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Discussion in 'Auto, Tractor, Motorcycles, Racing, and Mechanics' started by searcher, Jun 21, 2015.



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    *Rather than to keep posting different threads on different automotive subjects I thought it would be better to post everything in one thread. If anyone feels like adding something (articles, pics, vids, etc.) please feel free to do so. Cars, trucks, motorcycles, etc.

    Hemmings Sunday Cinema – Chevrolet up Pikes Peak, blind man’s drive, Disorderly Orderly

    Daniel Strohl at 8:00 am



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    There’s a couple ways to climb Pikes Peak: The auto road, which will host the hillclimb next weekend, and the way they went in a couple of four-wheel-drive 1957 Chevrolet pickups in this Chevrolet promo video. One’s a little quicker, but the other’s a little rockier; both’ll get you to the top eventually, though.




    https://youtu.be/fK2wUlM4LdI


    * While we’re on the topic of publicized off-road trips, Maximum Mini not too long ago shared this video of blind driver Peter Wood piloting an RTV along the British coast.




    https://youtu.be/ZlmhnmzTkC4


    * Who said all car chases have to be serious? That’s not to imply Jerry Lewis is actually funny, but the ambulance-intensive car chase scene from “The Disorderly Orderly” is at least one of the more amusing examples of the genre.



    - See more at: http://blog.hemmings.com/index.php/...erly-orderly/?refer=news#sthash.EQhUmKQT.dpuf
     
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    [h=1]Four-Links – Airstream Ranch, Geronimo’s Locomobile, FBCG model saved, two-stroke Volvo[/h]
    Daniel Strohl Jun 20th, 2015 at 8am


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    Inspired by the Cadillac Ranch, the Airstream Ranch between Tampa and Orlando has stood since 2008 using the aluminum trailers rather than big American land yachts. Atlas Obscura has more on the installation; meanwhile we have to wonder who will be next to stick a bunch of old road-trawlers at an angle into the ground, and what will they choose?


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    * Every old car nut has probably by now seen the above image of Geronimo at the wheel of an old car, purportedly a Cadillac. But not many probably know the context of the photo, provided by Mac at Mac’s Motor City Garage this week, or that it’s a Locomobile not a Cadillac.


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    * After last week’s story on the missing Fisher Body Craftsman’s Guild models, word of a few survivors came out of the woodwork, including the story of Paul Tatseos’s model, which Dean’s Garage ran this week.


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    * If you’re building a Volvo Amazon into a dragster, you don’t just chuck any old V-8 into it. No, instead, you find an Evinrude two-stroke V-8 and figure out a way to integrate expansion chambers for every cylinder, as Engine Swap Depot illustrated this past week.


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    * Finally, David Greenlees at The Old Motor undertook an investigation into claims made about an old old photo of an underslung racer with a V-8 named the Comet and discovered that not all was what it appeared to be.



    - See more at: http://blog.hemmings.com/index.php/...stroke-volvo/?refer=news#sthash.qXhgHY4G.dpuf
     
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    [h=1]Hemmings Find of the Day – 1958 Chevrolet Yeoman[/h]
    Daniel Strohl at 9:00 am


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    Somehow, this two-door 1958 Chevrolet Yeoman for sale on Hemmings.com – the most basic station wagon Chevrolet offered that year – still has its original 235 straight-six engine. Even more impressive is that it still has its original three-on-the-tree manual transmission. It’s had a few other updates – wheels, brakes, interior – but comes with many of the original parts if somebody were so inclined to restore it back to its simplest state. From the seller’s description:


    Has original 235 Blue Flame engine, up dated master cylinder with disk front brakes ( I have the original parts still). We have most of the original parts from the car, Radio, wheels, extra rear hatch and drop down door. We also have an extra set of California bumpers to go with the sale.

    Newer interior done by previous owner, we had the head liner replaced and we bought the car several years ago. It still needs some TLC inside, dash, glove box door, some gauges don’t work, loose door upholstery, missing screws.

    We believe this to be the correct mileage, but we are not sure. This was a original Oregon car and was also in California at one time as it has a bumper sticker from a San Francisco radio station from the 70’s.


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    Wonderful New World of Fords, 1960 Ford Cars



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    Published on May 23, 2015
    Ford introduced its lineup inn 1960 on a set with an observatory and elegantly dressed crowd that witnesses comets colliding with earth to deliver the celestial new Fords. Including one appropriately called, the Galaxy.

    The swells fan out to ogle the new arrivals including the aforementioned Galaxie a Thunderbird and the brand new Falcon that gets 30 miles per gallon.
     
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    bank robbers special
     
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    A little nostalgia................



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    Published on Jan 22, 2013
    Like many auto companies, Triumph started out making bicycles but like the others found a new life in the four wheel world.

    Known mainly for its sports cars the company also produced family cars but it was the roadsters that got the attention.

    Unfortunately, the company dissolved along with the rest of British Leyland and the brand's name is now owned by BMW.
     
