  (Read 612025 times)

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Re: Rat-a-Tack AA/GL
« Reply #225 on: December 01, 2011, 05:18:20 AM »
Sounds like fun, Sparky!

Gotta love Santa....
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Re: Rat-a-Tack AA/GL
« Reply #226 on: December 01, 2011, 07:20:15 AM »
actually Linda---the parts check signer in the most revered member of the household  :-)
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Re: Rat-a-Tack AA/GL
« Reply #227 on: December 01, 2011, 07:54:05 AM »
Barb, in my household!

Hmmm, why is Santa always a man on TV? Lol!

Your project looks and sounds like it's coming along great! :cheers:
With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. However, this is not necessarily a good idea. It is hard to be sure where they are going to land, and it could be dangerous sitting under them as they fly overhead. -- RFC 1925

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Re: Rat-a-Tack AA/GL
« Reply #228 on: December 11, 2011, 02:07:13 PM »
Woody and I had a great visit this morning via phone---we agreed that there should not be any more needed changes to the major frame members.  The bay between the rear axle and the eng will not have any diagonals for a while as we are still exploring the exhaust placement. We are taking a Christmas break but we should have the frame off the jig by mid Jan and rolling around on the floor doing the final welding.

Then on to the most  "exciting"  :roll: part of LSR, bracket racing  :cry:  making bracket after bracket to mount everthing  but that is one of the joys of Special Construction "packaging".
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Re: Rat-a-Tack AA/GL
« Reply #229 on: December 11, 2011, 02:36:09 PM »
Sparky, do you plan on having it on the salt in 2012?
With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. However, this is not necessarily a good idea. It is hard to be sure where they are going to land, and it could be dangerous sitting under them as they fly overhead. -- RFC 1925

You can't make a race horse out of a pig. But if you work hard enough at it you can make a mighty fast pig. - Bob Akin

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Re: Rat-a-Tack AA/GL
« Reply #230 on: December 12, 2011, 02:50:59 PM »
That is our goal---we have one advantage---we are not having to "bingeineer" as much this time---and that is a good thing  we are all OVERWEIGHT and will need to slim down---thank goodness not to SSS profile!  :cheers:
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Re: Rat-a-Tack AA/GL
« Reply #231 on: December 12, 2011, 03:15:59 PM »
Yeah, yeah -- but just think how lousy it'd sound if I gained a bunch of weight.  They'd have to call me "Seldom Seen Lard-butt". :-o
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Re: Rat-a-Tack AA/GL
« Reply #232 on: December 12, 2011, 08:23:34 PM »
38 flattie,

I'm a BIG fan of yours, especially after you whipped all the Road Runners @ the GoKart track, BUT . . .
dontcha know it's bad racing etiquette to ask a racer when it's gonna be done?

It took about five years and me spending some money with the late, great Jocko Johnson when I asked that when he was building the Allison streamliner before he'd speak to me.

Big Bucks, by the way - $250.00 for a porting job on my (later) Drag News 1320 record holding Dodge CF/MR heads. (I borrowed the money from my grandmother -true story).
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Re: Rat-a-Tack AA/GL
« Reply #233 on: December 12, 2011, 08:55:15 PM »
Ooops!

No, Interested Bystander, I did not know it was bad racing etiquette!

Can I blame my trespass on being a noob- us roundy-rounders don't have have that etiquette rule!
With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. However, this is not necessarily a good idea. It is hard to be sure where they are going to land, and it could be dangerous sitting under them as they fly overhead. -- RFC 1925

You can't make a race horse out of a pig. But if you work hard enough at it you can make a mighty fast pig. - Bob Akin

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Re: Rat-a-Tack AA/GL
« Reply #234 on: December 12, 2011, 09:07:09 PM »
Ooops!

No, Interested Bystander, I did not know it was bad racing etiquette!

Can I blame my trespass on being a noob- us roundy-rounders don't have have that etiquette rule!

circle burners have ANY ettiquette? ha!

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Re: Rat-a-Tack AA/GL
« Reply #235 on: December 12, 2011, 11:21:06 PM »
Interested Bystander,

     A story went around back in the day that when Jocko was building the liner he got sick of people asking when so he put up a sign, "if you can't wait - donate".  Any truth to it?

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Re: Rat-a-Tack AA/GL
« Reply #236 on: December 12, 2011, 11:38:45 PM »
geeezz  :-o  I think i will try that---well if som body just picked up the beer tab I could probabaly get more done!!!!
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Re: Rat-a-Tack AA/GL
« Reply #237 on: December 12, 2011, 11:47:11 PM »
Sparky, buy newer beer, the new cans dont have tabs so you won't have to spend all your build time picking them up...  :-D
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Re: Rat-a-Tack AA/GL
« Reply #238 on: December 13, 2011, 08:58:01 AM »
lol  :cheers:
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« Reply #239 on: December 18, 2011, 02:10:24 PM »
In Texas for Christmas with Grands and kids---

how inspiring Rich Fox and Blake S. are

can't wait to get back to AZ  buy some more of the new fangled beer cans SS#1 made reference to and get back to work.  I should have at least 20 hours per week for the TTS project we are almost finished with Andy's Manx buggy and then we are on to faster things!!
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