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Author Topic: MS LIBERTY a Wild Weasel's belly tank  (Read 648002 times)

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Offline Frankie7799

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Re: Wild Weasel<Thud Spud> a TRUE belly tanker
« Reply #840 on: October 08, 2012, 11:02:36 AM »
Any progress over there in NE Phoenix or are you too tied up with the elcetion stuff? Hope all is well with ya Sparky

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Re: Wild Weasel<Thud Spud> a TRUE belly tanker
« Reply #841 on: October 08, 2012, 03:21:20 PM »
I am in the middle of a compulsory kitchen remodel  not much on the car Maybe Thursday
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Re: Wild Weasel<Thud Spud> a TRUE belly tanker
« Reply #842 on: October 08, 2012, 08:13:05 PM »
I am in the middle of a compulsory kitchen remodel  not much on the car Maybe Thursday

Know the feeling, finishing a bath remod me self. :?
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Re: Wild Weasel<Thud Spud> a TRUE belly tanker
« Reply #843 on: October 09, 2012, 09:07:47 AM »
Gotta love those Honey-do's! :-D
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Re: Wild Weasel<Thud Spud> a TRUE belly tanker
« Reply #844 on: October 09, 2012, 10:46:36 AM »
Buddy---More than once I have paid the price for not "LOVING" them!!  loving
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Re: Wild Weasel<Thud Spud> a TRUE belly tanker
« Reply #845 on: October 10, 2012, 10:18:50 AM »
Buddy---More than once I have paid the price for not "LOVING" them!!  loving

Haha! Been there, done that-will probably have to do it again! :cheers:
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Re: Wild Weasel<Thud Spud> a TRUE belly tanker
« Reply #846 on: October 18, 2012, 06:05:44 PM »
Crissa and I worked on the fuel door panel  we are getting it figured out countersinking the fasteners and such  tedious but we will soon get the hang of it---I HOPE!!
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Re: Wild Weasel<Thud Spud> a TRUE belly tanker
« Reply #847 on: October 21, 2012, 11:26:59 AM »
Well  I do no at have the complete hang of it but I am making progress---until ---I was implored to DIVERT---to installing a rear axle on a "DRIFT TRIKE"  seems like the "LONG BOARD" crowd has a new thing

Strip down a bike frame, get you some HF inflatable dolly wheels and an axle about 30-36" wide weld on the back of the bike frame  get some 4-5" sections of PVC schedule 40 that will fit over the deflated tires--  air them up inside the sections of PVC  weld a seat on the axle---WALLA  one has a drift trike---much like a big wheel

Go find a steep hill with curves and you have the makings of an adrenilin induced head trama--if you drift into the front bumper of an oncoming car or go over the side of the mountain at 45-60 MPH
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Re: Wild Weasel<Thud Spud> a TRUE belly tanker
« Reply #848 on: October 21, 2012, 11:41:11 AM »
Well  I do no at have the complete hang of it but I am making progress---until ---I was implored to DIVERT---to installing a rear axle on a "DRIFT TRIKE"  seems like the "LONG BOARD" crowd has a new thing

Strip down a bike frame, get you some HF inflatable dolly wheels and an axle about 30-36" wide weld on the back of the bike frame  get some 4-5" sections of PVC schedule 40 that will fit over the deflated tires--  air them up inside the sections of PVC  weld a seat on the axle---WALLA  one has a drift trike---much like a big wheel

Go find a steep hill with curves and you have the makings of an adrenilin induced head trama--if you drift into the front bumper of an oncoming car or go over the side of the mountain at 45-60 MPH

Lots of Youtube action about those things.

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Re: Wild Weasel<Thud Spud> a TRUE belly tanker
« Reply #849 on: October 23, 2012, 02:37:41 PM »
CAM-LOCKS---while not being a cam-lock pro ---we have now done our first dozen  I am sure we used way to many but I bet the fuel door doesn't  as Bo Diddley said  "Blow in the Street" picts to follow.
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Re: Wild Weasel<Thud Spud> a TRUE belly tanker
« Reply #850 on: November 15, 2012, 08:46:35 AM »
Well, well, well---reality set in---we will not race if we don't work on the car---Marty came by, Joey is catching up, Good Guys is this weekend, Dave and John were over Tues and Wed. for several hours---my brain is getting back in the game---John and I spent some time yesterday on instrument cluster and chute release.  Last night I spent some time online studying water heaters  better know as intercoolers.  I sure like Rob's 2 pass thinking where will I find all the ROOM---his packaging is going to be outstanding!!!
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Re: Wild Weasel<Thud Spud> a TRUE belly tanker
« Reply #851 on: November 15, 2012, 12:24:44 PM »
Good to see you back in the shop. Let some of the the frustrations of the past election fuel the passion to get that bad boy finished. Im covering the office near your place next week. If your gonna be around maybe ill stop by at lunch

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Re: Wild Weasel<Thud Spud> a TRUE belly tanker
« Reply #852 on: November 15, 2012, 04:00:06 PM »
What size batteries does your camera take Sparky, I'll send some over if you can't get them Stateside.

Getting some Wild Weasel Withdrawals happening here.

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« Reply #853 on: November 15, 2012, 10:47:42 PM »
Jon,  spent the last two sessions really just getting the car to the surface of my pea brain---

Joey and I should start on building and mounting the inst panel. Placing the gauges so that they are easy to scan and don't require much focal length change in ones instrument scan!! 

We have intentionally not used a full canopy trying to address a glare problem on can have at B'ville.  At El M If you run early the sun can be in ones face.

Picts will follow when we have something to show!!
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Re: Wild Weasel<Thud Spud> a TRUE belly tanker
« Reply #854 on: November 16, 2012, 02:01:45 PM »
Well the best laid plans of mice and men, fell by the way side. 

Insanity rules----Dug out the old fab jig I made 7 years ago have picts---just for you Jon!!! :-D 
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