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    Look At Life - All Through The Night from 1960



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    An excellent "Look at life" video clip from The Rank Organisation dated April 1960 featuring long distance lorry drivers who travel through the night to get the goods delivered.
     
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    [h=1]2015 Great Race Recap – Hagerty Trophy Run and day one[/h]
    Matt Litwin at 8:58 am



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    The Bomb Squad: Guy and Colby Mace in their 1932 Ford M-1 Racer. Photos by author.


    Hagerty Trophy Run

    As reported earlier, in spite of heavy rain, flash flood warnings and a State of Emergency, the Hagerty Trophy Run kicked off the Great Race festivities on Friday, June 19, at 11:00 a.m. in Kirkwood, Missouri. An impressive number of teams made the damp trek; 75 of the more than 110 cars entered in the Great Race. At day’s end it was a veteran team from the Expert division that claimed the overall win: The Bomb Squad of driver Guy Mace and navigator Colby Mace—both of Springfield, Missouri—with a time of 1.62 seconds off perfect, scoring three aces (or perfect scores of zero seconds off perfect) out of the five legs of the journey.


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    The 1966 Dodge Coronet of Stephen Hebert (driver) and Dennis O’Connell.


    There were four other division winners, beginning with the Grand Champion class won by driver Howard Sharp and navigator Doug Sharp (who won the 2011 Great Race) at the helm of their 1916 Hudson Hillclimber; they finished third overall, 2.64 seconds off perfect.

    In the Sportsman division it was Craig Rubright (driver) and Garrett Jenkins (navigator) in their 1937 Ford Tudor Sedan; they finished ninth overall, 5.61 seconds off perfect.

    The X-Cup division was won by the Ponca City Wildcats—from Ponca City High School—with Shawn Butler, Josh Spiers, Hawkeye Huff and Andrew Neison in their 1956 Buick Century Convertible; they finished 14th overall, 7.44 seconds behind.

    This year’s Great Race includes 40 Rookie entries, and claiming the win was Team Red Baron with Bob Marak (driver) and Steve Fitzgerald (navigator) in their 1961 Volkswagen Beetle; they were 27th overall, 13.37 seconds off pace.

    Between the five divisional winners, there were nine Aces distributed, and the close times at the top of the leaderboard suggested that the opening volley of the Great Race will be hotly contested.


    Day one

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    The 1936 Packard 120B Convertible Coupe of rookies Jeff Breault (driver) and Mark Keeny (navigator) enters Springfield, Missouri.


    Although the day started with overcast skies, the clouds quickly parted as 110 cars gathered at the Kirkwood Depot in downtown Kirkwood, Missouri, for the official start of the 2015 Hemmings Motor News Great Race presented by Hagerty. The first car took the initial green flag at 10:00 a.m., followed by the rest of the field at one-minute intervals. After more than 200 miles of driving, including a lunch stop in Rolla, Missouri, teams began their parade through the streets of Springfield, Missouri, to the finish line on East St. Louis Street.


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    Rex Gardner (driver) and Kolton Hastert (navigator) in their Ford business coupe


    When all the times were calculated, the day’s overall winner were Expert division entrants Jeff and Eric Fredette (driver/navigator respectively, both from Beecher, Illinois). Today’s portion of the Great Race rally was comprised of five legs, which they navigated in 5.72 seconds off perfect in their 1933 Ford Pickup. Other divisional winners were as follows:



    • Grand Champion: Curtis Graf (driver) and Wayne Bell (navigator) driving their 1932 Ford Roadster to second overall, with a time of 6.48 seconds.
    • Sportsman: Dan (driver) and Brad Epple (navigator) driving their 1934 Ford Produce Delivery to 11th overall, with a time of 10.46 seconds off perfect.
    • Rookie: Duane Hass (driver) and David Schramm (navigator) in their 1971 Volkswagen Beetle to 20th overall, with a time of 23.0 seconds.
    • X-Cup: The always competitive McPherson College team, this year comprised of Jake O’Gorman, Brian Martin, Austin Hiebert and Matt Goist, in their 1957 Ford Fairlane, with a time of 24.31 seconds.


    - See more at: http://blog.hemmings.com/index.php/...-and-day-one/?refer=news#sthash.jvB4QJvz.dpuf
     
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    Top Gear Co-Host Rutledge Wood’s Eclectic Car Collection: Garage Tours With Chris Forsberg



    https://youtu.be/PAGx0lsUN4I

    Published on Jun 23, 2015
    (Season 2, Episode 1): Formula Drift Champion Chris Forsberg takes us on a tour of garages around the country, from professional outfits to grassroots backyard garages. In the Season 2 premier of Garage Tours, we head out to Atlanta, GA where Rutledge Wood, co-host of Top Gear USA and Lost In Transmission, shares his eclectic car collection —a perfect match to his fun, outgoing personality. Inside a hangar on an old grass airfield Rutledge tours us through his wide selection of odd cars and trucks including a 1966 VW Double Cab, a Mark IV Jetta, a lifted E-30 BMW 4X4 and a 1949 Chevy Step Van. Rutledge shows us what’s under the hood and where he scored these unique specimens.

