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    Quote Originally Posted by nota
    Too innovative to be popular or profitable, but maybe basic 1930s is too harsh as iirc the skin itself was monocoque, it was rear-engined and featured IRS

    The snazzy FWD Ruxton was among the prettiest of any car in its day

    http://www.canadiandriver.com/articles/bv/ruxton.htm
    Oooh, Ruxton. Forgot about those, another very interesting marque.

    I wasn't trying to be harsh about the Stout, it was designed by Tjjarda after all, truly visionary. You could consider the Stout the first MPV or minivan. . It could have been like an American Tatra, but the tech for the suspension, steering, and rear power with a flatty Ford V8 was really not on the level of Dr. Porsche's contemporary Auto Union/Mercedes. They are remarkable to see in person, though.
    '62 356S Notchback Hotrod
    '64 VW Microbus 21 Deluxe
    '67 911S Das Geburtstagsgeschenk
    '68 911T Targa Sporto
    '68 Mercedes 280 SL
    '62 BMW 700 Sport
    '63 BMW 700 Cabriolet
    '72 BMW 3.0CSL
    '72 BMW 3.0CSA
    '70 914/6 GT

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    Quote Originally Posted by plexus
    HERES MY WAY IN:
    85 5.0
    iroc camaro 5.6 ltre
    65 gto
    malibu/chavelle
    that big ol himi of dodge
    pontiac 1970's era trans-am 454
    mk iv gt40 because its a track car not an everyday driver(not to be confused with the ford gt)

    as far as new ones goes:

    dodge viper
    c5 vette but i hate the floaty feeling at speed
    s-7
    shelbys cobra s-1
    zl1 camero
    ford gt
    too many to add......
    i dont get american engine codes
    454, 415
    i know they are in cubic inches and most of them are v8's but what are there history.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kigango123
    i dont get american engine codes
    454, 415
    i know they are in cubic inches and most of them are v8's but what are there history.
    What exactly do you want clarified?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kigango123
    i dont get american engine codes
    454, 415
    i know they are in cubic inches and most of them are v8's but what are there history.
    They just state the size in cubic inches, what do you mean by history?

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnnynumfiv
    They just state the size in cubic inches, what do you mean by history?
    yeah by history,why do many corvette stingrays have 454
    how do you know what engine one is talking about just by a single number.
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    It's the size of the engine, there were only a couple variants of the 454 made by chevrolet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kigango123
    yeah by history,why do many corvette stingrays have 454
    how do you know what engine one is talking about just by a single number.
    The 454 didn't come until 1970 and was the LS5 and LS6 they put in the corvettes and they just kept modifying them up to 74 or 75 cant remember. Thats the only time it was used in the corvette, thus why there is so many stingrays with 454's.
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    I say the Oldsmobile Aurora, but that is coming on the basis of design. It is a real looker.


    Ok, flame on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by baddabang
    The 454 didn't come until 1970 and was the LS5 and LS6 they put in the corvettes and they just kept modifying them up to 74 or 75 cant remember. Thats the only time it was used in the corvette, thus why there is so many stingrays with 454's.
    what about all the other engine, 36.., 40.. , is it that each engine size has a given time period or the numbers represent more than the engine size.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Prius
    I say the Oldsmobile Aurora, but that is coming on the basis of design. It is a real looker.


    Ok, flame on.
    Maybe the best looking Oldsmobile, but not best looking American Car

    Plus its the same as the Grand Prix (I think) and those suck.
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    No, it used a different platform.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kigango123
    what about all the other engine, 36.., 40.. , is it that each engine size has a given time period or the numbers represent more than the engine size.
    36 and 40? you mean 440? Thats Chrysler/Dodge (Mopar) and a big block too. Its not that each have a given time period, its that they start small and get bigger. Generally the bigger they are the more power they have

    383<440
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    Quote Originally Posted by baddabang
    36 and 40? you mean 440? Thats Chrysler/Dodge (Mopar) and a big block too. Its not that each have a given time period, its that they start small and get bigger. Generally the bigger they are the more power they have

    383>440
    okey, so smaller engine or "small blocks" were ussually a long time ago and bigger engines,"big blocks" are more recent.
    i got it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kigango123
    okey, so smaller engine or "small blocks" were ussually a long time ago and bigger engines,"big blocks" are more recent.
    i got it.
    No. Small blocks are just anything under 7 liters.
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    The numbers such as 396, 409, 454, all represent the displacement in cubic inches.

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