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Old 28-04-18, 06:10
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Default Great Book...Interesting Facts!

Gentlemen: Just finished a great book entitled :"Ship of Ghosts" by James D. Hornfischer. Lots of time to read due to the "GD" heart condition! Anyway....would Highly recommend the book to Americans, British, Dutch and Australians, as it's all about the fall of south east Asia to the Japanese during the very early parts December 7th 1941 onwards! The book deals with survivors of the USS Houston and the HMAS Perth, Bridge on The River Kwai and then some. keep the story short....there is a small part in a chapter about rendering Allied Equipment useless so the Japanese could not utilise it. AND this my friends may resolve the on going saga of FORD vs CHEV vs DODGE.

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Old 28-04-18, 15:23
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Precision machines require that film of oil. It is not a measure of weakness but rather quality. Chevs had to be designed to accept the lack of oil cause they leak so damn much.
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Old 28-04-18, 20:10
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Thanks for the heads-up, Robert.

Seems an interesting book on an intriguing period in history, experienced first hand by several family members.

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Reminded me of a song by Corb Lund and the Hurtin' Albertans:


The Chev got stuck and the Ford got stuck
But the Chev unstuck when the Dodge showed up
But the Dodge got stuck in the tractor rut
Which eventually pulled out the Ford
With some difficulty....

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