    Check out the official Rutledge Wood site: http://www.therutledgewood.com

    Connect with Valvoline on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/valvoline
     
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    [h=1]Bloodhound SSC land speed record team announces November speed trial[/h]
    Kurt Ernst at 8:59 am



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    If all goes as planned, the Bloodhound SSC, driven by RAF fighter pilot Andy Green, will smash the existing land speed record of 763 MPH, ideally hitting 1,000 MPH on the vast, flat expanse of South Africa’s Hakskeen Pan. Before that can happen, however, the team needs to test vehicle systems at more modest speeds, progressing to the next stage only when the Bloodhound proves stable at speed. The first such test will take place much closer to home; on November 17, the Bloodhound SSC will make its world debut with a 200 MPH test run at Newquay Aerohub, in Cornwall, England.

    Newquay was built as a civilian facility in the 1930s, but saw action as RAF Trebelzue (and later, RAF St. Mawgan) during the Second World War. In the postwar years, operation was turned over to the United States Air Force, which modernized the facility and increased the length of the primary runway to just over 9,000 feet. That makes it suitable for the initial testing of the Bloodhound, prior to the modifications necessary for high-speed testing.


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    To run the car at the projected top speed of 1,000 MPH requires a course at least 12 miles in length, two miles wide and utterly devoid of surface irregularities. Areas previously used for land speed record attempts, such as Utah’s Bonneville Salt Flats and Nevada’s Black Rock Desert, no longer meet that criteria, thanks largely to industrial development or over-use of the land.

    Weather plays a factor, too, and an ideal location would allow testing during several seasons, instead of just a solitary dry season. After conducting a global search for a suitable area, the team behind the record attempt chose the Hakskeen Pan, close to Namibia in the northwest corner of South Africa.


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    Getting to 1,000 miles per hour will require serious thrust, and the Bloodhound will utilize a combination of Nammo hybrid rockets and a Rolls-Royce EJ200 jet engine to achieve this. Feeding the rocket motors, which consume 800 liters (211 gallons) of high-test peroxide (HTP) in just 20 seconds, will require the use of a 550-horsepower supercharged Jaguar V-8 as an auxiliary power unit. Once at speed, the Bloodhound will cover a mile in just 3.6 seconds, and if something goes wrong there’s no such thing as too much run-off area.




    Though low-speed testing will begin in November, don’t expect a run on the existing land speed record in the immediate future. Once the data from the Newquay test is compiled and interpreted, air brakes and winglets will be added to the Bloodhound before the car is shipped to South Africa in time for initial high-speed testing during the summer of 2016. The team expects that two or three seasons of trials will be necessary before the car is capable of crossing the 1,000 MPH barrier, though it’s quite likely that land speed records will be set several times in the build-up to the ultimate goal.


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    Andy Green with the full-scale Bloodhound SSC model. Photo courtesy Flock and Siemens.


    To learn more about the Bloodhound SSC project, visit BloodhoundSSC.com.



    - See more at: http://blog.hemmings.com/index.php/...-speed-trial/?refer=news#sthash.f7qCbaAZ.dpuf
     
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    Heading back to 1956..................

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    Ferrari Daytona Vs Superboat (Part 1) - Top Gear - BBC



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    Richard Hammond gets behind the wheels of a Ferrari Daytona whilst James May tackles the XSR48 Superboat in a race to San Tropez. Taken from Top Gear Series Twelve, Episode Five.
     
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    Beauty was built in: 1934 Ford V-8 brochure

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    The 1933 and 1934 Fords were arguably some of the prettiest models that the automaker built in that decade of attractive cars. Their perfect proportions, scaled-up from the British-market 1932 Model Y that was styled by the gifted Eugene T. Gregorie (who also penned Edsel Ford’s incredible 1934 Model 40 Special Speedster), made them real competitors for the Chevrolets and Plymouths that had taken so much of Ford’s original market share.

    Like many automakers of the day, Ford advertised their 1934 models in magazines, using beautiful artwork that was very much in the contemporary Streamline Moderne style. Their dealer showroom materials were a bit more matter-of-fact, though, as we see in this four-page fold-out brochure. It specifies how the car’s features have improved over those of the prior year model, and opens up to show the full line of available body styles. Not included, though, was the line of 1934 commercial body styles, which still included the handsome wood-bodied Station Wagon.


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    It’s interesting to see how Ford marketed the five-window De Luxe Coupe, the posh Convertible Cabriolet (with standard rumble seat) and that hot rodder’s favorite, the three-window Coupe, the latter of which was promoted as ideal for the “woman motorist!”


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    Of course, Ford’s continual engineering updates are highlighted, including updates to the ventilation, suspension, steering and that famous 221.cu.in., 85-hp flathead V-8.


