The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Dog427435, Dec 18, 2009.
PRESS RELEASE BY AMC:
View of a 1968 AMC Typhoon 290 V-8 engine and 1968 six-cylinder Torque Command engine. American Motors' Typhoon 290 V-8 engines, all new in 1967 and improved for 1968, are standard power plants for SST models in Rebel and Ambassador series and are available throught the '68 AM line. The 290 V-8 with a two-barrel carburetor is rated at 200 horsepower; with a four-barrel it is rated at 225 horsepower. Larger 343 cubic inch V-8s also are offered, in two and four-barrel carburetor versions, rated at 235 and 280 horsepower, respectively.
Power plus economy are features of American Motors' 1968 six-cylinder Torque Command engines, standard powerplants on all but two AM '68 passenger cars. A 199 cubic inch, 128 horsepower six is the standard engine on the Rambler American and the American 440. The Rogue hardtop is equipped with a new high-fuel economy version of the 232 six, rated at 145 horsepower. A two-barrel carburetor 232, rated at 155 horsepower, is optional on Rebel and Ambassador models.
Swi66 this picture sure brings back memories for me. It looks like a 1962 Michigan license plate and with the car on the other side of the gas pump (much older model) it looks like they were on a tour or headed to a show.
The 39 Packard is one of my favorite models. It is an open drive limo (not sure of the coach work) and I believe it is a 12 cylinder car. I owned a 35 Packard 12 and a 37 Packard 12 (and actually a 39 12 but this car had Henney coachwork and carried bodies to the cemetery-wheelbase was like 163). The engine and accessories in the car were so complete and I sold it for the parts as the bodywork was trashed. The 39s may not have looked as good as some of the earlier models but they drove a bit better IMO. If I hit the lottery the first car I would buy would be a 39 Packard with a Brunn body. Cool pic.
THEN: Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles
NOW: It is a busy metropolitan street with big name buildings all along Wilshire Blvd. There are some famous places, including a place for hot rod fanatics.
Those “pencil buses”…is what we called them way back then. They were all over the Los Angeles Metropolitan area. To us, they looked like the number 2 standard yellow pencils we used in elementary and junior high school. Although, by high school some of us were using the latest, mechanical pencils. But, the resemblance is very close.
This corner of Wilshire and La Brea has gone through many changes and it is even changing, today. We used to drive our hot rods/cruisers to this area because of the super, low cost, LP album record stores that were all over La Brea, south of Wilshire.
The LP prices in this area of L.A. were much better than at Wallich’s Music City just down the street and also in Lakewood. Also, the La Brea Tar Pits was just down the road on Wilshire. Later, the LA County Museum of Art came along for a different show.
30 years later, the Peterson Museum stands near the La Brea Tar Pits. All part of the LA Metropolitan cruising area from way back in the 50s-60s.
Ranger is a Forrestal class carrier, not even close to Enterprise.
The triangular units are part of a system called a Vanzelm. It is used to retain the catapult launch bridals that drag the plane down the catapult.
Bow Prongs is where the hooks that launched the planes would rest on older carriers.
Traditional big truck build..I wonder whats behind all the tin.
Right you are! I don't know why I said Enterprise!
See the Chevy pick-up??
Thank You ... I was able to use Google for a complete explanation .....
wasn't the six developed by barney navarro for an indy car?
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