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Title: Just what can't you Aussies build?
Post by: Topdad on 17.10. 2013 13:48
Must admit that over the years during many posts it's clear that our friends in oz treat what we would consider difficult/ impossible engineering calamities as everyday minor irritations but this guy as taken that into a totally new level.Basically a  farmer in your outback who had been introduced to flying by ex RAAF Uncles goes out and nearly breaks his back can't farm anymore so decideds to build SPITFIRES , not only that but takes himself into a barn and with the aid of a ex engineer builds from scratchand plans an exact 90% scale spitfire , takes it to a strip test flys it and declares it perfect has " after a few minutes the engine cut and he does a perfect dead stick landing whereas other planes would have been a handful" . Makes 'em in kit form for a few years and then gets the offer from our US cousins to set up there ,where he his now and making 'em and sending 'em all over the world , have a look at this link http://www.supermarineaircraft.com/About.htm quite an incredable guy and story
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Post by: Greybeard on 17.10. 2013 18:35
Well I'll be hornswoggled! I really enjoyed that link, thanks.
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Post by: a10gf on 17.10. 2013 18:44
Impressive work +++
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Post by: Ethelred on 17.10. 2013 18:57
I like this one:
http://www.strathsteam.com/ (http://www.strathsteam.com/)
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Post by: Topdad on 18.10. 2013 10:18
something about steam ,isn't there regards Bob
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Post by: duTch on 18.10. 2013 11:52

 I thought that was going to be about this
http://thekneeslider.com/5000cc-v-twin-motorcycle-engine-for-sale/ (http://thekneeslider.com/5000cc-v-twin-motorcycle-engine-for-sale/)

I saw it at the local  Brizzy Laverda Concourse mid 90's, when he revved it the whole thing jumped about six inches,... and it sounded like this.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H70OqfF0AWY (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H70OqfF0AWY)
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Post by: Topdad on 18.10. 2013 11:58
original Harley design .... before the bean counters preened a few Dollars of the cost ,(they wish ) regards Bob.
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Post by: olev on 19.10. 2013 01:43
I see on Dutch's 'kneeslider' site a writeup about E.J. Potter 'The Michigan Madman'.
apparently he died of old age - I'm surprised he lasted that long.
I saw him at the Surfers Paradise drags years ago.
Now he was one wild boy.
He had a V8 in a drag bike and he rocked it off a stand to get going - full bore.
There was smoke every where and it went sideways across the track before it straightened up.
He had the throttle wide open all the way. I've no idea how he stayed on it.
There was a story he got his tyres from firestone for free as they had some sort of unconditional guarantee.
He'd be lucky to get a quarter mile out of his back one.
RIP E.J.
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Post by: muskrat on 19.10. 2013 10:26
I must be a naughty boy. I can't get onto that site. Says I'm forbidden!! *dunno*
Cheers
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Post by: Greybeard on 21.10. 2013 22:51
Seeing this super powered bike made me remember this monster:
http://www.bikeexif.com/nsu-motorcycle
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Post by: A10Boy on 22.10. 2013 14:52
Quote
   
Just what can't you Aussies build?

A winning cricket team?
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Post by: Topdad on 22.10. 2013 16:50
Hope that doesn't come back to bite us on the bum ! Bob.
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Post by: muskrat on 22.10. 2013 19:40
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Australian_inventions
 *work*
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Post by: morris on 22.10. 2013 19:51
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Australian_inventions
 *work*

Got to admire aussies, if it where only for the names they gave to there inventions.
I mean "woomera"...., "stump jump plough...., or "froth flotation"...??!!!
Looks like coming from a certain kind of catalogue which I will not mention here....*smile*
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Post by: A10Boy on 23.10. 2013 09:09
Only joking Mate, I'm sure it's a great team........... We have Warney, he's English now....   *smile*



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Post by: WozzA on 27.10. 2013 11:07
I took these pictures today at a classic bike race meeting....
In much the same mould as Britten bikes...
This motor is designed & engineered by a clever little Aussie...
What do you think it is???
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Post by: wilko on 27.10. 2013 22:44
Saw that there Wozza. Wonder if it's another Doug Fraser bike?  (https://www.a7a10.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi244.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fgg3%2Ftakka22%2Fwood.jpg&hash=34be89f35b7afa0542260ae5dd053875) (http://s244.photobucket.com/user/takka22/media/wood.jpg.html)
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Post by: WozzA on 28.10. 2013 01:30
I think your right wilco mate...  
They did a few demo laps during the lunch break & it went like a rocket...

