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  1. I believe in 1958 NASCAR banned multi carbs. In 1957 Cotton Owens won the grand national in a 57 Chieftain, 347" Tri-Power # 886 cam 317HP. In 1958 the Yunick/Paul Goldsmiths 1958 Chieftain won the Grand National ( the last cars to run Daytona on the beach ) The Chieftain like all 58 Pontiac's had the 370" engine with the 886 cam and a 4bbl carb. for NASCAR, on the hood the 285HP script. I believe the HP to be 315. Fireball Roberts / Yunick 1959 Pontiac with the new 389" engine # 886 cam was rated at 330HP single 4bbl for NASCAR. This particular car was 10MPH faster than any car o
  2. Four fastest cars on the poll for 1960; three 1960, and one 59. #6 Cotton Owens, #47 Jack Smith, #22 Fireball Roberts and #3 Bobby Johns 1961 Daytona winner Marvin Panch with owner/builder Smokey Yunick, was Fireballs ride in the 60 Daytona 500 above as #22 USAC winner Paul Goldsmiths 1961-- 1962 Daytona winner Fireball Roberts / Smokey Yunick #22 My all time favorite the 1963 Daytona Challenge cup. Open to U.S. cars plus foreign cars like Porsches and Ferrari's. The race was won by a 1963 Pontiac Super Duty 421 Pontiac Tempes
  3. How patriotic. GM Will Build EVs In Mexico, UAW Calls It 'A Slap In The Face'
  4. It was determined that she had a stroke while driving.
  5. Here is something to think about when it comes to fuel consumption. You are driving a four lane road through town, the speed limit is 45mph, you are in a pack of 18-20 cars, there is a pack of of about the same amount of cars coming toward you from the opposite. Some car approaches the intersection from a side road, the road sensors pick up the car and turn the signal red and make up to 40 cars stop for this one car. Think of the fuel wasted when it takes just one 3500lb car to accelerate back up to 45mph, think of the emissions compared to those 40 cars when they were just cruising.......pur
  6. The original post has the links to the Chevelle and Camaro that gives the spec. of the cars,
  7. Point is; when you call any Asian car a rice burner around Asian car enthusiast they don't like it very much because most of them I know consider it a derogatory term. I would like to think Asian car enthusiast would feel welcome at AACA. Now do you understand the point?
  8. A F150 isn't a reference car either. But; Chevrolet Chevelle SS 454 Sport Coupe Hydra-Matic (aut. 3) , model year 1972, version for North America U.S. manufactured by Chevrolet (USA) in United States 2-door coupe body type RWD (rear-wheel drive), automatic 3-speed gearbox gasoline (petrol) engine with displacement: 7443 cm3 / 454.2 cui, advertised power: 201.5 kW / 270 hp / 274 PS ( SAE net ), torque: 529 Nm / 390 lb-ft, more data: 1972 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 454 Sport Coupe Hydra-Matic (aut. 3) Horsepower/Torque Curve characteristic dimensions: outside
  9. The 2021 Ford F-150 comes equipped with a 3.3-liter V-6 that makes 290 hp @ 6500 rpm and 265 lb-ft @ 4000 rpm of torque. The car takes 6.6 seconds to reach 60 MPH from a standstill while it is able to run a quarter-mile in 15.45 seconds.The Ford also offers another engine. It is an 2.7-liter V-6 that spills out 395 hp @ 5750 rpm and 400 lb-ft. @ 4500 rpm of torque. This powertrain is available with the XL 2dr Regular Cab 6.5 ft. SB (2.7L 6cyl 10A) and helps the car to reach from 0-60 MPH in 6.6 seconds. The Ford F-150 covers the quarter-mile run in just 15.45 seconds.The Ford also offers anoth
  10. That will make all the Asians who collect antique cars, and the people who collect Japanese cars happy. Did you know that the three major players from Japan who build cars here have more U.S. content than U.S. based car companies, especially in the form of trucks. Is that a Chicago or a NYC city block? there is a big difference.
