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New Englander

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  1. You're spot on! Inflation is creeping in. At least the red states, maybe all by now, have stopped paying people to stay home but I still see help wanted signs everywhere.
  2. B23 was faster due R2600 engines v R1830s or R1820 but much smaller fuselage. Wing span about the same as the wing was very much like the DC3, just held, I think 1600 gallons and had some flush riveting and likely somewhat stronger. Landing gear looks just like a C47 gear, tail wheel offset for access to the tail gunner's position. Tail gun was first in US; the gunner had to be slim as I couldn't fit down there when I was 160lb, a number I haven't seen for decades.
  3. Marine switches are way better than the Cole Hersee switches for sure.
  4. Excellent! For what it's worth you can put a one wire regulator in any 10si or 12si. Great for tractor use, just need to rev once into self energizing RPM and good to go. Buy them brand new 105 amp on Ebay for $70, free shipping. Change pulley if needed , use impact wrench to get nut off.
  5. Maybe, but K&N is no upgrade. As referenced above the MAF sensor needs to be spotless to work and no way will a K&N keep the dirt off it. I've noticed my PUs and wife's Yukons have a clog indicator and running on the street they never show needing service.
  6. Too cool and a great piece of memorabilia.
  7. Made by Douglas. They built 39 of them as a possible replacement for the B18 but the Air Corps was not impressed enough to buy any more. I worked for Jenney Flight engineering and we operated one. Most of the B23s were converted to corporate planes like the IHC plane. The one we operated had been Rexall Drug company's plane then was converted to a flight test plane for LFE Laboratory for Electronics. Jenney bought the operation from LFE. Hanscom Field was a hotbed of military avionics development and Raytheon, MIT, and others were developing all sorts of stuff that needed to fly. The B23 had most of the seats removed and replaced with radio racks and the engines had 400 amp generators to run the huge motor/generator inverters to supply 400 hz and 60 hz AC. The field was alive with A26s, T33s, F94s and the like in the '50s and '60s into the '70s. MIT is the only one left but still going strong running a 707 and a couple of Falcon 20s, one being an HU25 Coast Guard plane, and a bunch of piston planes. All hush hush. I found our old B23 at the Castle Air Museum. The Air Force was in the process of turning it back to original when the base closed so it's partially restored and resting in the sun.
  8. Better than finding a 50 in an an old jacket pocket! Unless it's been leaking that stuff is likely good!
  9. Might be short lived. Workers in the world's biggest copper mine in Chile just voted to strike, so if they don't come to agreement it will pull 5% of the copper supply off the market. Demand is so high that will drive prices back up.
  10. Too much work for a barn but good for interior trim. I've just been more selective for the house trim work but most of that is store bought molding anyway.
  11. Dairy farmer next door keeps an old tennis racket and enjoys swatting them with it😁. You're right on. If it's not painted the damned things will bore right in then the woodpeckers will make a mess digging the larvae out. Powder post beetles are a scourge of pine as well so I've been treating bare wood on the inside of the barn with TimBore or some other boron product.
  12. I oil prime both sides then topcoat with Sherwin Williams Duration, the best performing paint that I've found. I use that combination for all the clapboards that I've installed and trim as well. Claps sealed and painted that way have been up for 15 years and still look new. I use a satin finish rather than gloss. I've found though, that even after painting that way knots will bleed through and topcoating a year later they still bleed through!
  13. I mill my own finish out of rough that I buy for .50/board foot. The chances of finding a completely clear 12' are rare so I will have the odd knot or 6. I've had no success with oil prime, kilz, shellac, etc. No matter what the knots will bleed through. My thought is that brushing some epoxy over the knots may have a better chance of sealing them in. Has anyone ever tried it? Of course that's assuming I can even get any epoxy. The last time I tried at the local commercial marine store they had none due Texas freeze, Mexican shut down, etc. I'm presently trimming a barn; for any I replace on the house it's plastic, one and done.
  14. Yes fact check for sure. Are the mentioned trusted medical organizations,the ones where all of us would likely go with a serious medical issue, lying about Covid-19?
  15. Yay! Exactly! How many though are ready to believe it? Everyone should fact check anything from a Facebook post even if it supports your position.
  16. Sadly no vaccine is 100%. Piers is apparently the one of every 20 that can still get the disease.
  17. This is a BS post copied from Facebook. There's absolutely NO truth in it. I posted it at one that I hope everyone would obviously see as total nonsense. After 4+ million deaths only Sinapore has done an autopsy? I posted it before and got no comment so I copied and pasted my original post bottom up and missed the first few lines which would have made it obvious. I was trying to point out the crazy stuff people are willing to believe without making any effort to vet.
  18. So, are you saying that Johns Hopkins, UCLA Medical, The Mayo Clinic. Harvard, etc are all lying to us? Are you saying that every government that has and is reporting on Covid-19 infections, hospitalizations, deaths, vaccination efforts, etc are lying? Every one of them even those who normally would downplay any shortcomings in their country?
