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Gravdigr 11-16-2016 11:44 AM


455 Olds
Heh, where?

ETA: Also, that telephone looks huge.

xoxoxoBruce 11-16-2016 12:16 PM

Right behind the driver, it's out of a front wheel drive Toranado. That's a 60s phone.

Gravdigr 11-17-2016 01:57 PM

And now for something completely different:

Gravdigr 11-17-2016 03:41 PM

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xoxoxoBruce 11-17-2016 05:15 PM

He doesn't have to find a shady place to park. :rolleyes:

Flint 11-18-2016 03:14 PM


Originally Posted by Gravdigr (Post 973710)
From here:

"Wrinklewall" slicks are now specifically designed for the special requirements of drag racing, being constructed in such a way as to allow the sidewall to be twisted by the torque applied at launch, softening the initial start and thus reducing the chances of breaking traction. As speed builds, the centrifugal force generated by the tire's rotation "unwraps" the sidewall, returning the energy to the car's acceleration. Additionally, it causes the tires to expand radially, increasing their diameter and effectively creating a taller gear ratio, allowing a higher top speed with the same transmission gearing.


Awesome! Had no idea.

xoxoxoBruce 11-18-2016 08:39 PM

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He even has the toilet paper mounted the right way.

BigV 11-19-2016 11:41 AM

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It's the Pussycar!

Better hurry before Trump grabs it!

xoxoxoBruce 11-21-2016 11:04 AM

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When cars were new and the public enthralled...

Clodfobble 11-21-2016 01:35 PM

$2,500 in 1909? That's some serious cash.

glatt 11-21-2016 01:37 PM

The online inflation calculator only goes back to 1913, but $2,500 in 1913 would be $61,042.68 today

captainhook455 11-21-2016 05:21 PM

Holy shit!!


xoxoxoBruce 11-21-2016 09:18 PM

Rod Hall
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Rod Hall is the only one to have raced in all 24 Baja 1000 races, winning 24 class wins and one first overall.
Next year he plans on going for his 25th win, despite being diagnosed with Parkinson's, and being 79 years old.

Gravdigr 11-21-2016 11:41 PM

That's awesome.

That kind of racing is brutal, on man and machine.

Gravdigr 11-22-2016 07:59 AM

I remember reading about Rod Hall and Ivan Stewart in Off-Road magazine when I was an early teenager.

I remember when Popdigr bought an old International Scout about that time. I was gonna race that Scout in the Baja 1000.:devil:

Gravdigr 11-22-2016 10:55 AM

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Mop up that drool, ya can't have it.

It's not, repeat, not for sale, see...

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xoxoxoBruce 11-29-2016 08:13 AM

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The goggles are for the blood and guts in the backwash...

glatt 11-29-2016 08:52 AM

No way. That didn't exist. It's a hoax.

Even if it did exist, what's the steering wheel for?

xoxoxoBruce 11-29-2016 09:23 AM

To swivel the motor.

Gravdigr 11-29-2016 02:21 PM

Brakes? Who needs 'em?

xoxoxoBruce 11-29-2016 02:30 PM

One giant disc brake.

fargon 11-29-2016 02:38 PM

That thing looks scary. Want!!!

glatt 11-29-2016 03:05 PM

I think that "steering wheel" might actually be the brake. And you steer by leaning.

xoxoxoBruce 11-29-2016 04:36 PM

With that prop pulling instead of driving the wheel, leaning may keep you going in the same direction, but leaning. :eek:

BigV 11-29-2016 09:41 PM

Looks top heavy. More of the mass, the guy's torso, the motor, all above the equator he's riding on.

Still, unbelievably cool.

xoxoxoBruce 11-29-2016 10:32 PM

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This is a new one on me...

xoxoxoBruce 11-30-2016 06:13 AM


Originally Posted by xoxoxoBruce (Post 974997)
The goggles are for the blood and guts in the backwash...


