From: email@example.com (Andy Dingley)
Subject: Re: Crazy stories about quick fixes using JB weld,duct tape,bailing
Date: Sat, 27 Apr 1996 18:52:14 GMT
The moving finger of OLIVER SOLARO <OLIVER SOLARO @NT.COM> having
>we discovered that the right side piston was carved from a solid
>piece of wood!
I'm surprised to see an aircooled motorbike with a wooden piston in
the '70s or later, but this was a well-known fix during the '40s. Our
White Scout Car engine (one of those boxy WW2 half tracks, only with 4
wheels) had two wooden pistons, turned from beech and fitted with
aluminium disks to protect the crowns. We had a whole new set of
pistons made, but were sorely tempted to keep the wooden pistons in
place as a period hack.
Of course we then found out about the warehouses full of White parts
in Belgium 8-(
Andy Dingley firstname.lastname@example.org
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