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It's Time to Play "WHO AM I"?

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  • fezofezo Posts: 9,328
    43 out of 48 and all but one were clerical errors (thinking I clicked one box when I clicked another - had the 55 and 56 Chevys reversed when I knew better and mixed up my Kaisers. I was born in 1951.

    There were some educated guesses in there but a lot of them were good old multiple choice specials - you eliminate what you know isn't right and there it is...
  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    I'm bad a guessing, or just have bad luck.

    On nearly every question, I got 2 out of 4. You find a logo or styling cue that stands out, and can pick 1 or 2 correctly, then the rest is basically a guess.

    I missed nearly all those guesses. Oh well, I don't play the lottery and I guess it's a good thing - I'd never win!
  • fezofezo Posts: 9,328
    My killer was catching all those funny things and then hitting the wrong thing on those Chevys. Doh!
  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 17,199
    finally gave in and did it. 69%. Not bad for a guy born in 1973.
    I got the one with the ornaments all right. The one with the Henry J and Kaiser I got all wrong, which surprised me. On several, I KNEW 2 and guessed 2 and almost always guessed wrong. Oh well.

    '13 Stang GT; '86 Benz 300E; '98 Volvo S70; '12 Leaf; '14 Town&Country

  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright CaliforniaPosts: 44,525
    I got 100% but that's only because I think I once owned all of those cars :P

    Actually I had to guess on 3 or 4 and got lucky.

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  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright CaliforniaPosts: 44,525
    edited April 2011
    Okay, so nobody got #1178 Who Am I # 1178

    and so I'll tell you it was George Keller, who made the Keller car.

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  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright CaliforniaPosts: 44,525
    edited April 2011
    Okay, now I'm really going to get tough:

    I was the only Ford Co. car (or at least the only one Shiftright remembers) that used a GM carburetor!!

    Who Am I?

    hints: 4-barrel / big block

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  • hpmctorquehpmctorque Posts: 4,187
    I'd guess Lincoln, but couldn't guess the year.
  • hpmctorquehpmctorque Posts: 4,187
    edited April 2011
    I'm an American luxury brand that used GM's Hydra-matic transmission for five years. Who am I, and in which model years did I offer Hydra-Matic?
  • isellhondasisellhondas Issaquah WashingtonPosts: 17,623
    edited April 2011
    I assume you meant in a non GM brand?

    How about a 1949-1953 Lincoln?
  • omarmanomarman Posts: 695
    I'll guess the 1971 Mustang 429 CJ with a Rochester Quadrajet 4bbl. Only reason that rings a bell is because I had a '71 Mustang 302 V8 in high school. I don't know if any other models came with that engine/carb combo. My ex-girlfriend's father had an original 1970 Torino Cobra 429 and he said that the Holley carb on that engine was original equipment.
  • Didn't T-Birds use them for a few years?
  • jwilliams2jwilliams2 Posts: 856
    edited April 2011
    Ford used the GM Rochester Quadra-jet in some 429ci motors as I recall....in maybe '73 or so.
  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright CaliforniaPosts: 44,525
    Yep 70-71 on the Cougar Cobra Jet but not the Super Cobra Jet...for some odd reason they elected to use Air Injection instead.

    Problem was, Ford didn't have a clean carburetor for emissions, so they used the Rochester for that short while.

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  • hpmctorquehpmctorque Posts: 4,187
    You nailed it. Yes, Lincoln, but I think the years were '51-'53. Someone please correct me if I'm wrong on that.
  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright CaliforniaPosts: 44,525
    edited April 2011
    I offered a very rare factory sunroof in 1939 and the first factory-built station wagon for my marque in 1940. During World War II, my factory stopped building cars and made 20mm, 37mm and 155mm artillery, while other American automakers mostly made tanks and trucks and aircraft engines and parts.

    Who Am I?

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  • tjc78tjc78 JerseyPosts: 5,025
    Oldsmobile?

    1999 Chevy S10 / 2004 Merc Grand Marquis / 2012 Buick LaCrosse

  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright CaliforniaPosts: 44,525
    Very GOOD! Gold star!

    Yes, Oldsmobile just started "waking up" around 1939 and would go on to become one of the more innovative GM brands of the postwar period as well with continuing Hydra-Matic and their rocket 88 engine, and even turbocharging later on.

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  • isellhondasisellhondas Issaquah WashingtonPosts: 17,623
    So true and so hard to believe Oldsmobile is no more. I think they had the first automatic transmission in 1940 didn't they?

