People only really die if they are forgotten after death.
Always remember your past friends and family.
Niki Lauda will not be forgotten. He was very good at what he did before and after his terrible accident.
The average age at death in Western Europe is 77 for males, while for Austrian males it is 79. So Lauda didn't miss it by much, especially considering his history. He had a lung transplant last year, I presume a legacy of his smoke inhalation injury in 1976. I have no idea of his progress after that, but such major plus surgery, and the risks of anti-rejection treatment are not trivial at any age.
Let's remember his achievements, not least his courage in recovering for the 1976 incident, rather than say, too soon, too soon. But IMHO he showed greater courage in withdrawing frm the Japanese GP that same year, when he could have betane HUnt and won the Championship, but felt that the heavy rain made it too dangerous to continue. That's courage! He fought his father, borrrowing money from elsewhere on his expected inheritance, to go motor racing, and later took his career completely sideways to form Lauda Air, so successfully that it became part of Austrian Airlines. A man of many parts.
Remarkable man - 70 is not such a significant age these days, but he certainly got through more than one life.
A couple of days ago, IM Pei, the Chinese-American architect of (amongst other things) the Louvre Pyramid, died. He was 102 and had had a really good innings, but people felt the need to post comments describing their "shock" at the "suddenness" of his death. At 102.
Superflex use a much harder grade of PU for these parts - pretty much as hard as the nylon.
If you can find NOS quality then great...… but not so easy now...… everyone wants them because the modern "equivalents" are just rubbish.
I prefer the New Old Stock. e bay or Stoneleigh Spare Days.
They fit and last.
e bay US?
while upgrading my son's Spitfire rear trunnions with bigger needle bearings, I'm having problems with a new set of std. Nylon trunnion bushes.
The metal tubes are rough and abrasive
the dark blue nylon bushes have more play against the tubes, than the original ones
Theese rubber sealings are too small and can't be fit between the flange of the nylon bush and the inner shield
Unfortunately Icanot reuse the old nylon bushes because I've lost one of the four.
What is the best source for these rear trunnion bushes?
I thought of Superflex without these flimsy rubber rings, but PU is softer than Nylon and might be the wrong material for the trunnion