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Old 09-27-2018, 10:46 PM   #1
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"Comrade, I've told you before, don't use kerosene when it's -40 !"


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If it was truly -40 he'd have his ear flaps down.
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Back in the 1950s I knew an old timer that used kerosene (coal oil as we called it) in the cooling system instead of anti-freeze.
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Old 09-28-2018, 10:06 AM   #4
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Gotta love the anti-tank gun mounted on those wire wheels...
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If it was truly -40 he'd have his ear flaps down.
True - those hats are great though. Way warmer than the ol stocking cap.
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In the 1940's my buddy had a 1929 Tudor and little cash. In the winter he drew kerosene from his parents 55 gallon barrel and filled his radiator. All was well for a few weeks and he gloated over the money he saved from not buying anti freeze. Things came to a head when his upper radiator hose rotted from the inside and burst. A fire resulted. His wiring burned up, the heat of the fire ruined the paint of the hood, but fortunately the engine ran OK after rewiring.
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Old 10-01-2018, 12:14 PM   #7
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Gotta love the anti-tank gun mounted on those wire wheels...
He better think about getting it into play if he survives this pass by those Stukas...
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If it was truly -40 he'd have his ear flaps down.

Not true, he's Russian don't forget. Would need to be -50 for those flaps to come down.
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Plus the Soviet papirosa he's smoking must also help in keeping warm.

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Not true, he's Russian don't forget. Would need to be -50 for those flaps to come down.
ha! Not sure I agree though. We get -40 sometimes and even a Russian`s ears would freeze! Ugh, not looking forward to it.
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