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  1. Thread: Next Gen

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    Re: Next Gen

    Great looking kid! (and car too)

    When you teach him to drive in that TR of yours, he'll be prepared for just about anything in life. Teach kids to drive in today's autonomic four-wheeled...
  2. Re: Miracle on the Hudson? How about Miracle in the Pacific

    Now *that* was fascinating. Had no knowledge of that near-disaster. All crew and passengers survived - imagine if there had been (1) no ships in the area, and/or (2) the plane had had to ditch...
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    Re: For the aircraft crowd

    Paul - does this bring back any memories?

    27th Fighter Wing, Kearney NE

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    Re: Six turning and four burning

    Woo-hoo - cockpit window still open at take-off, even tho' it had been closed a few minutes earlier.

    IMDB "goofs" says pitot tubes are still covered, but they look uncovered to me.

    a-HA! Nose...
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    Re: Six turning and four burning

    hmmm - I'm thinking that around 4:00 and later, the exterior shots of the 36 show the a/c bouncing in response to all the power with the brakes full on.

    But the interior shots show the a/c is...
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    Re: Six turning and four burning

    And when he's told, before his first flight on a routine mission:

    "Just one takeoff, and one landing."

    When he got back home, 25 hours later, June Allyson was not happy.
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    Re: Six turning and four burning

    Remember the scene where a "civilian DC-3" lands on the base due to "emergency". Aircraft door opens and out comes Hawkes, saying something like "you just put the entire base at risk by letting us...
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    Re: Six turning and four burning

    :iagree:
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    Re: Six turning and four burning

    That is a great photo of a great car and a great Thunderstreak! And now, for LeMay and his Corvette:

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    Re: Six turning and four burning

    And of course, the 1939 Ercoupe, with rocket assisted take off.


    https://youtu.be/MtU66pRzfIk

    Ercoupe 415 - a very cool little aircraft. Safer than most of the era.
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    Re: Austin America advice

    Bill - until an America owner responds, here's a list of America owners.

    http://members.tripod.com/austin_america/id31.html

    The Austin America site:

    http://www.austinamericausa.com/
    ...
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    Re: What to do about my wire wheels

    Hi Chris - first thing I'd do is decide if the wheels are actually worth saving. Bent, out of round, cracked, wobbling, etc. If you just drive around the block, might not matter. But road driving...
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    Re: Six turning and four burning

    I feel really lucky that I grew up along with the 36. They flew over our neighborhood (south Fort Worth) almost every day. You felt them before you heard them or saw them.

    Take a look at the...
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    Re: Six turning and four burning

    Bolo it is! That's the pre-WW2 bomber that convinced the army they needed a larger aircraft - the B-17.


    https://youtu.be/cqhtCHCWz8I

    Hardly anyone remembers the B-18 - bravo!
    Tom M.
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    Re: Six turning and four burning

    C-47 - gettin' farther away. Closer to the DC-2.
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    Getting close ...
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    Six turning and four burning

    My favorite scene in one of my favorite aviation movies, Strategic Air Command, 1955. It's taking off over Fort Worth, where I was a kid going to Bluebonnet Elementary School.

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  18. Re: Easy(er) way to get frozen brake rotors off

    Brakes overheating?
  19. Thread: Invoice

    by NutmegCT
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    Re: Invoice

    Did it leave you healthier? Or invoice condition than before?
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    Re: New Member - CT & GA

    Lyons - good to have you with us. Jaguar Mk 2 - what a great looking car. I had a Mark VII back in the day, but still prefer the looks of the Mk 2.

    Here's our Jaguar forum when you're ready to...
  21. Thread: Get Well Soon

    by NutmegCT
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    Re: Get Well Soon

    No Frenchman will help. They just look at the boat and say "Pas d'elle yeux Rhone que nous!"
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    Re: Supper with Mickey & Janet

    Sounds like a great trip. I've visited Iceland about five times - learned something new every trip. Once rented a car in Reykjavik (an Opel with four on the floor) and drove the Ring Road around...
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    Re: Supper with Mickey & Janet

    Mickey - welcome back. Was your trip the break-in cruise for your new motorhome?
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    Re: The times, they are

    Ha! Great photo - and believe it or not, two of my interns are from Germany. When they were younger, they were both brats.

    But now they drive a cart awful.

    :lol:
  25. Thread: BG Healey 66

    by NutmegCT
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    Re: BG Healey 66

    Welcome to BCF. Here's our AH forum, where all problems are solved.

    Usually.

    https://www.britishcarforum.com/bcf/forumdisplay.php?14-Austin-Healey

    Say, post some photos of your cars over...
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