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  1. HEMIDAV
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    The 61's had 283s, this was a transplant in my '61.
     
  2. to end up playin a munster on tv yavonne decarlo was a damn fine looking woman when she was younger
     
  3. sylvian
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    1948 Davis Divan - Built in Van Nuys CA...


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  4. I kinda like the Gaylord....jus' sayin'.....
     
  5. Lil32
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    Don, cool ride for a 15 y.o. but no 32 grille shell or LAR sticker on headlight
     
  6. Rent A. Trip
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    Sir Vival 1958 , In the late 50th century, tried to American Walter K. Jerome
    creating the safest car in the world. The car was in two parts - the front section
    containing the engine and the rear where the driver and passengers sat. His hope
    was that the front section in a collision would take up crash forces while the rear
    would remain intact. The front came from Nash and the rear was a modified Hudson
    1948th P on it he built a tower to get maximum visibility around the car.

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  7. Really? :p
     
  8. Ester Eddie
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    Same guy in both pics.
     

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  12. Nice '41 Plymouth^^
     
  13. Joe Nix
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    The SirVival was built in Massachusetts, my home state. Note the MASS plate. About 6 yrs ago I sold a Popular Mechanics or Popular Science where it was the cover/feature story to the builder's daughter.
     

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    No Russ,----I was 15 in that pix!---The cutie on the back was a WWII family friend, can't remember her name tho!
    Couldn't manage 2 paper bags on my back with the Whizzer, so traded it in on a '48 Cushman for a year, then my first car was a '41 Chev.coupe in 1949.---Bought it from a school teacher for $500.00---Don
     
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    Don you are stroking us you couldn't have let something like that get away LOL
     
  16. Deuce Daddy Don
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    HA!---Yep, back then when my bike got "Motorized" with the Whizzer kit, I just knew it would do 50!!
    Dad ran the old '41 Buick alongside me with passenger window down when I yelled "How fast are we going"?---He replied--35MPH!!!---That popped my bubble!---I swore we were doing 50!!!-------Don

    OH----About the headlight stickers---Do you know the story???
     
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    HA!----You mean the Whizzer---Cushman---'41 Chev.----or the girl????
     
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    The girl of course
     
  19. Lil32
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    yes Don, everyone knows the story about the stickers. you tell it all the time ha I have two stickers on my coupe,given to me by LA Roadster Members at Lars 2010 and 2011. regards, always like your stories
     

  20. Is that Colonel Sanders? I can see why he went into the chicken business!!

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  28. Dang that is one serious gun tractor!! Sure beats the shit out of our Mack's!!

    Doc.
     
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    WandyHarry: dad, my sister and brother "helping " with a jag head.
    About 1963


    Norby: not enough of this going on today.

    Jimi: Norby, truer words were never spoken, bro! I thought the same thing soon as WandyHarry's pix popped up. Unforunately, not only accurate but sadly poignant.:eek:

    After 50,000 posts, Gary, YellerSpirit, RaceRon, Don -- SO many folks! -- just keep finding amazing pieces of the past that bring our history to life and relevance AND posting entertaining, informative commentary. Somebody(ies) commented that this thread is addictive. Ain't it the truth?:D

    Allow me to cast a vote for these 2 pix of gearhead dad indoctrinating the youngsters into the INSTANT CLASSIC hall of this thread! Thanks to Ryan, Kevin and ALL contributors who work to keep it coming!:cool:
     
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    Mike, my memory sucks anymore:p, but I seem to recall a thread on this last year or, maybe, 2010. And I do believe somebody asserted that a Borg-Warner 4-speed was an OPTIONAL offering that year by GM. (Obviously, lots of 4s have gone into '57s since then, but that's irrelevant.)

    At least a couple of four-speeds, I believe, had been issued as early as the '20s, but you're really talking about the post-WWII era, I think, and strictly American-made. As for WHY four-speeds were not commonly available before the later '50s and early '60s, all I can do is GUESS that manufacturers tended to keep making standards to the standard three, while putting their real R&D energies and resources into improved automatics. If so, such an approach would have made sense for the MASS market while leaving guys seeking real speed out in the cold. Just my 2 cents, bro.:rolleyes:

    Whatever, thank goodness for the sake of hotrodders, the trend changed relatively suddenly.:D
     
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