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Today at 07:40:30 AM by EDNY
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An email I received:
It is absolutely amazing, how much wisdom there is in the ad-lib comments by training personnel or found at the end of each chapter in most military training manuals................
'If the enemy is in range, so are you.' - Infantry Journal-
'It is generally inadvisable to eject directly over the area you just bombed.' - US.Air Force Manual -
'Whoever said the pen is mightier than the sword, obviously never encountered automatic weapons.' - General MacArthur -
'You, you, and you ... Panic. The rest of you, come with me.' - U.S. Marine Corp Gunnery Sgt.-
'Tracers work both ways.' - U.S. Army Ordnance Manual-
'Five second fuses only last three seconds.' -Infantry Journal -
The three most useless things in aviation are: Fuel in the bowser; Runway behind you; and Air above you. -Basic Flight Training Manual-
'Any ship can be a minesweeper. Once.' - Maritime Ops Manual -
'Never tell the Platoon Sergeant you have nothing to do.' - Unknown Marine Recruit-
'If you see a bomb technician running, try to keep up with him.' -USAF Ammo Troop-
'Yea, Though I Fly Through the Valley of the Shadow of Death, I Shall Fear No Evil. For I am at 50,000 Feet and Climbing.' - Sign over SR71 Wing Ops-
'You've never been lost until you've been lost at Mach 3.' -Paul F. Crickmore (SR71 test pilot)-
'The only time you have too much fuel is when you're on fire.' -Unknown Author-
'If the wings are traveling faster than the fuselage it has to be a helicopter -- and therefore, unsafe.' - Fixed Wing Pilot-
'When one engine fails on a twin-engine airplane, you always have enough power left to get you to the scene of the crash.' -Multi-Engine Training Manual-
'Without ammunition, the USAF is just an expensive flying club.' -Unknown Author-
'If you hear me yell;"Eject, Eject, Eject!", the last two will be echos.' If you stop to ask "Why?", you'll be talking to yourself, because you're the pilot.' -Pre-flight Briefing from a 104 Pilot-
'What is the similarity between air traffic controllers and pilots? If a pilot screws up, the pilot dies; but If ATC screws up, .... the pilot dies.' -Sign over Control Tower Door-
'Never trade luck for skill.' -Author Unknown-
The three most common expressions (or famous last words) in military aviation are: 'Did you feel that?' 'What's that noise?' and 'Oh S...!' or (appended from the Arkansas Air National Guard):"Hold my beer and watch this!" -Authors Unknown-
'Airspeed, altitude and brains. Two are always needed to successfully complete the flight.' -Basic Flight Training Manual-
'Mankind has a perfect record in aviation - we have never left one up there!' - Unknown Author -
'Flying the airplane is more important than radioing your plight to a person on the ground incapable of understanding or doing anything about it.' - Emergency Checklist-
'The Piper Cub is the safest airplane in the world; it can just barely kill you.' - Attributed to Max Stanley (Northrop test pilot)
'There is no reason to fly through a thunderstorm in peacetime.' -Sign over Squadron Ops Desk at Davis-Montham AFB, AZ-
'If something hasn't broken on your helicopter, it's about to.' - Sign over Carrier Group Operations Desk-
'You know that your landing gear is up and locked when it takes full power to taxi to the terminal.' - Lead-in Fighter Training Manual -
As the test pilot climbs out of the experimental aircraft, having torn off the wings and tail in the crash landing, the crash truck arrives. The rescuer sees a bloodied pilot and asks,'What happened?' The pilot's reply: 'I don't know, I just got here myself!'
November 25, 2014, 09:28:06 AM by EDNY
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Have a set of mint steel MG-TF front fenders with screened headlight covers. Will be sitting in my barn...willing to trade for 33 Chevy metal or glass fenders. Or other early GM parts?
November 24, 2014, 03:55:03 PM by EDNY
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My buddy just installed a Mustang II IFS in his 39 Chevy sedan with BBC. He would like to install a sway bar and prefers that it mount on the rear of the IFS. His power rack is mounted up front which leaves more room in the back for a sway bar that won't interfere with tie rod ends, rack etc.
Heidt's makes a rear mounted sway bar set up for their IFS kits...but don't sell the sway bar separately.
Any sources out there for a rear mounted sway bar? The Heights bar actually attached to the lower control arm shock mounting bolt.
November 24, 2014, 03:46:10 PM by EDNY
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If you are a hunter...this may be an interesting story.
Eight Montana grizzly bears have been outfitted with GPS trackers in an ongoing study that could bring some unnerving news to hunters.
The study is aimed at bolstering the theory that grizzlies, which can be as stealthy as they are ferocious, stalk hunters from as close as the length of a football field in order to steal their prey. Already, data has shown at least one grizzly following oblivious elk hunters almost from the moment they left the parking lot, according to the Billings Gazette. Scientists believe the bear may have been following the humans in hopes of getting to a fallen elk before they did.
"Bears opportunistically scavenge carcasses throughout the active season and commonly usurp kills of other predators, such as cougars and, since their reintroduction in 1995, gray wolves,” stated a report last year by the Interagency Grizzly Bear Study Team. “Remains left by hunters also provide grizzly bears with meat, and bears are attracted to areas outside of national parks when these remains become available during the fall.”
The Interagency Grizzly Bear Study Team, part of the U.S. Geological Survey, started the project over the summer, by tagging the grizzlies in the Grand Teton National Park. Next, the study team asked elk hunters to voluntarily carry some 100 GPS units that track their routes.
In the most clearly detailed example, a group of hunters turned on their GPS devices moments after leaving a parking area at around 6 a.m. When scientists analyzed their movements later and contrasted them with those of a nearby grizzly, it became clear the bear was tailing them.
The bruin stayed downwind of the hunters, at one point coming within 100 yards of them as they moved around a lake. At around noon, the bear bedded down for a nap, but easily picked up the hunters’ trail again when it awoke, according to the report. Grizzly bears’ have a sense of smell seven times greater than that of a bloodhound, and 100 times that of a human by some estimates. Grizzlies also possess a Jacobson’s organ in the roof of their mouth that can detect heavier moisture-borne odors.
Scientists tracked the bear as it appeared to smell an elk carcass from 4 miles away, follow the scent and even wound up swimming across the lake to get to it, according to the report. They also observed that the bear made some evasive maneuvers, possibly to avoid an untagged grizzly competing for the same meat.
“The temporary movements away from the carcass could be indicative of this particular bear being ‘pushed off’ the carcass by a more dominant bear,” said Frank van Manen, of the Interagency Grizzly Bear Study Team based in Bozeman.
Grizzlies have been known to steal the prey of hunters and fishermen alike. Animals such as elk may travel for miles after being wounded, leaving hunters the task of tracking them even as bears may be doing the same.
So attuned to the movements of hunters are the bears that scientists believe they may even listen for the sound of gunshots, knowing that they signal a meal to be scavenged. Grizzlies are known scavengers, and officials noted there have been cases of the mighty bruins attacking hunters as they dressed elk in the field. Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks now requires successful bison hunters outside of Yellowstone National Park to move carcasses and gut piles 200 yards away from homes, roads and trails to lessen the chances of human-bear interactions, according to the Gazette.
November 24, 2014, 02:10:16 AM by sixball
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This is not mine but I saw it at the 2012 Inliners International Convention in Carson City. It is well built and very clean. The engine is either a 153 or 181 Chevy 4 cylinder. The 140 reference in the add makes me think 181 because 140 is the HP rating of the 181.
Re: Military Training Manuals by munch
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