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    There isn’t a dud in the bunch- wouldn’t it be fantastic to able to buy a new 1934 Ford V-8 today? Which body style suits you best?
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    - See more at: http://blog.hemmings.com/index.php/...v-8-brochure/?refer=news#sthash.ERes8LdW.dpuf
     
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    [h=1]Spinning vinyl while cruising the interstate[/h]
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    I spotted this in-car record player mounted under the instrument panel of a late-1950s Dodge this past weekend at a car show, and it just stopped me in my tracks. Though Chrysler had its optional Highway Hi-Fi beginning in 1956, this unit is instead an aftermarket Philips Norelco Auto Mignon that was produced a few years later.

    Unlike the early Chrysler system developed by CBS that only accepted proprietary 7-inch, 16 2/3 rpm records, this Philips unit would play common 45s like the RCA Victor Victrola that Chrysler offered as an option in 1960.

    Those of us who can remember how simply walking across the bedroom floor while a record was playing on a home stereo could make it skip, I’m sure are wondering how it could work in car without destroying the vinyl by skipping at every pavement pebble, brake application and change of direction. The philosophy was to apply more pressure at the stylus and suspend the unit on springs within its housing, so it could sort of float.

    It may sound iffy, but it worked, at least according to Consumer Reports, when the magazine tested a few models in the early 1960s. The Auto Mignon and the Victrola were praised for not skipping even in adverse road conditions. The RCA model was also recognized for the fact that it held and would play 14 45s in a row without the driver needing to fiddle with it or change records.


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    The technology was imperfect, however. Concerns were raised regarding premature wear due to the extra pressure on the stylus. The RCA played a bit too fast and the Philips only played one record at a time, and then it had to be manually changed—on average every 3 to 4 minutes. It also only held one record, offering no storage area for others.

    As you can see, it is less than a perfect entertainment situation, not to mention the fact that having 45s in the car and trying to avoid scratching them was not easy. Even when stored properly, any summer day invited heat warpage of the vinyl. Nevertheless, these onboard record players were the first steps toward the driver being able to choose and play the songs that he or she enjoyed instead of what the radio disc jockey chose.

    It’s interesting to consider the effort that was required to provide that choice back in the late 1950s and early 1960s when compared to simply plugging an MP3 player into a new car and having instant access to our entire personal music library and being able to play it in digital stereo. Of course we shouldn’t discount the advances that came in between, like the 4-track and 8-track cartridges, cassettes, and cds.

    Have any of you ever had an onboard record player in your car or even seen one? Tell us about it.




    - See more at: http://blog.hemmings.com/index.php/...e-interstate/?refer=news#sthash.12uVe9pR.dpuf
     
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    1947 Ford Engine Starting After 31 Years



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    Old Henry, our 1947 Ford, engine starting after 31 years.

    For video of the car's first drive shortly after click here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LBe8KW...

    For video of the car's second drive with the old man that purchased the car in 1959 click here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2OImNZ...

    For later photos of the car restored and on the road click here: http://s1059.photobucket.com/albums/t...

    Here's a recent one driving in the snow: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VONZd...
     
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    - Would have used a better jack
    - Would have had a jackstand under the car
    - Would have either turned the rotor or replaced it

    Ford F150 Expedition brake pad PARKING LOT replacement



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    700 miles from home, parking lot, 115F, brake pad replace in under 30 minutes.

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    Army Jeep in a Crate for $50? Fact or fiction?


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    During World War II, Ford and Willys produced nearly 648,000 Jeeps as light utility vehicles. The bulk of these, some 361,339 units, were Willys MB models.

    No one disputes the legendary origins of the Jeep. The versatile 4×4 helped change the tide of the war and won the affections of GI’s and civilians everywhere. By the time World War II ended more than 647,000 Willys MB’s and Ford GPW’s had been built… The Jeep accounted for over 15% of the total wartime military vehicle production.

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    '56 White 9000TD: First Start in 18 Years



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    It took my brother, my dad, and myself the better part of a day to get everything tuned up and repaired so that we could fire up my 1956 White 9000TD for the first time in 18 years. It only took two sniffs of ether (one for each start up) to get it running. We ran it for almost an hour while checking over everything, starting and stopping it to see how it started on diesel only, to fill the oil system back up, and to check out the hydraulics (no clutch yet, started it up with the hydraulics in gear).
     
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    Russischer Sternmotor - Russian Radial Engine Start and Run



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    At the traditional meeting of tractor in Burkhardtsdorf a large Russian radial engine from an Antonov is for some time always.
    He was also filmed. Since it was very cool and damp in the morning, he made some problems at the start but then he ran.
    The big smoke at startup is typical of old radial engines, because a greater quantity of oil in the lower cylinder, which is then burned.
    The sound was deafening as always.
     