1914 D'Harlingue Propeller Driven Monowheel | Built by Alfred E. D'Harlingue of St. Louis, Missouri. A modified version of a monowheel design by Clinton T. Coates. 3cyl radial engine, steers by changing the angle of the engine and prop, skid and wheel outriggers with a counterbalance weight.

glatt 11-30-2016 07:14 AM

Good find. Lots of info and design variations on imgur

Gravdigr 11-30-2016 01:35 PM

Wow, those three-piece pushrods couldn't have had much of a lifespan...

xoxoxoBruce 11-30-2016 01:40 PM

I think that was designed with drag racing in mind so they wouldn't have to. It was the only way to get up through the heads, and the reason he gave it up when Ford came out with the cammer.

xoxoxoBruce 12-03-2016 02:33 PM

Did you rob a liquor store or hit and run? Maaco will rat you out, so do it yourself. ;)

BigV 12-03-2016 09:25 PM

the tire is his reservoir tank? he belongs in the diy thread. very creative.

xoxoxoBruce 12-03-2016 10:11 PM

Yes, the tire is the tank. That pump could never keep up with the gun.

xoxoxoBruce 12-03-2016 10:41 PM

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The very first Z-28 Camaro ever built. Owned by Hugh Heishman, driven by Johnny Moore in the Daytona 24 hour Continental, 6 Trans Am races, and 2 SCCA events. Now restored to race trim.

Gravdigr 12-05-2016 09:46 AM

A '69 Z/28 (orange hard top w/white stripes) was alllllllllllmost my first car. I had the cash, but Popdigr was a little afraid to let me loose with it (just turned 16). It was nice, too. Built 350, Holley carb, 4-speed.

And only $2500.:bitching:

Gravdigr 12-05-2016 02:24 PM

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Model T-based railcar:

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xoxoxoBruce 12-05-2016 07:12 PM

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Gravdigr 12-06-2016 01:16 PM

From that angle, that car is a work of art.

xoxoxoBruce 12-06-2016 01:19 PM

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Yes, they were gorgeous.
From the same time period, Chrysler and Ghia came up with this...

xoxoxoBruce 12-06-2016 06:33 PM

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Speaking of Mopars, this is a new one on me...

xoxoxoBruce 12-07-2016 09:02 AM

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I love the '32, but I'd settle for the '34. :lol:

classicman 12-07-2016 11:27 AM

very nice.

xoxoxoBruce 12-08-2016 09:28 AM

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xoxoxoBruce 12-08-2016 11:28 AM

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Rambler. Rambler? Rambler!

Gravdigr 12-08-2016 01:56 PM

U. G. L. Y.
That car ain't got no alibi
It's ugly, It's ugly

xoxoxoBruce 12-08-2016 02:11 PM

Sure, that's what makes it such a great sleeper.

Gravdigr 12-08-2016 02:15 PM

Butbutbut, I gotta look at the thing every time I get in it.

I'd have to tint the windows, too. I drive a 94 Grand Cherokee (ug-leee), and even I don't want to be seen in that thing (the Rambler).

Gravdigr 12-08-2016 02:18 PM

But it did remind me of this:

xoxoxoBruce 12-08-2016 02:22 PM

Exactly, even better with a couple of child mannequins in the back seat, a hula dancer on the dash, and a plastic flower on the antenna. :lol2:

Pamela 12-08-2016 04:42 PM

Grav, the exact same thought popped into MY mind as well.

I think I'm scared now!

fargon 12-08-2016 05:22 PM


Originally Posted by xoxoxoBruce (Post 975828)
Rambler. Rambler? Rambler!


Gravdigr 12-09-2016 12:37 PM


Originally Posted by Pamela (Post 975884)
Grav, the exact same thought popped into MY mind as well.

I think I'm scared now!

If you're thinking like me, you should be scared!

Get a CATscan, stat!

xoxoxoBruce 12-13-2016 12:51 PM

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Back in the day... :crone:

Gravdigr 12-15-2016 01:10 PM

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fargon 12-15-2016 02:44 PM

COLD!!! Just like here.

captainhook455 12-15-2016 04:50 PM's going to be cold and wet and it's going to last the rest of your life.


Gravdigr 12-18-2016 01:59 PM

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Scooby on that shit! He crankin', he crankin'!!!

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xoxoxoBruce 12-20-2016 11:36 AM

I drove this road three times (six with returns) before it was totally paved, but not nearly as bad as in 1957. But it was hella better in 1957 than when my Uncles did it in 1949, my father in 1951, and my grandparents in 1952.

glatt 12-20-2016 11:58 AM


BigV 12-20-2016 10:49 PM

That was pretty cool!

A couple observations. They drove that pickup 1100 miles on a single tank of gas? I'm pretty sure I'm missing something there...

Also, the bridge at 2:46 looks like the bridge at Nenana over the Nenana river where the breakup Ice Pool is held.

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