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

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That airplane story was nuts! Thanks for sharing joe
 

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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."
 

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



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

 

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

 

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Big balls go to Neil - no joke. Awesome. Here’s to the dragon slaying men!
These guys were some pretty big balled dragon slayers in their own right:






















 

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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. The original audio is on youtube and is pretty comical. Apollo 12 was one hell of a unique mission.


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Collecting dust for the winter
she needs a nice, soft blanky to keep her warm and keep the dust off your paint and leather. :twak
did you top off the fluids before putting her to bed? all or none keeps the nightmares away. :toothless

Just noticed... I have a similar bike jack and mines from the early 90's. Did yours come with uncles bike?
 

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she needs a nice, soft blanky to keep her warm and keep the dust off your paint and leather. :twak
did you top off the fluids before putting her to bed? all or none keeps the nightmares away. :toothless

Just noticed... I have a similar bike jack and mines from the early 90's. Did yours come with uncles bike?


Wore a hole in the corner of the battery, new one coming this week. Need to take it for a ride and warm things up, change fluids, and yes, tuck her in with a blanket. It’s in the mid 30’s so it ought to be a real nice ride.........

I think I bought the jack on eBay - hard to improve on that design .


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Wore a hole in the corner of the battery, new one coming this week.
yea... those old solid mount shovels will do that. don't forget the locktite! :toothless
glad to hear you're getting some miles on that baby. :thumbup
 

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What in the actual ****...reminds me of the guy who put a 78/79 Bronco on a Lincoln town car? frame. No wonder theres no clean Broncos to be found...they're all being used on on dumb shit like this
 
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