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Old 01-05-2011, 07:01 PM
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[QUOTBob

Oh what the hell give us a hint.
(In My best Darth Vader voice) Look into thy self, 35terraplane, look into thy namesake. [/QUOTE]

Good Grief, My super secert place for answers let me down.

Must be a Terraplane, Well you didn't ask for a year and I know it's not 35, But you cares.
Dinger don't tell me you didn't giggle a little, being I had just about half the auto makers.

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Hudson maker of....(drumroll) the Terraplane, 1936. All yours, buddy. BTW, Dave57210 p.m.ed me yesterday, had the answer.
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Hudson maker of....(drumroll) the Terraplane, 1936. All yours, buddy. BTW, Dave57210 p.m.ed me yesterday, had the answer.
I know, he sneaks around on here I think he found my super secret site, but he must have one I haven't found, because I didn't find that.
By the way what did they use it for.
I'll have to find a question.

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Sure two of you would laugh every time I put down the wrong answer.

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Hudson maker of....(drumroll) the Terraplane, 1936. All yours, buddy. BTW, Dave57210 p.m.ed me yesterday, had the answer.
The team that worked on what car, (either build name or model name) got a severe reprimand for winning car of the year?

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....I think he found my super secret site....
Super secret site you say. This is a good one that I've picked at for questions a few times: (link)
But it's Wikipedia, so it's best to find some other corroborating sources to be sure.

Here's a good place for answers: (link)



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Super secret site you say. This is a good one that I've picked at for questions a few times: (link)
But it's Wikipedia, so it's best to find some other corroborating sources to be sure.

Here's a good place for answers: (link)



Joe G.....
Joe you didn't leave an answer.

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Joe you didn't leave an answer.
I cheated to find the answer, so I am going to wait a while to give others a chance at it. Interesting question though...I would have never guessed it.
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I cheated to find the answer, so I am going to wait a while to give others a chance at it. Interesting question though...I would have never guessed it.
How could you cheat? I would like to see who else gets it, like maybe Dave57210, He seams to have the answer before I have the question.

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The team that worked on what car, (either build name or model name) got a severe reprimand for winning car of the year?

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Joe you cheated.LOL You are the winner.
What did you get tired waiting for someone to answer.
Well the floor is yours, go easy, I think us MN guys ask too hard of questions.LOL


You got it

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OK - I sat this one out - but now, not having looked anything up, I gotta ask - How come they got a reprimand for winning? (That sounds more like something that would have happened at GM!)

Was Ford wanting a different car to be Car of the Year?
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OK - I sat this one out - but now, not having looked anything up, I gotta ask - How come they got a reprimand for winning? (That sounds more like something that would have happened at GM!)

Was Ford wanting a different car to be Car of the Year?
I couldn't really find that out, but I think they wanted the Mustang GT to win, I think they got it because the SC had the V-6 with super charger, I believe more horsepower and could beat the Mustang GT. I believe it all started back in 87 with the turbo coupe, the 4-cyl. with the Turbo. I have one of those, they only made 5500 of them, mine has everything on it, with a 5 speed, it could stay with the Mustang but not beat it. Any how I have heard stories it started back then, but I'm not sure.

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OK - I sat this one out - but now, not having looked anything up, I gotta ask - How come they got a reprimand for winning? (That sounds more like something that would have happened at GM!)

Was Ford wanting a different car to be Car of the Year?
I was wondering the same thing. My best guess is that Ford wanted the all new Probe to be car of the year in '89. I did see in a few places where they used an exhaust resonator on the SC to allegedly kill 15-20 hp so it wouldn't outperform the Mustang.

I worked at a Ford dealership years ago when the SC's were available. Our GM had an SC and was extremely disappointed with the performance because he was not able to smoke the tires from a dead stop just by mashing the gas. We changed the rear end gears twice, but he never was quite satisfied with the performance. I always thought that for all the effort Ford put into this car, they should have used a supercharged 5.0 instead of the 3.8L.
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Joe you cheated.LOL You are the winner.
What did you get tired waiting for someone to answer.
Well the floor is yours, go easy, I think us MN guys ask too hard of questions.LOL


You got it

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Thanks, Bob. I do get impatient sometimes...

Here's the next question:

Several decades ago, one of the American big three automakers made a car that was intended to be produced in very high volumes. In an effort to ship them out as efficiently as possible, they devised an ingenious scheme to get nearly twice as many vehicles into each rail car as they could by traditional means. Not all the cars were shipped this way, but the ones that were had to be fitted with some unusual features to make this high density shipping system work.

What was the make and model of car, and how did they manage to get so many in each rail car?

And for super special bonus points; what were some of the unusual features incorporated into the cars?
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Thanks, Bob. I do get impatient sometimes...

Here's the next question:

Several decades ago, one of the American big three automakers made a car that was intended to be produced in very high volumes. In an effort to ship them out as efficiently as possible, they devised an ingenious scheme to get nearly twice as many vehicles into each rail car as they could by traditional means. Not all the cars were shipped this way, but the ones that were had to be fitted with some unusual features to make this high density shipping system work.

What was the make and model of car, and how did they manage to get so many in each rail car?

And for super special bonus points; what were some of the unusual features incorporated into the cars?
The car was the Vega and the cars were hung or mounted to the inside of the side walls shipping them vertically. I remember the battery having repositioned filler caps and I believe there were other modifications. I worked for Nelson Chevrolet in Seattle then and Chevrolet was very proud of their ingenuity. The name of the loading method escapes me now. Maybe someone else can name it.
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