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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 60 Plymouth, May 3, 2012.

  1. dreracecar
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    Years ago they determined that the Ford Pinto had better aerodynamics going backwards.
     
  2. dad-bud
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  3. 1939 Mercedes 540K Autobahn Kurierwagen...

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  4. metalshapes
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    Years ago that information was as relevant as it is today.


    Not at all...
     
  5. 50Fraud
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    I love the Autobahn Kurier. It's probably a bit much for cruising the local drive-in, but still...
     
  6. Ned Ludd
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    How about some kudu biltong?

    Certainly calling that RR's vigintistyle portico of a radiator aerodynamic is stretching it a bit, but probably not that much more than the Cord 810's front end. It shifts our terms, though, from the seriously slippery to the merely swoopy. Not knocking sylvian for posting the Cord, mind; just saying :)
     
  7. Ned Ludd
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    Backwards Pinto?
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    Ghia Selene, 1959
     
  8. dad-bud
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    Yeah, nice reply, and you certainly weren't the only culprit, I know, just the easiest to poke fun at. ;)

    Hmmmm, now about some of that biltong............... (hmmmm, biltonggggggg) :cool:
     
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  10. Ned Ludd
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    1910 Sunbeam, "Nautilus", via Marc Hendrix:
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    There's more than a bit of Giffard airship to the shape.
     
  11. gnichols
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    How about one for the whole family? LOL. This image came up on one of my model car forums yesterday. I have no further info on it, sorry. Gary

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  12. TonyVoltron
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    saw these in the Barber Museum
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  15. Paul
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    Norman Timbs Special




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  16. 64 DODGE 440
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    Someone needs to bring that back to life.
     
  17. It has already been restored. The Rodders Journal did a story on it in issue #48
     
  18. gyronaut
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    Norman Timbs Special getting held up by slower traffic. It's roadworthy and registered...

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  19. mphudak
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    There was an episode on my classic car about it and the owners Hudson italia. Very cool car. Small fortune in the real gold flake alone in the paint.

    Posted using the Full Custom H.A.M.B. App!
     
  20. Ned Ludd
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    George Eyston's Speed of the Wind. It feels more than a bit undershod, and I'm not crazy about the front end, but there's a lot I could directly transpose onto a hot rod.
     
  21. falcongeorge
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    Who says treehuggers lack the self dicipline to do things right and follow a job through to completion...
     
  22. Ned Ludd
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    More my cup of tea:
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  23. Ned Ludd
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    Volkhart V2 Sagitta: VW-based, 1947:
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  24. gnichols
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    I think this would have been a great 2-door convertible sports car. But...
    As Forest Gump might have said, "Fugly is as fugly does."
     
  25. 50Fraud
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    ^ Looks like they were going for a quantum improvement in aerodynamics over the stock beetle body. It would be interesting to know how much the top speed was affected with this body.
     
  26. volvobrynk
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    These seems like a cool option: ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1422993061.537892.jpg
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    Some of them is 2stroke, but the last one holds a V4, and there is room for improvement.

    But a vw 1600 diesel, no huffer 1977-1993 does 19-23km per liter. And can fit in most things. Will work damn fine in a Track T. It's available with a turbo, slows down on the economy, but still better then most. We talk 18-20km per liter.
     
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  27. A nice 1939 Mercedes 320 Stromlinien-Limousine. I dare say the "aero" had a lot more to do with form than function, but it was still good for 78mph.

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  28. 50Fraud
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    ^ I like the looks of that Mercedes. I had never seen a picture of it until a year or so ago; I guess maybe it lay around unrestored for a long time.
     
  29. Fulvia
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    Not HAMB friendly, it is a 1949 Porsche Gmund. Unfortunately, they didn't make these (Wagon). Its just a photoshop. :(
     

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