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  1. Thread: I hate this

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    Re: I hate this

    So far, monsoons and all, works.
  2. Thread: Torque Sticks

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    Re: Torque Sticks

    20 years ago nobody around here had heard of them.

    Strange.
  3. Thread: Torque Sticks

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    Torque Sticks

    I did professional auto repair and diagnosis for probably 40 years according to she who keeps track of that stuff.

    About 20 years ago, the clueless individual ran the stop sign, and my career was...
  4. Thread: The Invocation

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    Re: The Invocation

    A little more serious. For probably decades I kept this in a separate cassette in my sound booth....because every once in a while the pastor would ask for it to be played.
    SM Lockridge, who died in...
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    Re: Yahoo Groups going away

    All happened when Oath bought the foundering yahoo. Groups have been encouraged for a couple of years to spin off.
  6. Thread: SS United States

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    Re: SS United States

    I remember the mess the Sinkin' Sara (Saratoga) and Forrest Fire (Forrestal) were in Rhode Island when I saw them.
    Group I was working with were trying to Save the Saratoga.....we were going to...
  7. Thread: Anyone else?

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    Re: Anyone else?

    hmmm.
    I get no popups on the computer, no ewetoob ads (once in a while a lead-in, often nothing there but wait 5 seconds), haven't seen a lot of TV popups.
    I imagine not having a smart TV (or...
  8. Thread: Never understood

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    Re: Never understood

    "VEGAN" is Native American, translates to "poor hunter".
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    Re: I Just grilled a chicken...

    Ah, but it served the purpose....got yer attention!
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    Re: I Just grilled a chicken...

    Henny Youngman's "Book of Jokes" first printing 1956.

    Of course his famous "Henny's Greatest Hits" has for a lead-in, "Take my wife.....PLEASE!"
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    Re: Steering Idler Noise

    Replace the coil. It's always the coil.
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    Re: Just can't have too many!

    Yes! And does a fine job of keeping the 'shine fresh while transporting it!
  13. Thread: one less fortress

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    Re: one less fortress

    One of my buddies who has flown mentioned something the day it happened. Not speculating exactly, but he's seen it.

    JET-A in an AVGAS wing tank.

    He said when he flew, made dang certain the...
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    Re: Windows 10 problems

    Just can't trust Microsoft anymore! :soapbox:

    Join the HUGE club. After all the 10BS, my XP machines still work fine. I am certain at some point MS will kill it, maybe not directly, but obliquely....
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    Re: Whatís the difference

    Is that a Lenny Bruce joke book?
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    Re: Meanwhile in France

    Good Lord. Now he's got a copy of "DeGaulle's Favourite Jokes".
  17. Thread: one less fortress

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    Re: one less fortress

    Took a while, but here is page one covering the 1995 incident:
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  18. Thread: one less fortress

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    Re: one less fortress

    Six or seven dead in report this morning.
    Thirteen on the AC when it went in.
  19. Thread: Dcoe????

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    Re: Dcoe????

    All those years of messing with Webers...and Mikunis...and Quadraflushes, Thermotoilets...
    Zenith, Stromberg, SU's.....even Ford Variable Venturis...and guess who got to work on THOSE in shops?...
  20. Thread: Dcoe????

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    Re: Dcoe????

    http://240260280.com/Tech/Carbs/Weber/DCOE%20Theory%20Operation%20and%20Tuning.html
  21. Thread: Dcoe????

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    Re: Dcoe????

    "The correct interworking of all circuits together is the ultimate goal of a properly tuned DCOE. However, one must be careful as the circuits overlap one another; it is possible to sometimes fix...
  22. Thread: Dcoe????

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    Re: Dcoe????

    Weird. Yes, I know excessively rich idle mixture works into cruise. But I am trying to remember...too many carbs, mostly downdraught...principles are similar.
    Off idle, transition circuit, power...
  23. Thread: one less fortress

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    Re: one less fortress

    Last one I flew in was a Collings Group B-17, but it was really Aluminum Overcast. I think.

    Their 17 was down for serious maintenance (maybe that was the belly landing issue...can't...
  24. Thread: Dcoe????

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    Re: Dcoe????

    Not a guru.....used to work with Webers.....but then we were only interested in how much we could get through them and what it did for acceleration an top end....
  25. Thread: one less fortress

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    Re: one less fortress

    https://nypost.com/2019/10/02/world-war-ii-era-plane-crashes-at-connecticut-airport/

    Collings Foundation, probably Nine-O-Nine.
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