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  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,749

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  • bhill2bhill2 Posts: 1,404

    @stevedebi said: But maybe they were on to something with this car? On second thought, no. They just had dumb designers...

    But somehow the Hudson version is even homier than the Nash; something to do with the color scheme. In addition, it looks like this one is the lower trim line (the Super line, I think) which was pretty bad in the Nash configuration too.

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  • berriberri Posts: 4,270
    edited August 6

    Bhill, the 59 v 60 GM question: IIRC the 60's mostly sold better. However, I mostly preferred the 59's. I'll go Buick for 60 and maybe call Olds sort of a tie. I'm pretty sure I'm a minority on this though! Personally, I'm not a big fan of 1960 in general. Didn't particularly care for most Fomoco or Mopar that year either. However, I did like the new for 60 compacts Falcon, Corvair and Valiant.

  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright CaliforniaPosts: 45,975

    Not quite what it seems:

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  • stickguystickguy Posts: 15,662

    I was going to guess a Fitch, but saw your "hint" on the picture at the bottom. Never heard of it.

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  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright CaliforniaPosts: 45,975

    The Crown Corvair was similar in concept to the Kelmark--any ideas? It is a real Corvair but not made this particular way from the factory.

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  • bhill2bhill2 Posts: 1,404

    @berri said: Bhill, the 59 v 60 GM question: IIRC the 60's mostly sold better. However, I mostly preferred the 59's. I'll go Buick for 60 and maybe call Olds sort of a tie. I'm pretty sure I'm a minority on this though! Personally, I'm not a big fan of 1960 in general. Didn't particularly care for most Fomoco or Mopar that year either. However, I did like the new for 60 compacts Falcon, Corvair and Valiant.

    I prefer the '60 Olds because the headlight treatment of the '59s (spread out headlamps with the parking light between them) just looked weird to me. Wrt the Buick, the '59s were more out there, but in a perverse way I liked them.

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  • tmarttmart Spring, TXPosts: 1,026
    edited August 6

    @Mr_Shiftright said: The Crown Corvair was similar in concept to the Kelmark--any ideas? It is a real Corvair but not made this particular way from the factory.

    Probably came with windshield wipers and different wheels from the factory.

  • steverstever Viva Las CrucesPosts: 41,945

    Dash:

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  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright CaliforniaPosts: 45,975

    Haha....most definitely used to have windshield wipers...

    What's different is what's in the back seat:

    @tmart said: Probably came with windshield wipers and different wheels from the factory.

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  • tmarttmart Spring, TXPosts: 1,026

    @stever said: Dash:

    Looks like a Jeep Cherokee.

  • stickguystickguy Posts: 15,662

    Or a jeep wrangler

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  • berriberri Posts: 4,270

    Wrt the Buick, the '59s were more out there, but in a perverse way I liked them.

    When I was a little kid I had an uncle who's company car was a 59 LeSabre coupe. That thing was massive, but quite the smooth road car. He didn't have any real trouble with it either.

  • steverstever Viva Las CrucesPosts: 41,945

    @tmart, it's a 2014 Jeep Cherokee Limited with a "heritage" nod to the Wrangler heirs.

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  • omarmanomarman Posts: 723

    Bit hard to see under the hood but there are 2 identical hardworking Detroit V-8 engines taking care of business here. Can you identify them? Extra points awarded if you can name the implement in which they are mounted.

  • steverstever Viva Las CrucesPosts: 41,945

    Here's another mystery car in a one-off discussion where the poster would like an id. TIA.

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  • grahampetersgrahampeters AustraliaPosts: 1,671

    @stever said: Here's another mystery car in a one-off discussion where the poster would like an id. TIA.

    G'day

    I had a look and think it is a 90's Lotus Esprit. Someone should be able to provide a better idea of the actual model

    Cheers

    Graham

  • steverstever Viva Las CrucesPosts: 41,945

    Thanks!

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  • omarmanomarman Posts: 723

    According to Hill AFB the mystery motors are "two Buick Wildcat V-8 racing engines, each of 425 cubic inch displacement." Together the engines produced over 600 horsepower running on avgas. All this nailhead power was used in the AG-330 Start Carts for starting the two Pratt & Whitney J58 engines of the Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird.

  • imidazol97imidazol97 Crossroads of America: I70 & I75Posts: 18,528

    Wow! That's interesting.

  • grahampetersgrahampeters AustraliaPosts: 1,671

    @omarman said: According to Hill AFB the mystery motors are "two Buick Wildcat V-8 racing engines, each of 425 cubic inch displacement." Together the engines produced over 600 horsepower running on avgas. All this nailhead power was used in the AG-330 Start Carts for starting the two Pratt & Whitney J58 engines of the Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird.

    G'day

    Well that solves it. I had spent some hours trying to think of an industrial application which would need high acceleration and ultimate speed, rather than the torque of a diesel which would be more common in industrial applications. I seem to recall that the SR 71 also needed special fuel which resulted in Shell using a whole year's materials normally allocated to Flick fly spray. There is also something about an igniter fuel which explodes in contact with air.

    Very interesting

    Cheers

    Graham

  • omarmanomarman Posts: 723

    I seem to recall that the SR 71 also needed special fuel which resulted in Shell using a whole year's materials normally allocated to >Flick fly spray. There is also something about an igniter fuel which explodes in contact with air.

    TEB was used to ignite the high flash point JP7 fuel while the turbojet engine was spooling up at 3,200 RPMs with the aid of the roaring V-8 engines of the start cart. What a sound that must have made! waaahh! swoosh! ka-PHOOM! And all that with 1950s tech.

  • steverstever Viva Las CrucesPosts: 41,945

    Okay, time to play Mystery Car Part.

    As usual, thanks for helping a new poster with their question.

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  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,749

    New>

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  • MichaellMichaell ColoradoPosts: 8,116

    @andys120 said: New>

    New Hyundai i20 ... similar to our Accent here in NA.

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  • stickguystickguy Posts: 15,662

    Kind of cute. And looks like it might have decent visibility to the rear. Tired of the the gun slit rear windows with the big angle up at the back.

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  • steverstever Viva Las CrucesPosts: 41,945

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  • grahampetersgrahampeters AustraliaPosts: 1,671

    @stever said:

    G'day

    Is that the new Volvo XC90? It has been getting a bit of coverage here as the preceding model was pretty popular and had been on sale almost forever -supposedly one of the oldest models on sale in Australia.

    Apparently the prior generation chewed through tyres; a fact I know from suddenly receiving repeated demands from a woman who thought I was her ex-husband and should pay for her either to replace the tyres on the Volvo XC90 every nine months or buy her a new Mercedes as a replacement. She proved remarkably hard to convince over the internet! Weird!

    Cheers

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  • steverstever Viva Las CrucesPosts: 41,945
    edited August 13

    Yep, that's the 2015 Volvo XC90, which Features Thor’s Hammer Running Lights.

    It probably won't sell well up here in the UP of the state of Michigan. Finns are everywhere, and the XC90's nods to Sweden could raise some hackles. Although, my MIL's boyfriend considered himself a Swede (or at best, as Swede-Finn, even though his family "had" to live in Finland for a couple of generations).

    Yesterday I was scheduling the shut-off of my water for our impending move, and was told that after four years, I was officially a Yooper, and once a Yooper, always a Yooper. Scary thought, although at least I'm not an adopted Finn-Yooper. It's hard enough trying to explain what a Yooper is. :p

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  • iluvmysephia1iluvmysephia1 Posts: 5,713

    Upper Yooper...like?

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