General Trivia

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  1. ronjor

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    Does anyone here know what a "fender skirt" is?
     
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    Sure do it is a piece for a car that fits on the rear wheel well to cover your tires.
     

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    What is a "chopped top"? :)
     
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    A chopped top is when you cut a certain amount out of the door post's and the windshield and rear windows to get the top of the car lower.
    below is a picture of a chopped top car.
     

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    Have you seen the new Chrysler 300? Chopped from the factory. Very retro.
     
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    I personally think it is uglier than a box of rocks. But that is just my opinion. ;)
     
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    I agree.
     
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    But at least some of the auto manafacturers have tried to bring back some of the old classic looks. Some of them look good and some don't. But I really like the looks of the new proposed Boss Mustang. It really rocks.
     
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    I never owned a Boss Mustang, but I used to whip the pants off them with my Z-28 Chevy Camaro!:D

    I did own a Mach One Mustang. It started me on the road to ruination.

    The new Mustang is like looking through time. I like 'em.
     
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    The new boss is over 400 horse power plus a lot of race proven goodies. It is really faster than the camaro and the corvette also. It should be a fun fast expensive ticket getting toy. :D ;)
     
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    This could turn into a Ford-Chevy debate in a hurry! :D

    It amazes me that car manufacturers can put out cars with four or six cylinders these days, that would out run a "muscle car" from the past.
     
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    It could except chevy at the present time doesn't have anything in the class of the new boss. But I bet they won't let it slide for very long. ;)
     
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    My lincoln has a V6 that has as much torque as a chevy or ford 400 cu.in v8 of a few years ago.
     
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    There is another company out there that is probably interested in the Mustang development, Chrysler. If they can survive that is.

    The hemi is still the base engine for top fuel dragsters. Awesome engine.

    Chrysler was way ahead of their time with that engine.
     
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    I am pretty sure that they have their spys at work on it. :cool:
     
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    NOt that many competitors: Rover PB5 3,5 Ltr. Old timer for sure, but as long as I owned one, I loved it (bringing in the non-US cars ;) )

    regards.

    paul
     
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    I remember the *BIG* Chevy-Ford drag racing debates when I was in high school, which I thought was kind of stupid because Chrysler was whipping everything on the strip.

    But I took an even different route...I built and drag raced a street-legal VW Beetle. My best was a 12.50 quarter-mile (and we're talking about 35 years ago). I loved all the expressions of disbelief I used to get after a little "stop light grand prix" showing off.

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    11.97 second quarter-mile at New England Dragway with a (mostly!) legal '74 Dodge Challenger in '85. Not too bad for an everyday vehicle. D***, I wish I still had that car!
     
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    I had a rover for a while but it spun a main bearing and at that time I couldn't get a part here for that particular model. But it was a good car until my heavy foot killed it. :(
     
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    Hey, a hot rod thread! Just last month finally got my all original 1969 Z28 back on the road. It'd been sitting in my garage for the last 22 years although I've owned it since '74. What a blast to drive that thing again! 71,000 original miles and it still runs strong. A bit pricey to drive though. I've been running 50/50 108 octane racing fuel and pump premium. The pump stuff is $2.53/gal. and the 108 is $6.75/gal! Yikes!!!

    And ronjor, here's another automotive trivia question. Do you know the real factory name for those holes that were in the front panels (above the fenders) of the old Buicks?

    And remember the Pontiac GTO? What does GTO stand for?
     
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    Gran tourismo option

    and the holes in the buick fenders were called ports
     
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    Hey NanDog!

    I know what GTO stands for and I am not sure about the portholes.

    Gran Turismo Omologato My brother owned one.

    The first car I fell in love with was a Buick. Not telling the year though.:D

    It did have the portholes.
     
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    Buick didn't have a name for the holes the were just the hood holes.
     

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    bigc73542

    I think NanDog knows something we don't. Anybody? :D
     
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    Heh, heh....

    I can't tell you where I got this knowledge, it was too long ago! ;)

    The Buick port-holes were actually called "Cruiserline Ventiports".

    And ronjor wins the prize for GTO! "Gran Turismo Omologato" is exactly right. I believe it's Italian for Grand Touring Automobile.

    And ronjor, I believe you said you'd owned a Z28? Good on ya, mate! Which year?

    Here's another one: where did the name Camaro come from?
     
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