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Old 07-26-2020, 12:42 PM   #899
Jim Brierley
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Default Re: tell a Model A related story

I know nothing about airplanes other than I'm smart enough to not jump out of a perfectly good one. I worked as a mechanic for a GMC dealer back in the 50's and 60's, a customer once brought in two 6-71 diesel engines to be rebuilt. They were out of a fishing boat, and were counter-rotating, geared together at the rear (prop) end. The 71 series of engines could be assembled to rotate either way, the blower could be mounted on either side, as was the exhaust manifold, all very adaptable. Those were the good old days, when I left the dealership in 1964, I was making top wage there, $3.15 an hour!
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