Archive for September, 2013

1949 Oldsmobile Rocket V-8 Engine 303 CID 135 HP fvl - Ford Museum -- 0920131949 Olds Rocket 88 303 CID V8 Weight-To-Power Ratio

by Engineman Wook

A bitty little piece of research by me here…




…shows that the 1949 “303” [303.7 ” — ed] cubic-inch-displacement Oldsmobile Rocket V8 is reported to have weighed 671 pounds; now, since the unit also is reported to have produced 135 horsepower, this puts the weight-to-power ratio at (more…)

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1949 Oldsmobile Rocket 88 -- 091813The 1949 Olds Rocket 88

posted by Preserved Wook

Here is the lowdown in three parts on the 1949 Olds Rocket 88!




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[18 September 2013]

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Flying the WW II TBF/TBM Avenger

posted by Engineman Preserved Wook

TBM-3Es, VC-22 over USS Coral Sea CVB-43 -- 080213

[TBM-3Es, VC-22 over USS Coral Sea CVB-43]

The video is a wartime training film and shows the operation of the torpedo-bomber flown by President George H W Bush when he was shot up by Jap ack-ack, went on to complete the bomb run of the target on Chijijima and then baled out several miles out to sea together with his two crew members, Radioman Second Class John Delaney and Lieutenant Junior Grade William White, on 2 September 1944:




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