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The neatest photo of a 1935 Ford used in a 50 mph non-stop airplane repair

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by T-Head, Sep 17, 2012.

  1. T-Head
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    It really does take three men to change a light bulb. During a 726 hour non-stop record breaking flight in Calif. in 1939, three men and a 1935 Ford are changing the wing light on the Piper Cub used in the feat. As always all the interesting details are on The Old Motor.
     
  2. bstie
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    Thats to cool
     
  3. propwash
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    propwash
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    'every kiss starts with Kay'
     
  4. Ebbsspeed
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    I believe it's "begins", not "starts"

    Neat photo!
     

  5. Garage Dog
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    That shows balls.
     
  6. Hot Rod Cowboy
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    Now that is dedication. Very cool pic.
     
  7. Rich Wright
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    Rich Wright

    It always helps to have an airplane that can fly at 30 mph:)

    Neat picture.
     
  8. pwschuh
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    Correct.

    At 50mph that old flathead is not even working hard.
     
  9. T-Head
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    I am glad you gents enjoyed the photo.
     
  10. First its texting and driving, now this !
    Sheesh!
     
  11. Rich Wright
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    Rich Wright

    I enjoyed it a great deal. Thanks for posting it.

    My Dad owned a J-2 with a 36hp flathead. I remember him telling me that when Carol Lombard was killed after departing the old Las Vegas Airport and crashing into Potesi Mountain just west of town, he tried to fly up to the crash site, which was around 8,000 ft

    The old flathead couldn't climb that high... about 4,000-5,000 ft was its limit.:eek::eek:
     

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