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Old 03-14-2009, 11:03 AM
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Hi Brian,
2 things for the cal.57 Chevy.
A one piece front bumper & there is supposed
to be a one piece frame.
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Old 03-14-2009, 11:26 AM
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Gosh darn it, I thought that one would keep you guys looking for a while.

It's your floor again Rich.

You got it, I googled it to confirm what I had known about the bumpers. I had never heard about the frames! That is wild how the frame didn't have a seam on the tops and bottoms, but all (basically all) other 57's had that seam that was welded together.

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One piece....


Three piece...
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57 Chev

Just a note in passing - all the Canadian-built '57 Chevs also had the one-piece front bumper
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Old 03-14-2009, 12:59 PM
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You are very right Dave, that is one of the "other" facts on the subject. I have always heard them to be "Oakland bumpers" narrowing it down to the local Oakland (SF bay area) plant who installed them. But after a little research you will find that they were installed in Canada as well as many claims of original cars built elsewhere having the bumpers as well.

One thing that becomes evident when looking at how cars are built, ANYTHING is possible, well darn near anything.

First off, these car "manufacturers" are hardly "manufacturers" at all! They are ASSEMBLING cars using parts built by OTHER manufacturers! And the bumpers and frames were manufactured by Others and sold to them to install in their ASSEMBLY plant.

So the source of the bumpers, one company making them in three pieces and one making them in one was different in different plants. HOWEVER, that doesn't mean that a plant in Detroit couldn't get a shipment of the one piece bumpers because the company who was making the three piece that they usually use fell thru and couldn't come up with the shipment on time. Thus, some of the cars in Detroit would have had the one piece bumpers!

Hell, in the Australian Ford plant in 1934 some cars left the plant with GM door handles because that is all they could get!

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Hi,
How much HP did the first Porsche 911 have?
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i am thinking 130 hp. cole
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128.22159582

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That is correct.
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Now, Cole answered first, but Brian had it dead on.
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you go ahead Brian.to be dead on the floor is yours i dont mind. if its ok with Rich. cole
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It matters not to me.
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Sorry, off topic. Has anyone actually seen a seamless '57 Chevy frame?
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Ok i will go ahead.In what year was the first nation wide NHRA sponsered event and where was it held at.
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Sorry, off topic. Has anyone actually seen a seamless '57 Chevy frame?
My 57 built in Norwood, OH had the seamless frame but the three (five) piece front bumper. Like others have said, they were called "west coast frames" and "west coasts bumpers", but they could and did end up at other assembly plants.
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Cole, a few of us have been monopolizing this trivia thread so I am happy to see you get in here and you have the floor.

But just for my own anal self and maybe you may find it interesting....

It had 130 "PS" not HP, here is the explanation of "PS".

PS
This unit (German: Pferdest䠽 horse strength) is no longer a statutory unit, but is still commonly used in Europe, South America and Japan, especially by the automotive and motorcycle industry. It was adopted throughout continental Europe with designations equivalent to the English "horsepower", but mathematically different from the British unit. It is defined by the Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB)[7] in Braunschweig as exactly:

1 PS = 75 kilopond-meters per second
(75 kp?m/s)ר9.80665 N/kp) = 735.49875 N?m/s ≈ 735.5 N?m/s ≈ 735.5 W ≈ 0.7355 kW ≈ 0.98632 hp (SAE)
The PS was adopted by the Deutsches Institut f?IN) and then by the automotive industry throughout most of Europe, under varying names. In 1992, the PS was rendered obsolete by EEC directives, when it was replaced by the kilowatt as the official power measuring unit. It is still in use for commercial and advertising purposes, as many customers are not familiar with the use of kilowatts for engines.

130 "PS" converts to 128.22159582 Horse power! How do you like that for worthless trivia?

Brian
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