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  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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!
  8. 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".
  12. 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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  13. 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.
  14. 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?...
  15. Thread: Dcoe????

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    Re: Dcoe????

    http://240260280.com/Tech/Carbs/Weber/DCOE%20Theory%20Operation%20and%20Tuning.html
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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....
  20. 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.
  21. Thread: one less fortress

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    one less fortress

    https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/vintage-b-17-plane-crashes-erupts-flames-bradley-international-airport-n1061161


    Outside of Hartford.
  22. Thread: MG TD anyone?

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    T-Series Re: MG TD anyone?

    I know! Hence the $63K in receipts.
  23. Thread: MG TD anyone?

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    T-Series Re: MG TD anyone?

    USD $18,250 (Reserve Not Met)
  24. Thread: 2035 Bentley

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    Re: 2035 Bentley

    If you ever see the episode....interesting. Barbeque truck. Hydraulic rams, when it opens "WHAM!".

    But in the photo I showed is the canopy that raises up, folds open.

    They're gonna put that...
  25. Thread: MG TD anyone?

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    T-Series Re: MG TD anyone?

    Something is wrong here. Shiny light surface under the car, and no oil spots. Has to be out of oil.

    Current bid of $17K, with $63K in receipts.....gonna watch to see what it sells for.
    Hour 21 to...
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