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Old 03-17-2009, 10:50 PM
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Well, Joe G got the bonus part right.

What I am looking for is along the lines of this: If you walked up to an Australian `57 Bel Air 4 door sedan and (after walking up to the wrong side - as in the left side - like I sometimes have a problem with when trying to adapt to the occasional RHD car) and then when you have grinned to yourself and walked around and gotten into the driver`s seat, what would immediately strike you as `different`about it

If I don`t get the response by tomorrow eve, I`ll `fess up`and pose a different question, and this time it will NOT involve a `57 Chev!

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Old 03-18-2009, 12:14 AM
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The radio antenna is on the left side?

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Old 03-18-2009, 12:16 AM
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How about they used a 55 style dash!


American 1955.


Aussie 1957.



American 1957.



This is understandable being that the 55 had a "Bi-sexual" dash. It was made like many dashes years ago, in that it could work with the steering wheel on either side for ease of exporting.

I never would have guessed that!

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How about they used a 55 style dash!

This is understandable being that the 55 had a "Bi-sexual" dash. It was made like many dashes years ago, in that it could work with the steering wheel on either side for ease of exporting.

I never would have guessed that!

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Brian, you're just too smart! My girlfriend's bi-sexual. The only way she gets sexual with me is when I buy her something.
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Old 03-18-2009, 08:56 AM
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Brian, you're just too smart! My girlfriend's bi-sexual. The only way she gets sexual with me is when I buy her something.
LOLOL

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How about they used a 55 style dash!
That is a neat bit of trivia. I wasn't able to talk to my friend, who is a Holden/Australian Chevy nut, until today. He said that in addition to all being 4 door sedans and having a 55-56 dash, RH drive, a 6 cylinder, and a manual transmission, they also all had leather upholstery.

Go figure....
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Looks like it is Brian's turn to try to "stump the panel"

Brian, You are 100% correct - it was not worth the cost for GM to come up with a "mirror image" '57 dash for the (relatively few) '57 Chevs that would ever be factory-delivered in RHD configuration, so the symmetrical 55/56 - style dash was used in all RHD '57's as a very easy solution.

Over to you, Brian!

(and I had a "goody" in reserve in case no-one jumped on this! Shoulda known that SOMEONE would get it!) (and my "reserve challenge" was not even '55/6/7 Chev-related!)
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Old 03-19-2009, 02:38 PM
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When manufacturers make a new model they will usually disquise it so no one knows what it looks like until they do a press release. How did Chevrolet disguise the 1967 Camaro test mules that they drove across country?

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hey Brian.they wrapped them in chevy II sheet metal. Cole
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Gosh darn it! I didn't think anyone would get it that fast! DARN IT!

It's your floor Cole.

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Thanks Brian.ok what was the first official factory supercharged street car.what car was it and who created it. Cole
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If I asked you to hand me a common screwdriver ? what would you look for and give me to use??
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Pepi, we are working on the "First supercharged street car" right now, get that one right and you can then ask a question of your own.

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Thanks Brian.ok what was the first official factory supercharged street car.what car was it and who created it. Cole
The first one that comes to mind is the Cord about 1936ish?

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