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VINTAGE SHOTS FROM DAYS GONE BY! (Part 2)

Discussion in 'The Antiquated' started by Ryan, Jun 17, 2019.

  1. Jack Wagon
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  2. This looks like she's wiring this machine tool. I never thought about it before, but prior to Pearl Harbor we had a massive effort of building machine tools, factories, infrastructure and resources to be able to hit the ground running on December 8th, 1941. I knew that the government had been directing manufacturing and resources to military purposes, but didn't really stop to think how wide spread it was. FDR and his administration had great foresight and organizational skills.
     
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  3. Those guys built a lot of things we enjoy today, 85+ years later. The next time you visit a national park you'll see evidence of their work.
     
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  5. Thanks for that bit of info. A lot of hydroplane engineering came from Boeing engineers working with boat builders in the Seattle area.
     
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    Yeah, it was this one that came out in 1960.... IMG_0475.JPG
    It was the intro to 1/8 scale model kits... The Big T, The big deuce and the big drag plus a few more...
     
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    I had one of those. It was a 283 and could be configured six different ways if I remember correctly. Started w/ stock, then 3 twos (street) ; six twos (road and track?) Then I believe injected; next was supercharged w/ the blower on top and then all-out competition, blower out front using a Potvin set-up. I got it for Christmas in 1959 or so and correct me if I'm wrong but the two front cylinders (#'s 1 & 2) were visible. I always liked the 3 twos and use that configuration on my '32's. Anyone else remember ?
     
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    All the shops in s.e. Michigan were geared up for the war effort... One I know is still in business....;)
     
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    Ummm... Yep!....:cool:
    I have that kit laying around...:)
     

  11. It's all about clearance, Clarence.
     
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    Looks like your reply beat mine through cyberspace .... My left index finger is hurt so I'm typing at half the speed tonight. Yeah, that picture says it all; Thanks for the memory.
     
  13. Wow ...I want one...lol.
     
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    Great bunch of photos. Spent a few evenings at our local rink in the early 70's. It's still open today in Franklin Indiana.
     
  16. Deuces
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    Revell or Atlantis may come out with this kit again... So, cross your fingers guys... It might come true!.....;)
    I found out from the folks at MCM a while back....:)
     
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  17. Probably just a static display due to chip shortage LOL.
     
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