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  1. Re: Harold & Eda Oberg-Pearl Harbor Dec 7 1941

    Very interesting - I wish they had given a little more info on how the couple were able to get color film in 1941 - it was from what I understand very rare and expensive.
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    Re: On This Day In 1945

    An interesting subnote to this - my father was very much a history buff for US WWII activities having grown up being a bit too young to enlist but witnessing all the home front activity first hand. ...
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    Re: Rule Britannia...

    I know NCL had floated the last restoration proposal a few years ago, but between the changing fiscal outlook of cruise lines and the fantastic costs associated not only with reconstructing pretty...
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    Re: Inspection Time

    Texas still does inspections (alhough there was a state legislature initiative to end it a couple years ago which the auto dealer lobbyists smacked down). Fortunately not as rigorous as what is...
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    Re: Rule Britannia...

    I think the change from steam to diesel-electric has a lot to do with the visual design of the ships. There is no need to have multiple huge exhaust vents directly above the boiler banks, so they...
  6. Thread: New Car

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    Re: New Car

    When the stock AM/FM radio (no CD player or even tape player) in my 1992 Ford died, I bought a fairly nice Sony head unit that had a CD player but also has a USB port right on the front. I find it...
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    Re: I'm going to enjoy my new Hasselblad

    I have used a couple of threaded manual lens to Canon EF adaptors with reasonably good results - allows me to use my 600mm prime telecope-on-a-lens-mount monster and a really gorgeous 1950's era...
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    Re: Not a quick trip

    Actually for the distance covered, it was a very quick trip! I doubt any human beings have travelled faster than the lunar astronauts.
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    MGB Re: What to replace when engine is out

    I tend to agree (unless you are talking about the very late ones that had to be redesigned to accomodate the cat can). I had to replace one years ago because it cracked, and I went with a header...
  10. Re: The world needs more British car experience

    As a small boat sailor I have to say - that would be a horrific waste of perfectly good Scotch!
  11. Re: The world needs more British car experience

    At least you weren't trying to find parts for a British Seagull outboard! I have several of them and they are dead simple machines, but finding bits and peices is becoming hard. I think part of the...
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    MGB Re: What to replace when engine is out

    I had considered putting a new rear main seal in my engine while it is out and on the stand (even ordered 2 since I expected to screw one up trying to do it), but the instructions in the manual...
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    Re: Milky Way over Cabazon

    I can sometimes catch a faint glimpse of the Milky Way on winter nights since I live fairly far out from the city. The last time I saw it well was from the front deck of a cruise ship pretty much...
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    Re: '59 MGA in NM/CO

    I'm pretty sure that in order to use an 1800 engine from an MGB the backplate of the engine needs to be changed in order to mate up to the MGA bell housing.
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    Re: New HP Laptop SSD

    A few years ago I put an SSD into a somewhat old Apple laptop in an effort to get a little better performance - if you've never used an SSD the difference is anything but subtle. I got a fantastic...
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    Re: Musical groups I had forgotten about.

    And I reply to myself - just watched Tina's Comfortably Numb video - video'd when she was only 15! And then youtube queue'd up her playing IRON MAIDEN at 16!! I am in awe and humbled......
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    Re: Musical groups I had forgotten about.

    Woah! That is some epic guitar action. Technique and precision and she looked almost bored while doing it. She makes it LOOK effortless. I bought a guitar 2-3 years ago and still can barely play...
  18. Thread: Robocalls

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    Re: Robocalls

    Unfortunately most of these solutions seem to be geared to mobile smartphones. My biggest source of robocalls is the hardwired phones (at home and work). At home I am often afraid to even answer my...
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    Re: New "wallpaper"

    That back one between the distributor, oil pressure sender and engine backplate is a total PITA.
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    Re: Anyone for radials?

    The R3350 was also what powered the B29 and continued on powering the Lockheed Constellations through the 60's...
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    Re: Anyone for radials?

    Got a chance to ride in a B17 in 2008 - 4 of those 9 cylinder beasts singing in unison was an amazing sound. Thought I was going to lose the fillings out of my teeth on the taxiway because the idle...
  22. Re: Trivia Time - Normandy Invasion related!

    I'm not familiar with WHO, but I beleive the machine is a tidal calculator for determining which days and times would have offer tides most favorable for a landing, and ensuring that subsequent tides...
  23. Thread: BigBoy

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    Re: BigBoy

    Many of the original Victorian era English railways were built the same way (few if any level crossings). Everything ran on raised embankments or in cuttings with all the crossing either above or...
  24. Thread: BigBoy

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    Re: BigBoy

    I beleive it has something to do with the fact that AMTRAK contracts with the host railroads for rights to run passenger service on their metals in exchange for allowing the host railroads to quit...
  25. Thread: BigBoy

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    Re: BigBoy

    VERY impressive - hopefully get to see it in person some day.
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