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by BlackBart
Mon Jan 18, 2021 5:40 pm
Forum: 120, 130, 140, 164, PV series, Duett, 210, 1800
Topic: There are only crickets in here...
Replies: 359
Views: 18694

Re: There are only crickets in here...

^^^ wow! I bet that stuck out in traffic.


Meanwhile, 2020 and not as pretty.......
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by BlackBart
Tue Jan 12, 2021 6:32 pm
Forum: Events, Car Talk, General Discussion & MVS Forum
Topic: Non-Volvo car chat megathread
Replies: 221
Views: 27292

Re: Non-Volvo car chat megathread

Lets go back 30 or 35 years from there... This is the underside of the Ferrari 250 chassis. Made one by one. Pretty basic, welded tubes and rectangles. Note the upside down V12 block for fitting. Note the exhaust is already fitted, they just need to connect the header downpipes. 1959 Ferrari 250 cha...
by BlackBart
Tue Jan 12, 2021 6:27 pm
Forum: Events, Car Talk, General Discussion & MVS Forum
Topic: Non-Volvo car chat megathread
Replies: 221
Views: 27292

Re: Non-Volvo car chat megathread

It's very very fast. It still exists. See the three little lights at the forward edge of the door? Those light up to tell other cars on the track at night that you're either 1, 2, or 3 in your class.
by BlackBart
Tue Jan 12, 2021 5:36 pm
Forum: 120, 130, 140, 164, PV series, Duett, 210, 1800
Topic: There are only crickets in here...
Replies: 359
Views: 18694

Re: There are only crickets in here...

I'll add that my old Fiat 124 Spider had the best folding top of any I've seen. Unsnap it, one-hand, and plop it's folded. Pulling it up was a one-handed deal from the drivers seat as well. That was a Pininfarina design, and they built the bodies for Fiat. It even had glass quarter windows for visib...
by BlackBart
Tue Jan 12, 2021 5:31 pm
Forum: 120, 130, 140, 164, PV series, Duett, 210, 1800
Topic: There are only crickets in here...
Replies: 359
Views: 18694

Re: There are only crickets in here...

Really interesting! Yeah, it's very difficult to take a unibody chassis and cut the top off and not have a floppy mess. That's why you see so many open supercars (see new Corvette chassis) with big tall transmission tunnels and big sills with high cut doors. And that's why the Mercedes 300SL Gullwin...
by BlackBart
Mon Jan 11, 2021 6:03 pm
Forum: Events, Car Talk, General Discussion & MVS Forum
Topic: Non-Volvo car chat megathread
Replies: 221
Views: 27292

Re: Non-Volvo car chat megathread

I had to dig it up again...

It's the Isdera Commendatore 112i from 1993. 6 liter Mercedes V12. German car with Japanese funding that eventually fell through. Had designs on running LeMans, hence the long aero tail.
by BlackBart
Tue Jan 05, 2021 2:12 pm
Forum: Events, Car Talk, General Discussion & MVS Forum
Topic: Non-Volvo car chat megathread
Replies: 221
Views: 27292

Re: Non-Volvo car chat megathread

Identify this slippery car. Not a trick question - I'll have to look it up too. I remember it's a 80s(?) prototype with a Mercedes V12 mid-ship. Pre-aero flaps and wings, but it was very slippery and clearly has venturi tunnels underneath. Clean lines. It had a lot of borrowed parts from the Porsche...
by BlackBart
Tue Jan 05, 2021 1:59 pm
Forum: Volvo V70 & XC-70 2001-2007, S60 2001-2009
Topic: Paint Care and Plastic trim
Replies: 23
Views: 388

Re: Paint Care and Plastic trim

Also, there's an adhesion promoter you need so that the paint sticks to plastic, and plastic flexes so it's a different animal than primer. I think that's right...
by BlackBart
Tue Jan 05, 2021 1:51 pm
Forum: 120, 130, 140, 164, PV series, Duett, 210, 1800
Topic: There are only crickets in here...
Replies: 359
Views: 18694

Re: There are only crickets in here...

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