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      Board Status   07/20/2018

      We're still trying to solve a disk space problem. Unfortunately, it's being stubborn about getting rectified. There will be a long maintenance window this weekend, which I will announce here. Thank you all for being patient. 


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    David Walker

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  1. Autoquiz 381 - Finished

    I was asking all the right questions in my search, Taunus engine, backbone chassis, Italian manufacturer, red coupe, the lot, came up with nothing until Michael gave us the Scaglione clue. I still don’t think it is his best work, but hey ho.
  2. Autoquiz 381 - Finished

    Helped me too, thank you.
  3. Autoquiz 381 - Finished

    This thing looks so familiar but I cannot identify it. Think I’m losing my marbles.
  4. Autoquiz 380 - Finished

    Sorry Michael, all modern cars look the same to me. No idea (or interest) on this one.
  5. Autoquiz 379 - Finished

    I had given up but the Michael put up the clues and I was able to find it. I thought I knew a bit about NSU, but this was totally new to me. Brilliant choice.
  6. Autoquiz 377 - Finished

    I know about the fabric bodied Velorex, but I never suspected that this was by the same people. You were right, this was a perfect Autoquiz subject, I am usually quite lucky identifying the cars but I didn’t get close on this one.
  7. Autoquiz 376 - Finished

    Regarding the 850 Sport (or Coupé) this is a question that has troubled me since the early 70’s. I’ve asked elsewhere, but never had an answer. Way back when, I saw a Series 2 850 Coupe that had the usual crisp, chrome trimmed Kamm tail and quad tail lights. It had been hit from behind and a huge chunk of bondo, maybe 3 inches thick and fallen off revealing a rounded Series 1 fender beneath. My question is, were all Series 2 Coupés remodelled with bondo or was this a one off job when the repairer couldn’t get the correct panel? Hope one of you guys knows the answer as this has bugged me for ever.
  8. Autoquiz 376 - Finished

    I had a 68 124 Coupe in that fetching shade of caramel that was so popular back then. I got it quite cheaply as it had clutch problems, it would crunch into gear and even though it had a new clutch assembly, it still didn’t disengage fully. I didn’t care coz it looked fabulous, wasn’t very old and handled beautifully. One day I was sitting at a light, in 1st gear, revving the nuts off it (sounded gorgeous) when BANG! I took off through a red light with my tyres smoking. The clutch cable had pulled straight through the corroded bulkhead. I put a big washer on the outer cable and carried on driving it until the brake pedal got so soft, it was dangerous. The whole bulkhead was moving as you applied the brakes. I think the guy I sold it to swapped all the good bits to a Morris 1000, a very popular swap in those days. Wish I’d kept it until the Lada got cheaper, could have built my own 124 Special T clone
  9. Autoquiz 368 - Finished

    The Banjo was based on a shortened ‘55 to ‘57 chassis with lowered suspension. Seems unthinkable now, but I recall that the classified section in Hot Rod would have two or three Short Chevys in it every month in the early 70s. They were obviously cheap and plentiful in those days.
  10. Autoquiz 364 - Finished

    It’s starting to grow on me.
  11. Autoquiz 362 - Finshed

    Too late for me I’m afraid. I was getting no where and really couldn’t spend any more time on it. Try again next week.
  12. Autoquiz 358 - Finished

    Once I realised that the 4 door sedan in front was an Aero Willys, not a shoe box Ford, it sort of confirmed Brazil (Renaults were built there too). Googled “Brazilian Mustang” and found it. Prior to that, I was tearing my hair out!
  13. Autoquiz 358 - Finished

    Found it at last! I had given up twice and was impatiently waiting for the reveal, but one last go paid off.
  14. Autoquiz 357 - FINISHED

    The Triumph wheels and caps lead me to look at the Standard Gazel, developed from a license built Triumph Herald in India. That thing is even uglier!
  15. Autoquiz 353 - Finished

    There are a lot of non-standard features on this example