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Re: MS LIBERTY a Wild Weasel's belly tank
« Reply #2490 on: March 21, 2018, 11:12:44 PM »
by using the very heavy wall tubing we were able to weld the Ford axle bearing housing both inside and outside  overkill you bet but --maybe their will not be any comments about my wimpy axles as in the past.  Seems like not everyone like the GM 7.5..  Also if we get a decent track to run on we my want to put a wing on it someday.
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Re: MS LIBERTY a Wild Weasel's belly tank
« Reply #2491 on: March 22, 2018, 01:08:43 AM »
Lookin' good and tough Sparky!  :cheers: :cheers: :cheers:

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Re: MS LIBERTY a Wild Weasel's belly tank
« Reply #2492 on: March 22, 2018, 06:59:19 AM »
Putting a wing on it would be like running with the highspeed out Sparky! :-D
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Re: MS LIBERTY a Wild Weasel's belly tank
« Reply #2493 on: March 22, 2018, 09:10:54 AM »
I am with you Sid but we may try for stupid power if my kid gets hooked
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Re: MS LIBERTY a Wild Weasel's belly tank
« Reply #2494 on: March 22, 2018, 08:04:27 PM »
Al Eshenbaugh made my new wide track front axle  54" to the kingpin centers---this is also HD so that I can later put brakes on it without wishbones   2"x.375 wall   with mounting brackets out of 3/8" angle This gets the tires so that they are outside of the rear tires innermost plane---so that we can fair the rear axle.

Al made a jig using a early Ford axle determine the camber angle.
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Re: MS LIBERTY a Wild Weasel's belly tank
« Reply #2495 on: March 23, 2018, 12:26:49 PM »
Looking good Sparky! The axle is "perfect"! good diameter and enough wall thickness that radius rods are not needed. Makes it easy to make a wing shape to go over it also. Same goes for your rear axle assembly. Those Goodyears look great on your wheels also!

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Re: MS LIBERTY a Wild Weasel's belly tank
« Reply #2496 on: March 23, 2018, 02:24:56 PM »
If Goodyear hadn't given us $!!it information they would have been a good bit narrower for better crowning!!
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Re: MS LIBERTY a Wild Weasel's belly tank
« Reply #2497 on: March 26, 2018, 12:20:12 AM »
got to get really busy now---  paid for the July test and tune today!!
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Re: MS LIBERTY a Wild Weasel's belly tank
« Reply #2498 on: April 16, 2018, 10:44:16 AM »
The 8.8 housing was much easier to fit in the frame than the Caddy 10-12 it is now centered and parallel to the front  Will work on height and pitch today then finish mounting.
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Re: MS LIBERTY a Wild Weasel's belly tank
« Reply #2499 on: April 18, 2018, 10:46:25 AM »
Sumner came over yesterday and we finished the bracket and multiple times verified the alignment before hard tacking the housing and brackets.  Today we start the new body panels  :-D :-D
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Re: MS LIBERTY a Wild Weasel's belly tank
« Reply #2500 on: April 20, 2018, 11:03:26 PM »
Sumner, Francis and I had a great day in the shop will soon have picts of all the slicing and dicing we did on the body pannels
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Re: MS LIBERTY a Wild Weasel's belly tank
« Reply #2501 on: April 22, 2018, 11:40:28 PM »
Ahhhh the dreaded sheet metal work
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Re: MS LIBERTY a Wild Weasel's belly tank
« Reply #2502 on: May 04, 2018, 09:38:29 AM »
I must be working more carefully I do not have as many cuts and scratches as normal---surely not getting better almost finished with the transmission bay  and have not quite decided how to modify the eng bay panels to make them easier to get on and off.
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Re: MS LIBERTY a Wild Weasel's belly tank
« Reply #2503 on: May 04, 2018, 10:02:13 AM »
Jeez Mate, you're werkin so hard ya might be runnin outa blood!! :-P.... :-D I made a test cut last night to make sure I was good.
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Re: MS LIBERTY a Wild Weasel's belly tank
« Reply #2504 on: May 04, 2018, 12:47:04 PM »
It's kind of like "feeding your hammer" after I work in the shop for a week or two I need to take a couple of days off to heal!!! Beats the $hit out of golf!

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