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Old 09-15-2012, 07:04 AM
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At the last little show I went to there was a very cool original McCulloch blown Avanti.

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They were a pretty neat car. The R-2 engine had a single Paxton unit had the R-4 engine had two Paxton's.

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Old 09-15-2012, 10:01 AM
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The Avanti was a little shy on detail in it's styling, the interior was a little funky. But I STILL would love to have one.

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Old 09-15-2012, 10:55 AM
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What 1966 domestic V8 has an intake manifold you can remove without touching the distributor, draining coolant, just unbolt it and pull it off without effecting anything else other than a fuel line and throttle linkage?

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Old 09-15-2012, 10:12 PM
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Old 09-15-2012, 11:03 PM
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Old 09-16-2012, 08:35 AM
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Brian every body knew that one! First engine I ever worked on in a car.
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Old 09-16-2012, 09:24 AM
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This one is going to be tough. What is this car and who built it? It was powered by a aircraft engine.
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Old 09-16-2012, 09:53 AM
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I don't remember ever seeing that car. But it is STUNNING, it is so friggin stunning it needs to be hanging up in the Smithsonian along with the Van Gogh's and Rembrandt's. But I am thinking you are going to tell us it ended up in a ball of metal after a 200 mph crash.

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It'is now in a museum. It may very well be the first " Black Bird" I totally agree . It is stunning. Take a hard look at it . It is very reminiscent of some other famous automobiles. It's the for-runner to this.
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I have to tell you I only want to google to find that name that is on the tip of my tongue or to verify something I have in mind. This thing I didn't have a clue, I had no idea what it was. I did a search because you got my curiosity and found a VERY interesting story! Now, I only found one source and that one source required joining or buying a friggin membership to see the whole article! So I am still in the dark about a lot of it. But in that article it said that this car was designed by Ferdinand Porsche but it was in the Mercedes factory, I am confused. But more importantly how it was found! It said it was found in the Mercedes aircraft factory by the allies after the defeat of Germany. It was documented just as all the aircraft were by the military. That's what I found at least, like I said the article was cut short.

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So do you know what it is?

Here is the original engine.
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This is the 1939 Mercedes T80 LSR car. It got caught up in WW2 and never was run. Powered by the third DB 603 prototype , the same engine that was later used in the German's BF 109 Messerschmitt. The engine produced over 3000 HP. Projected speed capability was 465 MPH. In 1940! It had six wheels and was driven by four of them.I'm enclosing two links so you could find out a little more about this beautiful automobile. It's now in the Mercedes Auto Museum in Stuttgart, Germany.


.Mercedes T80
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Some one else ask a question. Come on guys!
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Stunning I say, absolutely stunning!

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Here is a pic I took of a Mercedes W 196 at the Indy museum.,The cars and workmanship of that era were simply breathtaking. I must have spent a hour looking at this car and went back to it numerous times.
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