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Old 15th February 2010, 01:01   #3751
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First time seeing the Ford Vendome and loving every bit of it. Ford can design nice cars if they want to!.I'll be doing some research on this model and see if i can procure a scale model too. Thanx for posting the pics.
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How about this one??????????
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AltoHoncho: Speaking of seat belts, what do we know about the year 1936?

This was its cockpit. One would be surprised if even aircraft had seatbelts back in 1936.


Volvo invented seat belts in 1949. However American cars, the 1949 Nash "inverted-bathtub" and 1955 Ford Thunderbird offered lap belts -- that too as options.

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Absolutely no idea Sir. I didnt think from that perspective at all, thanks for bringing it over, I had completely forgotten about the Volvo trivia, my ignorance maybe.

More surprising to see is a steering wheel in the airplane cockpit, never seen such a thing, Is this kept anywhere in India?
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ID 783:Borgward Hansa 1800 pick up
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No sir.................
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ID 783

First clue: The name was taken from a castle over looking the city where they were manufactured.
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Old 18th February 2010, 12:06   #3757
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Default ID:783; 1962 Wartburg 1000 pickup(internal code 311)

ID:783 is a 1962 Wartburg 1000 pickup(internal code 311)

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As the "grey" minimalist housing tenements in the background attest, this pickup hails from the Deutsche Demokratische Republik (erstwhile communist East Germany). Wartbug cars, being marginally more upmarket than the Trabant, tended to be owned only by Communist Party officials and other people with "connections."

These cars were built in Eisenach, a city overlooked by the Wartburg castle, which lent its name to the Wartburg brand.
Schloss Wartburg is steeped in History. It was a 11th century Thuringian castle, where Martin Luther hid escaping arrest in 1521 and translated the Bible to German. Even Adolf Hitler had thrust upon the local authorities to take down Schloss Wartburg's cross and replace it with the Swastika of the Third Reich.

The 1956-65 Wartburg 1000 limousine[*] (internal code 311) was also factory-built as a four-door Kombi called the Wartburg 1000 Camping, two-door Kombi, a pickup truck, a 2+2-seat coupé and 2-seat cabriolet(internal code 313).

Imagine that, even though all they had was just one DKW-derived three-cylinder two-stroke engine driving a 2-speed transaxle.

Yes it ran on a mixture of 1 part of 2T oil to 50 parts of petrol. If the car was running downhill, the sumpless engine could starve of lubrication and seize, so the one-way clutch was designed to freewheel and disconnect the transaxle from the engine. That way you would freewheel downhill, checking your progress with the brakes alone!!



translation from Czech:
Zatím bez benzinu ? Still without petrol?
a s benzinem ! And with petrol !


The 2-stroke 3-cylinder had a rear-facing radiator.
Each of the three spark plugs had its own independent set of breaker-points and independent ignition coil, one for each cylinder. The breaker points were mounted in a cluster around a single lobed cam at the front end of the crank shaft -- i.e. facing the rear because of the unusual mounting. Also at the front end of the crank shaft was a belt driven fan.

This engine had three power strokes per crankshaft revolution, like a six-cylinder four-stroke engine.
DKW (the original designer's) advertising said,
"drei Kraftimpulse pro Kurbelwellen-Umdrehung, genau wie beim Sechszylinder-Viertakter."
I translate: three Powerimpulses per crankshaft-rotation, exactly like a Sixcylinder-Fourstroker

The Limousine und the Camping Kombi were powered by a 900 cc 37 bhp motor, while the other bodystyles got a slightly more powerful 990 cc 50 bhp engine. After 1957 the two-speed gearbox was replaced by a four-speed gearbox.

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[*]Germans use the term limousine for any sedan.

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You are correct sir! An interesting history behind the car and the city.
A picture of the castle itself, above Eisenach
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ID 784 Guess the car!
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Well no ones managed to guess ID 784. Ayan, as per the rules you're supposed to disclose the name in 48 hrs. Right now its 478 hrs 5 mins. So out with the name

I will post a new entry after this.
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Well no ones managed to guess ID 784. Ayan, as per the rules you're supposed to disclose the name in 48 hrs. Right now its 478 hrs 5 mins. So out with the name

I will post a new entry after this.
predatorwheelz,

Looks like you don't want to guess it!

I'm guessing ID 784 is a Ford? A mid '90s Taurus or a Falcon? I might be terribly wrong though!
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Well no ones managed to guess ID 784. Ayan, as per the rules you're supposed to disclose the name in 48 hrs. Right now its 478 hrs 5 mins. So out with the name

I will post a new entry after this.
ford telstar- rebadged mazda626
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1993 Ford Telstar TX5 KLZE Turbo with lowered suspension and
wearing aftermarket 17" OZ Racing Super Turismo WRC alloy wheel rims.

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predatorwheelz,

Looks like you don't want to guess it!
I didn't know what it was. Not that I didn't want to!

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1993 Ford Telstar TX5 KLZE Turbo with lowered suspension and
wearing aftermarket 17" OZ Racing Super Turismo WRC alloy wheel rims.
Awesome as usual sir.

ID 785

Guess this pretty big car:

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ID 785

That is a 1974 Monica 560, as I remember.

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