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Australian Gliding Museum
Machine - Auto-Tug Engine, 1983 or prior... sharples. ...The 1982 Ford V6 engine, built at the Ford Essex Engine Plant at Windsor in Ontario Canada, was released by Ford for installation in a number of car and light truck models manufactured in Canada, United States, Mexico and Venezula. Production probably exceeded 7 million items. The Australian Gliding Museum’s exhibit was an engine converted for aircraft use that was bought for the Gliding Federation of Australia “Auto-Tug” program from Javelin Aircraft Company in Wichita in USA. “Auto-Tug” was an experimental program sponsored by the Gliding Federation of Australia to equip a glider – sailplane Piper Pawnee PA-25-150 tug with a water-cooled engine to alleviate the costs of running and maintaining the Lycoming engines fitted to Pawnee tugs in Australia. The program began in 1988 and was aimed at obtaining limited certification for converting dedicated glider – sailplane tow planes. The engine equipped with modified intake manifolds produced 198 hp for flight with the same propeller RPM for take-off as the original Lycoming 0-540 engine. However, fuel consumption was halved as the water cooling of the Ford engine enabled quicker descents with throttle closed following the release of the sailplane. Based on the results of GFA’s program, CASA concluded that engine was quite suitable for an aircraft installation and rated it more reliable than the equivalent Lycoming and Continental aircraft engine. The use of the 1982 Ford V6 engine type for Pawnee tug conversions was discontinued when the General Motors LS1 5.7 litre V8 became available. It is understood that a small number of conversions have been done using the LS1 engine. This brief history is based on information obtained from Mike Burns and David Sharples who were involved in the Auto-Tug program from 1988 to 1992. Technical information relating to the 1982 Ford V6 automotive engine is contained in a paper by D.L. Armstrong and G.F. Stirrat of the Engine Engineering Office at Ford. Indicative of technological experimentation in the sport of glidingFord auto engine mounted on mobile standaustralian gliding, glider, sailplane, auto-tug, pawnee, tug, auto, engine, motor, ford, gliding federation of australia, burns, sharples.
Glen Eira Historical Society
Methodist Church, 23 - 25 Bundeera Road, Caulfield SouthPhamphlet containing photocopied and dated newspaper articles about construction of church from various newspapers in 1926 and a brief outline of how and why church was begun and of its eventual demise, 1923 - 1985. Photocpied page of Recollections of Bundeera Road Church by Charlotte Harley (b. 1890), listing the members of December, 1985.methodist church, taylor mr., latham a. t., kindergartens, methodist uniting church, wesley johns rev., corben mrs, bundeera road, eddy r., organs, collier charitable fund, south caulfield, primary schools, kooyong road, methodist church, woodford, bambra estate, mcconchie rev. r. bruce, davenport mr., davies bill, davies mrs., philp rev., shaw mesolames, morris, miles, monday, bryant, woodford, paice, warren, evans bert, shaw, william ronald, gvard w. h. rev., wells charlotte, evans elsie, narrawong road., bundeera road uniting church., mcraw dick, westaway frank, adamson dorothy, harley charlotte (nee wells), harley j, hunkin ena, hunkin edward rev., lydiard ruby, lydiard dick, sharples d, sharples j, spence margaret, spence bert, summers mary, summers ron, veitch alan, westaway m, arundell joyce, campbell heather, cock marian, heywood. a, putland roy, richards d, spence philip, taylor mrs., trewin norman, newton m., uniting church archives, kilgour alex, mann gwenda, gray daniel, gray gordon, heywood a, putland roy, richards d, featenby rev., brent p. e, woodford s. g., bent mr., st. kilda circuit, bundeera road ladies gvild, sunday school, choirs, windows
Port Melbourne Historical & Preservation Society
Letter - To Rev F C Platts, Vicar, Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Sandridge from parishioners suggesting he remove "to some other sphere of labour", David Thomas, 16 May 1868... sharples ...This 1868 letter was kept by unknown persons until 100 years later, then forwarded to Holy Trinity Secretary F.A.W. ('Skip') Short. It was with poorly kept documents found in the church after it closed. The persons not signed but listed at closing of the letter were all prominent citizens incuding various Councillors.Small handwritten letter to the vicar of Holy Trinity Rev F.C. Platts, 1868, suggesting he remove "to some other sphere of labour" - from 25 listed parishioners "and 73 others!"religion - anglican (holy trinity), public action campaigns, david thomas, richard elsworthy, george trodd, thomas swallow, william morley, rev f c platts, andrew plummer, james ker beck plummer, henry charles curtis, mitford, banner, barlow, dands?, clay, garside, cromsky?, mason, arnold, slater, coot, sharples, bentley, turner, stevens, ventish?, ripvay?, ernshaw