  11. What's not to like in that whole picture. Beautiful car, thatched roof house with leaded diamond windows....... Just the job! The whole atmosphere is what counts. It's not just the car, but the atmosphere.
  12. I think I have two top tens. One is the cars I own and the other is the cars I should have collected. One, on the cars that I own, two of them I've had over 50 years, another two over 40 years and of those 4 cars, two of them I bought new. They were all good to me and as a reward they were gone through and I have pleasure driving and showing them. Because I do all my own work these cars are in a way a extension of me. I am fortunate that I have the knowledge, tools, and space for them. The other top ten cars are cars that also interest me,- a couple I do own, but since I alrea
  13. First, If Tin Indian and Pete wanted us to know they would have said so. Many of you are assuming and speculating and this is not good. Second, almost everything today is political in nature and that includes what effects us in the collector car world such as what is in the fuel and how it effects our engines, the price and availability of fuel, the type of paint we can use, road taxes, emission regulations on collector cars that are newer and are still in the system-some forever, and how it effects our wallets, to a pandemic that effects our car shows. If we are to talk
  14. You don't have to bracket race. I got out of drag racing because 12 seconds wasn't enough of a good time. How would you like that exhilaration for 1/2 hr. instead of a few seconds? Go road racing!
  15. When someone ask to be deleted does someone like yourself ask the person Why?
  16. Perhaps the reason these wrenches are not meant to use any great force on a nut. In VW's case they are only used to load the wheel bearing with one. Once that is accomplished the other nut is used lock the two nuts together with a locking tab in-between. This piece goes in-between the nuts and is pounded over one nut with one end of the tab and over the other nut to make sure they don't come apart. was used until august 1965. in the picture above the wrench is covering the tab.
  17. Just a shovel, a paddle, and a MG42 or 34 machine gun and can carry a number of Panzerfaust anti tank weapons. shovel and paddle on side on the other side;
  18. Nope, just the factory equipped which came in every early Beetle. busses, kubelwagen, schwimmwagen too. Non factory;
  19. Yes, you were too early. The type2 gets front disc in 1971 and if you waited another year you would get the type 4 engine, in fact 1972 is the only year the type 4 engine in the bus is dual carbureted, beginning in 73 they will be FI.
  20. First two years of Super Beetle 71-72 (also called in Europe a 1302 ) use the flat windshield, Their bodies are new and extended, in 73 the curved one appears. 1974 is the last 6volt beetle in Europe, it's called the 1200"L"
  21. There is equipment US Beetles have that is not normally seen on Canadian market Beetles, including swing out rear quarter windows. U.S or any other country never had swing out windows. They were a dealer installed factory option in the U.S. and Europe. Can't imagine Canada didn't have these.
  22. Craig, The 1200"A" Custom model was imported to Canada. The only difference from a Euro Standard Custom and Canadian 1200"A" is the European model stays with Franz Reimspiess original design architecture 36 HP engine and Canadian's get the new 40HP engine. My fresh air 1965 36 HP engine; This engine below is a 40HP engine. The 40hp was used in the states from 1961-1965. In Europe it was used from 1961-1978, in fact the very last Beetle sedan made in Germany was a 1200 40HP with swing axle. Notice the difference between my 36HP engine and the 40HP. The 36HP has a c
  23. The second picture is 58-59. Not all 1960 models get the dished steering wheel. The Standard beetle and the Standard Custom models keep the old LONG steering column until 1966 and both have no gas gauge until 1966, The standard also uses the old 3 spoke steering wheel that goes back to 1938. The Standard Custom model uses the 56-59 deluxe steering wheel with the long steering column. Both standard models continue with this arrangement threw 1966 model year. Here is the picture of my 65 111 1200"A" Custom ( in 1965 VW starts calling the Standard model and the Standard Custom 1200"A""s) Not
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