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Old 12-11-2019, 05:21 PM   #211
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Old 12-11-2019, 11:33 PM   #212
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Now, how about you have an old T1 Beetle chassis, frame, axles suspension, and an air cooled engine that has been fiddled with.
What sort of belly tank would you need to make that work?

Perfect - Messerschmitt BF109
If only I needed a project.
there is a pleasing symmatry to that combination of parts

Oh, and while we're on the subject of ME109's, it would be a perfect time to remember the late "Connie" Edwards



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Ok, so, back in the late 40ís - you get yourself a pre war Model A, strip out the chassis and rob the axles, steering, brakes etc, etc.
Find yourself a nice Ford V8 and fiddle with it.
Then custom build a frame and mount the whole lot in a WW2 surplus P38 Aluminium disposable fuel tank.

The whole lot is period, and sits together nicely.

Now, how about you have an old T1 Beetle chassis, frame, axles suspension, and an air cooled engine that has been fiddled with.
What sort of belly tank would you need to make that work?

Perfect - Messerschmitt BF109
If only I needed a project.
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there is a pleasing symmatry to that combination of parts

Oh, and while we're on the subject of ME109's, it would be a perfect time to remember the late "Connie" Edwards



One of his 109's restored and for sale here

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Wow!
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Oh, and while we're on the subject of ME109's, it would be a perfect time to remember the late "Connie" Edwards



One of his 109's restored and for sale here

https://www.platinumfighters.com/buchon187
Fantastic.

Imagine earning $80k, back in 1968 as a stunt pilot, then trading the debt for 16 Me109s, then trading 2 of those Me109s for a Spitfire.

There were certainly opportunities back in the day 😂

They certainly are an iconic piece of kit, I got to look around one a couple months back . . . . .
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Another article - this one was for sale earlier in the year . . .



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I wonder if I could get in one ? knowing full well I would need help getting out of it
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