    The "bubble coupes" of 1949 and 1950 were basically a Chevrolet with that "rocket" V-8 installed. They were hard to beat in their day!
  • bhill2bhill2 Posts: 1,333
    If you read a certain magazine you will know this, because it's what reminded me.

    I wasn't the first car to offer air conditioning, but I was the first to offer a fully integrated fresh air heater/AC system with all components either under the hood or on the dash (no evaporator in the trunk). Who am I and what year did I debut my system?

    2009 BMW 335i, 2003 Corvette cnv, 2001 Jaguar XK cnv, 1985 MB 380SE (the best of the lot)

  • hpmctorquehpmctorque Posts: 4,187
    I'd guess Nash, but don't remember the year. Some time in the mid-latter '50s, maybe?
  • bhill2bhill2 Posts: 1,333
    You are correct in your answer of Nash. Anyone want to contribute the year?

    2009 BMW 335i, 2003 Corvette cnv, 2001 Jaguar XK cnv, 1985 MB 380SE (the best of the lot)

  • omarmanomarman Posts: 695
    edited May 2011
    I would have guessed Pontiac in '54. Was it Nash in '54? What was the magazine tie-in from the original clue? It's still early and I haven't had caffeine. :sick:

    Easy bit of trivia for me to remember about that year concerns running back Archie Griffin. Griffin was born in '54 and wore #45. He was the Heisman winner in 1974 and again in 1975!
  • bhill2bhill2 Posts: 1,333
    Omarman, you are correct in saying '54. You would have gotten half credit for Pontiac because they did indeed come out with an AC system with all components contained under the hood. It was, however, not integrated with the heater and I think it still only recirculated cabin air as opposed to bringing in fresh air. The magazine reference was to Old Cars Weekly, which had an article on the Nash system in the latest issue.

    2009 BMW 335i, 2003 Corvette cnv, 2001 Jaguar XK cnv, 1985 MB 380SE (the best of the lot)

  • isellhondasisellhondas Issaquah WashingtonPosts: 17,623
    I believe I was the first car to ever have a vinyl top applied over my metal roof and I was built in the good old U.S.

    Unheard of at the time.

    Who am I?
  • hpmctorquehpmctorque Posts: 4,187
    edited May 2011
    I am a '51 Ford. I believe you could also get the '51 Mercury with the vinyl top. Sharp cars!
  • motorcity6motorcity6 Posts: 427
    Had a 50 Ford Crestliner with flathead V-8, 3 on the column w/overdrive..Body color was bronze with brown and brown vinyl roof..Great car, purchased new, some engine modifications and dual ehaust..Car was driven approx 50k mi and traded in on another Ford..

    Side story, Ford dealer in Indpls, who was the original selling dealer after tradein reset the speedo to show 25k mi..Several yrs later the new owner contacted my family on a title mistake and he stated that the speedo reading at time of his accident due to a sandstorm in Ariz was 145k mi, car was totaled..

    After turning 16, my first car was a 48 Chevy Fleetmaster, which was a handed down to me and I managed to blow the engine and later roll the car..It survived with a new engine and a few new body parts.

    Back to the 50 Ford Crestliner, it was fast and fun..60 in o/d first and 90 in o/d second gear..and around 115 in o/d third..In essence it had 6 speeds forward..

    Our run of overdrive trannies and flat head V-8s was extended to 51, 52, and 53 models with the 54 model our first automatic V-8, Fordomatic with overhead valve engine..
  • hpmctorquehpmctorque Posts: 4,187
    "50 Ford Crestliner with flathead V-8, 3 on the column w/overdrive..Body color was bronze with brown and brown vinyl roof"

    Neat car. Interesting story.

    Those flathead V8s with dual exhausts sounded great.
  • isellhondasisellhondas Issaquah WashingtonPosts: 17,623
    You nailed it! Good job!
  • isellhondasisellhondas Issaquah WashingtonPosts: 17,623
    I grew up in a Chevy town and Fords weren't very cool.

    One summer, a guy parked a 1950 Crestliner on a busy street corner with a For Sale sign in it. This would have been in around 1968.

    Of course, I had to stop and look at it. It was a typical rust free So Calif car but it had it's share of scrapes and scratches etc. It was well used but overall, it was in good shape. It was priced at 200.00. It sat there for several weekends until it finally disappeared.
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