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    Looks like getting "aboard" could offer some challenges!

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    This is my first posting with a picture to this thread, I think. Most of you are so much more "into" the topic that I usually feel somewhat incompetent to participate. However, today a friend posted this imace on Facebook, and I thought it both really cool and I don't think that it has been posted before. My friend informs me that it is a concept car for the '53 Corvette that didn't make it to the production floor. I cannot refute nor confirm that. But I do think that it is a pretty cool car.
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    Hope for the best, but plan for the worst.

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    Dear Santa:

    (Mouse over image for the title)

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    1954 Pontiac Bonneville






    Flathead straight 8-!


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    Don't be bashful Michael!

    That is an interesting car. Lots of styling cues - Studebaker (Avanti), Jag, Daimler maybe? And, of course US extravagance in the taillights.
    "If it ain't broke, you're not trying." - Red Green

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    These may be a little less familiar to many people.

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    I've seen something like those, I feel a tickle right at the back of the filing system behind my eyes that says 'I know that', but ,er, no.

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    Bristol?
    Money may not buy happiness, but it can buy a boat that will pull right up next to it!

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    Yes, Bristol.

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    A couple of years ago I drove through the Santa Cruz mountains on Skyline Dr up to Alices Restaurant toot sweet following one of these
    That made my day

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stiletto View Post
    Bristol?
    It isn't every day you see Bristols on the forum.Here's an Auto Union that I might have posted when photo*!#et were relevant.

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    I've seen photos of a Bristol Zagato I like, not so fond of the rest. Shame they didn't hang onto Malcolm Sayer.

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    1937 BMW



    1950 Bristol.

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    I'm making progress with my Morgan build. I hope to do a test drive next week. https://52morganfsuper.blogspot.com/
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    Looking great, The build blog would have fascinated the engineer-originator of this thread.

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    429?

    Quote Originally Posted by Canoeyawl View Post
    A couple of years ago I drove through the Santa Cruz mountains on Skyline Dr up to Alices Restaurant toot sweet following one of these
    That made my day
    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    Time for a bit of French class I wouldn't kick out of the garage.
    About 60 years ago I remember one of these being abandoned by the roadside in Lincolnshire; I believe it got scrapped.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    429?
    428/427 (Referred to as an FE engine (Ford/Edsel)

    429? Meh...
    those are for motorhomes

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    I don't think I have posted this Isotta Fraschini before,not a great shot but its the only one I have.

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    Makes ya want to buy a grey suit and hat...wouldn't want to just be a passenger

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    Amazing progress Fred, congratulations!


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    A slightly older Morgan....
    A question- did the tiller lever work the brake as well as the steering?

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    Tiller steering!.Some years ago I saw at a show a Fannamobile.
    3 wheeler, Wicker bodywork like a Bath Chair, tiller steering and chain drive on the single front wheel from what I presume was an internal combustion motor cooled by a fan in front of it. Someone I know saw one in a film.

    This one looks like a steamer


    But there's a site for "Laundry Basket Cars" and my favourite is a wickerwork monoiposto 'racing' car


    Detroit however was not to be left behind… 1910… with a 'mother-in-law' seat behind…...


    Electric BTW.

    https://www.messynessychic.com/2015/02/19/laundry-basket-cars/

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    Wicker was light, cheap and easy to make compound curves. It always amazed me how nice sheet metal bodies could be made without any compound curves. The Morgan tiller was a one year only car. The demand for 2 seats was immediate and also for a steering wheel. Brakes were pedal operated ont he rear only for many years. Then a hand lever was added for front brakes. Throttle, choke and spark advance were controlled by levers on the steering wheel.

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    Rob? Rob? Where are you Rob?

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    I have posted the Probe 16 much earlier in this thread and have just learned that there will be an example auctioned in a few days time. https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/25839/lot/36/

    You won't ever meet one driving the other way.

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    I don't know what to say about that one. Exotic, yes but a 4 banger???

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    Powering the Probe 16s was a BMC 1.8-Liter OHV inline 4-cylinder engine, tuned by British JanSpeed, and mounted transversely in the chassis.
    What? The B series MGB motor?

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    I can live without it.

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    Very Flash Gordon in styling…...

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    The same man styled the facelifted Marcos.


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    Better………….

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    Quote Originally Posted by John B View Post
    What? The B series MGB motor?
    Something I'm curious about. Over my lifetime I've watched advances in motors in everyday cars. You know what I mean , double overhead cam motors, variable valve timing, trickle down from performance motors to Nanna's honda or Toyota instead of that flathead 4 in the morry thou or Anglia.

    Talking simple overhead valve, one of the big changes in inline motors was cross flow heads, something v motors just get by default.
    Somewhere I read why manufacturers held onto non cross flow for so long.
    What was that? It was something like a belief or a fact? that they developed more torque in normal driving? Or some other benefit real or perceived.
    Thinking MG , Healy etc, why on earth they perservered with intake and exhaust manifolds on the same side for so long.

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    I think the main reason for having non-crossflow engines for so long was economic. It cost a lot of money to tool up for a different layout. .
    In postwar Britain that money wasn't there.
    I have heard that they provided better cold starting in carburetted engines, but think that is largely anecdotal.

    Two valve pushrod engines tended to have the valves laid out longitudinally along the engine(with some exceptions, Peugeot springs to mind). With the valves laid that way it didnt matter which side of the head the port went. I remember when the Ford four cylinder engines introduced their crossflow design with a great deal of advertising fanfare. The interesting thing is that inlet and exhaust valves opening are actually two separate events, so the idea of a smoother flow across them is largely illusory.

    I had a friend who owned a 1920's four cylinder Chevrolet (I think) and it had a crosslow cylinder head.

    When multivalve heads became common, by default they all had to be crossflow.

    Interestingly, motorcycle engines got into the crossflow design quite early because on an air cooled engine it made sense having the hot exhaust pipes out front in the cool air.
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    1920's 4 Cylinder Chevrolet heads were a common hot rod modification for Model T Fords...
    None of this stuff was new, only when competition made it imperative to change was it done. Look no further than the Harry Miller designs of the 1920's to see " State of the art" automotive engineering.
    Why change anything if you can advertise it as the best and continue to sell it?
    see: donald trump
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