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    Yesterday, 04:45 PM
    Willy replied to a thread Look Ma, No Spark Plugs in General
    I too took the term welp to mean...well. I've heard it in the past on occasion and must admit in the written word it could be construed as rude,...
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    08-18-2014, 07:13 PM
    Willy replied to a thread Look Ma, No Spark Plugs in General
    Ah yes, I should have qualified my previous statement by saying that it was meant for air cooled engines only as it is much easier to regulate engine...
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    08-18-2014, 06:10 PM
    Willy replied to a thread Look Ma, No Spark Plugs in General
    Indeed, but the tank engines, in my experience at least are more common. Below a link stating that the aero version engine only accumulated a...
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    08-18-2014, 03:39 PM
    Willy replied to a thread Look Ma, No Spark Plugs in General
    You could have a good point here as well. Like I said earlier it's been a very long time since I was close to these engines and I was not old enough...
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    08-18-2014, 03:33 PM
    Willy replied to a thread Look Ma, No Spark Plugs in General
    Yeah really, for cryin' out loud.:) Wish I had the opportunity. From what I've seen all the T-1020 engines (Tank) all had fins and forced air...
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    08-18-2014, 10:10 AM
    Willy replied to a thread Look Ma, No Spark Plugs in General
    AK, click on the OP's photo, this will bring you to his Photobucket page showing the engine. Now click on the "+" sign in the lower right hand corner...
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    08-18-2014, 01:54 AM
    Willy replied to a thread Look Ma, No Spark Plugs in General
    The Sherman medium tank while not perfect or technologically superior to what the German Panther or Tiger heavy tanks were at the time, was still a...
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    08-16-2014, 09:51 PM
    Willy replied to a thread Look Ma, No Spark Plugs in General
    It's called a seniors moment AK, you'll probably be seeing more of those in the coming years.LOL I think I had one before too but now I'm not...
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    08-16-2014, 09:18 PM
    Willy replied to a thread Look Ma, No Spark Plugs in General
    Perhaps you can't see the fifth engine on the left side but you should be able make out it's section of the gearbox housing. So 5x6 should come out...
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    08-15-2014, 02:11 AM
    Willy replied to a thread Look Ma, No Spark Plugs in General
    WOW I haven't seen one of those in a looong time. Did you happen to find out what kind of shape those two engines were in or what the salvage yard...
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    08-14-2014, 07:52 PM
    Willy replied to a thread Oldham coupling in General
    OOPS, my bad. Think I showed a Lovejoy coupling.
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    08-14-2014, 06:10 PM
    Willy replied to a thread Oldham coupling in General
    As the other have already ststed, yes. I've always known it to be called the "spider".
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    08-13-2014, 08:13 PM
    Willy replied to a thread MAF cleaner in General
    Contact cleaner will be fine as I've used it many times in the past with no ill effects. However DO NOT use carb cleaner sprays or brake cleaners of...
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    08-13-2014, 11:31 AM
    Two more examples. First the Duesenburg 24 cyl. Second image the Ferrari V-12
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    08-12-2014, 10:30 PM
    A close friend of mine recently purchased a new GMC truck with the variable valve timing and active fuel management (cylinder deactivation) and he...
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    08-12-2014, 10:05 AM
    I used to get what seemed at least like 50k rpm out of my vehicles in high school as well. But yeah not for long.:o
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    08-11-2014, 08:35 PM
    Very good question and one that I knew some of the answers to but certainly not all. Although I don't have a list of suitable bearing candidates...
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    08-10-2014, 04:36 PM
    And here's another.:rolleyes: Report finds $1 billion in forgotten ammunition to be scrapped by military OOPS!
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    08-09-2014, 05:49 PM
    Willy replied to a thread Russian Bombers in the News in General
    I've always been a fan of the F4. With nicknames like the "brick", "lead sled", and my favorite, the "Louisville slugger", it was in my opinion the...
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    08-08-2014, 08:17 PM
    Willy replied to a thread Russian Bombers in the News in General
    Don't remember seeing that episode but from your description it sounds like you are describing the Lockheed F-104 Starfighter.
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    08-08-2014, 02:40 PM
    Willy replied to a thread ACME engine in General
    Here's another link to check out. These guys are the Acme gurus. http://www.earthtoolsbcs.com/html/acme_engine_parts.html Of course there is...
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    08-07-2014, 10:32 PM
    Willy replied to a thread Russian Bombers in the News in General
    Thanks for the pics and the memories of the Viet Nam era Weston. Great shots, I always get a woody when I see an F-4 Phantom.:) As you say pretty...
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    08-05-2014, 08:21 PM
    You too? My neighbor got one earlier this year stating a relative of her husband had died in Spain. They also have an unusual last name, she's also...
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    08-05-2014, 12:03 PM
    In my opinion at least I believe the fallacy of unreliability of the oil injection systems stems from several sources. New owners that have no...
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    08-04-2014, 06:59 PM
    Very nice job Mike. By the looks of the finished product and the results you've obtained from actual use you did everything right. Just curious as...
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    08-02-2014, 04:30 AM
    Willy replied to a thread OT Lightning in General
    Thanks for the incredible pics Macona. I always venture out in a storm to capture these types of photos, well done! A few years ago I was almost...
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    07-26-2014, 06:19 AM
    Willy replied to a thread ot: why are cars so heavy? in General
    jt, no need debating this here with us, we didn't make up that silly graph or come up with those silly conclusions. That's right, take it up with...
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    07-25-2014, 01:48 PM
    Willy replied to a thread ot: why are cars so heavy? in General
    Your joking right? The easiest way to reduce drag and fuel consumption is to reduce speed. Aerodynamic drag has a huge impact on fuel economy....
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    07-24-2014, 07:19 PM
    This puts a whole new spin to the term of driving, LOL. Except for doing friends a few favors now and then I'm mostly retired lately but after 42...
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    07-24-2014, 01:39 PM
    Glad to see someone at long last is taking driving seriously. In another thread I commented about how hard it is to change the attitudes of the...
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