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  1. Re: Miracle on the Hudson? How about Miracle in the Pacific

    I remember when it happened. I remember the black and white TV coverage. Circling. The guy in a suit with his shoes on carrying his briefcase walking right off the wingtip into the Coast Guard boat. ...
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    Re: It's in Britain - does this make it British

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lakeland_Motor_Museum
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    Re: Six turning and four burning

    60195
    Then the 123 with jet pods underwing:
    https://www.marchfield.org/s/cc_images/teaserbox_10994589.JPG?t=1517703629
    and the XC-123:
    ...
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    Re: Six turning and four burning

    There was also...a C-119 Flying Boxcar with an auxiliary jet on top of the wing root...same thing, avgas.
  5. Re: Once Again,Proof That Your Internet Postings Never Go Away

    Really? I thought they were colour blind and just shot for shiny objects....like freshly washed vehicles?
  6. Re: Once Again,Proof That Your Internet Postings Never Go Away

    what does that have to do with a green Capri for sale?
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    Re: Six turning and four burning

    Nope. There was never any dual-fuel capabilities in the 36.
    AvGas.

    Apparently you can jet (joke?) a jet to run on just about anything.

    Since the jet pods were primarily to get a war load off...
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    Re: Six turning and four burning

    I did a tad of research on the Big Stick long ago.
    They pulled the pods off the B-47 assembly line and tried them out.

    Trivia:

    What type of fuel did the jets burn?
  9. Thread: PCV and oil leaks

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    Re: PCV and oil leaks

    While some claim it's rocket science...it ain't. To come up with a number for vacuum.....funny. All it is supposed to do is scavenge crankcase gasses and run them back through the engine. POSITIVE...
  10. Thread: Dead battery

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    Re: Dead battery

    That's why my VOM's are analog. Simpson 260 and Tripplett 630.

    Wait until you run into an old battery that has a case failing.....and you get bleed through of voltage with even one cable...
  11. Thread: Dead battery

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    Re: Dead battery

    Ah. The famous 13mm wrench trick. Easily overcome with an SAE 1/2" wrench.
  12. Thread: Ant sex

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    Re: Ant sex

    Nah...I think he found a 1970's-vintage joke book at a flea market.
  13. Thread: PCV and oil leaks

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    Re: PCV and oil leaks

    Hilarious. Even using a regulator. My guess is these engines don't last long enough to plug up the lines.
    Used to get the steel lines from manifold vacuum to PCV, clamp them in a vise, torch and air...
  14. Thread: NGK plugs

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    Re: NGK plugs

    yup. You also need to factor threads. Remember Asian plugs pulling threads out of VW heads?
    Many decades ago I had a friend who inspected threads and thread pitch.....and they are different. His...
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    TR2/3/3A Re: Noise from clutch area?

    why would the type of lubricant inside the transmission show up as a noise when the clutch pedal is depressed?
    Carbon T/O bearing still?
    Starts as soon as you press the pedal and take the free-play...
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    TR4/4A Re: Upper steering flex coupler

    http://tr4a.weebly.com/tr4a-steering-column.html


    Sure isn't spaced like your photos.
  17. Thread: Seized Nut Removal

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    Re: Seized Nut Removal

    That's a French Canadian term, ain't it?
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    Re: BJ8 Rear Wheel Cylinder leaking

    Standard shop procedure is always do everything the same on one axle (or end of vehicle). Replace or rebuild one caliper or cylinder, do the same to the other. They have exactly the same fluid to...
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    TR6 Re: This frame was sectioned

    or did a masterful job to hide what was underneath.....
  20. Thread: NGK plugs

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    Re: NGK plugs

    Until some moron ran a stop sign, I had over 35 years in auto repair...line, foreman, owner.

    There were some interesting disserences in manufacturer. Like, air-cooled volkswagens...you wanted to...
  21. Re: Interesting Jalopnik article on BEING TOUGH ON TODAY'S ROADS !!

    I won't say for sure, but doesn't look like it. Crosses horizontally between grille and badge, goes up around the outside of both headlamp pods, you can see the line up the right separating wing and...
  22. Re: Interesting Jalopnik article on BEING TOUGH ON TODAY'S ROADS !!

    I understand the boot lid.....I think I saw one at a meet once.
    I have inspected this photo carefully, thinking yeah, maybe a MKII....but none of the lines are right, like visible top of rear...
  23. Re: Interesting Jalopnik article on BEING TOUGH ON TODAY'S ROADS !!

    Neat. I do have a question. I suppose that BugEye is a kit. I have never seen one with a bonnet like that.59892
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    It's enough to drive ya to drink....

    Jag....64 MK2....drive it all the time. Drive the 50 F-1 sometimes. Took the F-1 to St. Arbucks Wednesday morning, then loaded the Jag up to go to the gym.

    Pushed the clutch in...pedal free, no...
  25. Thread: What?

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    Re: What?

    and here I thought you did all this to keep us on our toes while you were awaiting the new grandkid to make it's appearance.
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