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  1. 35 minutes ago, hardtail said:

    Admittedly a bit ignorant here what steam lines are on a diesel locomotive? The air tanks would pose the biggest risk I'm thinking?

    It wasn't until the 1980s that passenger cars began to use electric heat.  Before that, it was steam lines left over from the steam engine days when most of those cars were built and newer ones still used steam because that was all that was available.  Passenger diesels had a steam boiler inside the body to provide the heat to the cars.

  2. The serial number is as close to a VIN as you'll find. The BMV probably combined the model with the serial for a VIN on the title.  The WHS should be able to get your lineset with that serial.

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  3. Definitely not Canada.  Some light lines and Scouts were assembled in Canada before the trade agreement removing tariffs on vehicles moving across the border in 1965, none after that.


  4. On 1/31/2024 at 10:17 AM, New Englander said:

    I'll probably keep flying jets part time as long as I'm current. Same company has me penciled in for a couple of possible trips. Per Diem rate is quite good. Of course I have my Cessna to entertain me and do some traveling. My wife and I have hit a few spots in the Maritime provinces, easy trip for it.

    Keeping current involves more than I want as recurrent training is around $25,000 so when it runs out I'll be done.

    How long will you remain current--probably an annual thing?

  5. Eric Brown, a test pilot who might be called England's Chuck Yaegar, reportedly flew 487 different airplane types in his career, tells of being sent to pick up the first helicopter in England. "Is there a manual?"  "No, just figure it out" and he managed to get it to where it had to go which seems more difficult than a plane.  Google will reveal some interesting stories on him.


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  6. 9 hours ago, hardtail said:

    To get higher pressure out of the pump, the first stage of compression is the biggest tube, then that air being decreased in volume by being compressed or squeezed enters the second and even third (smallest) tube, if you look at multi stage reciprocating air compressors they will have an initial big cylinder where atmospheric air enters and is compressed into a second and subsequent cylinders that decrease in size to keep building pressure with valving to hold the pressure as it's reciprocating, similar to a gas engine valving without the spark

    While researching the two stage pump, I found out why it was needed.  The Model T Ford originally fitted 30-3 front and 30-3 1/2 rear clincher tires which needed 60 psi and the multi-stages.

    Later the Model T Ford moved onto 4.40/4.50 x 21 which ran at 35 psi and a single stage did the job.

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  7. Serial number is stamped into the frame rail on the left front.  But finding it may be difficult.  In the early days, it was right behind the bumper, but over the year it seems to have drifted to the rear, sometimes behind the axle.  It may be easier to move the air lines enough to get the picture than it will be to find the stamped number under all the grease and dirt.

  8. I use Google Calendar, works nicely across multiple devices.  But I'm sure there are many others like Outlook that do that just as well;Google is the one I started with and know.

    And I use it for history as you want to do.  I delete all the routine things as they pass, leaving the ones I want to be able to recall in the calendar forever.

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  9. 6 hours ago, Old Binder Guy said:

    I'm hoping one of you can refresh my old senile brane with what this old COE truck is? Was it built by International? I remember seeing them years ago, but my "rememberer" doesn't function as well on periphery things like this anymore. I'm not even certain what "Armed Forces" time period this would be? Could be WWII, perhaps? Likely later? Gary🤔


    Yes, that looks like an IH D-300/400/500 from the late 1930's, although there were others, particularly Whites, that had a similar profile.  And I think that would definitely be a WWII slogan.


    D-400 Coke Truck.jpg

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