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Today 04:33 PM
BuzzLOL
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Originally Posted by boothboy View Post
Did you guys realize that in 1917 Chevrolet had at least ten manufacturing plants across the United States and Canada? From Oakland, CA to Terrytown, NY to Arlington, TX to Onterio, Can. Pretty amazing! BB

. Doesn't surprise me, because at one time the Cleveland area alone made 85 different brands of cars! Here in Toledo, they made Knights, Kaisers, and Willy's and others... still make Jeep Wranglers and Cherokees... 8 speed Hydramatics... Chrysler torque converters, steering columns, etc... Ford, Dana/Spicer, Champion sparkplug, AP mufflers, and Dura factories have left...


. Harley and Davidson started making motorcycles in 1903 and had 200 dealers 10 years later... by like 1930's, 100 other different brands of USA motorcycles had failed and it was Harley's vs Indians... but Indian also soon failed... although Indian has been resurrected a few times... and is trying to come back again, I think...
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Today 04:20 PM
BuzzLOL
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Might have but it's the same car. Of course all the movies have multiple cars and they are not all set up the same.

BB

. Yeah, the main car is the same car... of course they removed the tunnel ram and had a smaller hood scoop in Graffiti... but I think the trunk lid was still just a skin in both movies...


. And some kid later bought the nice '58 white Chevy for like $300 at auction... not even knowing what it was... because the movie hadn't come out yet... he had to borrow half the money... turned out to be a good investment...
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Today 04:10 PM
BuzzLOL . So you guys also figure it's the 1917 Chevy V8? The more modern OHV V8's weren't out yet, although there were also other OHV V8's, V12's, and V16's made at earlier times... I can't make out the sparkplugs or wires in that video, but the valve covers and 'air gap' intake manifold looked about right... just wasn't sure if anyone would go that far back for a V8 for their late 1940's hot rod... and figured those old Chevy V8's were already rare and in the junkyards by then... and they didn't have all that much HP... before a hotrodder got to them... LOL! ... although maybe Louie Chevrolet had a hot one... wonder if he ever had a hot rod, or just single seater race cars...?
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Today 12:51 PM
ogre
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Originally Posted by MARTINSR View Post
on VHS
next we're going to hear of the 8 track in marge???
Today 07:45 AM
MARTINSR
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. Are you sure the rollover car had a roll cage? I just figured they ran the main car off the edge of the road, switched to the yellow coupe, then switched back to a remote controlled car with no driver and flipped it over and over... it didn't land upside down, so they unlocked the trunk lid and flipped it on its back to burn it... magically, the car that bursts totally into flames at 1:53 doesn't have reversed rear wheels and it sprouts a tailpipe behind the driver's side rear wheel... talk about "trivia"... LOL!
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I read about the cage once, that is what I was told.

Brian
Today 07:30 AM
boothboy That was a good call on the engine, I couldn't see it well enough but those valve cover were a give away. Upon researching that engine a little I came across something that astonished me. Did you guys realize that in 1917 Chevrolet had at least ten manufacturing plants across the United States and Canada? From Oakland, CA to Terrytown, NY to Arlington, TX to Onterio, Can.

Pretty amazing!

BB
Today 07:23 AM
496CHEVY3100
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1917-1919 Chevy v8 only built 3 years 288 cu in not a 283

but it was Bubba1955 turn to ask question

Notice location of spark plugs
Yesterday 10:02 PM
496CHEVY3100
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. I have a trivia question I don't know the answer too... what's the OHV V8 in this 1947 movie at 19:30 in the video?:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rwrod4Tk3yE
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1917-1919 Chevy v8 only built 3 years 288 cu in not a 283

but it was Bubba1955 turn to ask question
Yesterday 09:37 PM
boothboy
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Originally Posted by BuzzLOL View Post
. I have a trivia question I don't know the answer too... what's the OHV V8 in this 1947 movie at 19:30 in the video?:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rwrod4Tk3yE
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Crap! I can't see it well enough! But the young star was Dobie Gillis's brother.

BB
Yesterday 09:35 PM
whinny
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Originally Posted by BuzzLOL View Post
. I have a trivia question I don't know the answer too... what's the OHV V8 in this 1947 movie at 19:30 in the video?:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rwrod4Tk3yE
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BuzzLOLOL
5 months ago Shared publicly

. What's that OHV V8 at 19:30??? The old 1917 Chevy Mason V8???

Lol
Russ
Later gator
Yesterday 09:27 PM
boothboy
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Originally Posted by BuzzLOL View Post
. Actually, the Two Lane car had an L88 427" engine... called a 454" in the movie... last shortened TV versions leave that out... they make 560 HP stock (publically rated 430 HP)... prolly close to 600 HP the way it was setup with dual quad tunnel ram in the movie...
Might have but it's the same car. Of course all the movies have multiple cars and they are not all set up the same.

BB
Yesterday 09:02 PM
BuzzLOL . I have a trivia question I don't know the answer too... what's the OHV V8 in this 1947 movie at 19:30 in the video?:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rwrod4Tk3yE
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Yesterday 07:36 PM
BuzzLOL . Actually, the Two Lane car had an L88 427" engine... called a 454" in the movie... last shortened TV versions leave that out... they make 560 HP stock (publically rated 430 HP)... prolly close to 600 HP the way it was setup with dual quad tunnel ram in the movie...
Yesterday 07:10 PM
boothboy Ahhhh Guys? "Paradise Road" from American Graffiti" was actually Frates Road located just outside Petaluma , Ca.

Ahhhh maybe I shouldn't tell you this also but The film wasn't shot in Modesto either. It was shot in Petaluma also. Lucas grew up in Modesto but they wanted too much money . It was next going to be shot in San Rafael, CA. but they would only give them permission for two day of shooting. Petaluma took the money.

BB

Oh yeah! Did you know that harrison Fords 55 Chevy (454 cid) was also used as the car in "Two Lane Blacktop"?
Yesterday 06:32 PM
BuzzLOL
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Originally Posted by MARTINSR View Post
That was a budget film, the car that rolled over was a full roll cage roundy round car, the one upside down burning was a junkyard 265 with a powerglide with silver painted wheels. Funny thing I never noticed until just now, the trunk flips open on the roll over car and then when it bursts into flames the trunk is closed.

. Are you sure the rollover car had a roll cage? I just figured they ran the main car off the edge of the road, switched to the yellow coupe, then switched back to a remote controlled car with no driver and flipped it over and over... it didn't land upside down, so they unlocked the trunk lid and flipped it on its back to burn it... magically, the car that bursts totally into flames at 1:53 doesn't have reversed rear wheels and it sprouts a tailpipe behind the driver's side rear wheel... talk about "trivia"... LOL!
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