Search found 207 matches

by harky
Fri Jan 17, 2014 11:17 am
Forum: Australian Event News
Topic: Hot weather prep
Replies: 12
Views: 6868

Re: Hot weather prep

yep all serious stuff I had a hand squirter / misting bottle that made me feel better ( cheap to ) cold water ed towel around the neck this is not understood by some but you can OVER hydrate ie drink too much , some of the recent deaths on the KOKODA track have been put down to that https://knowrisk...
by harky
Thu Nov 21, 2013 7:43 am
Forum: WANTED
Topic: older laptop
Replies: 1
Views: 1965

Re: older laptop

Gary I had similar problem , with my M4 motec , had offers of old pc s but they came with "problems" this place was good , at least it came with some sort of "guarantee" I had a hard drive failure after about 3 months and they sent me another one hope this is of use http://www.ebay.com.au/usr/notebo...
by harky
Wed Nov 13, 2013 5:31 pm
Forum: General Information
Topic: Another Rookie
Replies: 12
Views: 6102

Re: Another Rookie

welcome its a great game , and diverse group of players , and if you are lucky and the weather gods are good ---------- you get to go " AS FAST AS YOU LIKE "for a week can be cruel ---- temp wise ---- and mechanical wise there are lots of people with useful and accurate advise let the fun begin chee...
by harky
Wed Oct 23, 2013 7:25 pm
Forum: Australian Land Speed Racing History
Topic: NORMAN " WIZARD " SMITH .
Replies: 37
Views: 40146

Re: NORMAN " WIZARD " SMITH .

just received and read WIZARD of OZ by Clinton Walker this was published 2012 and tells the Wizard Smith and Don Harkness land speed story , some good photos ---- compliments others already on this site worth a read , no mention of any Oz salt , mind in the 20 s & 30 s getting to any of the sites we...
by harky
Sat Sep 14, 2013 5:48 pm
Forum: Chassis, Suspension and Saftey
Topic: motorcycle tyres front & rear
Replies: 21
Views: 14780

Re: motorcycle tyres front & rear

Johno I run a 110/80--19 ZR ( bridgstone) on the front of my old GPZ , you can thank Harley V rod for that ---------see they are good for something !!!! the rear for me is120 /90 --18 shinko , that I have shaved , used a finely serrated blade from a key cutting machine , fitted to a 4"angle grinder ...
by harky
Sun Aug 04, 2013 5:47 pm
Forum: General Information
Topic: CB radio
Replies: 1
Views: 1807

CB radio

not sure what is happening with comms @ the LAKE
Repco have 5w 80 channel CB s this week for $119 -- normally $ 260 for any one only needing one for
speed week -----= bargain --------- and I don't work for Repco
cheers
harky
by harky
Thu Jul 18, 2013 8:34 am
Forum: Australian Event News
Topic: What are you Planning???
Replies: 39
Views: 16788

Re: What are you Planning???

ok In my head is a universal streamliner capsule , ie the front end of the liner that you bolt any power plant to the back . I should add that mr penny has talked about the same idea to me , so not an original thought by me ! I havnt thought through the Ross B idea of sitting in front of the front w...
by harky
Thu May 09, 2013 8:46 am
Forum: Build Diaries
Topic: Vespa Dry Lake Racer lives...
Replies: 251
Views: 131778

Re: Vespa Dry Lake Racer lives...

so ---the 14minutes of a million bees noise --- where is that ( france?) and what distance are they running ? some seem to have some serious power !! the technique for take off is interesting ------- could be painfull to the boys bits !!!
still ---- yep loved it ------even the dying bees noise
harky
by harky
Thu Apr 11, 2013 10:45 pm
Forum: Australian Event News
Topic: SOUTH AUST. MEETING & SATA INFO DAY
Replies: 10
Views: 7289

Re: SOUTH AUST. MEETING & SATA INFO DAY

look forward to it
cheers
harky
643
1142 ( wife -Barbara)
by harky
Fri Mar 29, 2013 1:53 pm
Forum: Australian Land Speed Racing History
Topic: Lake Gairdner and Bluebird
Replies: 1
Views: 3632

Lake Gairdner and Bluebird

Just finished reading "Hold On" by Stan Didden. He won many world titles as a sidecar "passenger" ---- Co rider , Swinger , in the post war period . He came to Oz as a rep with Dunlop to be part of The Campbell effort He mentions that Lake Gairdner was considered ---- first time I Had seen that Good...
by harky
Wed Mar 06, 2013 8:30 am
Forum: Australian Event News
Topic: Speedweek 2014
Replies: 97
Views: 42582

Re: Speedweek 2014

Minutes of January 2013 General Meeting Correspondence In: Email from the District Ranger of the Dept. Of Environment, Water and Natural Resources regarding their concern that we intend to hold Speedweek in February and asking that we submit a plan on how we intend to manage the possible effects of...
by harky
Mon Mar 04, 2013 6:33 pm
Forum: Build Diaries
Topic: '56 Oval
Replies: 162
Views: 81542

Re: '56 Oval

me again the Diathasu wheel barrow car, --- charade turbo blew through the carby , which they enclosed in a sealed box ( fuel pressure increased with boost ) it was like the other things this I refer to , and very low boost pressure some response by chris ( momec 3 ) would be of interest ( I know he...
by harky
Mon Mar 04, 2013 8:39 am
Forum: Build Diaries
Topic: '56 Oval
Replies: 162
Views: 81542

Re: '56 Oval

interesting I drove and worked on sigma s and Datsun s with chargers that blew through the carby (with mods to the carby ) These were Japaneese kits , the brand I have forgotten , they had 3 / 5 lbs of boost and the torque change was really good , which is what you are after , keep us informed harky
by harky
Thu Dec 20, 2012 7:59 pm
Forum: General Information
Topic: ice for February
Replies: 5
Views: 3362

ice for February

Hi all
Is there any plan for Ice supply In February ?
Cant see any discussion , have I missed it
Given the possible temps @ that time of the year it will be a sort after commodity
harky
by harky
Sun Dec 16, 2012 6:09 pm
Forum: Chassis, Suspension and Saftey
Topic: why all cow is flawed
Replies: 98
Views: 50846

Re: why all cow is flawed

Been some good debate & food for thought Im still with Ross , I think for the small effort , wearing a balaclava ( fire restintant) is something I will do The day temp in FEB @ the lake can and will be an issue for us all , but in a set of leathers we will all have to be hydrated and on the ball 50c...