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Old 01-31-2009, 07:24 PM
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What's the definition of a born looser. He's the guy that bought an Edsel traded it in on a Corvair and then traded His Corvair on a Vega.
The old guy that bought the Edsel and traded it in on a Corvair and then traded the Corvair on a Vega. Well he died and left the Vega to his grand son. The grand son thought that he would be smart and buy a more reliable car so he broke tradition and went European. He traded the Vega in on a Yugo.

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Old 01-31-2009, 08:21 PM
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I am thinking something "special" like the Mark Lincoln in 56. But the Edsel is a good guess.

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Fm?

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'58 Lincoln
1958 Lincoln is correct.

In '58 you could get an FM radio receiver that was a separate unit that sat on the floor on the transmission hump. There was a cord that connected it to the AM radio in the dash. It was a factory option that other makes didn't offer until several years later. And stereo didn't become available until '65.

Nice job, Dave57210, It's your turn to ask the next question.
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A Pair of AC's

Everyone knows the Shelby Cobra
Not as many folks are really familiar with the fact that it was Shelby's pairing of American muscle with a British sports car - The AC Ace - that made it possible.
so: a two-part question: What did the "AC" stand for - and when did that company make its first car?

(and - a bonus question - to make a pair of AC's: Everyone knows the name AC spark plugs and AC/Delco - what does THAT "AC" stand for?)
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(and - a bonus question - to make a pair of AC's: Everyone knows the name AC spark plugs and AC/Delco - what does THAT "AC" stand for?)
"AC" stands for "Albert Champion," who founded the AC Spark Plug Co. in 1908 after losing control of the Champion Ignition Co.
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AC Cobra

The AC stands for Auto Carriers Ltd. is a British specialist automobile manufacturer and one of the oldest independent car marques founded in Britain.

I found this at Wikipedia:

The first automobile from what would eventually become AC was presented at the Crystal Palace motor show in 1903; it was a 20HP touring car and was displayed under the Weller name. The Weller Brothers of West Norwood, London, planned to produce an advanced 20 hp car. However, Portwine (their financial backer) thought the car would be too expensive to produce and encouraged Weller to design and produce a little delivery three wheeler. Weller did so, called it the Auto-Carrier, and a new company was founded and named Autocars and Accessories; production started in 1904. The vehicle caught on quickly and was a financial success. In 1907 a passenger version appeared, called the A.C. Sociable. It had a seat in place of the cargo box.

The company became Auto Carriers Ltd in 1911 and moved to Ferry Works, Thames Ditton, Surrey - at this time they also began using the famed "AC" roundel logo. Their first four-wheeled car was produced in 1913; it was a sporty little two seater with a gearbox on the rear axle. Only a few were built before production was interrupted by the first World War.

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

And check out the grill shape on this one, it looked more like Aston Martin and Maserati got together: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...ports_195_.jpg

This is the AC Ace http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...e-archives.jpg It is the car that Carol Shelby put the 289 in but I like it best of all because the fender wells haven't been modifide. The car was actually considered under powered but with the 289 it became a world class sports car and we all know what it turned out to be with the big block. An absolute MONSTER!

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I know this wasn't the question, but I am jelous you answered the others correctly and not me. But being Shelby put a 260 and not a 289 in the first "AC/Cobras" I am thinking you need to loose some points.

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PS. Rumor has it that Shelby went to AC telling them he had Fords support to build this V8 sports car with their motor (which he didn't) and went to Ford and told them of the plans saying that he had AC's support (which he didn't) and that the whole thing was a scam!
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A pair of AC's

Joe G was right on with the bonus question

The main question was answered perfectly by Chris Kemp

Your turn, Chris - post your trivia question

Let's see what you can stump the panel with
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260 not 289

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I know this wasn't the question, but I am jelous you answered the others correctly and not me. But being Shelby put a 260 and not a 289 in the first "AC/Cobras" I am thinking you need to loose some points.

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PS. Rumor has it that Shelby went to AC telling them he had Fords support to build this V8 sports car with their motor (which he didn't) and went to Ford and told them of the plans saying that he had AC's support (which he didn't) and that the whole thing was a scam!
MARTINSR is right about the 260 being the first engine! I keep forgetting that the 289 was not the first small block ford. I also keep forgetting about the chevy 265. He is also right about Carrol Shelby playing both ends against the middle. I heard it straight from his mouth about fifteen years ago on a television interview. But sometimes if you have a great idea and you can't get anyone to listen, you have to bullskate a little. It's called being a salesman and a deal maker. Just think what would have happened if it didn't work. It had to have been a lot of pressure on Carrol because what he wanted was a factory produced car that could compete against the Corvette in production class racing. He could have bought say twenty of them and converted them but then they would not have been factory production. I almost think that something similar was planed for the Mazda Miata. If you have ever worked on one of these little cars and seen how stiff the chassis is and the excellent four wheel unequal length A-arm suspension and if you have also seen how easy it is to install a 302/5.0 in one of them, then I think you would agree with me.

Thanks guys! I'll plan on having a question up in the morning.

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Henry Ford and pneumatic screw drivers

Ok Guys, this this is going to be a multi part question. At first it may seem hard but all you have to do is find one answer and the rest will be right there with it.

In the early years when Henry Ford, put his assembly line to work on the Model T, he introduced pneumatic screw drivers. At that time the only screw available was the slotted type. This brought about the problem of keeping the bit centered in the head. Under the torque that was generated from the pneumatic screw driver the bit would slip out and scratch the paint. During that time several new screw head types were being developed.

1. What was the first type (Name of screw type) that he chose?
2. Who was the man that held the patten to this screw?
3. Why did Henry Ford decide not to use this screw?
4. What was the name and type of screw that Henry Ford settled for?
5. And finally what vehicle related industries is the first choice of screws most popular in today?

A little hint: You guys that live up north and close to or in Canada will probably have an unfair advantage.

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1. Robertson driver
2. PP. L. Robertson
3.Robertson refused to license the design to Ford. Ford worried about a lack of supply.
4.?
5. Motorhome/camper.

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Number 2, that's "Peter Lymburner Robertson".


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1. Robertson driver
2. PP. L. Robertson
3.Robertson refused to license the design to Ford. Ford worried about a lack of supply.
4.?
5. Motorhome/camper.

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4 out of 5 is great! Come on I know you can find number four It's easy.
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4 out of 5 is great! Come on I know you can find number four It's easy.
Is it a clutch-head screw?
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