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post #681 of 787 Old 01-30-2017, 07:28 AM
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dear seth,

not a recent photo but 12 miles from my kitchen window and 1 mile higher in elevation we have had 101 inches with a current base of 85 inches.

If you go to: https://skisantafe.com/snow-weather/#webcams
and scroll down to the videos and click on either one you can see what is currently going on at ski santa fe (top elevation over 12,000 ft).

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Dear Dinosaur followers,

View from our room at the Arizona Biltmore on the evening before the concours. We did not get a pot of gold but the trophy might be solid copper.

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Dear dinosaur followers,

Recently I have had several people ask me about the non-synchromesh dog clutch five speed transmission in my car. I think the attached photo helps visually to understand the mechanism. The gear teeth on the second motion and third motion shaft are in continuous contact, so the grinding sound on a bad shift is not that of gear teeth but the nubs on the engagement slider and the corresponding nubs on the face of the gear. To me it is particularly interesting that on the track shifting can take place easily and quickly but on the street I often have the grinding noises from the dog clutch nubs. After a lot of practice I can double clutch downshift even to low gear.

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Admiral- Very interesting and even some of the modern Ferraris use dog clutches as the final synchronizer of sorts in triple cone synchronizers. As an example, my 575M has dual synchro rings and a dog clutch for 1st and 2nd gear to make sure they can handle F1 shifting pressures of 800-900 psi hydraulic pressure.

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Dear Dinosaur followers,

On April 6-9, 2017 HelenAnn and I went back to Annapolis for the 60th Class Reunion for my Naval Academy Class of 1957. Had a fine time, sure were a bunch of old guys there! 360 Modena heard that we were going to be in town and invited us to the Annapolis Cars and Coffee at the Annapolis docks on Sunday morning the 9th. Killer58 ws also in attendance and brought his lovely wife Celeste so HelenAnn did not have to talk cars. I was quite startled when two midshipmen walked up and one said "Good Morning Admiral Phillips!" When I asked how he knew who I was, he responded "well, I have seen the video." After several windy chilly days it was good to have nice weather to see the cars.

Thanks Al and Dave, it was good seeing you again, and your cars looked great..

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HelenAnn and I picked up pneumonia on the trip and are doing better now.

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Dear Dinosaur followers,

On April 6-9, 2017 HelenAnn and I went back to Annapolis for the 60th Class Reunion for my Naval Academy Class of 1957. Had a fine time, sure were a bunch of old guys there! 360 Modena heard that we were going to be in town and invited us to the Annapolis Cars and Coffee at the Annapolis docks on Sunday morning the 9th. Killer58 ws also in attendance and brought his lovely wife Celeste so HelenAnn did not have to talk cars. I was quite startled when two midshipmen walked up and one said "Good Morning Admiral Phillips!" When I asked how he knew who I was, he responded "well, I have seen the video." After several windy chilly days it was good to have nice weather to see the cars.

Thanks Al and Dave, it was good seeing you again, and your cars looked great..

Best regards,

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HelenAnn and I picked up pneumonia on the trip and are doing better now.

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Admiral,

It was great to see you and your bride, and to swap Navy stories.

Good friends, perfect sailing weather, Ferraris, the Navy, and good-looking women.
It just doesn't get any better!

And I think it's time we promote Al to honorary Navy Captain!

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And I think it's time we promote Al to honorary Navy Captain!

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Dear David,

After due consideration of your well founded suggestion and with all of the authority invested in me by the vast number of years of Ferrari ownership I hereby designate Al as a Honorary Navy Captain in all Ferrari circles. This promotion is not federally recognized, and does not entitle the recipient to increased pay in retirement. As an aside, this designation equates to dual citizenship which continues to recognize his contributions as an accomplished and surviving Army Helicopter pilot. His service is appreciated.

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Admiral, that is fantastic!
A well-deserved reward.
Al, don't forget, you now have to host us all at your Wetting Down !!

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Dear Dinosaur followers,

Just changed my mind about a quick morning drive.

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What, no snow chains?!!

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Admiral- It snowed in Albuquerque today, too, but did not stick at my 5419' elevation.

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What, no snow chains?!!
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Snow chains are for sissies! This from a year ago.

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Admiral- It snowed in Albuquerque today, too, but did not stick at my 5419' elevation.
Dear Terry,

It that a record?

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Snow chains are for sissies! This from a year ago.

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This just may be the coolest picture of a Ferrari I have seen in a very long time.
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Admiral- Not as far as I know. We usually have at least one late winter blast. Santa Fe being a little further north and higher elevation just makes it worse for you.

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Dear Dinosaur followers,

Sixty two years ago today the first motor in my car was run for the first time. Tomorrow I will post the dyno test run report.

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This just may be the coolest picture of a Ferrari I have seen in a very long time.
Boxer, you doubtless missed photos of 250TDF's running the original Monte Carlo Rallies

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Boxer, you doubtless missed photos of 250TDF's running the original Monte Carlo Rallies
I did, time to go hunting for them.
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Dear Dinosaur followers,

This is from 62 years ago today, the dyno report on the first motor in my car. 173.5 hp from two liters in 1955 was a very good result.

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