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Old 07-13-2009, 07:49 AM
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I guess after renting a couple of their econobox versions in Germany you really don't want my input

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Mini vette
I also thinking about something similar - resemblance just obvious. But I think, that it would be too simple!
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Old 07-13-2009, 08:50 AM
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Yep, you got it!

Nightrider, yes that is what I meant. Edit your post and remove that HUGE photo.

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Here's a photo for you.

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Nightrider, yes that is what I meant. Edit your post and remove that HUGE photo.

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Uh, I was sure, that it was link to preview version...

Ok, but I still can't see any connection with Buick...
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Opel was sold under the Buick banner. Pontiac sold Vauxhall. Olds also sold a British auto, but I don't remember what it was. When VW hit the American shores in 59, they took a big bite of the market. American manufactures had no models to fit the compact segment so they imported models from their overseas holdings. it took a couple years for America to catch up with the intro of the chevy II, Tempest, Cutlass ,Valiant, Falcon, Comet and other tinfoil econoboxes that promptly grew up to be muscle cars.
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Old 07-13-2009, 09:55 AM
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In the wayback machine. In 1960 TV Tommy Ivo ran a rail job that had the differential under his left leg. Most had the diff in the center. Why was Tommies different?
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Old 07-13-2009, 10:09 AM
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Because It hand 4 engines.
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Close enough. It was a twin engine that drove off the left hand engine via one clutch. The engines were coupled by meshing the flwheel gears. Right engine was reverse rotation.Two flywheels were bolted to each engine. When they got hot, the flywheels would expand enough to to put side pressure on the cranks wiping the bearings. The cranks were hard chromed to combat this, but the best solution was to not get them to hot so Tommy was sandbaggin most of the time.
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Damn, that should have been my question to answer! Buick nut that I am and all. That car by the way was the first to break into the 8's on gas, at the old Half Moon bay drag strip where the Dream Machine show is that I post about every year.

Tommy is my hero! What a friggin work of ART! It could be hanging on the wall in the Smithsonian, no kidding!


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Old 07-13-2009, 03:28 PM
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Who was the first president to ride in a car while president?
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Hi! Brian,
The ink didn't have time to dry on that question, good going
next question.
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That might have been some kinda record too.
The pic of Ivo's car is great. Sure looks a lot better now than it did when he was running it, not that it was all that bad then. Just showed a little 8 second rash.
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What is the difference between a 1926 and 1927 T roadster doors?

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The ink didn't have time to dry on that question, good going
next question.
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I did have to google it. The cool thing is, I learned something. Rosevelt is widely known to have been the first. HOWEVER, McKinley rode to the hospital in an ambulance after a assasination attempt. Actually, now I forget if it was an attempt or not. Anyway, interesting trivia.

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