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Old 05-25-2009, 07:31 PM
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How about without a Google, 1939 and he was 26 years old.

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Thats pretty close without google . But he was alittle younger . Cole
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Dang i guess this was just to easy. Or nobody wants to play anymore. . Cole
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I think I have it figured out. I have noticed that when the weather is good, hardly no one is on here. Maybe there is a correlation. Maybe we could use it to detect weather patterns?

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Well, Winfield ground his first automotive camshaft in 1919 at 18 years old! Amazing story, talk about a brillant mind!

http://www.hemmings.com/mus/stories/...feature17.html

I have no idea why this thread died, it was fun when it was hot. But let's see if it can get going again.

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The floor is yours Brian. Yes winfield was a very brilliant man indeed. Cole

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You've seen these headlamp bezels on customs for years. What make and year did they ORIGINALLY come from?

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Hi Brian
I think a 54 Buick
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Yep you got it, 53-54 Buick. Here's a fiftish Ford custom with them on it. How's this for a bonus, what is the grille?

It's your floor!

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Hi Bryan,
I can't see enough of the grill, but I'll keep looking, Buick has been my favorite car forever.
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PS The grill resembles a 51 Buick what I can see of it.
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I think it's a 48. I had one of these grilles, got it at "Pick-ur-part" for $12.00!

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Hi,
About a 100 years ago Morgan car co started, there still in business today building custom made cars, at the onset they built three wheeled cars, Why?
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About a 100 years ago Morgan car co started, there still in business today building custom made cars, at the onset they built three wheeled cars, Why?
Funny thing me and my neighbor was just talking about morgan cars just the other day. So i will leave this one alone, just a funny thing. My neighbor has a friend who has a certain kind of collection . Cole
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You've seen these headlamp bezels on customs for years. What make and year did they ORIGINALLY come from?

Brian

You guys have it all wrong! These aren't head lamp bezels, they are beer tabs off of Paul Bunion beer cans. Each can of Paul Bunion beer holds 16 gallons. I mean come on, get real.
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About a 100 years ago Morgan car co started, there still in business today building custom made cars, at the onset they built three wheeled cars, Why?
Over in England there was only two wheel manufacturers that made wheels and they were both under contract with the big automobile producers. If they sold wheels to any of the other car manufacturers they were under the risk of loosing their contract and possibly being sued. There was a loop hole in the contract that enabled them to sell shipments of three. So Morgan, designed his car around the wheels that he could obtain.

And if you believe that I have some ocean front property in Arizona.

The real answer is this:
The three-wheeler came about because of Britain's taxation policy. For decades, a car with three wheels, and weighing less than 850 pounds, was taxed as a motorcycle at just 4 quid per year.
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