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David Leikvold
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Post by David Leikvold » Sun Oct 05, 2008 12:53 am

Doc, 25" and 27" tyres aren't as rare as you might think. Most recent Falcons with steel wheels use a 215/60VR16 tyre which has a nominal diameter of 664mm, or 26.25". A 205/65R15 which is a very common size on older Falcons (EF, EL etc) is 647mm or 25.5" tall. You might even be able to scrounge some used taller drag slicks in a reasonable width from the Jap import racers. As for remembering Beagles, I liked it when I read it so it's in instant recall forever. Of course I can't remember what I did 10 seconds ago but years ago is no problem! Must be the grey hair.
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Post by BOB ELLIS » Sun Oct 05, 2008 8:28 am

Doc,we ran235/60 16's on 16" AU Falcon rims.They are 26 1/2" tall.Got us to 200,now we run 28" & 25" "Beagles".Love the new avatar! cant wait to see if Hedgash & Grumm come out with new ones. Cheers , Bob.

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Post by grumm441 » Wed Oct 08, 2008 1:15 pm

Love the new avatar! cant wait to see if Hedgash & Grumm come out with new ones. Cheers , Bob.



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Post by momec » Tue Oct 14, 2008 4:14 pm

Doc
Have you considered a time honered Aussie traditional called a"sickie".

Bit of a cough Thursday arvo and act a bit down in the dumps then a quick phone call Friday AM. Make sure you stop the tow car when you do this and make the other conspiriters shut up. Repeat for each team member and before you know it your in sunny QLD.

SEE YOU AT WARWICK :)
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Re: SHHH, can ya hear that ?

Post by Dr Goggles » Wed Oct 15, 2008 8:52 pm

C Hanlon wrote:Doc
Have you considered a time honered Aussie traditional called a"sickie".

Bit of a cough Thursday arvo and act a bit down in the dumps then a quick phone call Friday AM. Make sure you stop the tow car when you do this and make the other conspiriters shut up. Repeat for each team member and before you know it your in sunny QLD.

SEE YOU AT WARWICK :)
Chris


.......when a mate is ringing in for the sickie you just yell, "get off the phone it's your shout idiot"
...few understand what I'm trying to do , but they vastly outnumber those who understand why..

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Post by rogue666 » Wed Nov 19, 2008 12:08 pm

I recently joined the DLRA specifically because of this thread.
A direct result of not being able to stretch my cars legs legally.
My 22 year old RX7 and I look forward to meeting you all.
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Re: Very happy Noob

Post by DON NOBLE » Thu Nov 20, 2008 8:12 am

rogue666 wrote:I recently joined the DLRA specifically because of this thread.
A direct result of not being able to stretch my cars legs legally.
My 22 year old RX7 and I look forward to meeting you all.


WELCOME ABOARD
" leg stretching " is good . Send me your contact details by message thing or ph me on 0413 546380 . We have the occasional meeting at my workshop in Coopers Plains .
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Post by Lynchy » Fri Nov 21, 2008 10:37 am

Don

Have you dragged in that 300zx and V8 Soarer that are dumped in the street out the front yet? Want a hand?

Lynchy

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Post by DON NOBLE » Fri Nov 21, 2008 11:45 am

Lynchy wrote:Don

Have you dragged in that 300zx and V8 Soarer that are dumped in the street out the front yet? Want a hand?

Lynchy

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Post by rogue666 » Mon Feb 09, 2009 11:28 am

What about a roll cage?
My car with favourable condidtions should be good for 145MPH.
I'll have my helmet, firesuit, gloves and shoes.
Just not sure about the cage requirements at that speed?
If I need one I hope a 4 point bolt-in cage is enough.

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Post by Rob » Mon Feb 09, 2009 2:13 pm

Have you read the rulebook? I'm assuming you have one if you've joined but it's also available for download here : http://www.dlra.org.au/rulebook.htm

That should answer most of your questions.

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Post by rogue666 » Mon Feb 16, 2009 5:31 pm

Read rulebook yes, where it says

"All cars in competition must be eqipped with a roll bar or roll cage structure."

Minimum requirements state the bar must pass within 6" and extend above the drivers head and can be braced backward with 1/8" gussets on the ends of the brace, 1/4" plates 5" x 6" in a sandwich to secure roll bar to the car.

I was hoping for an interpretation of the rules, not a reference to them.
So a properly secured 4 point bolt in cage will exeed the requirements.

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Post by Reverend Hedgash » Mon Feb 16, 2009 5:32 pm

Well, does it pass within 6" and extend above the drivers head and is braced backward with 1/8" gussets on the ends of the brace, 1/4" plates 5" x 6" in a sandwich to secure roll bar to the car?

If so then my interpretation is that its ok.

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Post by Lynchy » Mon Feb 16, 2009 7:43 pm

or if it it passes within 6" and extends above the drivers head and is braced backward with 1/8" gussets on the ends of the brace, 1/4" plates 5" x 6" in a sandwich to secure roll bar to the car?

because that would be good as well!

sorry - had a few drinks

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Post by BOB ELLIS » Mon Feb 16, 2009 8:08 pm

Rouge , 1st you have to sort out which class your car fits into, then check existing record / minimum.Then you can sort out the type of cage structure you require,The Warwick airstrip deal is a DLRA deal and all cars/bikes must be log booked as a DLRA class vehicle.all safety items are non negotiable,so if the class record for your car is over/near 175mph you will be required to have a cage "See figue 4-1"
As I always say "What's Your Life Worth?"
The Airstrip event will,we HOPE,go ahead once we get Lake G done,and we secure the required insurance.
Cheers , Bob.

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