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Old 12-03-2003, 11:11 PM   #61
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Also, here are some shots of said Jeep:

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If I gave you the displacement of an engine, in cubic inches, could you tell me who made it and one car which ran it?
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can u help me with a 87 buick park ave
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What do you need?
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Old 12-03-2003, 11:32 PM   #65
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Re: Re: Automotive History trivia part III

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If I gave you the displacement of an engine, in cubic inches, could you tell me who made it and one car which ran it?
If you want to ask a trivia question here, you need to answera question first.

(also answering jrich80): BUT, if you are just looking to get help, start a new thread in the engineering/technical forum, you'll get better results that way.


But, yes, Duesey got it. Willy's won the contract (by a huge margin, as well). They didnt have the production capacity, and the army needed it immediately.
So, they also contracted (cant remember right now, but, it began with a B, I think Bantam) to make it. They couldnt meet demand, and Ford got in on it. So, there were actually 3 manufacturers.

So, Duesey gets another one.......and this will bump the thread up nicely, and maybe others will get in on it (wink wink nudge nudge).
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Yeah the Bantam Car Company, that was the other manufacturer
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Bantam came up with the idea, called it the Bantam Reconaissance Car, and sold the idea to the Army, which then contracted Willys, and when they couldn't deliver, it went along to Ford as well.
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Bantam came up with the idea, called it the Bantam Reconaissance Car, and sold the idea to the Army, which then contracted Willys, and when they couldn't deliver, it went along to Ford as well.
This is true, and somewhat ironic considering that Bantam was the purveyor of America's Austin Seven, a tiny car that looked like a scaled down Packard. Anyhow...trivia question:

In 1932, 3 American car's were built with V16's. Cadillac sold their 452, Marmon their Sixteen, and a third company built a single V16 concept car. What company was it? If you are feeling really smart, what is so unique about it, and what became of the company that made it?
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Well, lets see, I'd have to say, well, Dusenberg. The engine was a V-16, but was an aircraft engine, and Fred Dusenberg died, Dusenberg is incorporated into Auburn - Cord - Dusenberg and is eventually dissolved.l
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Re: Automotive History trivia part III

not a duesey, those were straight 8's.

I think I heard something about a Cord having a DOHC V16. I think it might have been the one with front drive (and that super thin, low, front bumper).

As for what happened to Cord, I think they went bankrupt in the recession.
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Well, lets see, I'd have to say, well, Dusenberg. The engine was a V-16, but was an aircraft engine, and Fred Dusenberg died, Dusenberg is incorporated into Auburn - Cord - Dusenberg and is eventually dissolved.l
Well, you aren't COMPLETELY incorrect. Duesenberg DID build a V16, or at least something LIKE a V16, but not under the Duesenberg name nor in 1932. The V16, or more properly, the U16 Duesenberg built was actually designed in collaboration with this little French company you might have heard of...Bugatti. The engine was designed for use in WWI planes, and was ready for production in 1916, but since it was so late in the war, only about 40 of the planned 2000 were produced in the Duesenberg plant. The engine were called King-Bugatti after the guy who helped the design out, Charles King.

http://home.uni-one.nl/bugatti/revue3/rev3-3.htm#king

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not a duesey, those were straight 8's.

I think I heard something about a Cord having a DOHC V16. I think it might have been the one with front drive (and that super thin, low, front bumper).

As for what happened to Cord, I think they went bankrupt in the recession.
Cord never did make a V16, they did make a V12 though. Also, all Cord cars were front wheel drive. Finally, Cord went out of business when the Cord Corporation collapsed, pulling Cord, Auburn, and Duesenberg down with it. The only part of the Cord Corp. that survives today is Lycoming, their engine division, which now builds airplane engines.
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Re: Automotive History trivia part III

All front wheel drive....kinda beasts the toronado by 30 or so years!

They made some with superchargers, and Clark Gable owned one, being that he loved superchargers.
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Are you refering to the V-16 engined Miller race car? I'm not sure if it was made in 1932 though. I think it was front wheel drive too. Speaking of early American FWD, if you look at George Selden's patented car, which he claimed to have invented in 1877, you'll notice that it's front wheels are the powered ones! I think that beats everything else for being the first fwd car!
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Are you refering to the V-16 engined Miller race car? I'm not sure if it was made in 1932 though. I think it was front wheel drive too. Speaking of early American FWD, if you look at George Selden's patented car, which he claimed to have invented in 1877, you'll notice that it's front wheels are the powered ones! I think that beats everything else for being the first fwd car!
No, this was a road car, I am not including racecars here.
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No, this was a road car, I am not including racecars here.
Well then. I believe Peerless built a single V16 in 1932, at least I think it was 1932.
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