  19. Um, The post was a Facebook BS fully denied by Singapore and one that can easily by seen as BS by the firs sentences - 4 million deaths and only Singapore has done an autopsy? I posted it before with no comment so posted it again but I see now that when I copied and pasted I didn't get all of it, the part the would indicate it's just just the usual FB nonsense.
  20. Singapore has become the first country in the world to perform an autopsy (post-mortem) for a Covid-19 corpse. After a thorough investigation, it was discovered that Covid-19 does not exist as a virus, but rather a bacterium that has been exposed to radiation and causes human death by coagulation in the blood. Covid-19 disease has been found to cause blood clotting, which causes blood clotting in humans and causes blood clotting in the veins, which makes it difficult for a person to breathe because the brain, heart and lungs cannot receive oxygen, causing people to die quickly. To find the cause of the shortage of respiratory energy, doctors in Singapore did not listen to the WHO protocol and performed an autopsy on COVID-19. After doctors opened arms, legs, and other parts of the body and carefully examined them, they noticed that the blood vessels were dilated and filled with blood clots, which impeded blood flow and also reduced the flow of oxygen. In the body it causes the death of the patient. After learning about this research, the Singapore Ministry of Health immediately changed the treatment protocol for Covid-19 and gave aspirin to its positive patients. I started taking 100 mg and Imromac. As a result, patients began to recover and their health began to improve. The Singapore Ministry of Health evacuated more than 14,000 patients in one day and sent them home. After a period of scientific discovery, doctors in Singapore explained the treatment method by saying that the disease is a global trick, “It is nothing but a coagulation inside blood vessels (blood clots) and a method of treatment. Antibiotic tablets Anti-inflammatory and Take an anticoagulant (aspirin). This indicates that it is possible to treat the disease. According to other Singapore scientists, ventilators and an intensive care unit (ICU) were never needed. Protocols for this effect have already been published in Singapore China already knows this, but it has never released its report. Share this information with your family, neighbors, acquaintances, friends and colleagues so that they can get rid of the fear of Covid-19 and realize that this is not a virus, but a bacterium that has only been exposed to radiation. Only people with very low immunity should be careful. This radiation also causes inflammation and hypoxia. Victims should take Asprin-100mg and Apronik or Paracetamol 650mg. Source: Singapore Ministry of Health
  21. I disagree. There's no debate here anymore but rather a race to see who can come up with the latest anti-vax bit, rarely vetted, but rather quoted directly from whatever social media rumor of the day. Perhaps its time for new threads. One entitled "why I'm not getting a covid vaccine" Perhaps another "what I read on Facebook". The premise of the original post was what we might look forward to. It immediately degenerated to anti government, anti-vax, and more. If there is a thread entitled "debating justice" < I'll be happy to contribute.
  22. You give me credit for a degree in clairvoyance I don't possess. I read the article in the WSJ, a conservative publication I've come to trust. I thought that maybe some would like to hear of a success story, and I'm sure many did, judging from the PMs I get, perhaps the majority but they have no interest in exposing their views to the few vocals here, they just got the shot and went on with their lives. Unfortunately a few seemed to be offended by my efforts to share what I saw as good news. As for sticking with it, I have brought up numerous communications from established, authoritative medical organizations but those are always ignored in any post. Rather, they write how the government is lying and that covid isn't real, that all the governments in the world are lying about the deaths and hospitalizations. I "stuck with it" for many pages. Well, I didn't have to trust any government. I went to medical establishments to get my news. If you have no confidence in those establishments where would you go if you had a serious ailment?
  23. How did we know Polio, measles, mumps, rubella, denge fever, yellow fever, etc. existed? 4+ million deaths world wide in addition the the countless traffic accidents and other causes. I don't know where your woods are. Once again. My only attempt in starting this thread was to share a success story and to plead that folks look to somewhere else than the internet for information. I've quoted the medical establishments that most of us would be happy to go to if we needed serious care and therefore should consider reliable. I've also run against many who have a wholesale distrust of the US government, it certainly has had its share of reasons in some areas to be skeptical but why, when EVERY government on earth have reported the hospitalizations and deaths are so many ready to believe that there's some great conspiracy to say that covid isn't real and that no one has died from it?
  24. I'm OK with those numbers if you say they're accurate but are you one of the folks that said they won't trust any government? I don't know and don't want to review a zillion posts; I'll take your word. Of those new cases, likely caused by the Delta variant, did it reference how many hospitalizations there were or deaths of vaccinated people? That would be telling and would be a serious omission.
  25. In the '50s Poliomyelitis was the thing parents were worried about. Many kids in my class had spent time in an iron lung, the then version of a ventilator, and there were some with braces in every class. We just lined up, took the shot, and polio was shortly wiped out of the US. Had that happened now the ant-vaxers would have spread all sorts of lies about the vaccine and polio may still be with us, probably in some mutated form. No one was forced to get the shot as we all had seen the consequences. I've NEVER said that anyone should be vaccinated against their will and I resent the implication. Remember this now zombie thread began with a then success story. I've been advocating all along for people just to go to reliable sources for information, not social media or websites that want advertising revenue. I applaud your patriotism. I'm all for it. There are many far left sites that preach disrespect for the country and flag. I'm hopeful you ignore both those and other BS.
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