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Author Topic: MS LIBERTY a Wild Weasel's belly tank  (Read 641187 times)

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Re: MS LIBERTY a Wild Weasel's belly tank
« Reply #2520 on: June 01, 2018, 09:24:02 AM »
This has been discussed before  I think  but


I am unhappy with the weather strip tape that I have for a canopy seal.

Is there some gasket in a tube that does not cure as hard as the ultra seal type?

Sparky, take look at high temp door seals. They are easy to mount and generally made of Nomex.

https://www.amazon.com/LAVALOCK-Nomex-Grilling-smoker-gasket/dp/B01GLQ0L3C/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1527862891&sr=8-2&keywords=high+temp+door+seal

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Re: MS LIBERTY a Wild Weasel's belly tank
« Reply #2521 on: June 05, 2018, 11:38:49 PM »
Getting closer to Salt Flat time---sure hope we have one this year--
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Re: MS LIBERTY a Wild Weasel's belly tank
« Reply #2522 on: June 08, 2018, 10:41:33 AM »
Marty finished welding the header fairings
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Re: MS LIBERTY a Wild Weasel's belly tank
« Reply #2523 on: June 08, 2018, 03:00:09 PM »
Just make sure all of those header fairings are inside the inner plane of the rear wheels or you could get tossed into streamliner because of it. There was a belly tank Lakester that had its record pulled at El Mirage a few years back because a fairing at the front of the car was a tiny bit too wide. It appeared fine and was inside the front wheel plane but the rear track was a tiny bit narrower than the front track.

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Re: MS LIBERTY a Wild Weasel's belly tank
« Reply #2524 on: June 08, 2018, 04:58:08 PM »
Thanks  we will go look again
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Re: MS LIBERTY a Wild Weasel's belly tank
« Reply #2525 on: June 09, 2018, 02:16:51 PM »
JR529,
Thanks for that info, my son and I are adding some aero appendages to the axles on our lakester this year and I will make sure that we check which axle has the narrowest inter wheel dimension. We have plenty of flexibility in the rear but not in the front. Thanks again!

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Re: MS LIBERTY a Wild Weasel's belly tank
« Reply #2526 on: June 09, 2018, 08:47:44 PM »
That is in the rule book but I know of a couple of lakesters that have tripped over that one with a front to rear track difference.
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Re: MS LIBERTY a Wild Weasel's belly tank
« Reply #2527 on: June 09, 2018, 09:42:17 PM »
Sparky, having bodywork outside the line won't put you in streamliner, but it will make your lakester illegal.  Pipes past are OK... streamlining bodywork around those pipes... not so much....
Sawsall fixes everything... if required  :cheers:
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Re: MS LIBERTY a Wild Weasel's belly tank
« Reply #2528 on: June 09, 2018, 10:01:53 PM »
Thanks  we will go look again

If I remember right all of that is inside the wheelbase, front and back,

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Re: MS LIBERTY a Wild Weasel's belly tank
« Reply #2529 on: June 10, 2018, 09:39:43 AM »
sawsall not required not cut off wheel
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Re: MS LIBERTY a Wild Weasel's belly tank
« Reply #2530 on: June 10, 2018, 09:58:42 AM »
205  got the seal in will try fitting some today
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Re: MS LIBERTY a Wild Weasel's belly tank
« Reply #2531 on: July 15, 2018, 12:36:02 PM »
Going back together---hooking up things to see if they work  :?  Rear axel is in with diff fluid.  will be putting things back together on all electrical curcits.
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Re: MS LIBERTY a Wild Weasel's belly tank
« Reply #2532 on: July 21, 2018, 01:03:07 AM »
Francis came up today and brought goodies
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Re: MS LIBERTY a Wild Weasel's belly tank
« Reply #2533 on: July 21, 2018, 10:57:38 PM »
Looking good. Is the wood temporary?
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Re: MS LIBERTY a Wild Weasel's belly tank
« Reply #2534 on: July 21, 2018, 11:17:55 PM »
Not if they work and stand up--Lots of the wood has doublers through bolted and bridging across the open part that will have a cover
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