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Offline kiwi belly tank

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Re: MS LIBERTY a Wild Weasel's belly tank
« Reply #2535 on: July 22, 2018, 01:02:16 AM »
Paint it with epoxy resin to seal it up, it'll be fine.
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Re: MS LIBERTY a Wild Weasel's belly tank
« Reply #2536 on: July 23, 2018, 12:13:54 PM »
Like the axle covers and especially the vertical tire "shields" or are they "barge boards"? What ever. I think I see your plan. Sorry I won't see you at Speed Week but I will follow your progress on line. Go fast Sparky!!

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Re: MS LIBERTY a Wild Weasel's belly tank
« Reply #2537 on: July 23, 2018, 10:02:42 PM »
my version of a triple tailed Connie  :-D
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Re: MS LIBERTY a Wild Weasel's belly tank
« Reply #2538 on: July 23, 2018, 11:59:58 PM »
Say what? :?
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Re: MS LIBERTY a Wild Weasel's belly tank
« Reply #2539 on: July 24, 2018, 01:27:22 AM »
Lockheed Constellation. 8-)
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Re: MS LIBERTY a Wild Weasel's belly tank
« Reply #2540 on: July 24, 2018, 07:49:30 AM »
C'mon, Jack -- don't you remember the Constellation?  President Eisenhower's presidential plane was a Connie named "Columbine". :roll:
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« Reply #2541 on: July 24, 2018, 12:45:33 PM »
Triple-tailed Connie?

Wasn't that the nickname for the siamese-siamese triplets from Canada?
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« Reply #2542 on: July 24, 2018, 12:55:11 PM »
sick, sick, sick, BUT  ROTFLMAO --  none the less-- :cheers:
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« Reply #2543 on: July 24, 2018, 01:05:15 PM »
Well new lessons learned, Starting a new eng by squirting fuel on top of the throttle blades does not work the same with a tunnel ram as a single plane .

Looks like we will have to prime the carbs like we do the dry sump.
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Re: MS LIBERTY a Wild Weasel's belly tank
« Reply #2544 on: July 24, 2018, 11:00:42 PM »
We used our electric drill trick to run the fuel pump and got all leaks stopped from our new tunnel ram system----the once we got the dist in the correct position it fired right off and sound GREAT---but the timing light flash wasn't in the right position--research and correction coming up :-D
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Re: MS LIBERTY a Wild Weasel's belly tank
« Reply #2545 on: July 25, 2018, 10:05:18 AM »
C'mon, Jack -- don't you remember the Constellation?  President Eisenhower's presidential plane was a Connie named "Columbine". :roll:

I worked as a ramp serviceman for TWA at the time they went all jet (first airline to do that) and worked the last Connie as it went through St. Louis on the way to be decommissioned.

Sparky you and Francis and whoever else you have helping are doing good  :cheers:,

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Re: MS LIBERTY a Wild Weasel's belly tank
« Reply #2546 on: July 25, 2018, 10:44:46 AM »
Flew on one in "52". DC3 from Des Moines to KC, then a Connie to LA. Stews let me set in first class so I could watch the pilots (open cockpit doors then) and the propellers. Loved it.

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Re: MS LIBERTY a Wild Weasel's belly tank
« Reply #2547 on: July 25, 2018, 01:54:26 PM »
Francis, had a family member that also worked for PanAm and he loved to tell the Company joke about how they had to phase out the triple tail Connie because their aging pilots just could not keep up with 3 tail pieces!
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Re: MS LIBERTY a Wild Weasel's belly tank
« Reply #2548 on: July 28, 2018, 10:51:42 PM »
Andy and I had a great day in the shop we are almost done with installing a 50 gal aux tank and a trans oil cooler in the 2001 8.1 that we put 4.56 gears and are rigging out for a tow/push truck  everything should be great except for the fuel bill---as I like to say---" if you are going to work the ponies you have to feed them"   :-D  we are planning on working them!
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Re: MS LIBERTY a Wild Weasel's belly tank
« Reply #2549 on: July 28, 2018, 11:39:31 PM »
A good 8.1 will do 8.1 to the gallon, you myta hurt that number a bit Mate!  :mrgreen:
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