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Projects One Belgian projet - One Belly Tank to Bonneville

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Alx, Jun 27, 2012.

  1. SwedeVedette
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    Great project! Youre doing an amazing work on it, will follow on facebook
  2. Alx
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    Nice work, Fellas'!
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    Great build, now put on two very thick coats at the same time to make like a fire suit and see how you fit. Keep up the great work and make sure you look me up at the salt.
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    Hey guys, if u can purchase Castrol B353 synthetic oil , it will sure help with heat problems , I used in race engines(wet and dry sump) with excellent results, these engines were run in 200-300 lap races, unforntunatly we can not purchase it here in Canada anymore.
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    Way cool project. Vive la Belgique.

    Frenchy
  7. So-Cal Speed Sacramento
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    looks like a blast! let me know if you have any tech questions.
    -rob (inspector)
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    very impressed, a great thread, subscribed............
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    I see a new movie produced called "The World's Fastest Belgian"
  10. 340HilbornDuster
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    The Belgian Bonneville Bomber....
    Can't wait to see it on the Salt!

    Awesome Work! Great shop pictures!

    Aloha Tommy
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    Looking good!

    Its sometimes tough getting to Bville living in the states, good luck and stay the course.
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    Hey I wish I had seen this post a couple of weeks ago when I was in Belgium I would have loved to have made a visit. I should be building the body and painting the"City of Burbank" for the owner and to make it to the salt this year. (http://www.bonneville2012.com/). If you are near Hasselt in the next couple months check out the exhibition I am in at Z33 http://www.z33.be/en/projects/space-odyssey-20. Good luck with the project - very nice work
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    Very nice job, IT'S WAY COOL!!
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    captmullette - 340HilbornDuster - plan9 - 5wcoupehunter - SwedeVedette - independentcustoms - der_brenner - and others: Thanks for your answers, it's always fun;-)

    Typo41: We want to be there already, but we still have a lot of work, promi when will we are on the salt, we will.

    66tintop: Thanks for the reference, it is noted. If you have any other advice, do not hesitate.

    Frenchy Dehoux: Merci pour le message ;-)

    So-Cal Speed ​​Sacramento (Rob): thank you, we have some questions for the future, I send you it in private message.

    maccustom: Yes, we would appreciate to see you and introduce you to the project in real . Thank you for the links. If you come back, we will make sure to see you. Belgium is a tiny country.
  15. So-Cal Speed Sacramento
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    A coupe things here ....

    -remember to do all your mocking-up and measuring while wearing a fire jacked (or two coats) and your helmet. The spacing between the top/ sides of the helmet is very important as well as the distance from the front of the helmet to the front of the cage (look in the book under Lateral Head Restraints)

    -is the bar that the top of the cage is resting on already welded in? i know it would be a lot of work, but if it is just tacked in place you may want to consider removing it and making the top of the cockpit tie directly into the center bars of the cage. (i hope that makes sense). the vertical bars are what's going to help of you go wrong-side-up and it is ideal if they are not split for a bar to go through. you would be better off with that horizontal bar being fish-mouthed around the vertical bars. it's not the end of the world either way and it's not something that would keep you from passing tech. just a suggestion.

    -lastly, keep your welding gaps in mind- especially with the fish mouths on the cage. you want them almost water-tight with a small bevel before you weld. if you're having to fill a gap, it's probably worth redoing.

    i don't mean to be a prick and i hope that helps! safety first!!!
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    Yes, we checked and followed the rules of the Rules Book. We have oversized the distances to be on. and we have checked through this mock-up.

    No, this is the Mock-up, it is not yet sealed.
    We received the roll cage tubes to the next weekend.

    Yes you are right, but the roll cage on the photo is not finished
    There will be a tube between the middle horizontal tube and the horizontal tube which is installed the roll cage driver. Because in case of pressure, the horizontal tube where the roll cage driver, he would not survive.

    Yes, absolutely, there is actually very rough, we use the program "tubemitter" to have perfect fish mouth ( in french "Gueule de loup" "wolf mouth"). we avoid having large separation between of each item, for to have a maximum absorption of the metal.

    Absolutely not, on the contrary, I appreciate that kind of comment, at least we can perceive that something is a wrong build. Our goal is to run at Bonneville, then all advice is welcome.

    Thanks Rob.
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    any updates on this?
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    Very nice!
  19. Alx
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    Hi,

    Thank you,

    yes the pilot roll cage is finish, but i post the pictures next week.

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    Great progress and awesome pics! Well done.
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    This is really a cool build, and you guys are doing an amazing job!

    I hope to see you on the salt!
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    your photography is killer..... keep em coming
  23. demonss
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    love this build,

    also very proud that you guys are belgian!
  24. nifty
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    Fantastic thread, with some beautiful photography. I wish you all the best in achieving your (and probably most people's) dream to race a belly tank at Bonneville.
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    Wow, good luck!
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    Super cool! Keep up the great work!
  28. Alx
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    Thank you again for your comments.

    Cool video "Shoeboxke", We saw this belly-tank when we was a child, The video was taken in 1999, we had 17-19 years.

    Here are the photos of :
    the pilot Roll cage and the cutting the hull, a little tension for cutting the Hull, finally much tension in real.

    You can see a drawing on the hull, that's the next cut, which will be used to exit the Belly-tank. It will be fixed by fasteners from a Helicopter, and they are "Made in usa" (Los Angeles).

    We still need to add the gussets for the pilot Roll cage, like asking in the Rules book in Section 3.B.1

    We are very happy to see the Belly, with his hull, it changes at each step, for the moment.

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  29. nali
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    Ca prend forme :)
    Now we see what it will look like.
  30. Alx
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    oui, merci :D thanks.

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    See you soon for next news

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