E120R 1200CC V-TWIN SUZUKI FRONT END, HONDA GEARBOX, PORSCHE COMBUSTION CHAMBER DESIGN, CYLINDERS SAME SIZE AS GOLD STAR:
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Post by: WozzA on 20.11. 2013 20:58
Hope that doesn't come back to bite us on the bum ! Bob.
We'll find that out over the next couple of days....  IF the rain stays away... 
It's been 25 years since your mob have had a win in Queensland...   
We wouldn't like to break that loosing streak would we..   *good3*

Cheers WozzA
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Post by: Topdad on 21.11. 2013 10:44
well so far the game is going to plan reasonable bowling putting us in a great position for ....a batting collapse !! we'll see, cheers Wozza.
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Post by: WozzA on 22.11. 2013 04:48
oops... I think ya put the MOZ on em Bob..   *dunno2*
Still it's a long way to go B4 the series is finished...   
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Post by: bsa-bill on 22.11. 2013 10:23
Bob - give me six numbers please *conf*
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Post by: Topdad on 25.11. 2013 10:37
Now I know how you ozzies felt last summer ,bloody awful display , what did you give to Johnson ?? quite a display, ah well we await the next test, one's things sure we certainly know how to make things difficult for ourselves, cheers BobH

oh Bill heres your numbers , 12,16,22,35,38,48. sorry I couldn't get 'em to you before saturday Bob *whistle*
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Post by: WozzA on 07.12. 2013 10:32
 *????* it's gone quiet in here..   *????*    ;)
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Post by: A10Boy on 07.12. 2013 12:15
Er ehem, these BSAs of ours are great aren't they? Mines a 650, it was made in England you know....... Soon be Christmas..... er, I must go and tidy the garden........ Ohh, the world darts championships will be on soon..... Phil Taylor's good, he's got the power...

TTFN

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Post by: bsa-bill on 07.12. 2013 20:31
Think I heard something on the news about the winter Olympics - seems you guys are up for a gold in sledging  *whistle*  *fight*  *bash**respect* *shh*
 meanwhile I'm celebrating Toons (Newcastle United) victory over Man U , in football apart from crowd banter we save our best hate and curses for the ref, it's such a good system the FA refuse to adopt any measure that would help the refs get it right
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Post by: WozzA on 08.12. 2013 00:33
 *smile*  If they handed out gold for sledging & Bull S#$@ing I'm sure we'd tally well...   *smile*  *smile*  *smile*
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Post by: Topdad on 09.12. 2013 11:22
Another good point ,well made as always Wozza!! but I'm sure we all can score equally in those subjects.I've been depressing myself by listening to TMS on the Ipad and cheering myself up ,in equal measure by reading "thanks Jonners" again . Methinks a rocket may be inserted up a few backsides for the third and we may make a decent stab at it and the rest of the series. If not the rumour is that our team will apply enmasse for aussie citizenship 'cause we'd not let 'em back in however theres a flaw in there plan as you lot would reject 'em on the grounds that they lied on there passport app , it would would show "professional cricketer " nuff said !! BobH.   
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Post by: muskrat on 09.12. 2013 12:05
Back on subject.
We invented the motorized lawnmower. Now we have a user powered one for the ladies. Head light so the lawn can be done at night after the dishes are done.
Cheers
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Post by: bsa-bill on 09.12. 2013 14:05
got to hand it to you fellas, you sure know how too spoil the ladies ;)
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Post by: muskrat on 23.12. 2013 21:08
You Poms aren't bad at tinkering too. http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ND4EA0dnAM8
Waiting for production to order mine.
Cheers