Saturday, December 24, 2022
it was not an issue with how much a ZL1 cost, it was IF a guy knew who to talk to to make GM build it and sell it!
finally, the right weekend is here for me to post this Buick
huh... I never thought about it this way, but, a good layer of snow pack makes for a flat road surface that the road builders can't achieve
I just learned of the Iron Mountain Rail Road baby, William Moses Gould Helms, an interesting true story of rural Missouri
Due to the loving kindness of the Helms family, the baby pulled through. The community concluded that the baby was no older than five days old when the horrible incident occurred. The baby boy was given the name, William Moses Gould Helms.
When his father died, William moved with his mother to Salem, Missouri, where he graduated from high school. He then attended Braughton's University and Southwest State Teachers College at Springfield, MO. His schooling was financed by the Iron Mountain Railroad, which later became the Missouri-Pacific Line.
It was said that the Iron Mountain Baby did not like all of the fame his remarkable story had brought him. It is rumored that his son didn't even know about his past. Helms died January 31, 1953 at the age of 51.
Seen better days, parked in 1979, this factory 4 speed just sold on Ebay for 31k
an open end adjustable wrench, where the shims are pivoting out of or into the jaw, to make this exactly the size you need. Pretty clever! Thank you Steve!
Friday, December 23, 2022
Arthur Lih, founder and CEO of LifeVac (emergency choking rescue device that's now saved the lives of 591 people) was a trucker in Brooklyn until he retired after working his way up from driver to company owner. Then he made a life saving device
The Great Panjandrum, was a massive, rocket-propelled, explosive-laden cart designed by the British military during World War II. It wasn't designed well enough to get used in war though
Mopar is never going to top the Santa Sleigh, from back in 2018. I don't recall any other car maker doing anything as cool before or since. Do you know of something?
heavy duty trucks manufacturers will have to build the 2027 year semis to a stricter emission standard for the EPA
Thursday, December 22, 2022
Wednesday, December 21, 2022
the Dilbert comic strip character from Scott Adams (from the 1990's to present), was named for the character Dilbert Groundloop in WW2 Navy aviation training manuals. Those are related to the Army training films by Dr Suess, Chuck Jones, Mel Blanc, and Frank Capra and also the training manuals by Will Eisner
Of those accepted for military service, 70 percent had dropped out of school, 500,000 had less than a fourth grade education, and 4.4 million had less than an eighth grade education.
I covered all of the background info in the post on the training manuals that Will Eisner illustrated: https://justacarguy.blogspot.com/2018/04/will-eisner-originator-of-graphic-novel.html
the Dr Suess ads http://justacarguy.blogspot.com/search/label/Dr%20Suess
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dilbert_Groundloop from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dilbert_%28character%29
page 55 and 130 of https://books.google.com/books?id=IObo37IFIXUC&pg=PA132#v=onepage&q&f=false
Pontiac built excitement, and sponsored the Hall and Oates Big Bam Boom tour of '85
Promo item for their Big Bam Boom tour. The record itself is just a greatest hits album, interestingly it's sided as Side A and Side One.
The Fiero was the first two-seater Pontiac since the 1926 to 1938 coupes, and also the first and only mass-produced mid-engine sports car by a U.S. manufacturer.
interesting to me, is that this isn't the 1st Hall and Oates post I've made, the one was about the diner on an album cover of theirs, one was about the car racing Oates did, one about the Porsche tractor, and another about the cover Hall and Oates did of Family Man https://justacarguy.blogspot.com/search?q=Hall+and+Oates
owner-operator Joe White bought this piece of trucking history, a 1960 Kenworth cabover, when he was 19 years old in 1970. He worked the truck for 30 years in total before retiring it. (skip the first 20 seconds)
The driver of this tractor-trailer was stopped by an AZDPS trooper on westbound Interstate 10 in Goodyear for operating an 18-wheeler with only 16 wheels. The driver explained they had hoped to make it to California to buy new tires.
In the comments, a lot of truckers are saying this chained up axel is fine, and if the trailer is empty, this isn't a problem
I found more photos of the 1934 cross Canada Citroen half track expedition
cool 1967 GMC COE with a custom sleeper and twin-turbo Detroit Diesel 12V92 . The cab is only 48 inches deep
Tuesday, December 20, 2022
A "floating" railway across Buntzen Lake
a SEMA business card drop WORKED! Mike WON!
the email came over at 1:39 today, that the 1st pick flaked out and didn't claim their win, so, Mike wins!
I find it interesting that a motorcycle frame can be made with a sheet of steel, bent just right and welded
Mondial and Zundapp. I've posted about something similar years ago