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Ian Beale

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  1. Not tractors and not diesels but (IIRC) a somewhat different contest of power and torque between the Ford Flathead V8 and Chev inline 6 way back then - Wasn't it that the Ford ran away on the flat and got out-lugged by the Chev on the hills?
  2. IIRC The sliders on those had no provision for taking up wear in the slot. And, from experience, if you let it get too big with too much free play then you ran into the adjustment screw breaking. And , if you made a better screw. it could transmit down the line and break recoil spring bolts and the retaining studs that hold the front recoil housing to the track frame. As the rest of it shows little wear I guess that modification poses an interesting "Why" Hardtail - The early ones were one piece and the bolted ones came later - I saw pictures but never a live one
  3. In the first photo of the front idler - it looks like there has been welding on the bottom of the idler slide?
  4. Make yourself a full length dolly out of pipe that you can slip over the post to stop it bending. We used to do that when using the TD6 to drive them. We do our manual drivers full length like that too - extra weight and no guessing on when they are in far enough
  5. Also have a look at the ones powered by those little Honda petrol engines - though they will be somewhat heavier and more expensive
  6. "Air is a perfectly safe medium. It is just the transition at the bottom that can be a problem"
  7. Fits about here IMO Air freight in PNG https://www.radschool.org.au/magazines/Vol70/pdf/Page15.pdf https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Junkers_G_31 In the early days everything was airfreight, from mining machinery to alcohol. Which was all spirits as no one was willing to pay freight on the water in beer And one of their roles in Oz https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Air_Beef_Scheme And they were in car moving early https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bristol_Freighter
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    As I heard it - if it looks successful it is called "line breeding"
  9. Another view on that https://allpoetry.com/Arithmetic-on-the-Frontier
  10. Hi Mike "Wuhan Flu: Shark, Jumped" http://www.smalldeadanimals.com/2021/11/25/wuhan-flu-shark-jumped/#comments "Its grewsomore"
  11. Like with the early Papua New Guinea gold mining in the Highlands. It was all air freight, even the mining machinery. So booze was spirits - no one was going to pay to air freight water in beer. Some more around that https://www.radschool.org.au/magazines/Vol70/pdf/Page15.pdf https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Junkers_G_31
  12. Another 6.5 Creedmoor - no mention of "on special" "Henry Long Ranger .308: Detachable Mag Lever Action Made in USA" https://www.breitbart.com/sports/2021/11/24/henry-long-ranger-308-detachable-mag-lever-action-made-in-usa/
  13. Mike A lot of things dead to that highly unfashionable 303 British
  14. Some reading on that - all of it just in case "WHY EVERYONE HATES THE 6.5 CREEDMOOR" https://www.themeateater.com/hunt/firearm-hunting/why-everyone-loves-to-hate-the-6-5-creedmoor
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