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    Places like AFR and Brodix have thier own casting...

    Places like AFR and Brodix have thier own casting designs that favor CNC porting with thicker castings along with, in some cases, relocated valves.
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    CNC ported heads from certain manufacturers are...

    CNC ported heads from certain manufacturers are very consistent. Engines can be built to a certain "recipe", so to speak, with a predictable outcome especially when dealing with pump gas, E85,...
  3. Here in the U.S. it's somewhat the same-- Show me...

    Here in the U.S. it's somewhat the same-- Show me an auto racing facility or maybe an airport and it seems people gravitate and build near it. In the Midwest most major cities have square miles of...
  4. It's possible that other ports are not deep...

    It's possible that other ports are not deep enough or have labor force issues--either real or perceived on past history.

    As far as mentioning "you know who" from now on.....I'll try to work on...
  5. Seek help.

    Seek help.
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    "Where the Monarch's, Cincinnati's and Pratt and...

    "Where the Monarch's, Cincinnati's and Pratt and Whitney's were focused on large customers" Wonder what contributed to Japan's emergence more. Us helping them or the corporate raiding of the...
  7. A large part of ammunition sold in the U.S. is...

    A large part of ammunition sold in the U.S. is certain calibers produced in former Eastern Block countries and in Russia whose export of small arms ammo is now banned--some estimate 35% of ammo sold...
  8. If the linked news report is inaccurate why not...

    If the linked news report is inaccurate why not provide info countering the news report? Don't understand how steel mills play into shipping issues at this time.
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    Turbos/methanol or a squirt of nitrous and faily...

    Turbos/methanol or a squirt of nitrous and faily inexpensive heads, rods, and cranks from China....things certainly have changed from the days of Rich Lockerman porting heads in Long Beach. (1/8...
  10. Apparently the big players who are calling the...

    Apparently the big players who are calling the shots at California ports were unaware of President Biden's promise that the ports will operate 2/7. "LA ports a ghost town much of the weekend...
  11. "Short/Long term future of manual/repair shops?"...

    "Short/Long term future of manual/repair shops?"

    Depends on the area and how much manufacturing or other users of heavy equipment remain. Manufacturing leaves--there goes the infrastructure that...
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    "military officials are stunned and have no clue...

    "military officials are stunned and have no clue how they obtained the tech"....Heck, probably hired some of our best and brightest. Should be plenty looking for jobs......"plaintiffs include...
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    "Meet Your Maker...In A Martin-Baker" Or so...

    "Meet Your Maker...In A Martin-Baker" Or so the F4 Phantom salesman says...
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    Sounds like you have a lot going. Get the shop...

    Sounds like you have a lot going. Get the shop cleared out and done with. Then move onto personal health issues and then when your 100% start applying for jobs. No good if you do find an employer...
  15. Good thread running for a couple of years...

    Good thread running for a couple of years describing logistics, round counts, and tracking of failures due to high volume round count. Link below--go to page 39 for a few pics and other tech...
  16. Ponder running a tourist shooting range like...

    Ponder running a tourist shooting range like Battlefield Vegas using as much as 400,000 a month. Yeah..four-hundred-thousand.
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    Not much gets by CG. A regular Barney Fife.

    Not much gets by CG. A regular Barney Fife.
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    Can't figure out why someone in Australia would...

    Can't figure out why someone in Australia would care. Trying to please your Chinese masters perhaps?
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    Are you and all your family scientists? Only...

    Are you and all your family scientists? Only reason I ask is that Aussies always start thier posts education signalling.
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    Yeah Joe Biden, the guy who's promising you...

    Yeah Joe Biden, the guy who's promising you suckers nuke subs in 20 years, runs a tight ship. He's also one step ahead of you. Open Southern border restocks our manpower. So we lose a million...we...
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    These lines from thermite nail it..... "Best"...

    These lines from thermite nail it.....

    "Best" eval yet seen indicates it was the MANY months-long - if not year-plus, in the making - over-stretched resource pool finally hitting the wall.

    What...
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    Get used to it...the decline in services is just...

    Get used to it...the decline in services is just starting. Fire thousands of health care workers and you expect service to improve?
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    Herb Kelleher and Wild Turkey. SWA used to hand...

    Herb Kelleher and Wild Turkey. SWA used to hand out bottles of booze to passengers as a ticket "reward"--at one time it was said SWA was the largest liquor distributor in Texas.

    Never met him...
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    There was no pilot walkout. Your spreading...

    There was no pilot walkout. Your spreading disinformation.
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    Just my opinion which obviously is very flawed as...

    Just my opinion which obviously is very flawed as many on PM point out....As long as Joe Biden's decisions meet your expectations and you can honestly say your better off now than under Trump--fine...
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