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    [h=1]Hemmings Sunday Cinema – parade Chrysler, Goodwood livestream, Brannigan[/h]
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    Given the importance of the one-of-three Chrysler parade phaeton to Los Angeles history and Leno’s proximity to it, we’re surprised he’s taken this long to feature it on Jay Leno’s Garage. We’re glad he did, though, and we’re glad to see it still on the road and in tip-top shape.




    https://youtu.be/-e9UKJjq_Do


    * Goodwood Festival of Speed is livecasting the event this weekend, and there’s still a few hours left (as of publication time) to see some of the action.




    https://youtu.be/UpOEGh7_BdY


    * Finally, some of you noted John Wayne’s “Brannigan” as a far superior film to “McQ,” the chase scenes from which we viewed a few weeks ago, so we dug up the chase scene from the former to compare. And it appears the full movie is also on YouTube.




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    [h=1]Four-Links – Exner’s Dow, Alfa’s museum, Canada’s Tatras, Leiter’s cabs[/h]
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    In 1967 and 1968, Virgil Exner and his son took on a couple projects for Dow Chemical, which wasn’t so much interested in getting started as a carmaker as it was in highlighting its automotive products division. Both were modeled in clay, and as Dean’s Garage wrote this week, the man who built those models, Gene Watch, would like to know exactly what happened to them.


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    * Alfa Romeo announced this week that it’s opening up its historical museum, and the museum’s website has an excellent series of photos of the various cars in the automaker’s collection, including the 159 above.


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    * Tatras were supposed to have been all over British Columbia thanks to a trade agreement, but something went awry and several – if not dozens – of the cars ended up in the waters just off the western Canadian province’s coast. Driving.ca has more on the mystery. (via)


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    * At autoliterate, a review of photographer Saul Leiter’s NYC street scenes can’t pass without an examination of the taxis the artist (in)advertently caught.


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    * Finally, the BBC has a story of a European couple that met on a double-decker bus and later decided to simply convert another into a house on wheels. (via)



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    Incredible Vintage BMW Restorations At Coupe King: Garage Tours With Chris Forsberg



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    Published on Jul 7, 2015
    (Season 2, episode 3): Formula Drift Champion Chris Forsberg takes us on a tour of garages around the country, from professional outfits to grassroots backyard garages. In this episode we visit Coupe Kingin Long Beach, California. Coupe King is owned and operated by Peter and Erik “Slick” Sliskovich, a father and son team. It started as a hobby in the early 80s, but has since evolved into a highly recognized full-service BMW restoration and parts business. Slick shares their enormous collection of BMWs including a pair of rare orange 1971 ultralight 3.0 CSL. In the garage we see just how busy this shop is with an incredible number of full restorations in progress. Then it’s time to get behind the wheel as Forsberg takes a 1974 3.0 CS with 260 HP to the streets of Long Beach.

    Check out the official Coupe King site: http://www.coupeking.com/

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    [h=1]Speed, beauty and style – the “Eyston’s Dancing Daughters” MG PA Le Mans racer[/h]
    Kurt Ernst at 8:59 am



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    1934 MG PA chassis 1711. Photos by Tim Scott, courtesy RM Sotheby’s.

    Seeking to put the brand into the media spotlight, MG announced a bold move for the 1935 running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Under the guidance of Captain George Eyston, the factory would enter three cars in the grueling endurance event, each driven by accomplished (and, perhaps not coincidentally, beautiful) female racers of the day. Eight decades on, just one of these team cars remains wearing its original body, and on September 7, chassis PA/1711, the 1934 MG PA once driven by Joan Richmond and Barbara Simpson to a 24[SUP]th[/SUP] place finish at Le Mans will cross the auction stage in London.


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    Eyston was, by this time, both a hero of the First World War and an accomplished MG racer in his own right. He also held a high-speed endurance record, and in 1937 displaced Malcolm Campbell’s Blue Bird from the top of the land speed record rankings with his record-setting run in the Thunderbolt. In other words, Eyston’s reputation was that of a man who could accomplish anything he set his mind to, and for 1935 he was tasked with producing a respectable result from a team dubbed “Eyston’s Dancing Daughters” by the media.


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    Each car to be used for the race was carefully prepared at Abingdon, and period records show that 205 hours went into the building of each identical MG. To save weight, the cars were fitted with aluminum cycle fenders, an aluminum hood, and a cut-down aero windshield for the driver. Racing wheels were fitted, and the luggage area was modified to accommodate the required spare tires. To increase durability, stone guards were used on headlamps and radiator, and a second fuel pump was added.


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    Under the hood (bonnet, actually), the inline-four engine was blueprinted, fitted with racing-spec valves and springs and topped with a polished cylinder head. A lightened flywheel aided acceleration, while a four-speed manual transmission sent the power to the live rear axle. The front axle was solid, and both were suspended by semi-elliptical leaf springs. Mechanical drum brakes on all four corners provided the stopping power.


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    Final preparations being made before the beginning of the 1935 Le Mans race. Photo courtesy RM Sotheby’s.


