How A Soviet Tank Piston Became A Christmas Gift

I once gave Mr. Frugalwoods a ‘70s-era Soviet T72 tank piston for Christmas. And he loved it!

I’m delighted to be writing over on 1500 Days to Freedom today and I hope you’ll head over there to check out my post about a tank piston, an aluminum valve handle, a popcorn air popper, and our marriage. After all, nothing says love like a Cold War relic.

The Tank Piston in question

The Soviet Tank Piston in Question

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9 Responses

  1. Sounds interesting! I’ll have to check it out!!

  2. Andrew says:

    I remember getting under my desk for air raid drills when in elementary school. And this was in the early 80’s.

    • I only had those when I lived on a base.

      People think I’m weird when I say I remember those. Except the girl who’s school was next to a nuclear plant and would have drills where they had to take little pills and get on a bus…

  3. Heading over now to read it. On a side note, congrats: you are the first ever personal finance blog to have “Soviet Tank Piston” in the title of a blog post 😛

    • Mrs. Frugalwoods says:

      Hah, thanks! The title was all Mr. FW’s idea and I do think it’s probably pretty unique in the field 🙂

  4. I agree with DC 🙂 I have read many personal finance blogs and this is a first. I am definitely interested now in reading your post. Heading there now. Glad I found your blog.

    • Mr. Frugalwoods says:

      Thanks! It’s definitely one of my favorite gifts of all time, and a great conversation starter with guests!

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