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Hot Rods My belly tank racer build

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  1. 48fordnut
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    Thanks all for sharing.
     
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  2. Does the guy in the corner on the stairs ever help, or does he just stand there?
     
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  3. onekoolkat1950
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    Yes sir 100%


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    He's just looking for snacks


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  5. greybeard360
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    Not sure about mounting the motor and trans on rubber with the rear end mounted solid.

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  6. onekoolkat1950
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    Engine and trans are able to move via the torque tube coupling. This is the same way tons of tanks are done.


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  7. AldeanFan
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    Where to you sit? Ahead of the engine or over the driveshaft?


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  8. onekoolkat1950
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    In the front. Water tank in front of the motor then the driver


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  9. wheeldog57
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    Been a couple weeks since your last post. . . I bet you're driving it already

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  10. Mechman_22
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    any updates on this
     
  11. mike bowling
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    Put some "bomber art" on the nose? (Bud) Call it Sue ( Wah Sue)
    120% as usual you crazy son-of-a-gun! Lookin' PISSAH!

    Don't mean to side step YOUR post, but here's a pic of the Barillaro's bomber from a couple of years ago so the uninitiated can see which end goes first!
     

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  12. GordonC
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    Mike any idea as to why the Airstream trailer in the background was up on a stand of some sort? I saw that when I was there for the races and wondered what the story was behind that.
     
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  14. onekoolkat1950
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    [​IMG][​IMG]not much to report been really busy at work and preparing the house for winter . Got the tank cut for the rear end . I am working on the front end mount at the moment.


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  15. wheeldog57
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    Is that approximate ride height? You'll be able to Bo Duke right in there!

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  16. onekoolkat1950
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    It should be about 4" off the ground . Actually higher then most tanks but I don't wanna get stuck in the sand.


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  17. adam401
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    Ray its lookin sick bro!
     
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  18. onekoolkat1950
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    Thanks Adam. Hope to see you soon. Gotta do a RI visit.


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  19. graveyardsledder
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    I was looking through some other belly tank pictures and the tube frame that some of the guys built back then, rather than having a water tank taking up space they ran the water through the frame tubes. I think that's what I am going to do. Make a filler neck with a radiator cap. I don't think I'm going to make a build thread because I don't want to take away from anyone else's. haha!


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  20. onekoolkat1950
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    I've also seen that done on a few tanks . Really neat idea.


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  21. graveyardsledder
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    Also are you gonna make the clutch lever/pedal hydraulic or cable driven for the side shift?


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  22. onekoolkat1950
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    The plan is mechanical linkage but that can always change lol.


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  23. rusty rocket
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    As always very Kool stuff going on here Ray. Did I miss it, are you going to have a canopy or open air?
     
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  24. onekoolkat1950
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    Planning on a full canopy


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  25. woodbutcher
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    :D You sir,are fixing to have a bunch of fun.Wishing you the best.
    Good luck.Have fun.Be safe.
    Leo
     
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  26. Cyclone Kevin
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    Digging the progress!!! You’re a lot further along than I’ll ever be.... keep up the great pace.
     
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  28. onekoolkat1950
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    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]hacked up a model T crossmember and finally got the car up on 4 wheels. Decided to ditch the wavy axle idea for this project . It just weighs too much and at some point I plan to cover the front axle with a fairing. I think I'll use it in a dirt track T build in the future......


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  30. onekoolkat1950
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    Thanks Stogy! That car is incredible!


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