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by harky
Wed Oct 23, 2013 7:25 pm
Forum: Australian Land Speed Racing History
Topic: NORMAN " WIZARD " SMITH .
Replies: 37
Views: 37691

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: 13456

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: 1729

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: 15788

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: 124902

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: 6950

Re: SOUTH AUST. MEETING & SATA INFO DAY

look forward to it
cheers
harky
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by harky
Fri Mar 29, 2013 1:53 pm
Forum: Australian Land Speed Racing History
Topic: Lake Gairdner and Bluebird
Replies: 1
Views: 3488

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: 40167

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: 76796

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: 76796

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: 3181

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: 47948

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...
by harky
Mon Dec 03, 2012 6:36 pm
Forum: Chassis, Suspension and Saftey
Topic: why all cow is flawed
Replies: 98
Views: 47948

Re: why all cow is flawed

watching and reading with interest thanks Gary , good debate and facts are easy to be part of the leather s thing goes round and round Gary has put a whole new spin on it for me --- hadnt thought of burns from steam from inside , and when you think about it, it isnt hard to understand !! keep talkin...
by harky
Sun Nov 18, 2012 7:08 pm
Forum: General Information
Topic: pit shelters for adelaide based racers
Replies: 7
Views: 4310

Re: pit shelters for adelaide based racers

buuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuut -------- good Dr, good gable tents/ shelters have a big vent in the centre , does that not allow them to "vent" the big winds aaaaaaaaaaand it is really sensible to Take off the cover of any shelter of a night ??????????? haaaaaarky the chance to use my tent , shelter , bike...
by harky
Mon Nov 12, 2012 7:03 pm
Forum: Chassis, Suspension and Saftey
Topic: M/C Safety: Leathers for 2013
Replies: 60
Views: 32153

Re: M/C Safety: Leathers for 2013

thanks pete for the mention , some might see this as a bit over the top , My leathers now have No perforations and I will wear nomex as well ( might have to loose a few kilos to fit) I have high pressure fuel system ( injection ) betwwen my legs and while I ( and the rest of us ) are fussy about fue...