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schwim 12-03-2017 06:21 PM

Drive by this one a lot. Figured I'd better document it before it settles back into the earth.

InsanePyro 12-03-2017 11:26 PM

Kingfish999 12-04-2017 01:31 AM

finished my H1 military wheel re-centering project. decided to try a pair of them on the back of the F250 because they just clear. they are somewhat out of balance over 60mph but really dont care because there for my offroad only truck anwyays. could probably add a few more ounces of balancing beads to fix that. they are some heavy freaking tires and i really dont think i added enough

cobrajoe 12-04-2017 09:57 AM


Originally Posted by Mikey350 (Post 6880769)

(I don't remember ever getting "an M1 thumb", only folks that have handled that rifle a lot know what that is.)

No "M-1 Thumb" as long as you kept the bottom of your hand on the operating rod (thus, holding it back) while you pushed the magazine down with your thumb. :thumbup

Awesome rifle, I got mine 35+ years ago for a $100 bucks through the Civilian Marksmanship Program. ;)

cobrajoe 12-04-2017 10:01 AM


Originally Posted by BigBlue 94 (Post 6875074)

LENCO 5 Speed, shifting can't get any simpler. :thumbup


cobrajoe 12-04-2017 05:19 PM

The front view of the Intruder as Baden touches down. Note the jagged Plexiglas in front of the unconscious Lieutenant Gallagher. (US Navy Photo)

Click here for Original story

cobrajoe 12-05-2017 06:01 AM

BigBlue 94 12-05-2017 10:48 AM

That airplane story was nuts! Thanks for sharing joe

Indiana Jones 12-05-2017 03:11 PM

Down with pneumonia. Figured as good a time as any to play with some toys and watch Band of Brothers again. [emoji631]

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cobrajoe 12-05-2017 03:45 PM

You're very welcome.

The pic shown above originally appeared in the November 1939 number of Diesel Power. Many inquiries were received from readers requesting information in regards to the operations pictured, as well as details of the types of equipment used.

"In response to these inquiries, Diesel Power is pleased to print the interesting story dealing with one of the largest hauling jobs undertaken in this country.
When the Bigge Drayage Company of Oakland, California, recently hauled the barrels of two 16-in. coast defense guns, weighing 150 ton apiece, across the mountains to Fort Cronkite, two Diesel trucks played an important part in the operation.
The guns, hauled separately, required six heavy-duty trucks. The important position of lead trucks was assigned to the Diesels, a Fageol chain-drive, cab-over-engine truck, and a Diesel-powered Autocar. Each of the Diesel units is powered with a Model HB-6, 6-cylinder Cummins engine developing 150 hp. at 1800 revolutions per minute.
The moving of these guns was one of the heaviest truck operations ever performed in the San Francisco Bay area. In fact, there have been few heavier jobs in the entire country.
Shipped to Waldo, in Marin County, from an Eastern arsenal, the 70-ft. barrels required a special 12-axle flatcar for the trip across the continent. Jacks and winches were used by a 12-man crew to snake the 16-in. barrels off the freight car and on the trucks, and special shoring was needed to strengthen the Sausalito lateral-underpass structure beneath the Golden Gate Bridge Highway over which the guns had to pass, en route to the fort.
Unloading the barrels from the flatcar and hauling them eight miles up and down six per cent grades, required five days. The actual haul, however, took only six and one-half hours.
Four trucks pulled the record load on the upgrades, and two pushed. On the downgrades, five trucks were shifted to the rear to act as a drag, and so prevent the possibility of 300,000 lb. of steel getting out of control and running wild. There were 40 wheels immediately beneath the load and a total of 90 wheels in all, for the six-truck-trailer fleet.
In addition to the barrels, Bigge also hauled the breech and carriage mechanism for the two guns to the fort. These assemblies weigh 400 ton apiece, but are broken up into smaller, component parts."

cobrajoe 12-05-2017 05:55 PM

If you're into airplane stories, READ THIS ONE in regards to the photo above.


InsanePyro 12-06-2017 12:03 AM

I'm seriously in love with this thing

cobrajoe 12-06-2017 06:04 AM

BigBlue 94 12-06-2017 06:02 PM

Apparently the forklift at work is a U15 bronco wagon...

biggum 12-06-2017 06:08 PM

Collecting dust for the winter

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biggum 12-06-2017 06:11 PM

What’s for dinner the weekend.....Hamburger and Pork Meatloaf with bacon

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cobrajoe 12-06-2017 07:02 PM

This is pretty cool; check out the " Cliff Notes" (instructions) on Neil Armstrong's Apollo 11 Extravehicular Gloves for the moon landing...

biggum 12-06-2017 08:00 PM

Big balls go to Neil - no joke. Awesome. Here’s to the dragon slaying men!

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cobrajoe 12-06-2017 08:59 PM

Indiana Jones 12-06-2017 09:04 PM

Post a random pic.

Originally Posted by cobrajoe (Post 6884386)
This is pretty cool; check out the " Cliff Notes" (instructions) on Neil Armstrong's Apollo 11 Extravehicular Gloves for the moon landing...

My favorite is on Apollo 12 some other astronauts slipped playboy pictures onto their wrist booklets so while Pete Conrad was setting up an experiment he flipped to the next page and big set of boobs was staring him in the face. [emoji631][emoji1303]The original audio is on youtube and is pretty comical. Apollo 12 was one hell of a unique mission.

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