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by russelllowe
Wed Jun 20, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: Build Diaries
Topic: theTRUTH
Replies: 225
Views: 44549

Re: theTRUTH

Hey Stayt'ie, I'll keep that in mind for version 2 ... funny how something simple sounding (like some skids) presents so many issues to overcome. I've spent ages thinking about it already and still aren't anywhere near happy with the solution. Keep going aye! Yeah, good reasons to avoid aero for the...
by russelllowe
Wed Jun 20, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: Build Diaries
Topic: theTRUTH
Replies: 225
Views: 44549

Re: theTRUTH

Harky, that ones straight from the internet ... so I'll have to pass on the complement to its original author. Where are you up to with yours? A build thread perhaps? Stayt'ie, yeah a liner may as well be a car for all the infrastructure it needs. Partially Streamlined is almost a streamliner if you...
by russelllowe
Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: Build Diaries
Topic: theTRUTH
Replies: 225
Views: 44549

Re: theTRUTH

Hows this? "Recently a routine police patrol was parked outside a bar in the Outback. After last call, the officer noticed a man leaving the bar so apparently intoxicated that he could barely walk. The man stumbled around the parking lot for a few minutes, with the officer quietly observing. After w...
by russelllowe
Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: Build Diaries
Topic: theTRUTH
Replies: 225
Views: 44549

Re: theTRUTH

And here it is, one of the worlds shittiest models ... (based on the theory "A model on the build thread is worth two in my head") http://www.russelllowe.com/PhD/theTRUTH/theTRUTH_Skid_v01.JPG It's missing a couple of brackets, and I wouldn't put the pivots right through the frame rails ... but it m...
by russelllowe
Tue Jun 19, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: Build Diaries
Topic: theTRUTH
Replies: 225
Views: 44549

Re: theTRUTH

Hey Harky, Horrible joke. That's totally dad joke Monday. Castors make a lot of sense, but for the aggravation I recon we could go half's in a limousine and bring the scrutineers to us ... Mine is about 4.5m long with both wheels on. Bones just puts the front wheel on a clamp thing that bolts to his...
by russelllowe
Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: Build Diaries
Topic: theTRUTH
Replies: 225
Views: 44549

Re: theTRUTH

Hi Chris, Thanks! Yeah, I liked it on the track ... everything's pointing to towing it for sure. Yes, I'm glad too! I think I may have shit my pants with the big motor first up. Its still gonna be nerve wracking until I have a few runs under my belt. My plan is to develop this bike for a few years t...
by russelllowe
Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: Build Diaries
Topic: theTRUTH
Replies: 225
Views: 44549

Re: theTRUTH

Hi, Well, the laser cut motor plate/mount fit spot on. But it made a few changes pretty obvious ... a circular cutout for the flex plate/ring gear will make it a bit stronger, I deleted the extra hole that the small block chev's have but the LS series doesn't and trimmed it a bit on the bottom to mi...
by russelllowe
Mon Jun 18, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Build Diaries
Topic: theTRUTH
Replies: 225
Views: 44549

Re: theTRUTH

Hi Guys, Sorry, I missed your replies. Stayt'ie: perfectly correct. I've since come to the conclusion that if I do any head angle adjustments I'll do it last if I have time ... but I'm already thinking about an attachment for the truck so I can tow it out to the line. Time to get serious! Harky: yes...
by russelllowe
Wed May 30, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: Build Diaries
Topic: theTRUTH
Replies: 225
Views: 44549

Re: theTRUTH

Hi Guys, Quick report on 2018, an update, and some questions for ya. Firstly, 2018 was brilliant. Salt was hard, weather was cool, flies were almost absent and were quite charming compared to previous years. But above all, all the organizers and volunteers did a first rate job! It was just Paul and ...
by russelllowe
Mon Feb 12, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: Build Diaries
Topic: Another V8 bike
Replies: 35
Views: 5409

Re: Another V8 bike

Beautiful machine!
by russelllowe
Tue Jan 16, 2018 11:46 am
Forum: Build Diaries
Topic: Another V8 bike
Replies: 35
Views: 5409

Re: Another V8 bike

Sounds like a really cool project, whats the logic behind casting and then machining the gearbox rather than just machining one from a solid block?

I'm guessing you've seen this, but it's pretty cool!

https://youtu.be/gMs_MjYXXgQ

Cheers
by russelllowe
Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:06 am
Forum: Build Diaries
Topic: Another V8 bike
Replies: 35
Views: 5409

Re: Another V8 bike

It sure is! But it gets a bit old when you only get 4 runs on a motor before it lets go ... which is why I've gone down the V8 route; more reliable horsepower. Maybe I should have gone with a CB400! Yes, some good pics of the Lucky Keiser streamliner here: https://www.dlra.org.au/profiles/105.htm Fo...
by russelllowe
Sun Jan 14, 2018 9:35 am
Forum: Build Diaries
Topic: Another V8 bike
Replies: 35
Views: 5409

Re: Another V8 bike

Yeah, I feel that! Work and study have me dialing it back for 2018. But yeah, getting some sense of how it will handle will definitely be confidence inspiring. There have been a few V8 bikes, but none have gone very fast ... even though their numbers were huge. I think mounting our motors across the...
by russelllowe
Fri Jan 12, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: Build Diaries
Topic: Another V8 bike
Replies: 35
Views: 5409

Re: Another V8 bike

Yeah, it is a little confusing. But like you I'm not really fussed. My main goal has to get over 200mph, a red hat would be a big bonus. My LS3 is brand new and they claim 435hp. I've never rebuilt a motor (I've torn them apart and put a few parts in here and there, but never anything that required ...
by russelllowe
Thu Jan 11, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: Build Diaries
Topic: Another V8 bike
Replies: 35
Views: 5409

Re: Another V8 bike

Yeah, no pressure ... I like to build as much as I can myself too. But totally happy to help. There's an over 5000cc class too; page 115 of the 2018 rule book shows the records there. My LS3 is 6.2ltr's so yeah, its a monster! Your'es just scrapes in under 5ltr's doesn't it? 2019? Yeah, I was aiming...