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Pontiac

Ok..... Here is an easy one.

The Pontiac G8 is an import into America.

Name it's country of origin, It's manufacturer, and the name and model it is sold as in that country.

The same car is sold throughout Europe as a Chevrolet Omega.

To easy

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First Disc Brakes

On second thought my answer is a good one but it is wrong and I think Crosley is wrong also. We need to reread the question,"Which American car company was the first to offer 4-wheel disc brakes on it's ENTIRE LINE OF VEHICLES and in what year?" The words (offer) and (ENTIRE LINE OF VEHICLES) is the trick part of this question.
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The Pontiac G8

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Ok..... Here is an easy one.

The Pontiac G8 is an import into America.

Name it's country of origin, It's manufacturer, and the name and model it is sold as in that country.

The same car is sold throughout Europe as a Chevrolet Omega.

To easy
The G8 is based on the GM Zeta platform which was created by Holden for the Holden VE Commodore in the Australian market and is derived from the Commodore, differing mainly in frontal styling and interior details.

Not bad for an old guy - huh
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Yep......Well done Chris.

General Motors Holden invested over $1 billion designing, devoloping and producing this vehicle.

Your turn Chris
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Last solid lifters

Thank you Rossco!

Ok lets see. The last American manufactured car with solid lifters as standard equipment Not high performance. just standard equipment. What engine and what car?

This is fun.
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On second thought my answer is a good one but it is wrong and I think Crosley is wrong also. We need to reread the question,"Which American car company was the first to offer 4-wheel disc brakes on it's ENTIRE LINE OF VEHICLES and in what year?" The words (offer) and (ENTIRE LINE OF VEHICLES) is the trick part of this question.

Not to argue, but just wanted you to know what I'm basing this question on.

Here's a quote from the link in my previous post:
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In 1949.... In mid-year, Crosley introduced hydraulic disc brakes on all four wheels on the full line of cars and trucks.
Here is a quote from the Crosley Auto Club website that seemed to support the claim:
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First disc brakes on an American built car. Crosley did it in 1949, on his full line of cars and trucks. On all 4 wheels and on cars that sold for less than $1000.
There was no trickery intended in the wording of this question. I did use the words "entire" in place of "full," and "vehicles" in place of "cars and trucks" to make it harder to google. The only tricky thing about this question is that it is contrary to a previous question on this thread. A couple pages ago, we agreed that the '54 Austin-Healey was the first car with 4-wheel disc brakes.

Didn't Studebaker Avantis have drum brakes in the rear? I had a bone stock '64 Avanti R3 in the shop last year and I could swear it had some really cool finned aluminum rear drums. Maybe the rear discs were an option...I don't know.

Anyway, like I said, I'm not trying to start an argument. Just trying to show that I didn't pull this question out of thin air.


Now, let's see if I can find the answer to your question....that's a tough one.
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Ok lets see. The last American manufactured car with solid lifters as standard equipment Not high performance. just standard equipment. What engine and what car?
When I worked at a Ford Dealership in the early 90's, I saw a few Ranger 2.8L V6's that had solid lifters - I think the last Ford 2.8 was made in 1985.

I know a Ranger isn't a car, as your question stipulates, and the 2.8's in the Taurus' had hydraulic lifters, but this is the best answer I could come up with.

My official guess is 2.8L Ranger/Bronco II in 1985.

Chris, I am dying to know what the real answer is...
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Last engine with solid lifters

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When I worked at a Ford Dealership in the early 90's, I saw a few Ranger 2.8L V6's that had solid lifters - I think the last Ford 2.8 was made in 1985.

I know a Ranger isn't a car, as your question stipulates, and the 2.8's in the Taurus' had hydraulic lifters, but this is the best answer I could come up with.

My official guess is 2.8L Ranger/Bronco II in 1985.

Chris, I am dying to know what the real answer is...
MMMMM, I think you stumped me. All along I thought it was the Chrysler slant six. First across the board production year to have Hydraulic lifters was 1981. They tried it in 1978 with about 250 fleet cars but they had some trouble with them and did not introduce Hydraulic lifters again until 1981. That's what I like about this site, you learn something new every time you log on. I was not aware of the 2.8L Ranger/Bronco, Good work!

If it's alright with every one else, and since no one else came up with an answer, go a head and take the next question.
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If it's alright with every one else, and since no one else came up with an answer, go a head and take the next question.
Thanks, Chris.


OK, How about a radio question.

What was the first American car to have an FM radio available as a factory option? Year and Make, please....
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What was the first American car to have an FM radio available as a factory option? Year and Make, please....
Just to clarify, I mean that the car company manufactured and installed the radio. Not an aftermarket dealer installed unit. Not an American car with an imported radio. An American car with an American radio.
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Early 50's, Ford...



the first seek function was on a Ford radio called the "Town & Country" radio cuz of the town and country on the radio... Pre, 1956 because chrysler was the 2nd to get it..

Blaupunkt had the first FM radio though in like 52 (german) ...did eurasia beat us to the first in everything?
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Early 50's, Ford...

The first seek function was on a Ford radio called the "Town & Country" radio because of the town and country on the radio... Pre, 1956 because Chrysler was the 2nd to get it..

Blaupunkt had the first FM radio though in like 52 (german) ...did eurasia beat us to the first in everything?
Blaupunkt was the first German FM car radio.

Town and Country and Wonderbar radios are signal seeking radios, but not necessarily FM.

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What was the first American car to have an FM radio available as a factory option? Year and Make, please....
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It was made by one of the 'Big three.'
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Ford..54?


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I'm thinking GM in 64? I remember finding an original AMFM radio in a 64 Impala at the bone yard. Got $350 for it in Hemmings and this was about 20 years ago!

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