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Yes the door looks a little different at the back of the window, why? Hint: The change made in 1934 was used thru 1939. :)

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You got it, and the floor! The 34-39 Ford had a door window that slide back about an inch before it started to go down making a vent at the front. This was dropped in 40 when they went to a conventional vent window.

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Wow, I have no friggin idea! What a question! I am thinking in the seventies....but who knows?

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Ok, I had to google it, hows a 37 Hudson?

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MARTINSR said:
Ok, I had to google it, hows a 37 Hudson?

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That's not the answer I had in mind, Brian. Remember, I'm talking all foam - no springs. Front and back.

Here's a hint:

The claim of being the first to produce full-foam automobile seating was made by Fisher Body Co. in 1970. Name one of the two makes and models to receive this industry-first interior.

That should narrow it down, and increase the googleability.

I'll leave that out there for another hour or so. I'm thinking the life span of an unanswered question should be no more than 12 Hours.
 

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How about the GM F body? Camaro and Firebird, I remember those had a foam rear seat. Maybe the Vega? That came out that year too.

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Very cool, interesting, I remember pulling those seats out and thinking what junk they were without springs. LOL, now there iis hardly a car with springs!

Ok, how about this:

Name TWO production European cars that used a sixties Buick V8 in them. :) One of them had that motor up until just three or four years ago. One of their models may still have it for all I know.

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Triumph TR-8 and Range Rover use a 3.5L aluminum V-8 derived from the Buick/Pontiac/Olds 215 V8. The modern version has an improved oiling system and EFI,

I've always wanted to put one in a '54 Hudson Jet.
 

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I am going to say the Land Rover and the TVR sports car. Also the Rover 3.5 V8 saloon car used it in the seventies. MGB also used it although I don't know if that was a production car.

And the old morgans had them. Popular engine.
 

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scrimshaw said:
I am going to say the Land Rover and the TVR sports car. Also the Rover 3.5 V8 saloon car used it in the seventies. MGB also used it although I don't know if that was a production car.
You guys are good.

Just to add a little though. The motor was used in Buicks and Olds but not Pontiac (as far as I know). And there WAS a difference between the two, the heads were different, even had an extra head bolt on the Buick as I remembered. The Buicks heads were designed to look like the big Buick Nailhead with a more vertical valve cover. THAT is the motor they used in the Rovers, Range Rover, TR8 and yes the MGBGTV8 and yes it was a production car! http://www.v8register.net/subpages/profileMGBGTV8.htm



I love those motors! There is a Lotus 11 copy with one in it in the area that I see at a show once in a while. VERY COOL!

Joe, you responded first, it's your floor.

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scrimshaw said:
I am going to say the Land Rover and the TVR sports car. Also the Rover 3.5 V8 saloon car used it in the seventies. MGB also used it although I don't know if that was a production car.

And the old morgans had them. Popular engine.
Did the Morgans really use them? I didn't know that. Yes, they are like the SBC of Europe I think.

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Edit..photo

Mmmmmmmmm I like it!



 

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My dad has an Olds F85 with a 215. It's been parked in the shop for 30 years. I tried to get a friend of mine to put the engine in his Datsun 210. Sadly, he didn't go for it.
 

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I thought they had that engine in Tempests too. I could be mistaken.

Next Question:

What automotive pioneer also produced gasoline powered lawn mowers?
 

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Great name -- Ransom Olds.

Tough finding a question not easily found by googling so here is my effort.

What car had what historians generally consider the world’s first ‘onboard computer’ (OK the word ‘computer’ is used loosely), that told the driver by using a system of lights - when to change the oil, check the battery, and even automatically lubricated various places on the chassis every 80 miles

I don’t want this to be a trick question so I will tell you this device was mechanical and not electronic.
 
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