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#141 tooltas

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Posted 13 May 2013 - 10:11 AM

vaga wagon that thing was a fast beast of car....



#142 Dragfreak

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Posted 13 May 2013 - 12:48 PM

Isn't that the "Wooly Mammoth" that was on "pinks" ?

Yep, If I remember right its a nine second car.



#143 kataranga

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Posted 15 May 2013 - 10:40 AM

Enough HP?

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This was on an episode of Counting Cars; claimed 1300 HP or something crazy like that.



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Posted 15 May 2013 - 12:41 PM

Isn't that the "Wooly Mammoth" that was on "pinks" ?

that's what i was thinking :)



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Posted 15 May 2013 - 03:53 PM

 

This was on an episode of Counting Cars; claimed 1300 HP or something crazy like that.

 

You'd have to be certifiable to get behind the wheel of that. You need a periscope.



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Posted 16 May 2013 - 02:05 PM

This was on an episode of Counting Cars; claimed 1300 HP or something crazy like that.


If you have 2 V8 engines and 4 blowers and you are only making 1300 hp, you are not doing something right. Lots of V8 cars around that make 1000+ hp with a single engine and a turbo. There are a couple of 'Vettes that come into our shop that are just over 1000 at the wheels. We also have a Buick Grand National that is a bit over 600 at the wheels and a WRX that is right around the 550 mark.

The T pictured has lots of visual impact but from a horsepower point of view, 750 hp (1300hp ÷ 2 engines) just isnt all that big a number as it used to be. Still a cool car though.

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Posted 16 May 2013 - 03:42 PM

You could actually model this one, but why???

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Posted 16 May 2013 - 05:11 PM

That is most likely a retired funeral flower car. They were loaded up with the flower arrangements for transport to the gravestie during a funeral. Fairly scarce rig. Not many funeral homes had a hearse and a flower car both. Usually built on the same heavy duty chassis as a hearse.

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 03:34 AM

Yup, that's a flower car and they are rare.  I've been in the funeral business for almost twenty years and I've seen many of them in trade magazines, but I've never seen one in person.

 

I've been thinking about building one to go with the hearse I'm working on.

 

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 07:48 AM

Some stuff I've stumbled on at cruise nights

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And this one brings a tear to my eye....
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#151 Joe Handley

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 06:24 PM

Wow, that wagon is down right frightening to look at, I hope it's a trailer queen :o   Somehow I get the feeling it needs to be on the Scary Steering website :blink:



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Posted 18 May 2013 - 05:32 AM

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I'm with Joe on this one. Does someone with some mechanical know-how want to explain the coil springs at the end of the traction bar? That doesn't seem to make sense to me.



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Posted 18 May 2013 - 06:44 AM

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I couldn't resist any longer. This is an AQC Jetway 707 airport limousine. Allegedly, something like 50 of these were built before the firm went bankrupt. I think it's a cool custom Toronado.



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Posted 18 May 2013 - 11:19 AM

I think I'm glad they went bankrupt.  It's ugly.



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Posted 18 May 2013 - 12:17 PM

I think I'm glad they went bankrupt.  It's ugly.

Awww...Come on now. That's just mean. Six wheels, eight doors, an Oldsmobile Toronado drivetrain, raised roof, and just look at all those windows! What Powerball winner or rock star WOULDN'T want to be squired about in such a contrivance?



#156 Joe Handley

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Posted 18 May 2013 - 04:47 PM

EGADS, that thing is so bad looking I couldn't even type right :blink:



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Posted 19 May 2013 - 04:54 PM

Same set up as a '70s GMC motorhome.

 

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Posted 19 May 2013 - 07:43 PM

Cool, I wondered what that thing had under it for a chassis.



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Posted 24 May 2013 - 08:49 AM

Spotted cruising down I-75. 

 

 

 

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Posted 24 May 2013 - 04:43 PM

 

I'm with Joe on this one. Does someone with some mechanical know-how want to explain the coil springs at the end of the traction bar? That doesn't seem to make sense to me.

Being a typical Mopar I am sure he had leaf springs holding up the car and those big ladder bars act more like slapper bars and the spring just damps the slapping!