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Today 08:09 AM
boothboy One of two people.

Aloysius "Speedy" Garage , or
Floyd Clymer

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Yesterday 10:30 PM
harposrepair
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Originally Posted by mercmad63 View Post
Ok an easy Question..
According to Floyd Clymer... " who invented the building to store a car at home and called it a garage " ?

Was it Carl Benz?
06-27-2015 01:57 AM
Dragonoake
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Originally Posted by Too Many Projects View Post
When I would leave a party, people would tell me I shouldn't drive.
I told them I had to drive because I couldn't walk...
I still don't know how I lived thru those years..
I can remember nights when I couldn't see the numbers on the gauges...
But as long as all the needles were straight up, I was in good shape
06-26-2015 06:47 PM
whinny
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Originally Posted by boothboy View Post
John was Thomas's little brother. He also made his name in the family business and was also synonymous with his brother's invention, John married later in life and his French bride's name was Bidet. The family name was continued with their two daughters , Loo and Porta. The children's pet was a dog named Dumper.

Oh poo! I might be living a relative out.

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Lmao

Later gator
Russ
06-26-2015 01:18 AM
boothboy John was Thomas's little brother. He also made his name in the family business and was also synonymous with his brother's invention, John married later in life and his French bride's name was Bidet. The family name was continued with their two daughters , Loo and Porta. The children's pet was a dog named Dumper.

Oh poo! I might be living a relative out.

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06-25-2015 06:12 PM
whinny Ernest Emerson????

Later gator
Russ
06-25-2015 06:04 PM
whinny
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Originally Posted by Too Many Projects View Post
You can tune a piano but you can't tune a fish...

Good God, the gallons of alcohol consumed while belting out those drinking songs...

When I would leave a party, people would tell me I shouldn't drive.

I told them I had to drive because I couldn't walk...

I still don't know how I lived thru those years..
Lol, ain't that the truth, I don't know how I'm here, a lot of my mates aren't!!
Lost lot friends in wrecks or motor bike crashes.
Later gator
Russ
06-25-2015 05:29 PM
Too Many Projects
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Originally Posted by 496CHEVY3100 View Post
REO speedwagon
You can tune a piano but you can't tune a fish...

Good God, the gallons of alcohol consumed while belting out those drinking songs...

When I would leave a party, people would tell me I shouldn't drive.

I told them I had to drive because I couldn't walk...

I still don't know how I lived thru those years..
06-25-2015 05:10 PM
496CHEVY3100 REO speedwagon
06-25-2015 04:35 PM
mercmad63 A little hint.. And Clymer knew this guy..he started building cars and had his name brand taken from him by a bigger company, so went back to building cars, then trucks ....trucks made famous by a '80's pop group.
06-25-2015 04:32 PM
mercmad63 ha ha, no..... wrong out house . ha ha
06-25-2015 03:57 PM
whinny Thomas crapper, google that,lol
06-25-2015 12:53 PM
boothboy John Crapper!!

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06-25-2015 04:37 AM
mercmad63 Ok an easy Question..
According to Floyd Clymer... " who invented the building to store a car at home and called it a garage " ?
06-25-2015 04:33 AM
mercmad63 yes,but 8 British horses ! about 30 American horses.

From 1948 onwards English cars used a different method of calculating horse power. if that car was put on a dyno the horse power will be closer to 10 times the advertised horspower...if in good nick. if you were to pull the head off you would see that it has small diameter pistons but a huge stroke.

Heres a bit of trivia from Wiki:
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The so-called RAC horse-power formula was concocted in 1910 by the RAC at the invitation of the British government.[1] The British RAC horsepower rating was calculated from total piston surface area (i.e. "bore" only). To minimise tax ratings British designers developed engines of a given swept volume (capacity) with very long stroke and low piston surface area. Another effect was the multiplicity of models: Sevens, Eights, Nines, Tens, Elevens, Twelves, Fourteens, Sixteens etc. each to fit with a taxation class.[2] Larger more lightly stressed engines may have been equally economical to run yet, in less variety, produced much more economically.[2]

British cars and cars in other countries applying the same approach to automobile taxation continued to feature these long thin cylinders in their engine blocks even in the 1950s and 1960s, after auto-taxation had ceased to be based on piston diameters, partly because limited funds meant that investment in new models often involved new bodies while under the hood/bonnet engines lurked from earlier decades with only minor upgrades such as (typically) higher compression ratios as higher octane fuels slowly returned to European service stations.

The RAC (British) formula for calculating tax horsepower:

\text{RAC h.p.}=\frac{D^2\times n}{2.5}
where
D is the diameter (or bore) of the cylinder in inches
n is the number of cylinders [3]
The distortive effects on engine design were seen to reduce the saleability of British vehicles in export markets.[2] While the system had protected the home market from the import of large engined low priced (because produced in such high volumes) American vehicles the need for roomy generously proportioned cars for export was now paramount[2] and the British government abandoned the tax horsepower system[1] with effect from 1 January 1947[4] replacing it at first with a tax on cubic capacity itself in turn replaced by a flat tax applying from 1 January 1948.[5]
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