    Joining Richmond and Simpson on the team were Doreen Evans and Barbara Skinner, driving car number 55; and Margaret Allan and Colleen Eaton, driving car number 57. As the hours on the Circuit de la Sarthe went by, it became apparent that all three cars would not only finish the race, but do so in a rather respectable position given the modest output of the MG’s 847-cc engine. Though the cars were originally supposed to cross the finish line in numerical order, it was the number 56 car of Richmond and Simpson that took the checkered flag first, followed sequentially by the cars of Evans and Skinner and Allan and Eaton.


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    The team’s 24[SUP]th[/SUP], 25[SUP]th[/SUP] and 26[SUP]th[/SUP] place finish was good enough to put it in the running for the 1936 Biennial Cup, but MG’s racing department was shuttered by William Morris (Lord Nuffield) before preparation began for the 1936 event. It was a moot point anyway, since labor strikes in France caused the cancellation of the 1936 24 Hours of Le Mans.


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    Following the 1935 race, two of the team cars (including chassis PA/1711, the car to be offered in London) were equipped with superchargers and used in hill-climb events, while the third was sold off to a privateer racer and later reportedly destroyed. Miles Collier, who attended the 1935 24 Hours of Le Mans and recalled the MGs as “beautifully prepared indeed,” later acquired chassis PA/1667, the second supercharged car, and raced it in the U.S. as “Leonidis.” A 1937 road accident forced a rebody, and Leonidis today wears an aerodynamic body crafted by John Oliveau.


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    Chassis PA/1711 has a known and documented ownership history, and the car remained in a single collection for three and a half decades. Last restored in 1995, it crossed the auction stage at a 2010 RM Auctions event in London, selling for £78,400 (then the equivalent of approximately $124,500). This time, RM Sotheby’s predicts a selling price between £95,000 and £120,000 (approximately $150,000-$190,000).

    For additional information on RM Sotheby’s London sale, visit RMAuctions.com.



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    Automobile Streamlining: "Taking the Air" 1941 Chevrolet Division General Motors Corporation



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    "STUDIES IN STREAMLINING FROM THE DAYS OF HORATIO PHILLIPS TO MODERN TIMES. EVOLUTION OF AUTOMOBILE FROM ITS BEGINNING TO PRESENT STREAMLINED SHAPE IS EXEMPLIFIED IN THE 1941 CHEVROLET."

    Public domain film from the Prelinger Archive, slightly cropped to remove uneven edges, with the aspect ratio corrected, and mild video noise reduction applied.
    The soundtrack was also processed with volume normalization, noise reduction, clipping reduction, and/or equalization (the resulting sound, though not perfect, is far less noisy than the original).

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    Horatio Frederick Phillips (born 1845 in Streatham - 1924) was an early aviation pioneer from the United Kingdom. He was famous for building multiplane flying machines with many more sets of lifting surfaces than would be normal on modern aircraft. However he made a more lasting contribution to aeronautics in his work on aerofoil design...

    Aerofoils

    Phillips devised a wind tunnel in which he studied a wide variety of aerofoil shapes for use in providing lift. The tunnel was unusual in that the gas flow was provided by steam rather than air.

    By 1884 he was able to register his first patent, and more were to follow. He demonstrated the truth of George Cayley's idea that giving the upper surface greater curvature than the lower accelerates the upper airflow, reducing pressure above the wing and so creating lift...

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    In fluid dynamics, drag (sometimes called air resistance or fluid resistance) refers to forces which act on a solid object in the direction of the relative fluid flow velocity. Unlike other resistive forces, such as dry friction, which is nearly independent of velocity, drag forces depend on velocity.

    Drag forces always decrease fluid velocity relative to the solid object in the fluid's path...

    Examples of drag

    Examples of drag include the component of the net aerodynamic or hydrodynamic force acting opposite to the direction of the movement of the solid object relative to the Earth as for cars, aircraft and boat hulls; or acting in the same geographical direction of motion as the solid, as for a sails on a down wind sail boat, or in intermediate directions on a sail depending on points of sail. In the case of viscous drag of fluid in a pipe, drag force on the immobile pipe decreases fluid velocity relative to the pipe.

    Types of drag

    Types of drag are generally divided into the following categories:

    - parasitic drag, consisting of
    --- form drag,
    --- skin friction,
    --- interference drag,
    - lift-induced drag, and
    - wave drag (aerodynamics) or wave resistance (ship hydrodynamics).

    The phrase parasitic drag is mainly used in aerodynamics, since for lifting wings drag is in general small compared to lift. For flow around bluff bodies, drag is most often dominating, and then the qualifier "parasitic" is meaningless. Form drag, skin friction and interference drag on bluff bodies are not coined as being elements of "parasitic drag", but directly as elements of drag.
    Further, lift-induced drag is only relevant when wings or a lifting body are present, and is therefore usually discussed either in the aviation perspective of drag, or in the design of either semi-planing or planing hulls. Wave drag occurs when a solid object is moving through a fluid at or near the speed of sound in that fluid—or in case there is a freely-moving fluid surface with surface waves radiating from the object, e.g. from a ship...

