Saturday, April 20, 2019

good photo, it really indicates a small one horse town where kids could safely be biking around at 5 or 6 years old on a trike

this ’69 Torino GT SportsRoof has been sitting here for 41 years, with only 28,017 miles on it and they are going to sell it for ten thousand dollars

The Jupiter and the 119 Golden Spike trains

de-ices a windshield – within seconds – with just a few wipes of a bag of hot water. Hot water in a zip lock bag and you’ve got a de icer and a hand warmer.

results vary with the amount of time the hot water bag is allowed to slowly pass over the ice. Too fast and not enough melting happens

SpeedKore 1967 Camaro “Steve Rogers’ Special Edition”

Robert Downey Jr. happened to share his love of cars with his MCU co-star Chris Evans by having a custom made 1967 Camaro RS built for him, because that's what friends are for! The car is said to have a "Steve Rogers" Special Edition look and now Evans is definitely a car guy.

David Salvaggio calls the color of the car a "melted army man green" with a distressed brown leather interior that is reminiscent of the leather jacket Steve Rogers wore while fighting Hydra in World War II.

This is not the first time SpeedKore have created a muscle car for a Marvel movie hero. Iron Man actor Robert Downey Jr. commissioned the firm to produce a stunning Ford Mustang Boss 302, which picked up a ‘Best of Show’ design award at the prestigious SEMA show in 2017

Form a Tractor rig

Friday, April 19, 2019

Whoa... epic!

I loved this movie... I wish that they'd made a prequel, but, only with Jean Reno, and only with Luc Besson directing... and with a cameo of Gary Oldman. If you haven't seen Leon, the Professional, but dig Gary Oldman at FULL VOLUME WACKY! You have GOT to see Leon

atrist Hood Graff Team, St Petersburg Russia

If you're going to have a garage door, with ANYTHING on it, make it something this damn good

Artist is Kitt Bennett, from Melbourne. Location is Benalla Skatepark.

Scraping snow off a semi trailer

California To Florida riding a Honda Shadow 750

Arc de Triomphe view from above

One woman decided to layer up after being told her suitcase was too heavy. She wore 9 pounds of clothing on a plane instead of forking over the $85 overweight baggage fee at an airport in England,

The woman had booked an all-inclusive vacation and did not bring along enough money.

"I didn't want to be using the little amount I had just so I could get my bag on the plane," Natalie Wynn told The Sun. "I literally said, 'I'm not paying it', and started putting my clothes on...I was boiling, absolutely boiling."

She ended up wearing nearly half of the clothes she had packed including seven dresses, a skirt, two pairs of shoes, two pairs of shorts and a cardigan.

I love a before and after comparison

Mopar trivia

With the 1977 Chrysler, the left fender mounted turn indicator would light up when the gas pedal was floored. When reading the owner's manual the answer turns up. The car had a "gas saver" feature- upon low to no vacuum the fender light on the driver's side would light up, indicating poor fuel economy

Mopars set up for the hearing impaired used the left indicator set up on a vacuum switch so if the car stalled the left indicator light came on

They didn't make a 69 Charger with the 727 and a Dana 60

Early 68 RoadRunners had the bird jumping not running and it was in black and white because the deal with Warnerbros wasn't final yet.

Early 69 Roadrunners had a black beep beep horn, black outside door handle buttons

You could operate the car radio without the ignition key on Mopars built in the 60's-70's by pushing the brake pedal while turning on the hazard lights and left turn signal all at the same time. If you took your foot off the brake pedal, the radio would go on and off along with the flashers. Putting your foot back on the brake would stop the flashers and the radio would play continuously.

In a 69 Dodge Charger with power windows, if you don’t have the keys on you and you need to close the windows, turn on the emergency flashers, step on the brake, set the turn signal lever in the left or right signal position, and the power windows will operate.

Chrysler built a 350 V8 in 1958

the pentastar symbol only went on the passenger's side fender to market to pedestrians on the sidewalk. And they wanted the pentastar symbol to be more recognized than anyone name brand.

Any 440 cars built after June of 1971 got 6pack rods installed. Chrysler had too many rods pre-ordered when the 440/6 option was discontinued. They used all the cranks and rods up till they were gone.

all Dodge and Plymouth 68 hardtops had the lock in the rear and were moved for 69 to prevent break ins and theft

69 Charger Daytona uses 70 Charger fenders. 70 Superbird uses 70 Coronet fenders, and hood.

The side marker lights on a 70-71 cuda were exact same as the ones on a 70 fury

426 Hemi cars were made with air conditioning, the Monteverdi

1973 Duster Twister used the twin scoops from a '69 440 Cuda.

A 70 340 Duster instrument panel is the same as a 67 to 69 Barracuda. Also the 70 Roadrunner used a 69 Charger instrument panel.

A Charger Daytona has the exact same rear window glass as a Vega hatchback

Any Chrysler starter, (63 to 87) will fit any Chrysler engine(V8, slant 6) except the hemi.

Mike Mantel owns the original Little Red Wagon wheelstander that was raced by the late Bill “Maverick” Golden.

