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Old 07-26-2020, 01:30 PM   #901
Patrick L.
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Default Re: tell a Model A related story

I have no issues with jumping out of a perfectly good airplane. [ smiley face]. Its fun.

I like the 2 cycle Detroit engines ! The 53, 71 and 92 series engines I thought were good engines. They were screamers. The concept behind them was a good idea, or, so I thought. Pull off a side cover to check the ring condition and start the engine and watch it. You didn't have to be an olympic weight lifter to work on one. The only thing bad was that just walking past one would cover you from head to toe in crud.

I remember as a kid we were called to the local marina to work on one of the boats. We were called because it had Studebaker engines. This was the first time I had ever run across counterrotating engines and my grandfather watched and let me figure that out on my own and then why.
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