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fargon 12-12-2019 04:09 PM

That is not a Chevrolet it's a Jimmy.

xoxoxoBruce 12-12-2019 09:55 PM

That's not the same vehicle, different color, different wheels, different stance.
But you're right in that's it's a GMC like this one and they call it a Chevy. Actually they are the same as the Chevy except the GMC used BOP engines and the badges.

xoxoxoBruce 12-13-2019 12:22 AM

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Cadillac has built some ugly experiments...

Diaphone Jim 12-13-2019 11:47 AM

"That's not the same vehicle, different color, different wheels, different stance."
Of course it isn't. What made you think it was supposed to be?

"Cadillac has built some ugly experiments... "
How did the magnificent NART-Zagato get on that list?

glatt 12-13-2019 03:30 PM

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Originally Posted by Diaphone Jim (Post 1043007)
"That's not the same vehicle, different color, different wheels, different stance."
Of course it isn't. What made you think it was supposed to be?

The Cellar: Where agreeing with somebody sounds like an argument.

Gravdigr 12-13-2019 06:47 PM

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Originally Posted by fargon (Post 1042961)
That is not a Chevrolet it's a Jimmy.

I spoke out of my ass. It plainly says GMC on it. Forgive me.

fargon 12-13-2019 07:52 PM

Go forth and sin no more.

xoxoxoBruce 12-14-2019 01:28 AM

That NART is nothing original, could be a Aston, Alfa Montreal, Maserati Indy, even a Jag XKS, or a Pacer the fat lady sat on. :vomit:

Griff 12-14-2019 08:33 AM

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Originally Posted by fargon (Post 1043030)
Go forth and sin no more.

I hereby nominate fargon for Cellar Confessor.

Gravdigr 12-15-2019 03:19 PM

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Originally Posted by xoxoxoBruce (Post 1043036)
That NART is nothing original, could be a Aston, Alfa Montreal, Maserati Indy, even a Jag XKS, or a Pacer the fat lady sat on. :vomit:

In stead, it's an Eldorado.

xoxoxoBruce 12-15-2019 11:41 PM

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66 Ford...

Happy Monkey 12-16-2019 11:27 AM

Looks like Musk's inspiration.

Gravdigr 12-16-2019 08:57 PM

Hah! Don't it, though?

xoxoxoBruce 12-17-2019 11:10 PM

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I guess they were cutting the number of buses to pay WW I reparations so added more decks.

glatt 12-18-2019 07:54 AM

Tippy

fargon 12-18-2019 08:57 AM

That thing would be a nightmare in a crosswind.

xoxoxoBruce 12-18-2019 09:18 AM

I just noticed it's a C cab, not much weather protection for the driver.

Diaphone Jim 12-18-2019 12:16 PM

Underground utilities.

fargon 12-18-2019 01:12 PM

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Originally Posted by xoxoxoBruce (Post 1043201)
I just noticed it's a C cab, not much weather protection for the driver.

Easier for the driver to Bail Out.

Gravdigr 12-18-2019 03:05 PM

Sign on the upper decks:

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No fatties.

xoxoxoBruce 12-18-2019 11:55 PM

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5 two barrels was displaced with easier to control 3-2s then 4 barrels finally injection. But they looked way cool.

fargon 12-19-2019 08:06 AM

Syncing those carburetors would be a nightmare.

Diaphone Jim 12-19-2019 10:45 AM

https://www.pegasusautoracing.com/pr....asp?RecID=826

xoxoxoBruce 12-19-2019 11:11 AM

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Originally Posted by fargon (Post 1043245)
Syncing those carburetors would be a nightmare.

That's why removing the idle and low speed jets from the four outboard carbs is the best bet. Then sync the best you can and tell everyone it's your secret progressive set up. :haha:

I've seen a Unisyn used on a European engine with two carbs and the owner said he was happy with it, but I don't know if he actually knew what he was doing or not. As I understand it the Unisyn measures air flow and depends on jet size for proper fuel to match.

Diaphone Jim 12-19-2019 07:56 PM

I linked to that simple device because it worked wonderfully on a Bristol 100D with three Solexes I had for many years.

xoxoxoBruce 12-20-2019 12:50 AM

That's good to know. We see so many gadgets on the market that promise the world but are crap, it's nice to get first hand experience to go by.

Bristol 100D, that's one of them foreign jobs, I'll have to notify ICE to administer the pledge of allegiance.
Just kidding you Jim, my brother races Mazdas, and is on the National Board of the SCCA representing the New England Reagion. :lol:

xoxoxoBruce 12-20-2019 01:10 AM

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These are sweet, I've driven a few and had one for a short time. Civilized, comfy and quiet. The last 2 years were hard to get because the FBI and Secret Service snapped them up by the trainload.

xoxoxoBruce 12-20-2019 11:21 PM

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Want to break it so you can justify buying a new one? I've got just the thing...

Undertoad 12-21-2019 10:05 AM

just look at that car

would you look at that?

Diaphone Jim 12-21-2019 12:04 PM

I didn't know about all those specialty fuels.
Le Mans could be expensive.
Or the Cannonball.

xoxoxoBruce 12-21-2019 11:40 PM

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Originally Posted by Undertoad (Post 1043358)
just look at that car

would you look at that?

