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  1. 41chevy

    More BS

    Found many interesting points and thought your discussion was worth talking about until point 8 #2, when you fell into name calling. Trump does it and it is stupid , you did it and proved you are just a typical liberal Democrat acting out childishly with name calling. Sorry I thought you were better than that.
  2. Went for some Cummins parts for all three of my 400 big cams. Parts guy "what kind of truck is it in?" me "they are all 1975 AM GENERALs" parts guy " a what?" me 1975 AM GENERAL's" parts guy "ok. who makes them?" The parts I wanted were 3 set of rocker cover gasket sets and the air intake can cover seal. Ordered them on line. That seems to be the norm VIN # and sometimes make for even a light bulb.
  3. At least all 3 of my AM Generals have a large reflective white happy face on the center of the ham on the powered steers.
  4. Did to try a truck brake shop for replacements or if they have a tool for installing them? If not I would try a little heat, try to re-rivet it and quench it with light weight oil. Can you catch the pin in a vise at all? Another alternative is to drill and tap the back to bolt it into the backing plate. You could also try braising or a few mig tacks to lock the pin to the backing plate. I don't recall seeing them as separate parts you can get
  5. I sent out a newbe a few years ago for a bucket of steam. Smart A came back with a bucket with dry ice.
  6. We'll have to talk after our election. 70% of the Millennials think socialism is the ideal path and will probably vote that way.
  7. For your air hammer (chisel) https://www.amazon.com/Anndason-Great-Smoothing-Pneumatic-Hammer/dp/B07G57MDQZ/ref=asc_df_B07G57MDQZ/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=309832851244&hvpos=1o3&hvnetw=g&hvrand=6548538692863367042&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=1018868&hvtargid=pla-569165119166&psc=1&tag=&ref=&adgrpid=64417494871&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvadid=309832851244&hvpos=1o3&hvnetw=g&hvrand=6548538692863367042&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=1018868&hvtargid=pla-569165119166
  8. Maybe this? Inside Ford’s Drone Division With Commercial Drones FM Posted By: Malek Murisonon: May 24, 2019 Back in March, car manufacturer Ford announced that its drone division had put forward a suggestion to the FAA’s remote tracking & ID aviation rulemaking committee. Our first impression was ‘Hold up, Ford has a drone division?’ After that, we had a look at the specifics of the suggestion. It was interesting. As a quick refresh, Ford’s idea was to use anti-collision lighting to flash a unique identifier from each drone (You can read more about that here). The result is the 10-digit registration number provided to each pilot by the FAA being transmitted using the anti-collision lights and received/decoded with a camera-based software application. In the post outlining the idea, Ford claimed that the system is “zero cost” and “requires little to no modification of existing models”. We know that proper anti-collision lighting kits (The kind you need to fly at night, for example) cost money. And they aren’t the kind of gear most pilots, recreational or otherwise, have at their disposal – as night flights are currently banned without a waiver in most countries. Ford also suggested that members of the public could download the associated application, scan drones they see nearby and report (presumably) misbehaving pilots to the authorities. Again, interesting, but there’s something about it that feels uncomfortable. Sure, it would improve accountability. But making available that kind of app would probably only add to the state of public drone paranoia, not reduce it. Creating a culture of mass reporting isn’t the way to put peoples’ minds at ease. Beyond those issues, the technology is certainly innovative and unique. Ford is still working on it as far as we know, so maybe this kind of system could be built into existing lights on DJI drones, for example. It could certainly provide a layer of ID capability that would be applicable in certain scenarios. Anyway, at the time it was clear that the company was interested in pursuing drone technology in general, not just ID solutions. We haven’t heard much about those ambitions since. This is where they left us: At Ford, we recognize that people are using drones in fascinating ways: to monitor crops in agriculture, gather information for disaster management, and in the inspection of buildings or other infrastructure. Our customers are beginning to think about drones as tools to help get their jobs done, the same way they think about their vehicles. As researchers, we were intrigued by the relationship between our vehicles and drones and how we might serve our customers in the future, so we embarked on a mission to find out more. Ford+Drones = Flying Cars? Don’t get too excited. The Ford drone division doesn’t yet have any projects involving Mustangs flying off into the sunset. But they could be on the horizon, according to Singh. Although admittedly he’s perhaps speaking in broader terms about the industry rather than Ford’s specific ambitions. “What we are interested in is building a scalable [flying car concept] which operates on the order of magnitude that cars now operate,” he said. “And for that a lot of these little steps need to be crossed, starting off with these low footprint drones that are very lightweight and do something useful – Until we bring society, the government, customers, the market, shareholders.. to a point where flying cars become a reality. “You can bring about change, but you can’t bring about too much change at once.” Why is Ford Interested in Drones? It’s easy to think that Ford is breaking new ground with its exploration of drone technology. And in a way, that assumption would be correct. However, as Singh explains, the move highlights that Ford sees itself as more than just a car manufacturer. The company is about mobility: getting things and people from one place to another; using machines to make our lives easier. Viewed in that context, Ford’s drone division makes sense. The company has also made strategic investments and acquisitions in the drone space, with a view to creating a “multi-modal mobility ecosystem.” With that in mind, Singh explains his role in more detail. First of all, the work involves the technical stream: integrating drones with Ford’s vehicles, “getting drones into the mobility ecosystem, building innovation acceleration tools and inventing concepts around the area of flight,” he says. That might sound like a lot of buzzwords, but exploration often involves not having a well-defined endpoint – so fair enough. The second role involves getting involved with policy making: “interfacing with government entities, interfacing with the FAA. And not just in the US but in the EU as well,” he says. Rather than getting involved in drone policy for the sake of it, Ford clearly has longer-term ambitions in the space. That’s why the company wants to have “a pulse on how the industry is shaping up – because we want to inform our strategy according to what the operational framework for UAVs will be 2 years from now, not what it is right now.” The final part is to ensure that Ford keeps an eye on the bigger picture, and that there’s a product development roadmap in place and deliverables that make strategic sense to the business. Read more: DJI’s Michael Perry Talks Data Security With Commercial Drones FM Ford’s Future Plans Ford is currently developing a drone platform that can be used by its team of engineers as a tool upon which all kinds of applications can be built. Aside from that, the company appears to have plans for both the recreational and professional markets. Speculating on what Ford will come up with 5 years from now, Singh points out a couple of viable markets and options for the company. “Five years is so far ahead to see, but when we are discussing our business priorities, one thing we make certain is that we have a lot of momentum around any mode of mobility that shows business potential.” “Ultimately yes, we do tinker with the toys and build a lot of cool stuff and we have fun, but everything needs to have a business case behind it.” It might be that some of Ford’s more adventurous vehicles come with a drone to help drivers capture moments from above. “What do you do with vehicles like the Bronco and Raptor? You take them off-roading and you want to capture some of these nice moments,” he said. Commercial operations are definitely on the radar, too. Singh mentions agriculture and pizza delivery. It’s not that Ford will be looking into novel applications necessarily, but that the company will look for novel ways to implement those applications.
  9. There is a factory program for DDEC 3s Gets. 430hp/1550tq. Gives power and fuel economy . Check with DD shop in your area. I would get the DD shop reprogram, the PDI stuff is to costly for a work truck plus a DD reflash is 50 state legal. Performance Diesel out of Saint George Utah has big power ECM up grades, turbo up grades and such but just their ECM starts at around $3000
  10. 41chevy

