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#1546667 Cuz Merica

Posted by MikeRL411 on 17 February 2018 - 10:21 PM

Other countries tend to be. As they should. Some go so far as civil war and upheaval of governments.


"A little revolution now and then is a good thing" Thomas Jefferson.

#1546473 Cuz Merica

Posted by MikeRL411 on 17 February 2018 - 09:41 AM

Like I said earlier. If you want total protection from this stuff you will have to give up some of your rights.


"Those who would give up certain rights in return for some measure of safety deserve neither safety nor rights"  Benjamin Franklin

#1544105 Airplane Porn (and the occasional helicopter)

Posted by MikeRL411 on 04 February 2018 - 07:23 PM



USS Macon with on board trapeze launched fighter planes?  If so, the wreck has been discovered and there were plans to restore the on board fighters as display units.  Don't know if this rescue ever proceeded beyond the pipe dream stage.

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#1544102 Airplane Porn (and the occasional helicopter)

Posted by MikeRL411 on 04 February 2018 - 07:17 PM

But so did Charles Lindbergh, and one must take into account that most of this happened before the war broke out 


Lindbergh went on to "redeem" himself during the war, and Ford Co. turned into a War Production dynamo to defeat Fascism 




One of Lingberg's "gotchas" was to fly a airplane along with an American fighter plane unit in the Pacific on a combat patrol.  He would keep up with them in maneuvers and when the "regulars" would run low on fuel he would accompany them back to base, watch them land and refuel, all the while performing stunt flights to show that he could indeed teach them fuel conservation tactics while still accomplishing the designated mission/

#1542603 Airplane Porn (and the occasional helicopter)

Posted by MikeRL411 on 28 January 2018 - 06:39 PM


Airship LZ126 departing the coast of Europe in 1924 on her way from Friedericshafen Germany to Lakehurst New Jersey where she'll join the US Navy as ZR3 USS Los Angeles.


 My earliest memory was seeing the Graf Zepplin banking left over me as I lay in a baby carriage on Brook Avenue and 138th street the Bronx.  I heard the thrum of engines and propellers looked up and saw the NAZI flag on the lower rear vertical stabilizer.  I was 5 or 6 months old at the time.  The Zepplin was on its way to Lakehurst NAS and detoured to give the passengers a view of the George Washington bridge, the Jersey palisades and the Manhattan West side as was the custom while Lakehurst rounded enough off duty sailors to grab the nose trailing cables and guide the ship to its mooring mast.

#1542468 Crypto currencies

Posted by MikeRL411 on 27 January 2018 - 06:05 PM

Ratwagon, I need your address. I want to help start your Bitcoin account with these...




Looks like Hannukah candy in a Hamentashe  to me.  Candy probably has more intrinsic value and tastes GOOD !

#1542429 My Swiss 1972 S30 240Z rebuild project

Posted by MikeRL411 on 27 January 2018 - 02:39 PM

A question I've been wondering for awhile, and keep forgetting to check when I'm next to my Z, does it look like you could just remove all the lines with a razor blade and some steel wool? 



There once was a repair kit for defroster wires.  It was basically a buffer to clean the surviving ends at the gap, tape that you laid on top of the gap and peeled the center off over where the wires are supposed to be, high gold content "lacquer" that you painted into the tape gap and let cure.  Top coating clear lacquer to keep the repair from flaking off or being rubbed off. As I recall the kit even had some tab type connectors to replace broken harness plug ins.  Check RockAuto or one of the auto parts catalogs, it may still be on the market.

#1542424 Crypto currencies

Posted by MikeRL411 on 27 January 2018 - 02:21 PM


Yep...problem is this cryptocurrency is based on trust. When any money is involved, people will get greedy.



"Trust, but first verify."  Ronald Reagen

#1542037 Blown RL411 engine

Posted by MikeRL411 on 25 January 2018 - 01:14 PM

If your manifold doesn't have a brace from the block to that flange, you should find or make one. Make sure all your mounts are good as well. Supporting the exhaust correctly will help keep the leaks away in the future. 


Absolutely true !  Strangely enough, a front fender brace from a 1967 Camaro is almost perfect as a replacement.  Easy fix is to flatten and bend the ends of a piece of tubing and drill matching holes.

#1541893 Airplane Porn (and the occasional helicopter)

Posted by MikeRL411 on 24 January 2018 - 06:53 PM

Yes, I would like to save up to get me one of these myself! 




This is the base trainer model.  Later losses due to better allied bomb and escort tactics led to converting the basic trainer to a night fighter by adding radar.

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#1541793 Airplane Porn (and the occasional helicopter)

Posted by MikeRL411 on 24 January 2018 - 08:32 AM

As she survives today. Lucky this one was saved, the one the Navy had for trials ended up as land fill on the the side of a cliff! The remains are sadly still there, but she is too torn up to be saved. 



I like that "Brummy Bar" [Grizzly bear] in the back  ground !  I have a 2 seater radar equipped night fighter model.

#1541749 Cuz Merica

Posted by MikeRL411 on 23 January 2018 - 11:35 PM

I read that April 2nd will be allow anyone with a drivers license will be eligible to vote.


Also heard many stories of people registering to vote without being asked to prove any personal identifiable information.



Could be internet crap... but would not be surprised if true.


Several years ago a San Francisco resident registered his dog as a voter just to show how a sham the California voter registration process was .

#1541748 guns

Posted by MikeRL411 on 23 January 2018 - 11:24 PM

Literally unconstitutional. 


"The “Takings Clause” of the Fifth Amendment to the federal constitution prohibits taking private property “for public use, without just compensation.” This prohibition applies to the states through the 14th Amendment. While the Takings Clause is often discussed in the context of land and real estate, it also applies to personal property. The clause applies to actual confiscations of property as well as to regulatory takings (e.g., laws that deprive a property owner of all beneficial use of the property)."




Not to mention the clause in the body, not an amendment, of the US Constitution that prohibits "ex facto laws."  That is a law that declares prior existing legal things or actions to be illegal and subject to a finding of judicial guilt .  Most lawyers, and legislators, are too illiterate to read the US Constitution before shitting through their teeth!

#1541747 Airplane Porn (and the occasional helicopter)

Posted by MikeRL411 on 23 January 2018 - 11:12 PM



And I also have a model of that !

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#1541522 Crypto currencies

Posted by MikeRL411 on 22 January 2018 - 11:47 PM

Greatest Ponzi scheme since Ponzi ! Google Ponzi if you are not that aware of classic rip offs .  "Give me your real money and I will pretend that there is something to back it up" .  No, not any real Gold ;[most of the world's real currency, due to the 'Gold Tranche' of the IMF], Platinum [Old Imperial Russia], or government willing to redeem your mistake . Some central European and Baltic nations even backed up their currency with the state Royal Jewels . Depend on some suckers to bid in then cash out .  If cashing out, Gold beats Platinum since so much Platinum is produced to feed the maws of Cat converters ; [the Platinum is excess to the Iridium used to balance the Platinum in the converters].  About 15 years ago the refiners were urged to increase the output of Iridium to meet pollution control goals.  They refused because that would flood the market with surplus Platinum and ruin their profits !