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ChrisBaird

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Searching for an F-104C.  Ejection and crash in Arizona, 1962.

Found some metal.  Including this fluid fitting.

Nut is stamped "XXX".   No jokes, please.

Should be "AN" or "MS", right?

Is this just a motorcycle brake line or something?

Only reason I ask is because it seems I have seen this before.

Chris B.
http://www.arizonawrecks.com


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Dennis

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I think I have seen those markings on hydraulic fittings on heavy equipment.  Definitely nothing I have ever seen on a motorcycle,  Of interest is the OTHER fitting you have at the bottom of the picture.  Any greater detail on that fitting?  It looks more like a NPT (pipe thread) fitting if so, definitely not aircraft.  Dennis
ChrisBaird

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Thanks Dennis.
I think you're right.
It's right next to a plowed field and I just collected bits everywhere.
Just farm machinery junk.
Oh well.
Dennis

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Yeah, we ran into that on one of our B-26 hunts.  Huge open fields in crash area.  Tons of metal detector (and magnetometer hits as we were well equipped on that hunt).  Turned out the field had been used for bird hunting, thus lots of bird shot.  Also found some farm equipment "fall off" stuff.  When we did finally find a single aluminum rivet, we were scouring the area until one of the guys noticed there was a huge aluminum gate right behind us - missing a rivet.
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