    More BS

    Ops Rolling Thunder and Line Backer II are a prime example. Massive bombing rid of 159 B-52d and G's plus Fighter bombers, Intruders and Freedom Fighters. It was to validate the bombers could survive a Soviet SAM/Flak and fighters to hit a target and return. It was a rush plan because Kissingers peace talks slowing and Nixon was afraid the Senate would vote to make peace at any cost. Nixon specified the route, altitude and triple row of B-52's over the input of SAC and the S.E. Asia Command. Cost them 12 tactical aircraft shot down (fighters and observation), 16 B-52s shot down, 4 B-52s suffered heavy damage most scrapped, 5 B-52s suffered medium damage, 43 killed in action, 49 taken prisoner, 38 wounded. By than my wife and I were in Israel. Bad idea 15 months later.
  11. 41chevy

    More BS

    Yes and no. We held our own with minimal support but were not allowed to just plain fight it as a war with everything we needed and the support at home. As for the fiasco, Kennedy wanted us out totally of there by 1964 and when Johnson became president it seems to me he had to prove some unknown point and escalate it. And yes it was a waste, we gave up everything. . .EVERYTHING when we pulled out. All the loses and issues for zip. And yes it is on my mind every day for 49 years and I still can't fathom why we were there to this day. That all said, I can honestly say I did what was asked and would regret it if I did not. Paul
  12. 41chevy

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    Stupid decisions are made constantly with little thought of repercussions. My unit was in on Operation Fish hook the invasion of Cambodia. we were less than 3/4 kilometer from our objective and were ordered to pull back 30 plus kilometers back to the border. Because of Kent State Nixon and Gen Abramms both felt this was not the proper time to be there. Always thought to many choices are made by people without the whole picture. I thought Qaddafi was another mistake, but Hillery ran that show.
  13. SORRY but I C a n n o t r e s i s t p o s t i n g this.... m u st n o t p o s t t h e l i n k AAAARRGGGGGGGGG
  14. 41chevy

    More BS

    Makes sense since the former POTUS Barry Soweto helped create them. Seven men with Kentucky Long Rifles and one paper heart with a safety pin for each..
  15. My shop is 100 x 100 . . . I have to work wth only the nose in the door because of lack of free space.. :(
  16. You know once the stuff is put in "temporary" is grows roots to be permanent.
  17. The 50 and under crowd have a rabid disdain of all vintage 4 door sedans and station wagons. Shortening a for door sedan into a odd shaped coupe will make some moron car collector happy as a pig in sheet
  18. Slide a piece of split foam water pipe insulation over the rod and fasten it with a few zip ties.
  19. I set a limit, it was passed and won't bid again because I don't need it. Finishing my wife's Nova and swapping my 55 Chevy engine into my Valkyrie.
  20. I'm sure the laid off workers, their families and the local business will miss the key lime part but not the corporate willy wooden shoes.
  21. Two more places on my list! Thanks for posting the photos. Paul
  22. https://www.carbideanddiamondtooling.com/Long-Pilot-Adjustable-Blade-Reamers-.437-2.562-Inch-Adjustment-Range-King-Pin-Alignment-Reamers-ID-6599-
  23. Did you know they moved from Long Island to Massachusetts? Arthur Gould Rebuilders Inc 789 Wachusett St. Building C Unit 2, Holden, MA 01520 (508) 210-0891
  24. Go into Hanks Forum and look for the thread on pictures, there is a post on the old site pictures and quite a few of the members have licks to their photos.
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