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Old 05-11-2011, 08:12 AM
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What factory built car got a V8 engine swap (at the factory) that required the steering to be changed which resulted in a well known steering geometry screw up? From what I understand this cars steering geometry is so screwed up when you back that car up it doesn't know which way to go!

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Old 05-13-2011, 07:38 AM
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Ok guys I am going ask another trivia question on the same car! A little easier, what imported little factory hotrod was bought by a major auto manufacturer and sold by them even though it had ANOTHER major manufacturers motor in it?

And if this doesn't work I have another great trivia question on this same car.

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Wild guess...Triumph TR-8
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Joe, just by my question you would be the winner, but it won't happen that easy around here. Honestly, I went back and read my question and the TR-8 does fit. You are a sly dog it had a Buick aluminum block V8. Now of course it wasn't a Buick motor anymore, it had been sold to Britishlayland twenty years before.

No, what I am looking for is an AMERICAN manufacturer (1.) who imported this car with another American car manufacturer (2.) motor in it. They put their emblem (1.) on it even though there was NOTHING from the company (1.) in the car!

This is the same car that had the screwed up steering geomotry because of the modified front suspension because of the V8 swap.

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Maybe Opel
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Studebaker Lark ?
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Think Caroll Shelby and NOT the Cobra!

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Sunbeam Tiger

You're talking about the Sunbeam Tiger. Had a Ford 260 in it. Chrysler bought them out.
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The Omni and the Charger.
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You're talking about the Sunbeam Tiger. Had a Ford 260 in it. Chrysler bought them out.
Bing Bing Bing, you are the winna!


I saw this little Tiger at a car show this past weekend. You can't tell very well because the front wheels are turned but they widened the front suspension and changed the steering box to rack (or the other way around I forget) on the car to fit the V8. This screwed up the acerman angle.

And yes Caroll Shelby helped in the design and logistics on this factory hot rod too!

If I would have been thinking I would have taken a photo of the Chrysler emblem on the right front fender. You can barely see it in my photo of the right side. It is right above the rocker at the bottom of the fender.

It's your floor OLNOLAN.

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The Omni and the Charger.
I'll leave the Omni for another question. I was working at my sisters body shop in '79 when they came out.

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One of my next hints was going to be a famous tv spy drove one.

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This photo with Maxwell Smart driving it really shows the difference in the track width from front to rear.

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That was a good one Brian.

Ok, I was not prepared, but here goes.

This car was originally supposed to be named "Beaver" until the factory changed their mind, what is it?
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I'm thinking of a bunch of names but they are all R rated.

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That was a good one Brian.

Ok, I was not prepared, but here goes.

This car was originally supposed to be named "Beaver" until the factory changed their mind, what is it?

the thunderbird.
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