Testing Hydraulic Suspension....

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Testing Hydraulic Suspension....

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Bet those Axel stands did not come from Aldi :)

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Or Halfords!

On a related note, have you ever seen a U-2 spy-plane land? It has a bicycle undercarriage and as it touches down a couple of fast vehicles chase it and then at the appropriate time leap out with wheeled stands for the wings or otherwise it would topple as it came to a halt.

I thought it was an urban legend until I saw it with my own eyes on may occasions....

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Yep seen that......who thought that was a good idea :).......sounds like the kind of solution the Longbridge Austin/Rover gaffer-tape techies used to do in production, noi joke ! there were "Gaffer Tape" technicians !

Now....can you guess the Aircraft type ??

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Stickyfinger wrote: Now....can you guess the Aircraft type ??
Hmm, judging by the photo type, I'd say mid 60's, probably 1966, and the background looks like Zambia, so I'd say it's a Gloster Javelin.

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It's a Gloster Javelin, in Zambia. 1966.

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LOL, probably flew over my parents' house many times...

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Northern_Mike wrote:It's a Gloster Javelin, in Zambia. 1966.
The knowledge on this forum never fails to amaze me :-D

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CitroJim wrote:
Northern_Mike wrote:It's a Gloster Javelin, in Zambia. 1966.
The knowledge on this forum never fails to amaze me :-D
You'd have thought between us we'd be able to fix a rough running es9 wouldn't you ;)

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Aircraft ID correct.....Place ID correct...Well done guys you win a peanut.

Now for TWO peanuts, ID this car :) (a "little project") I am photographing for a friend :)
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Some sort of Bugatti?

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Hell Razor5543 wrote:Some sort of Bugatti?
Nope, no peanut :)

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Nope, it's the one and only, genuinely treely rooly original (unlike the half dozen others) Old Number One Bentley.

Nicely wheeled pod there and some tidy welding - but it looks like TIG. :(

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addo wrote:Nope, it's the one and only, genuinely treely rooly original (unlike the half dozen others) Old Number One Bentley.

Nicely wheeled pod there and some tidy welding - but it looks like TIG. :(
Lost me there bud :), not got a Roo's nads what your saying :)

Not a Bentley but the body/alloy boys are ex-RR

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Old No. 1 Bentley was a famous track car from the late twenties (can't remember exactly when). Due to several official remakings of it, and various other adventures, there are several vehicles all claiming they are the "real" version, all are partly original, partly restored, partly made up. There's been at least one high profile court case over it.

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addo wrote:Old No. 1 Bentley was a famous track car from the late twenties (can't remember exactly when). Due to several official remakings of it, and various other adventures, there are several vehicles all claiming they are the "real" version, all are partly original, partly restored, partly made up. There's been at least one high profile court case over it.
Oh OK, like my "family broom", its fully original as well and its 100 years old tomorrow...its had 5 handles and 7 new heads in its life :)

But no, not one of the No1Bentley car(s)....this is a total copy of the original down to the design of the drilled locking nuts, bearing designs and sheet thickness, they even have had the seat material specially woven !

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