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by Dr Goggles
Tue Nov 22, 2005 2:47 pm
Forum: General Information
Topic: What are the rules?
Replies: 13
Views: 15038

Rules?

Hi Gordon Something about this thread got my old billy and missed the spirit of what I've enjoyed on the lake the last few years .All motor racing needs rules to keep it competitive and SAFE . The best thing about the salt is the solo aspect , the science that helps people go faster is the same for ...
by Dr Goggles
Wed Nov 16, 2005 4:11 pm
Forum: Australian Event News
Topic: 2005 video's
Replies: 28
Views: 29225

Audio slideshows

Back again , ta Greg for the hook-up I'm yet to call him but I will , on another front it turns out there's a new computer at work that's about to be loaded with just the right programs to build up web slideshows .I can't guarrantee when I'll get them done or whether they'll be up to the standard of...
by Dr Goggles
Mon Nov 14, 2005 9:40 am
Forum: Australian Event News
Topic: 2005 video's
Replies: 28
Views: 29225

The Age web-site and video footage

Hi All The "footage" from the Age website is actually stills....at times it looks like video but the effect is from panning over photo's , there isn't anything moving in the shots if you look closely ...I had little to do with the final production of it , I did the sound recordings and took photo's....
by Dr Goggles
Fri Nov 11, 2005 4:24 pm
Forum: Build Diaries
Topic: 1986 NISSAN SKYLINE STATION WAGON
Replies: 116
Views: 113925

Dear Reverend Headgash If it's a record it's a record...I think that situation occurred with Grant Schlein and Garry Peterson in 2004 both set P/P 1350 records over 200 Grant first , then Gary so at the end of the week Gary held the record and they were both in the 200 club....I could of course have...
by Dr Goggles
Tue Nov 08, 2005 11:15 am
Forum: Chassis, Suspension and Saftey
Topic: Vehicle weight balance
Replies: 3
Views: 8355

Hi Trevor Here's a web address for a couple of pages featuring comments from Tom Burkland on the subject of cockpit design but more particularly on the importance of getting your centre of pressure behind your centre of gravity ...so you can see where you're going instead of where you've been....rea...
by Dr Goggles
Fri Nov 04, 2005 10:17 pm
Forum: Engine Development and Performance
Topic: Gearbox mix and match
Replies: 12
Views: 16080

Thanks Gooza The idea was to make the parts unique to what we need ( der ) to use an M20 Aussie 4 speed ...we can get shafts for bugger all , there may be a way of leaving a gear out in order to machine the shaft down but I haven't done the homework on that yet so as far as full stress analysis it's...
by Dr Goggles
Fri Nov 04, 2005 9:54 am
Forum: Engine Development and Performance
Topic: Gearbox mix and match
Replies: 12
Views: 16080

We've just gone ahead with it , no-one stuck their head up and said hell no! so we just did it....The only problem that I can forsee at the moment is that the mainshaft now has no stress relieving narrow waist anymore.....meaning that the spline could well be the weakest part of the shaft .....added...
by Dr Goggles
Sat Oct 15, 2005 1:43 pm
Forum: Engine Development and Performance
Topic: AERODYNAMICS: Sedan vs Wagon vs Ute
Replies: 20
Views: 29232

..........pumping losses and also the "smoothing" of the vertical face of the actual rim(that which faces forward)..they definitely have bling value but on wheels with a decent off-set they must have an effect on cleaning up flow simply because the surface area of the wheel is reduced.Later producti...
by Dr Goggles
Wed Oct 05, 2005 9:29 pm
Forum: Engine Development and Performance
Topic: AERODYNAMICS: Sedan vs Wagon vs Ute
Replies: 20
Views: 29232

....yeah I saw the HMS Beagle and the HMS Bitsa and the HMS Mongrel ...I can't let the fish thing thing go though ......When will the flathead guys move onto land?...... are the guy's running snails on a different evolutionary path......
james :lol:
by Dr Goggles
Tue Oct 04, 2005 12:40 pm
Forum: Engine Development and Performance
Topic: AERODYNAMICS: Sedan vs Wagon vs Ute
Replies: 20
Views: 29232

Hey Gazza The Darwin idea is a nice one but sadly I think there are too many rules (with safety in mind) for true natural selection to take place ...plus we'll need some heavy duty predators to take out the slow movers('cause they're never gonna hurt themselves)....as for random mutations...do I nee...
by Dr Goggles
Tue Oct 04, 2005 11:08 am
Forum: Engine Development and Performance
Topic: Gearbox mix and match
Replies: 12
Views: 16080

Hi Norm , just another thing , I noticed you suggested the use of bal, bal, bal..........I can only assume that means Balancing , Ballast and Balls!!....BTW you're part of the "six in a row , way to go " push .I've always had 'em but this time I think we're gonna have to go with something like " two...
by Dr Goggles
Wed Sep 28, 2005 8:57 pm
Forum: Engine Development and Performance
Topic: Gearbox mix and match
Replies: 12
Views: 16080

Hi Norm I made a mistake there , the "method of locating the input bearing " should have read " output"...and what I was wondering iiiiiiiiis..in the 4speed the bearing is held in by the transfer case whereas in the 3speed it has a ring I thinks...we most likely aren't going to be torturing it too b...
by Dr Goggles
Mon Sep 26, 2005 3:41 pm
Forum: Engine Development and Performance
Topic: Gearbox mix and match
Replies: 12
Views: 16080

Gearbox mix and match

The Belly-tank Lakester that we're building needs a REAL short drive train and so we're running a V6 and shortening an Aussie gearbox (6 cyl HX).Initially it was going to be 3speed , I mentioned to Rod Hafield at one point that we were using a 3 speed synchro and he said "that's the one you want"......
by Dr Goggles
Wed Aug 24, 2005 5:12 pm
Forum: Engine Development and Performance
Topic: AERODYNAMICS: Sedan vs Wagon vs Ute
Replies: 20
Views: 29232

...agree with the last post ...one of the most important things in aero-dynamics is leaving as little wake as possible or in other words "putting the air back together neatly" thus the wagon is going to give a fairly dramatic low-pressure zone trying to pull it backwards because of the sudden collap...
by Dr Goggles
Wed Aug 24, 2005 4:55 pm
Forum: Engine Development and Performance
Topic: 850 hp Charger
Replies: 13
Views: 17875

...yeah it's real dull when people dick you over time and/or money ,plus it always bites that you fell for such peanut-brained, lyin',lazy scumbags in the first place....