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Old 10-12-2003, 03:58 PM   #46
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Re: Automotive History trivia part III

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its cool, i was just bustin ur chops. I had to look high and low for that info....
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ford mustang

or dodge charger
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Old 11-05-2003, 02:58 PM   #48
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That's not actually a question, you have to ask one like this: What year did the VW beetle's engine's power output jump from 36hp to 40hp?

Whoever answers that question can ask the next one.
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Old 11-22-2003, 10:11 PM   #49
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That's not actually a question, you have to ask one like this: What year did the VW beetle's engine's power output jump from 36hp to 40hp?

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August 1965, but since that was the beginning of the 1966 model year, that would mean that only 1966 and on W Beetles would have the new (at that time) 40 hp 1285 cc engine, which had the same crankshaft as the bigger VW 1500 engine. Unlike rover, which never called the Cooper a '1300' VW distinguished the new engine with "1300" badges on the hood. These newer 1966 model year cars also featured the 1500's wheels, and larger turn signal indicators.
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The increase from 36 to 40hp happened earlier than that (for export models anyway)
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The increase from 36 to 40hp happened earlier than that (for export models anyway)
Specificity in all things! You were looking for 1961, when the compression ratio of the 1200 jumped up to 7:1, and power jumped to 40 hp, wheren't you?
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Specificity in all things! You were looking for 1961, when the compression ratio of the 1200 jumped up to 7:1, and power jumped to 40 hp, wheren't you?
Yes I was, and you're correct so you get to ask the next question.
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Hmmm. What was the first car to have idiot lights?
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That's an incredibly hard question, mabe you should give a hint, like country of origin.
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Hmmm. What was the first car to have idiot lights?
Kaiser?
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That's an incredibly hard question, mabe you should give a hint, like country of origin.
American.

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Kaiser?
No, but that was probably the first company to offer sliding doors on a car.
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Re: Automotive History trivia part III

Im going to guess Duesenberg.....just as a guess, and because they were one of the most advanced cars in the world at the time.
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Im going to guess Duesenberg.....just as a guess, and because they were one of the most advanced cars in the world at the time.
If that was really just a guess...it was a damn good one! Duesenberg introduced idiot lights on its Model J in December of 1928 at the New York Auto Show. The car featured lights on the dash that would alert the owner as the the status of his engine's oil (like when it needed to be changed), and the status of the automatic chassis lubrication system (the system would flash when it was being operated, and when it needed oil). All the lights were operated mechanically and were activated by certain mileage points (every 1500 miles for the chassis system, 3000 to change the oil) or resevoirs (as with the chassis oil). Good guess! Now you ask a question.
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Now that you've posted that, it pretty much came back to me. The car even had a system which would oil/grease parts that needed it every 75miles, and a light came on when the system needed refilling. Pretty amazing for the late 20's.

My question is a fair bit simpler, but, still a good one:

Which company won the contract to produce the first 'Jeep', by winning the design competetion the US Army had to develop a good general purpose vehicle (there were alot of requirments, and just a few months to make a prototype...kinda nuts, really. And General Purpose, GP, geep, jeep)

Hint, they lost it pretty quickly, and then that company semi-lost it, having to share it with someone else.
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Willys-Overland originally won the contract, but soon lost it to Ford simply b/c Ford had much larger production capabilities that Willy's. Willy's did retain the name, patents on design, and did produce a good numbers. I've driven a '44 Wlly's Jeep before, fun truck!
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