Saturday, December 03, 2022
and the behind the scene "how it's done"
a CHP audit and investigation that found 54 officers exaggerated the overtime hours they had worked on late-night Caltrans details
The East L.A. office was the smallest in CHP’s Southern Division but accounted for nearly three times as much reimbursable overtime as the largest office in the division, according to a summary of CHP’s initial audit. By Thursday, a Los Angeles County Superior Court judge had dismissed charges against nearly all of the officers — over objections from Bonta’s office — in a deal that allowed them to repay Caltrans for the unworked hours without admitting guilt. Fifty-two of the 54 officers agreed to the deal, while two planned to proceed to trial.
The Jeep CJ-5 had a lot of special edition models designed to boost sales
Models such as the 1961 to 1965 Tuxedo Park Series
The Camper in 1969 and 1970.
There was the 462 in 1969
The Renegade series from 1970 to 1983,
The Super Jeep in 1973,
From 1977 to 1983 the Golden Eagle,
in 1979 the Silver Anniversary Edition,
in 1980 the Golden Hawk,
and then the Laredo from 1980 to 1983.
drove it into a Cleveland garage in 1971, and only just now came out to get sold on Ebay for 40k. 327, 4 spd.
The Sikorsky CH-53 Sea Stallion demonstrates it's brute power by towing the USS Austin Landing Platform Dock (LPD) in Long Island Sound in 1968 as a demonstration of the aircraft's power and utility. an actual demonstration put up by the Sikorsky company to sell more of them to the US Navy
nice silhouette of a P1800, impressive design for any car maker, but utterly out of the box for Volvo. Designed by Pelle Petersen under tutelage of Pietro Frua when Frua's studio was a subsidiary of the Italian carrozzeria Ghia
it stayed in the family 52 years, was restored 5 years ago, and was sold for $230k to fund the retirement of the original owner. That's pretty good use of a musclecar. 1970 GTO Judge convertible
Ram Air III with a 400 and and a 3 spd auto
This 1968 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 competed in the SCCA Trans-Am and NASCAR Grand Touring series between 1969 and 1970, and was just recently sold on Bring a Trailer
The 408 was built using a Dart block, a Crower crank and connecting rods, a Comp Cams camshaft and lifters, Brodix cylinder heads, a 950 Holley double pumper, and an MSD ignition system
1969 Lola T70 was one of the rolling chassis sent by Lola Cars to Sbarro in Switzerland in the late 1960s to be outfitted for street use, and was used as a rental race car before being sold in 1974, without an engine, but was finally refurb'd in 2014
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I figure you all know what a Gow Job is, (I've posted about the term, and about the cars) but I just learned that 1st Lieutenant Loren Hintz named his P 47 Thunderbolt, "Gow Job"
Hintz is no longer MIA.
this artistic rendering is by Gaetan Marie
On April 21, 1945, Hintz was shot down over Italy in his P-47 Thunderbolt while on a combat mission during the final days of World War 2.
Hans Wronka spearheaded a 12-year search that culminated in the recovery of the wreck of his grandfather’s P-47, dog tag, and bones from the crash site and resting place, beneath a farm field in Bologna Italy in 2016.
Hintz is no longer MIA.
The descendants and family of 1st Lt Loren Hintz cleaned dirt off pieces of metal, glass, and other material that was excavated from 18 feet below the field's surface.
Among the objects found at the location, his dog tag
a 50 cal
The carb, a good-sized piece of firewall, and the R-2800 engine
restored 78 year old P47 just fired up the engine, that had to be a nervous moment! The last time this engine ran, it was in New Guinea, 78 years ago, in 1944
The new 13-foot, wide-blade props were designed to take full advantage of the increased power available with water injection. However, they had the disadvantage of leaving only about 6 inches of ground clearance on landings and take-offs.
The P-47’s gained 400 feet per minute rate of climb with the new wider blade props, a huge performance improvement