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Re: Non-Volvo car chat megathread

Post by mrbrian200 » Mon Apr 29, 2019 9:49 am

Chop chop LOL. Maybe that's the point of that spring loaded mechanism FCA came up with. If you can't remember being in an accident it never happened. KO-instant anesthesia/amnesia.



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Post by RickHaleParker » Mon May 13, 2019 4:46 am

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Post by tardcart » Mon May 13, 2019 5:07 am

I have never heard of a Buick flamingo and I can see that seat. could never rotate do to its width. Appears to be a skylark.



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Re: Non-Volvo car chat megathread

Post by Rattnalle » Mon May 13, 2019 5:24 am

mrbrian200 wrote:
Fri Apr 26, 2019 10:10 am
matthew1 wrote:
Wed Apr 24, 2019 2:30 pm
The Big Three really didn't learn their lesson from the 1980s. Profit drives everything. It's all numbers.
In the news today: Fiat-Chrysler active headrests deploying unexpectedly sending people to the hospital with a concussion. You know, during a rear end collision the passenger's head would have rearward momentum in relation to vehicle seat/chassis resulting in an increase of 'strike force' of the headrest against the back of the head. OMG. What were they thinking. ..or were they unable to comprehend because they were all suffering from concussions?

https://www.nbcchicago.com/on-air/as-se ... 94942.html

From what I can see, the headrest in my S60 angles forward 'normally' to accomplish a similar/same level of protection against whiplash without the need for a sudden/instant mechanism to pop the headrest forward during a rear end collision. The forward tilt of the S60's headrest has never bothered me.
Saab made the headrests active without explosives using a little linkage inside so that your back pushed the headrests closer to you.

Volvo uses the whole seatback as whiplash protection, WHIPS.

But everything's better with explosions, right? ;-)



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Re: Non-Volvo car chat megathread

Post by RickHaleParker » Mon May 13, 2019 5:45 am

tardcart wrote:
Mon May 13, 2019 5:07 am
I have never heard of a Buick flamingo and I can see that seat. could never rotate do to its width. Appears to be a skylark.
The 1961 Buick flamingo is was a modified Electra 225 convertible. The 180 seat was functional.


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Platform: X40 (Nedcar) 2003 S40, B4204T3, AW55-50/51SN, Siemens EMS 2000. Plant: Born Netherlands.

Platform P2 2005 XC90 T6 Executive, B6294T, 4T65 AWD, Bosch Motronic 7.0, Plant Torslanda Sweden.
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Re: Non-Volvo car chat megathread

Post by 93Regina » Sat May 25, 2019 8:57 pm

RickHaleParker wrote:
Mon May 13, 2019 5:45 am
The 180 seat was functional.
But, it does not say how it pivoted....one could pivot 240 seats, with a modification.

1959 DeSoto Sports Swivel Seats - original commercial #1




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