    Parasitic drag (also called parasite drag) is drag caused by moving a solid object through a fluid. Parasitic drag is made up of multiple components including viscous pressure drag (form drag), and drag due to surface roughness (skin friction drag). Additionally, the presence of multiple bodies in relative proximity may incur so called interference drag, which is sometimes described as a component of parasitic drag.

    In aviation, induced drag tends to be greater at lower speeds because a high angle of attack is required to maintain lift, creating more drag. However, as speed increases the induced drag becomes much less, but parasitic drag increases because the fluid is flowing faster around protruding objects increasing friction or drag. At even higher speeds in the transonic, wave drag enters the picture. Each of these forms of drag changes in proportion to the others based on speed. The combined overall drag curve therefore shows a minimum at some airspeed - an aircraft flying at this speed will be at or close to its optimal efficiency. Pilots will use this speed to maximize endurance (minimum fuel consumption), or maximize gliding range in the event of an engine failure...
     
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    [h=1]Hemmings Find of the Day – 1949 Hudson Commodore[/h]
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    Hudson’s innovative postwar cars are a landmark in automotive design, with their road-hugging stepdown layout, monobuilt construction and aerodynamic shape. The high beltline and low greenhouse of these cars give them an even lower and flatter profile that manages to look relevant today in an age when all new cars look like they’ve been chopped 2-3 inches. The stepdown cars arrived in late 1947 as 1948s. and the model line included the Super Six and Eight as well as the upmarket Commodore Six and Eight. The new Hudsons impressed drivers with smooth, stable road manners provided by a railroad-trestle-strong unibody that, while heavy, kept the car rigid and placed the weight down low. The basic design of the stepdown cars changed little through 1953, but the arrival of the Hornet for 1951, with its Twin H-Power engine that ruled the beach (and road) at Daytona that year, would signal the end of the Commodore. The model was dropped in 1952, and only the Hornet (along with the Wasp) would return for 1953. This 1949 Hudson Commodore Six four-door sedan for sale on Hemmings.com looks ready to show, or preferably drive, so you can enjoy the legendary handling and reliability of these great independents. From the seller’s description:


    This is a completely restored ’49 Commodore. I seriously doubt you will find a nicer one available anywhere on the planet. Everything about this car is basically in as new or better than new condition.


    I bought this car because I got it in my head that my father told me that one of his first cars was a Commodore. He passed away last year, and when I saw this one I just couldn’t resist. The car is amazing, but it is, by a good margin, the oldest car I’ve ever owned and it’s not really in my usual area of interest (I tend to lean towards European exotics). That said, I’m glad I bought the car, but I realize that I’m just never going to drive it, because it’s almost too nice and only bad things can happen to it out on the road. I’ve decided to sell or trade it. I’ve put a price on it, but I’m open to hearing offers and would be very open to an interesting trade. I’m a car nut, so don’t hesitate to tell me what you’ve got if you want to trade – maybe we can work something out.


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    [h=1]A very simple organizational / motivational trick for working on your car[/h]
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    We all have our own habits when it comes to working on our car. Organization is a recurring consideration when getting down to the job at hand. Spending an hour trying to track down the parts for your weekend project can be mentally defeating.

    Putting parts in zip-lock bags and marking them is an age-old trick that has been discussed myriad times before, but what to do with them afterward, not as much. When my Buick came back from being painted some years back there was still lots of assembly work to do on it to get it road ready. Once I reinstalled the interior, I realized that the remaining parts were small enough to fit into the trunk if I so desired.

    Earth shattering information, I know. No one else has ever thought of the storing car parts in a car, right? Hear me out. Many times storing parts in a project car means simply throwing everything you took off of it back inside of it with little rhyme or reason except to get the parts off the floor and out of the way. Then we have to dig through them all whenever we need something and working on the car becomes more of a chore because the parts are always in the way and nothing is really easy to find.

    What I decided to do was place small parts, already bagged and tagged, into cardboard boxes that were marked for particular zones of the car—engine compartment; interior; body; chassis; etc. – and store them in the trunk. Even when I purchased new parts, I put them in the proper boxes. Since I didn’t have any pressing work to do in the trunk, they wouldn’t be in my way when working on the car—as they would be if stored in the passenger compartment.

    Some may consider storing parts in the trunk of a freshly painted car as being a little dangerous. What if the paint gets scratched when loading and unloading? Keep in mind, these small parts would be in cardboard boxes already, which provides some protection and cushioning; I’m not constantly loading and unloading, and when doing so it’s only one small box at a time over the trunk lip and never from the side over the quarter panels. And finally, the car wasn’t being driven at the time. I don’t recommend this tip if you are already driving the car regularly, as dimpling a quarter from inside the trunk thanks to cargo shifting would be no fun at all.

