Pete. (l33t FS)
Pete. (l33t FS) MegaDork
1/19/22 1:23 p.m.

In reply to 914Driver :

i am pretty sure I saw that car in Makela Auto Tuning's restoration projects page.  Edit: No, the other one

Linky link

Adrian_Thompson (Forum Supporter)
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1/19/22 1:55 p.m.
KyAllroad said:


 

The F4 Phantom.  Amazing how baller this plane still looks 65 years after it first flew.   My dad worked on them in the Navy from 65-68.

Absolutely agree with you they still look baller today.  But my personal fave is the English Electric Lightning.  To me nothing better represents a 10 year olds vision of what a futuristic jet fighter should look like.

20,000 ft/min climb, ceiling over 88,000', Mach 2.0 capability.  Hell of a plane.  Designed by slide rules in the 50's, finally retired from (RAF) operation in 1988.  Not perfect, and a maintinance nightmare, but damn they were cool as a kid.

914Driver
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1/20/22 8:01 a.m.

Appleseed
Appleseed MegaDork
1/20/22 9:01 a.m.

Adrian_Thompson (Forum Supporter)
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1/20/22 9:57 a.m.

Appleseed
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1/20/22 10:14 a.m.

Noddaz
Noddaz UberDork
1/20/22 12:00 p.m.

I remember PSAs on the TV in Pittsburgh about these.  It was the late 60's

Seriously.

Scott

 

fasted58
fasted58 MegaDork
1/20/22 12:34 p.m.

AAZCD-Jon (Forum Supporter)
AAZCD-Jon (Forum Supporter) SuperDork
1/20/22 1:17 p.m.

In reply to Noddaz :

I was taking a shortcut on some back roads and drove past this sign. Not sure if it was still valid, but rolled the windows down and listened as we went through the area.

lotusseven7 (Forum Supporter)
lotusseven7 (Forum Supporter) Dork
1/20/22 8:44 p.m.

Apparently toilet seats at better hotels aren't the only ones that get cleaned and sanitized for your protection. Hertz does it too nowadays! This was on a rental in the parking lot where my "better half" works. 
 

Appleseed
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1/20/22 9:00 p.m.

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1/20/22 9:15 p.m.

fasted58
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1/20/22 10:51 p.m.

DonnonGT
DonnonGT New Reader
1/21/22 12:26 a.m.
fasted58 said:

That's a very mild version of a tire.

aircooled
aircooled MegaDork
1/21/22 12:44 a.m.

...but good at high speed travel and likely not to go away for a long time.

Kind of like the MiG 21

jgrewe
jgrewe HalfDork
1/21/22 1:26 a.m.

In reply to Appleseed :

That avocado green is from the heart of the 70's and I've removed some from apartments I've purchased when they were 30 years old and still working.

Related but might belong in the meme thread. I've had new Whirlpool fridges last 14 months.

DonnonGT
DonnonGT New Reader
1/21/22 1:46 a.m.
aircooled said:

...but good at high speed travel and likely not to go away for a long time.

Kind of like the MiG 21

This one is at Cavanaugh Air Museum in Addison (Dallas), Texas. Most of their aircraft are airworthy, but I'm not sure about trhis one.

fasted58
fasted58 MegaDork
1/21/22 4:07 a.m.

Duke
Duke MegaDork
1/21/22 6:07 a.m.

In reply to DonnonGT :

There's a guy relatively near me that collects MiGs:

The -21 is operational - I've seen it fly.  He has more than enough parts to put 2 or 3 -15s (or-17s?) together, but I don't think he has an airworthy one assembled.

He also has a pristine B-25 named Panchito.  I see it flying over my house a couple times a summer.  And a whole bunch of other random, obscure aircraft.

 

mtn
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1/21/22 6:27 a.m.

chandler
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1/21/22 9:10 a.m.

Appleseed
Appleseed MegaDork
1/21/22 9:20 a.m.
Duke said:

In reply to DonnonGT :

There's a guy relatively near me that collects MiGs:

The -21 is operational - I've seen it fly.  He has more than enough parts to put 2 or 3 -19s together, but I don't think he has an airworthy one assembled.

He also has a pristine B-25 named Panchito.  I see it flying over my house a couple times a summer.  And a whole bunch of other random, obscure aircraft.

 

Thats one hell of a guy to know.

11GTCS
11GTCS Dork
1/21/22 11:52 a.m.

In reply to jgrewe :

My parents just let my nephew take their "basement" fridge for his beer fridge.  He and his buddies damn near died getting it up the bulkhead stairs. (They did me a a huge favor. )   I remember when they had it painted harvest gold from the original white in the early 70's, it was a wedding present apparently and not new then.  Damn thing is older than me and still going!

Image 1 - 1960 Frigidaire Refrigerator: Why Settle Automatic Defrosting Vintage Print Ad

Gary
Gary UltraDork
1/21/22 11:58 a.m.

Wally (Forum Supporter)
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1/21/22 12:16 p.m.

In reply to fasted58 :

It's a pretty catchy name.

 

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