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HercMX

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  1. With the doors aligned on jacks, then the acft lowered to the ground, they never seemed to be aligned !!
  2. Chk for loose sealing, hi press bleed valves Jack................
  3. I go along with pjvr99 on tis one.. I recall the same troubles and it was remedied with a torque shaft replacement.. Good luck
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    I noticed that Google Earth has updated it's photos... Now the old ammo area to the northwest has been turned into large golf course.. 834 AD is gone.. Charlie Row is nearly gone Jack.......
  5. Some one please answer the man's question!! Jack..........
  6. Your right, Larry... I saw my mistake soon after posting.. Jack...
  7. Mil Spec 7808 was the hyd fluid of choise 'til the early 80's... It would burn and the new stuff didn't..............
  8. Check C130 database at top of page.. Two 847s .. A 61 and a 63 model Good luck... Jack...
  9. Bill, All that's on the back is "Sept '70".... The same pictures I've posted....(USAF product) The picture with me has no date at all... (BX photo shop) The wife was there the second week of Oct '70.. (Found hotel bill, VNP 15000) I think I made two, maybe three trips to the site with tools and parts... Didn't get to see the blow job... I would like the name of the base and tail number if you ever get it figured.. (90 deg. and clear here today) Thanks for the memories.. NanJac...........;-)
  10. I will dig thru the pictures again to see if the photos were dated.. The wife came to Saigon in the fall of '70... She says I talked about the job while there.. Give me a few days to dig............ NanJac.........
  11. Bill Lang.... I was part of the recovery crew from TSN.. We scabbed over the damaged area after removing most loose parts and if I remember right, it was "buddy started" and sent to the PI.. GTC and most of the hardware was removed, lines capped, tires changed and gear chained dn .. #1 had a prop blade blended.. #2 had fuel/oil lines damage.. The grayed image has me talking with the AP.. No hat.. I went on several recovery.. Yours was the most damage.. Almost suggested burning it.. What was the base and tail number of acft?? I pestered the VA until I got 10% for tinnitus. Mine was based on 20yrs flt line .. Jack DePue, Panama City Fl.
  12. Shear shaft may not be floating.. Check lube.. Wear. Jack.......
  13. I'm betting on bleed valves being wet.... With smoke in cabin...... Jack...........
  14. SPEAKING GERMAN IN TEXAS In Texas there is a town called New Braunfels , where there is a large German-speaking population. One day, a local rancher driving down a country road noticed a man using his hand to drink water from the rancher's stock pond.
  15. Think "density altitude"... The engine needs all the air it can get at altitude......... Jack
  16. Thx... Wish my Spanish were better..........Jack
  17. Airfix, give us a web addy. This sounds interesting... Tx Jack......
  18. "Buddy Start" from any other neighborhood herkychicken..... Jack-----;-)
  19. Merry Xmas to all... We Are spending the holiday at the famcamp on Ft Benning.. There is a C130 airframe setting at the west side of Lawson AFF.. I cant get to for pics or number.. Looks to be used for training... Ramp in place.. Anybody anything about it? Happy New Year.... Jack
  20. "J" bar was used for many things.. Tire changes, engine changes, etc.. Best heavy tool on the acft...Only heavy tool in the boonies... Prop dome won't seat? Chocks came in handy.. Jack.....
  21. Wasn't that a 100hr inspection item a few years back.. I seem to have removed several in the past to clean and lube both sides... Jack...
  22. Somewhere in-country in the '70-'71 time frame, I was setting across the top of #3 engine finishing up a TD valve housing change... The troops were tossing tools to me as the ladder was being moved about the acft for the pre-flt.. It would appear with someone climbing up to hand me a part.. Then disappear again. The flt crew had a good card game going on the nav table.. Soon a small jeep appeared and an army, full dress bull col. got out. "I'm gonna' set it 'afar' if it's not off the ground by sundown!!! I am not backstoppin' for a gd mortor magnet!!!" He was looking dead at me as he shifted his twin pearl handled P-38s.. Got in the jeep and drove off.. Flt crew showed up as he departed wanting to know 'what did he say?' As I was finishing up the cowling some one was digging the ladder out of the plane.. They forgot about me up there... I was coming down the ladder as #1 was turning.. The bird was moving as we threw things in the back and climbed in... We rotated at sunset... Good ground check... My Ladder story and I'm sticking to it!! Jack.........
  23. Looks like TSN in '70-'71... (Det 1, 834th AD) We had C-123's and Herc's on Charlie row at that time.. I had a 'liquid lock' on a R-2800 and bent a rod on the front row.. It looks like the present operators have cleaned up Charlie row... Just a few wrecked Herc's there now and all neatly lined up... (ATC tower seems in the wrong place) Jack............
  24. I don't see any 'beer wheels' in any of the gallery photos... Wonder why!! Polictely Incorrect? Jack.......;-)
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