    This simple procedure of storing the remaining parts in the trunk helped to accomplish more than you may initially realize:



    • It kept the parts and fasteners where I could get to them quickly and easily.
    • It reduced the chance of losing any of them.
    • It enabled quick examination to determine if a part had to be cleaned, restored or replaced.
    • It reduced the chance of buying doubles of parts.
    • It kept them in a dry, safe place.
    • It kept garage clutter down.
    • It kept the Buick parts from getting mixed in with those from other projects.
    • It allowed me to gauge progress on the Buick not just by knowing that a new part was installed, but also by watching the piles of bags in the boxes get smaller and smaller.


    The last one may seem inconsequential, but the truth is, we (at least me) can use all the positive reinforcement possible when working on our cars. Physically seeing a pile of parts get smaller means progress, and progress fosters motivation. Another important thing to do is to use a smaller box each time the parts pile diminishes enough to warrant it, thereby making headway even more evident upon a glance into the trunk of the car.

    (Cardboard boxes are essentially free at my house, since something inevitably shows up on a weekly basis from mail-order shopping. And the boxes come in various sizes so just the right size can be employed.)

    Do you have any tips that offer advantages to working on our cars? Please share them with the rest of us.



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    [h=1]1937 Talbot-Lago, 1938 Delahaye earn dual concours honors for the Mullin Museum[/h]
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    1937 Talbot-Lago T150-C-S. Photos courtesy of Goodwood Festival of Speed.


    June was a good month for the Mullin Automotive Museum; not only were five Figoni et Falaschi-bodied cars from its collection invited by Lord March to participate in the 2015 Goodwood Festival of Speed’s Cartier Style et Luxe Concours, a 1937 Talbot-Lago T150-C-S “Goutte d’Eau” (Teardrop) received Best of Show honors there.

    Simultaneously, the museum’s 1938 Delahaye Type 145, known as the “Million Franc Challenge Car,” earned the Chairman’s Award at the Art of the Car Concours in Kansas City.


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    The 1937 Talbot-Lago T150-C-S was one of 14 such models bodied by Boulogne-sur-Seine coachbuilder Figoni et Falaschi. Chassis 90106 was sold new to “Bentley Boy” Woolf Barnato, whose investment in the British automaker would later earn him the title of chairman. Powered by a 4.0-liter six-cylinder rated at 140 horsepower and fitted with an aluminum alloy body, the Talbot-Lago’s performance would have been noteworthy for the day, and it’s believed that this car was raced in-period at the 24-hours Le Mans.


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    Following Barnardo’s ownership, the Talbot-Lago remained in the U.K. for two decades before being purchased by Otto Zipper in the 1960s. The coupe was then imported into the United States, where it was temporarily displayed at the Briggs Cunningham Automotive Museum in Costa Mesa, California. The 1980s saw the Talbot-Lago pass through a string of owners in relatively short order, but it was collector Pat Hart that began an ambitious multi-year restoration of the car.


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    Hart would sell the car to Peter Mullin in 1985, before the work was finished, and Mullin would complete the restoration to a no-expense-spared standard. Rare in its own right (though 13 of the 14 Figoni et Falaschi Teardrop Coupes are said to survive today), this particular example is equipped with a fold-out windscreen, a sunroof and a competition-style exhaust header, perhaps further evidence of a racing past. Described by Mullin as, “the most gorgeous car ever designed,” the judges at the Cartier Style et Luxe Concours were clearly inclined to agree.


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    1937 Delahaye Type 145. Photos courtesy Art of the Car Concours.


    A continent away, the Mullin’s historically significant Delahaye Type 145 received the Chairman’s Award at the Art of the Car Concours in Kansas City, Missouri. One of four such cars built for racing team owner Lucy Schell, the Delahaye was constructed with a singular purpose – to claim the million-franc prize offered by the French government in 1937 for a new 200 kilometer distance record. The existing record had been set by Louis Chiron in 1934, driving an Alfa Romeo, and changes by the Automobile Club of France to the competition rules for 1937 permitted the use of engines as large as 4.5 liters.

    This played to the strengths of the Delahaye Type 145, and with legendary driver René Dreyfus behind the wheel, chassis 48771 covered the 200 kilometers in 1 hour, 29 minutes, 49.5 seconds, at an average speed of 91.3 MPH. A new record had been set at the Autodrome de Montlhery, and the Million-Franc Challenge car was subsequently returned to the factory.


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    Hidden during the war years, the Delahaye’s 225-horsepower, 4.5-liter V-12 engine (which boasted a magnesium block) was later pulled and sold to a trade school. The car’s alloy body, which had been sculpted by engineers without benefit of a wind tunnel, had been lost to time, and the rebodied record car lived a life of anonymity until tracked down by Mullin in 1987. After acquiring the chassis, Mullin went to great lengths to find the car’s original V-12 engine, and both were reunited during a restoration process that also required the recreation of the car’s competition alloy body.

    For more information on these and other cars in the Mullin Museum collection, visit MullinAutomotiveMuseum.com.



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