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    BMWs and a little history

    I saw this link to a Wall Street Journal article...some really nice old bikes in the picture:

    http://www.wsj.com/articles/a-bmw-mo...ory-1447774251
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    Nice article for sure.
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    That is some amazing airplane. Great to hear it with the original BMW engine.

    I was stationed in Pearl Harbor when the movie "Pearl Harbor" was filmed years ago. Of the - I think three - Mitsubishi Zeros used in the filming, if memory serves only one had the original Sakae radial engine. Sounded amazing and noticeably different to the others. Always like it when original machinery of any kind - bikes, cars, airplanes, ships - is kept in running condition and actually used, rather than sitting inert in a museum somewhere.

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    Thanks for the link!
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    Quote Originally Posted by AKsuited View Post
    Great videos, thanks for sharing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Subman View Post
    That is some amazing airplane. Great to hear it with the original BMW engine.

    I was stationed in Pearl Harbor when the movie "Pearl Harbor" was filmed years ago. Of the - I think three - Mitsubishi Zeros used in the filming, if memory serves only one had the original Sakae radial engine. Sounded amazing and noticeably different to the others. Always like it when original machinery of any kind - bikes, cars, airplanes, ships - is kept in running condition and actually used, rather than sitting inert in a museum somewhere.
    I think we were there at the same time. My friend Chris Chance was a military consultant on the film, he like me was a 58D pilot stationed at wheeler at the time. I was there from 2000-2003 and again from 2006-2008.

    I got to take me daughter, the newly minted airforce lieutenant, last year to watch the Thunderbirds. There were numerous vintage aircraft flyable from the CAF flying. It was the first time I've been able to see and hear those beautiful birds in flight.

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    Thanks for the link, that was really interesting. I had to look up the information on that BMW 801 round engine. It's a real beast, with 14 cylinders. I wonder how long it took to do a valve adjustment on that one.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BMW_801
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    Quote Originally Posted by jdubick View Post
    Thanks for the link, that was really interesting. I had to look up the information on that BMW 801 round engine. It's a real beast, with 14 cylinders. I wonder how long it took to do a valve adjustment on that one.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BMW_801
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    Quote Originally Posted by jdubick View Post
    Thanks for the link, that was really interesting. I had to look up the information on that BMW 801 round engine. It's a real beast, with 14 cylinders. I wonder how long it took to do a valve adjustment on that one.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BMW_801

    The home team had 18-cylinders..........

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