The Grand National? They are classy, comfy, quiet, and your mother would be pleased. They are also quick, the last two years were hard to come by because the Secret Service and FBI were buying them by the droves. I had one for a very short time.

gtown 12-23-2019 11:21 PM

The Irishman - everyone talks about the amazing cast of actors and the de-aging tech but the real amazing cast they put together are the cars, especially that Hudson Hornet

https://www.imcdb.org/m1302006.html

xoxoxoBruce 12-23-2019 11:40 PM

The 50's and 60's cars are easy to find, the 70's get a little tougher because they're not as collectible and they rusted away at the drop of a hat. I say 50's and 60's are easy to find, that doesn't mean it would be easy to talk the collector into loaning it to a studio. :headshake It would take a pile of money and bulletproof insurance. I saw several of those Hudsons last summer, I'm fond of them because a '51 Hudson gave me my first ride over 100 mph. :D

Clodfobble 12-24-2019 07:37 AM

Surely at some point it becomes more financially feasible to just build a replica?

xoxoxoBruce 12-24-2019 10:45 AM

It would be very unusual for a particular car to be necessary for a movie, maybe the story of Henry Ford or Tucker, even a sequel would only have to be close. Now with CGI they can fake almost everything. ;)

fargon 12-24-2019 11:52 AM

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Originally Posted by Clodfobble (Post 1043508)
Surely at some point it becomes more financially feasible to just build a replica?

How about all those fiberglass T-Buckets running around?

https://www.speedwaymotors.com/Basic...BoCEegQAvD_BwE

Diaphone Jim 12-24-2019 12:19 PM

When you really don't want to see golf ball size hail:
https://www.thevintagenews.com/2019/...tEWpdBnRtyNc2E

xoxoxoBruce 12-24-2019 12:32 PM

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Originally Posted by fargon (Post 1043517)
How about all those fiberglass T-Buckets running around?

Fine if you want to make a movie about hot rod T-buckets.

fargon 12-24-2019 12:33 PM

Is there anything else?

xoxoxoBruce 12-24-2019 11:29 PM

Yes, plenty of period pieces like The Irishmen.

Or this movie.

Gravdigr 12-25-2019 12:59 PM

The Irishman...Ever seen a mob movie? Save yerself 3 hours. Outside of the aging/de-aging effects, The Irishman is every mob movie ever made.

The aging/de-aging effects are impressive at times, though.

Also, Robert De Niro's character is 6'4" tall. De Niro is about 5'8", tops.

xoxoxoBruce 12-25-2019 11:16 PM

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Zoom...

Gravdigr 12-26-2019 08:28 AM

Not since the Ferrari hit 2nd gear...

BigV 12-27-2019 12:14 PM

Who wins second gear is a pretty good fight.

Who wins the second turn...not so much.

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xoxoxoBruce 12-27-2019 12:21 PM

That modified 454 Chevelle would walk on the Ferrari in a straight line.
But turns... fugetaboutit.

Gravdigr 12-27-2019 02:07 PM

The Ferrari has about half the weight.

And traction control.

The heavy Chevy might indicate 60 on the speedo first, but the prancing horse will be doing sixty first.

Griff 12-28-2019 08:27 AM

But the Chevy is dead sexy.

xoxoxoBruce 12-28-2019 09:25 AM

Ferrari's trump card has always been when it got up to speed it didn't have to slow down regardless of what the road did... if the driver had the chops.

Gravdigr 12-28-2019 03:31 PM

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Originally Posted by Griff (Post 1043683)
But the Chevy is dead sexy.

This is true.

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Originally Posted by xoxoxoBruce (Post 1043684)
... if the driver had the chops.

And a really good firesuit.:lol2:

xoxoxoBruce 12-31-2019 12:54 AM

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Factory approved '66 Mustang pick-ups...

xoxoxoBruce 01-07-2020 12:17 AM

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Fortunately these never saw production...

xoxoxoBruce 01-09-2020 11:43 PM

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I guess everybody needs a hobby...

glatt 01-10-2020 06:57 AM

I'm sure RockAuto has parts for that.

fargon 01-10-2020 09:13 AM

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Originally Posted by glatt (Post 1044359)
I'm sure RockAuto has parts for that.

Mercedes-Benz does.

Diaphone Jim 01-10-2020 11:23 AM

The 300 SL is probably as influential an automobile as ever produced.
You have to think of Stirling Moss and Denis Jenkinson.
The "'68" is unlikely since the coupe was available from 1954 t0 '57 and the roadster from '57 to '63.
Sometime around 1967, one of the owners of the neighborhood liquor store bought a roadster. When I admired it, he tossed me the keys and said "Bring it back in an hour or two." A friend and I did enjoy that ride.
It has always stuck in my mind how wide the thresholds were:

https://germancarsforsaleblog.com/wp...r3-570x382.png

Diaphone Jim 01-10-2020 11:26 AM

Another threshold pic:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:M...d_interior.jpg

Diaphone Jim 01-10-2020 11:29 AM

Whoops, misread the year, '61 works.

Gravdigr 01-10-2020 07:32 PM

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Originally Posted by fargon (Post 1044371)
Mercedes-Benz does.

True dat. Leno says they have, or will re-make, every single part since whenever.

xoxoxoBruce 01-10-2020 11:39 PM

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Originally Posted by Diaphone Jim (Post 1044374)
Whoops, misread the year, '61 works.

Yes it was barn stashed in '68 with 75 k miles. I'd love to see a picture of it when it was put away.

glatt 01-11-2020 07:26 AM

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Originally Posted by Gravdigr (Post 1044394)
True dat. Leno says they have, or will re-make, every single part since whenever.



Well, that surprises me. But I approve. I wonder if they pass along the full costs of the manufacturing old parts.


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