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Hot Rods Flathead in orbit!

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Atwater Mike, Dec 23, 2017.

  1. Atwater Mike
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    Watching footage from NASA, Spacex Falcon Heavy rocket launch, deployment of satellites.
    When satellite #9 separated, wife Joey exclaimed: "Look! A flathead!"
    Sure enough, a well-detailed flathead, equipped with what are sure to be Offie finned heads, painted red between the fins! Intake looked 'busy', probably Off-Topic fuel injection...'Engine' was not identifiable as 59-A or 8Ba type...
     
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  2. Deuces
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    Got pictures???..;)
     
  3. Atwater Mike
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    'Spacex launch' on Utube. Sorry, don't have the technology to load...
    This was historic, launch was yesterday.
     
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  4. Petejoe
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    What???
    Mike are you into the egg nog again??
     
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  5. TagMan
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    I'll have what he's having.....!
     
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  6. Deuces
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    Looked like a "blue bottle" jelly fish 50,000 feet in the air...

    Got stung by a couple of those when I was 7....:( Ouch!:mad::(:rolleyes:
     
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  7. Sporty45
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    Yup, it's a flat head! :cool: Starts about 3:36 in.

     
  8. Truck64
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    LOL!! It is, Henry would be proud
     
  9. junk yard kid
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    Me and my four year old daughter saw it. She asked what it was we were seeing. I replied, Santa’s testing a new sleigh. She remains convinced.


    Sent from my iPhone using H.A.M.B.
     
  10. LBCD
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  11. Freud's psychodynamic-perspective in full gear.
     
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  12. 51 MERC-CT
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    Yep! used as auxiliary power source.:) space x.jpg
     
  13. catdad49
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    Henry would be Proud!
     
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  14. Atwater Mike
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    No, Petejoe, it was not the egg nog! It was right after my morning 'bracer'...(George Dickel...carefully floated on my morning coffee!)
    Nevertheless, I was... well, a little 'shaken' when my wife exclaimed such 'nonsense'...Then, "Omigod! Hope my HAMB guys are watchin'!"
    Thanks, @Sporty45...for the confirmation!
    And, @51merc-CT, MUCH obliged for the 'closeup'!
    See? Told you there were flatties in Civilian Space Travel!
     
  15. traffic61
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    I was hoping for anArdun. Still pretty cool.
     
  16. bchctybob
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    I wish they were building and launching flatheads when I worked in aerospace.....
     
  17. Deuces
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    Wow, I didn't know there was air that far up in the atmosphere....:eek:< party pooper.:p
     
  18. Petejoe
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    Omg you’re right!
    Henry’s engine is everywhere.
     
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  19. BJR
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    Flatheads don't need air, hell they hardly breath when on earth!:p
     
  20. 51 MERC-CT
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    Sure looks like a flathead:) ir4.JPG
     
  21. Stogy
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    @Atwater Mike...Good eye the wife has...thats lightened up the day a bit...thanks
     
  22. Well they say there is a parallel world somewhere. Maybe some guy up that way needs a new engine for his jalopy.
     
  23. fol
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    I would be thinking flatties for civilian use, only the CIA would be getting the Arduns; meanwhile, here in Australia our government is sticking with F-heads...
     
  24. Petejoe
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    And the states have their own fair share of them.
     
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  25. I see that you neighbor Belguim. Is GAZ short for lets say GAZON?
     
  26. ^^^^^^^^^ Nope, 1934 GAZ ( Russian Ford ) Gazon is grass, lots of that here too :confused::rolleyes:
     
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  27. ^^^^^ You are correct about grass. You are just 1 finger of 10 that knows that.
     

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