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Old 07-28-2010, 12:23 PM
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Point well taken; in my enthusiasm to post I overlooked that detail.

I still consider it a fascinating bit of trivia that FoMoCo would use a nameplate that had previously been associated with one of their chief competitors.

Cheers, Ken

It is an interesting fact. I suspect Ford wanted something to be in line with Lincoln's Zephyr and since Chevy didn't pursue the name, Ford grabbed it for their use.

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Old 07-28-2010, 12:33 PM
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You have the floor Joe.

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Thanks Brian.

Next question:

What was the street address of the building where Henry Ford built his first automobile?
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Houston we have a problem! Where's the moderator? The first bug to have the oval back window was a 1953. 1938 - 1952 for the splitties!

Check these links:
http://www.pre67vw.com/classifieds/detail.aspx?id=2614
http://www.pre67vw.com/classifieds/detail.aspx?id=2687

Pasted from Wiki: Early production "VW38" cars had split windows; both the split window and the dash were retained on production Type 1's until 1952".

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Volkswagen_Beetle


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Old 07-28-2010, 03:07 PM
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Houston we have a problem! Where's the moderator?....
There is no moderator to solve disputes on this thread.

The winner is the first person to post the answer that the questioner was expecting, whether it be correct or not. There have been a few questionable answers in the past, but we just let them slide.

By the way, this says that the oval window was introduced mid-year in '53.



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I'm just cuttin up with you about the moderator. What I have read but I haven't been able to find it on the web is that any 53 that had a split window is a carry over.
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What I have read but I haven't been able to find it on the web is that any 53 that had a split window is a carry over.
All I could find on the subject is:
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"In March 1953, the small oval two-piece rear window was replaced by a slightly larger single-piece window."(click for source)
If you do a search on that line of text, it appears that every beetle website has plagiarized the same story.

You're probably right about them being carry-overs from '52. Cars used to be titled based on what year they were first sold rather than what year they were actually manufactured. A guy I know bought a new '38 Ford in '39 and it was titled as a '39 because that's the year it was sold new.
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Old 08-01-2010, 09:48 PM
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Dang it. Did I kill this thread again???

I yield the floor to whoever would like to ask a new question.


By the way the answer I was looking for:

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....What was the street address of the building where Henry Ford built his first automobile?
Was 58 Bagley Ave.



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No, the "moderator" is the one who has the floor and asks the question. If they are miles off, well that is different, but it has never happened. The split window continued to the 53 model so Joe has the floor.

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Old 08-01-2010, 10:36 PM
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Joe, ask another question.

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Joe, ask another question.
OK.



Since 1930, GM has discontinued 8 car brands in the US market. Can you name at least 6 of them?
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Six Discontinueds....

Elmore, Oakland, Oldsmobile, Hummer, Pontiac, Saab, Saturn,

source: wiki
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Elmore, Oakland, Oldsmobile, Hummer, Pontiac, Saab, Saturn,

source: wiki
Close, but no cigar.....Elmore was discontinued in 1912 (the question was what US GM cars have been discontinued since 1930) and Saab was sold not discontinued.
(source: wiki)
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OK.



Since 1930, GM has discontinued 8 car brands in the US market. Can you name at least 6 of them?
Oldsmobile, Oakland, LaSalle, Pontiac, Saturn, Hummer
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Oldsmobile, Oakland, LaSalle, Pontiac, Saturn, Hummer
You are correct!!!

The others were Geo, Viking, and Marquette. (I guess that makes nine, not eight )

Nice job, Blue54, The next question is yours....
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Good Morning. A little Drag Racing trivia.
What is the real first name of Lefty Mudersbach driver and builder of many early single and twin engined dragsters? He was also included in the Steve Miller song "Living in the USA".
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