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  1. Rickybop
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    I can't find a reference on the 'net, but Hudson, in the late 'teens, early 20's, advertised a "Silent Six".

    Engines of the day generally had no air cleaners, and there was an audible "hiss" at idle. Hudson engineers, in conjunction with Detroit Lubricator (carburetor) engineers, found by using an variable air intake in the shape of an inverted isosceles triangle, would minimize, even eliminate the hiss. The carburetor was a large copy of the principles used by the British S.U. carb.

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    I was always partial to "Advance Design". I can only imagine how many angry people there were in 1947 because the windshield didn't crank out at the bottom and instead gave way to that new fangled cowl vent.

    Honorable mention: Thriftmaster and Loadmaster.
     
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    U. S. Royal “Tiger Paws “
     
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    GM’s Sportable and Transportable radios
     
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    Esso. Pontiac also used Tigers a lot in the marketing of the GTO
     
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    Fleetmaster
    Turbo-Fire
    Dauntless
    PolyGlas Tires
    Ramjet
     
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    Double Eagle was a term for the U.S. minted (1849-1932) $20 gold piece...a term that stuck in the minds of a whole generation...especially after the government's Gold Confiscation scam of 1933.
     
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    I think it's safe to assume that the manufacturer's never used the word "suicide" in reference to front opening doors.

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  10. Roothawg
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    No, I think that came afterwards...
     
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    J.C. Whitney, Split Fire spark plugs.
     
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  12. Drive 'em
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    How about the reusable oil filter that used toilet paper for an element? Don’t remember the name. Wonder how engines were eventually destroyed.


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    Frantz, company still in the market https://www.frantzfilters.com/
     
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    Gas promo with the horse shoes, more kick...Gulf
     
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    oh, one I love: Fleetline Aerosedan
     
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    OT but Olds 442, 4 barrel, 4 speed and dual exhaust and Camaro Z28 grew out of the order option code Z28, also the Judge GTO
     
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    Also describes Coker tires, mine are more oval than round.
     
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    I like Mopar model names of '60s. Duster, Roadrunner and so on. With adequate graphics.
    Twilight Sentinel was mentioned, do any of You remember Delco Pleasurizer Shock?
     
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  20. Trucks had some neat names also, where even the urban dweller could have a small piece of the Wild West.
    Apache, Ranger, Prospector, Explorer, Honcho, El Camino and Ranchero are a few.
     
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    Has Desoto hemi "Fireflite and Firedome" been mentioned?
     
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    Comfortweave by Ford...
     
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  23. For a couple of years at least, there was also a Chevy "Longhorn" pick-up with an 8 1/2' long bed. :cool:
     
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    Strato Streak, Corinthian Leather, Jetaway
     
  25. Rickybop
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    Red Greene did a piece years ago about the names manufacturers give their cars.

    I wish I could find a video.
    It was pretty funny.

    He was complaining as usual...

    Cars used to have MANLY names!
    Mustang!
    Monte Carlo!
    Roadrunner!
    Nowadays, nothing but wimpy names.
    Prelude... moan
    Focus... ewe
    Cavalier... puke

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    How about names for camshafts? Crane had the Econo-Power, Fireball and Ram Sonic, Lunati has the BareBones, Voodoo and Bootlegger, but maybe Isky was the most prolific with Mile-A-Mor, the 5 Cycle Hyperbolic Crossflow 7000, Poly-dyne and more.
     
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    Lol the only car you could park in the projects, running, with the door open, and nobody would steal it lol
     
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  29. I own one, acquired as part of another purchase. I never did intend to use it, so now it is a display.
    There would be a problem using it today, because the toilette paper rolls are not wound tight enough to be an effective filter media. It would probably channel in less than 15 minutes.
    I have a couple of Amsoil element type bypass filters, and they used a proper filter element. It was a very effective filter, but the filter elements are no longer available, because Amsoil switched to a spin on bypass filter system.
    I have another by pass filter curiosity, that uses cotton waste as the filtering media. This filter actually has a 110V heating element as part of the filter. I don't know what the theory was regarding the heater.
    Bob
     
  30. Atlas Redline tires,
    Ethyl gas
    Comb forward, ( no, sorry, that was a hairstyle for balding guys)

    Bob
     

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