The original Little Red Wagon is still in original condition, having been wrecked in 1975. Mike explained that he has no plans for a restoration, but it can be done if he wanted to. The original Little Red Wagon still retains its original magnesium American Racing Torq Thrust wheels from the 1960s. Another artifact from this incredible piece of Mopar history, was the original Hilborn injection for the 426 Hemi, complete with the eight injector stacks that were on the car.

the Little Red Wagon was heavily damaged in a crash in 1975, and sat outside for years

seeing a 1981 Z28 Convertible is a bit of a new experience

these cars were sold directly off the showroom floors of various Chevrolet dealerships as new cars make them as close to a factory Z28 Convertible as it was possible to get in 1981, even though the actual conversion work was completed by National Coach Engineering (NCE) of Port Sanilac, Michigan

NCE then installed reinforcing and bracing under the car, cut off the roof, welded in some fabricated panels and pieces, and fitted a custom-made sailcloth soft-top. The Camaro Z28 wasn’t the only beneficiary of this creativity, as NCE also performed similar work on the Pontiac Trans Am during the same period. These conversions were all performed on these models between 1979 and 1981, at which point NCE went bankrupt, and the factory closed.

a company called Fuel Matrix says it's in talks with UK airlines to calculate exactly how much fuel planes need to fly, by simply weighing the people before they get on the airliner.

This data could then be passed directly to the flight deck for pilots to work out precisely how much fuel their plane needs.

Chief operating officer Nick Brasier told the Independent that most flights carry about one per cent more fuel than they need and burn about 0.3 to 0.5 per cent more fuel due to the extra fuel weight.

Salute of the day! To the Raytown Fire Dept! A dead battery stranded him, and the Raytown firefighters pushed him seven blocks, uphill, home and set him up to recharge the battery.

Yahoo Lifestyle spoke with deputy chief Mike Hunley, the man was on his way to fish in a small pond near a cemetery when his wheelchair became stuck in muddy grass. “Neighbors tried freeing the man but no one was strong enough so they called us,” Hunley said. The firefighters were able to free the man and get him back on dry ground, and pushed him back home.

Hobbs & Shaw Trailer 2

Yenko Chevrolet built two Z-28 "Stormers" specifically for road racing. Car sold new through Yenko for $5900, here is Bill Boye at the '68 Daytona 24-hour with his Marina Blue Stormer

The Super Hugger Camaro

A Firebird was being raced by Guillermo Cruz from Ecquador at the May 11th, 1969 Wolverine Trans-Am at Michigan International Speedway.

this ought to settle last weeks controversy about Javelin vs AMX

racing photographer Ron Lathrop captured photos of the prominent racetracks and their drivers in America during the late 1960s, before going into the Air Force from 1965 - 69 and again from 1972 - 92.

Sunoco's 1969 Camaro "Inspection Cruiser". Huh, even though it's just a 307, it's still a 1969 Camaro, and that would be mighty cool to see show up

Above is the famous frozen fuel of the Penske Donahue Camaro... dry ice was used to super chill a barrel or drum of gas, which when loaded into the Camaro, was helpful in packing more fuel into the gas tank, and lower the fuel air mix temp at the carb, possibly lowering the engine temp - but certainly packing more oxygen atoms per cfm for more power

here's a better look at the drum in a barrel, being supercooled, and frosting the bottom half of the barrel

Ron was a freelance racing photographer dating back to 1963 and did work for Sports Car Graphic, Competition Press, Road and Track, as well as a number of karting magazines and even Rod and Custom.

Factory Experimental Falcon, only in Canada, known as code 992, known as the K Code package in the USA

No American-built Falcons were built with the 271hp 289 Hi-Po engine, Top Loader four-speed gearbox, and Traction Lok–equipped 9-inch rear axle, and the K-code packagewas never officially available with it north of the border.

As with other factory high-performance packages of the day, the intent was to make the car legal in NHRA Stock Eliminator racing. Problem was, only seven of the cars were built by Ford at the Oakville, Ontario, assembly plant.

NHRA demanded at least 50 to qualify for a Stock Eliminator class. As a result, they were relegated to the Factory Experimental (FX) class.

And now you know what a legit Factory Experimental Falcon looks like... and Ford only gave them the worst warranty I've heard of lately 90 days/4,000 miles.

The neighborhood kid who admired it every day on the way to school followed its dragstrip exploits,
watched it drive around his hometown, and saw a succession of his friends trade ownership. Although the car stayed local for a while, it eventually moved away. But not too far, and he recognized it immediately when it popped up in a local trader publication in 2003.

He has accumulated copious documentation on the car, including photos and a letter from NHRA indicating the low production excluded the car from Stock Eliminator classes, and, curiously, a copy of the original dealer invoice, which was shown in the Jan. 2002 issue of Muscle Car Review Magazine. It was part of a story on another of the seven don’t-call-it-a-K-Code Hi-Po Falcons.

After the restoration was complete, Teacher’s Pet was displayed at the 2008 Speed-O-Rama in Toronto, as well as the Toronto Performance World Car Show, where Brouwer reunited it with Thompson for the first time in decades.

“It was a great moment,” he says. “And after the show, I took the car over to Graeme’s house. He still lived in the same one I walked by more than 40 years earlier. He and his son took the car out for a few blasts down the street. It was just like 1967 again.”

Whoa... check this out... explained in the next post

Motorola Vibrasonic, something I don't think I've ever seen, or heard of. They seem to have been used to give a more interesting sound effect to a radio, before Stereo was invented, on vacuum tube single speaker radios

In general the feature seems to give more "distance" and some echo to the sound, and maybe back in the twangy guitar era (Duane Eddy, or slow dance do wop, and the Ventures, surf music, and early Elvis type stuff with a couple electric guitars, and a big ol bass) it made the music really liven up on crummy old paper speakers.

I've read that with the right music, a vibrasonic reverb made it sound like the music was in a church, or concert hall, and up until the 60s gospel sold a lot of records... Aretha and Elvis both were selling gospel albums.

 'Vibrasonic' is just another brand name for the reverb that was popular in that era. Fisher had the 'SpaceXpander'

Hmmmm, I bet Jalopnik, Hagerty, Old Motor, and who ever else are out there aren't doing goofy articles like this about strange old car stuff no one has anymore... but find interesting anyway