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  1. About what you'll get from a politician too in that and other departments
  2. Think you'll find that was the iron V6 made by lopping 2 cylinders off a V8 block, so 90 degree angle, not 60 or 120. Firing was 90/150. Eventually evened out by step grinding the crank journals like Lancia worked out. Re flat plane cranks. Comment in Herschel Smith "A history of Aeronautical Piston Engines" about the WW1 Hisso V8 using them and having vibration problems which would have been less with 90 degree throws.
  3. This probably applies. From a great uncle - "All rum is good. However some is better than others"
  4. Maybe that is the antidote?
  5. I suggest you spend some time reading Small Dead Animals before making that decision http://www.smalldeadanimals.com/
  6. Sounds like "Applied I'm from the government and I'm here to help you"
  7. "Sacramento County Says It's Illegal to Work on Your Own Car in Your Own Garage" https://www.msn.com/en-us/autos/news/sacramento-county-says-its-illegal-to-work-on-your-own-car-in-your-own-garage/ar-AADOizD (Via Small Dead Animals)
  8. Flanders and Swan were a UK comedy team of a while ago. One of theirs around this area was an elderly lady saying "If God had intended us to fly he would never have given us the railway"
  9. Maybe just as well the joke thread went " California public university threatens to punish students for jokes " Link at http://www.smalldeadanimals.com/index.php/2019/07/07/o-sweet-saint-of-san-andreas-39/
  10. Reminds me of a joke whose punchline is "Standing up - in a hammock". And, some days like listed above "Are you married, Zorba?" "House, wife, children, everything. The full catastrophe"
  11. When things get dry we have a similar problem with kangaroos on sealed roads. They congregate on the sides of the seal where run-off brings up a green pick. The Australian coat of arms features a kangaroo and an emu - which gives us a really sporting chance to take out the award for the country whose coat of arms shows the two most stupid animals when it comes to traffic sense.
  12. Not a radial but here is another animation of a Napier Deltic https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Napier_Deltic And in odder oddities (no animation though) this one. It died when Chrysler took over Rootes (Hillman, Humber, Sunbeam Alpine/ Tiger etc) http://www.oldengine.org/members/diesel/rootes-listerts3/ts3.htm You can run 2 cylinders on one crank pin by using fork and blade rods - "Compound rods" in https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Connecting_rod#Compound_rods And new to me - the "fractured cap" rods in "Powder Metallurgy"
  13. Referred to as "Dunlop Disease" here
  14. Ian Beale

    Lee Iacocca

    Didn't Henry Ford 1 say something about "If a man has never made a mistake he's never made anything"?
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