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by sammj
Wed Mar 02, 2011 11:14 am
Forum: General Information
Topic: Interesting article
Replies: 5
Views: 3630

Interesting article

http://www.rodandcustommagazine.com/fea ... index.html

Old style salt lake racers recreated.
by sammj
Tue Sep 28, 2010 11:18 am
Forum: Build Diaries
Topic: Another belly tanker, QLD
Replies: 64
Views: 46993

Re: Another belly tanker, QLD

Ok bit of an update. The bad news is the build has stalled for the moment as I'm moving house. Good news is i'll have a "proper workshop" instead of the old titan shed to work in complete with kitchen, shower and toilet. No need to leave really! Also I have ummed and arred about the drive train some...
by sammj
Sat Jul 31, 2010 11:38 am
Forum: Build Diaries
Topic: Another belly tanker, QLD
Replies: 64
Views: 46993

Does anyone know Ken Rhodes #108 user name on here or is there any info on his 4 cylinder belly tank?
by sammj
Fri Jul 30, 2010 6:07 pm
Forum: Build Diaries
Topic: Another belly tanker, QLD
Replies: 64
Views: 46993

[img][img]http://i768.photobucket.com/albums/xx32 ... custom.jpg[/img][/img]

Here's another one I really like, old school.
by sammj
Fri Jul 30, 2010 5:56 pm
Forum: Build Diaries
Topic: Another belly tanker, QLD
Replies: 64
Views: 46993

No drawings so far :( Checked out a few software programs but I think it will take longer to master them than build the car :roll: I wanted to use software so i could post some pics and get feed back but ill have to do it the old fashioned way. Build it, take a photo, post it, then hope i didn't do ...
by sammj
Tue Jul 06, 2010 6:16 pm
Forum: Build Diaries
Topic: Another belly tanker, QLD
Replies: 64
Views: 46993

Thanks Rob I am limited by the ratios available for the VW box and I'm trying to figure the best combination of R&P and gears. All VW old school boxes have an overdrive 4th. Is driving an overdrive going to suck HP or are they generally weaker? There are some aftermarket R&Ps for them but I don't wa...
by sammj
Tue Jul 06, 2010 1:16 pm
Forum: Build Diaries
Topic: Another belly tanker, QLD
Replies: 64
Views: 46993

I have been reading the rule book and mucking around with a speed calculator.
With 195/65 r15s .82 final gear and 3.875r&p at 8000 rpm it works out at 180mph
Does that seem feasible, obviously doesn't consider wind resistance, horsepower, wheel slip etc
by sammj
Fri Jul 02, 2010 8:36 am
Forum: Build Diaries
Topic: Universal chassis
Replies: 182
Views: 84884

Awesome father son project. Thats how I got started except with cars. I can hear my old man "where are his gloves?" :P
by sammj
Thu Jul 01, 2010 4:26 pm
Forum: Build Diaries
Topic: Another belly tanker, QLD
Replies: 64
Views: 46993

Triple!!!?? Thats a bit unfair :) Who wrote that one, must of been a V8 person worried they would be left behind :lol: (ducking for cover) The rotors hav two firing cycles per revolution not three. Even the QLD dept of transport only doubles the value i.e 12a regoed as 2.4lt. I'm a bit sick as I do ...
by sammj
Thu Jul 01, 2010 3:07 pm
Forum: Build Diaries
Topic: Another belly tanker, QLD
Replies: 64
Views: 46993

Got My DLRA membership and rule book today! Reading has begun. Still waiting on the SCTA book. Have sorced a appropriate Kombi box and I am continuing to consider using a 12a Rotary for power as it's double the horse power and has a much higher max RPM. Also much more room for improvement through po...
by sammj
Fri Jun 18, 2010 1:27 pm
Forum: Build Diaries
Topic: Another belly tanker, QLD
Replies: 64
Views: 46993

Thanks guys, I have now ordered the SCTA rules. Cost was $10 for the book and $34 for postage and handling, i wonder how much of that is "handling" :wink:
$55 Aust all up.
by sammj
Fri Jun 18, 2010 1:05 pm
Forum: Chassis, Suspension and Saftey
Topic: Chassis design software, what are people using?
Replies: 4
Views: 3759

Chassis design software, what are people using?

Was wondering what software people are using in the design of the chassis and components. I have come across this one for bend calcs etc. http://www.2020softwaresolutions.com/products.htm Anyone had any experince with it? I know some are using CAD, any particular version? Any reccomendations? Thanks.
by sammj
Fri Jun 18, 2010 10:36 am
Forum: Build Diaries
Topic: Another belly tanker, QLD
Replies: 64
Views: 46993

I have the basic concept in my head but am waiting on the rule book before i get to carried away with exact design. Right now i,m collecting parts and INFO I should reinterate we want to do it a "cheaply as possible" not "done on the cheap" which would equal crap. Thats one reason why i posted befor...
by sammj
Thu Jun 17, 2010 11:38 am
Forum: Build Diaries
Topic: Another belly tanker, QLD
Replies: 64
Views: 46993

Just had a look at the slide show thingy on the main page (inbetween jobs at work) Just out of interest is there any build diaries or info around for the John Lynch or Broughan brother's bely tankers?? Did a quick search and couldn't find any although the slide show was from 2004. Marked out the bel...
by sammj
Tue Jun 15, 2010 11:50 am
Forum: Build Diaries
Topic: Another belly tanker, QLD
Replies: 64
Views: 46993

Ok bit of info. With mid mounting and "flipping the box" the Ring is swapped sides to maintain 4 forward gears. Final gear of swing axles is .89 (an overdrive). now the interesting bit. Old combi gearboxes with reduction hubs had a final gear of .82 due to them using reduction hubs. Also they are al...