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MS LIBERTY a Wild Weasel's belly tank
« on: March 13, 2011, 05:11:35 PM »
The Lack of a fast car, Al's lakester Betsy, and Ack's MC Liner have inspired our latest efforts that will be another ugly BETTY Lakester. This effort will mostly be round, this time made out of a bomb bay ferry tank from a F105-B  more affectionately called the THUD!!!!!!!!!--

My wife Linda is firmly convinced that INSANITY PREVAILS and RULES within the demented brain cavity of momma Smith's oldest baby girl Bill's skull.

The welding jig is back in the shop,  The old water cooled band saw has been resurrected by John and I, the old drill press has been converted to a tubing notcher by Joey Diagneault with a pipe vice provided by John, the scrounged chop saw now works thanks to John McKnight.  I finally found some one that could roll me to 30" i/2 hoops that we welded together.  We are off like a heard of turttles in persuit of our Salt fix
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Miss LIBERTY,  changing TKI  to noise, dust and RUST!!!

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« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2011, 05:16:05 PM »
Great name, Sparky.  We used to have a cat named Thud.  She got the name by weighing 13 or 14 pounds and jumping off the furniture.  When she'd hit the floor there'd be a big "thud" -- and from that came her name.  I hope your new car hits big numbers -- not the floor.  Thanks for starting a build diary, and best wishes for the entire project - and the gang building it.
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Re: Rat-a-Tack AA/GL
« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2011, 05:29:18 PM »
Sparky, it sounds like fun!

Isn't it hard building a car you think is ugly?!

Maybe you should think of it as 'aesthetically challenged'. :cheers:
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Re: Rat-a-Tack AA/GL
« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2011, 09:19:19 PM »
The Lack of a fast car, Al's lakester Betsy, and Ack's MC Liner have inspired our latest efforts that will be another ugly BETTY Lakester. This effort will mostly be round, this time made out of a bomb bay ferry tank from a F105-B  more affectionately called the THUD!!!!!!!!!--

My wife Linda is firmly convinced that INSANITY PREVAILS and RULES within the demented brain cavity of momma Smith's oldest baby girl Bill's skull.


Bill... is there something we should know?  :roll:

Why the 30 inch hoops?  Using them to mount the body to the frame?  And we all know there are no ugly 300 MPH cars... sometimes fast ain't pretty
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Re: Rat-a-Tack AA/GL
« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2011, 09:24:32 PM »
SPARKY is a very clever guy and I thought the “Rat” looked beautiful at 300 MPH.

No doubt “THUD ugly” will be brilliantly modest, simple and beautiful, beyond 300MPH.

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Re: Rat-a-Tack AA/GL
« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2011, 10:21:15 PM »
Sparky,

Just curious, why a second Lakester?

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Re: Rat-a-Tack AA/GL
« Reply #6 on: March 13, 2011, 10:43:55 PM »
Tom,

Two reasons on top of the fact that I sold the RATICAL:
 # 1 a LAKESTER is a heck of a lot simpler to deal with than a dual eng LINER 
# 2 I want to see if my UGLY ideas CAN compete with Seth's BEAUTIFUL ONES  :-P

I think I have two things in mind, no 3:
# 1 get the aero cleaned up a bunch
# 2 CLEAN the AERO up a BUNCH
# 3 if all else fails try to throw some more HP at it  :-D


SS#1  The 30" hoops are very slightly smaller that this WEIRD tank I have and they will give me the most flexiabilty in working the frame in the eng. bay and Around the exhaust system!!!  at leat I HOPE it will!!!!!!
« Last Edit: March 13, 2011, 10:52:44 PM by SPARKY »
Miss LIBERTY,  changing TKI  to noise, dust and RUST!!!

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Re: Rat-a-Tack AA/GL
« Reply #7 on: March 14, 2011, 12:05:40 AM »
Sparky,

I can't wait to see what " Ratical" idea you have come up with. Are you looking to be a contender for the first lakester to reach the 400 MPH mark?   :-o
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Re: Rat-a-Tack AA/GL
« Reply #8 on: March 14, 2011, 09:11:23 AM »
Mike,

I haven't thought much about that.  I have pondered the requirements enough to know I don't have the Resources to properly do that.  I am more intrested in NA where the HP is some what limited and I can approach it from of the Hot Rodders traditional approach instead of Hard Core Top Fuel type components.

I have been lucky enough to find some others who suffer from our type of Salt love and would enjoy finding other KINDRED souls who are intrested in our addiction. Some where down the line if some one wanted to be an engine partner I might be intrested.  But it would take new Engines, trannies, rear ends and a WING!!! :-D
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Re: Rat-a-Tack AA/GL
« Reply #9 on: March 14, 2011, 10:06:43 AM »
Thats funny, we are building a new body for the GOT SALT lakester  as we speak hoping to clean it up a bit for that 315 record

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Re: Rat-a-Tack AA/GL
« Reply #10 on: March 14, 2011, 02:00:20 PM »
Thats funny, we are building a new body for the GOT SALT lakester  as we speak hoping to clean it up a bit for that 315 record

Have they thought about getting the butterflies in the air more?

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Re: Rat-a-Tack AA/GL
« Reply #11 on: March 14, 2011, 02:42:10 PM »
Why not have two lakesters ? Think how much faster you could go for broke or is it go broke faster.
I know one is about I can handle and that has taken 10 years.

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Re: Rat-a-Tack AA/GL
« Reply #12 on: March 14, 2011, 04:55:24 PM »
I sold Ratical  so I am presently without a "Ride-for-the-FIX" hence the new car.
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Re: Rat-a-Tack AA/GL
« Reply #13 on: March 15, 2011, 11:16:09 AM »
ya we got the butterflies getting alot more air  with the new body than before :wink:
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Re: Rat-a-Tack AA/GL
« Reply #14 on: March 15, 2011, 03:13:12 PM »
Sparky,
How about a picture of your tank so we can see what your starting point is.

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