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Old 6th April 2007, 18:45   #931
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Hey I didnt look at this thread for a few days and you guys have been posting like crazy.
Well ID : _ Carmaine red beauty is a 1963 NSU Wankel Spider.
This is a very interesting car;
It was in 1963, that the Wankel Spider was presented at the Frankfurt fair and it looked good. Some 2.375 cars were built until the production seized in 1967. No one wanted to buy the car as it was a source of many problems, One, the rotor engine was simply not a completely finished, and enough tested, product and besides, the people who bought this car were pretty hard on the throttle, against the written instructions in the manual. The engine was simply too-too rev- happy! Imagine having a warning in the manula against reving the engine in a rev happy car.
The Rotary Wankel engine produced 50bhp @ 5000 rpm easily taking the car to a top speed in excess of 94 mph (150kph)
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Very easy one from me.

ID 239:
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Old 9th April 2007, 05:59   #933
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ID:239 is a Mazda Millenia (US version).


Mazda’s premium midsized saloon debuted in 1993 in Europe as the Mazda Xedos 9, in Japan as the Mazda Eunos 800 and two years later in the USA as the 1995 Mazda Millenia.

As Honda launched their luxury brand "Acura", Toyota launched, "Lexus" and Nissan launched "Infiniti", Mazda had also wanted to launch their luxury brand, "Amati". However, the Amati branding was canceled due to inadequate finances.

Using the higher engineering level, Amati production line, the Mazda Xedos 9/Eunos 800/Millenia boasted narrower panel gaps, better interior plastics and thicker paint.

Interestingly the Japanese Eunos 800 had yaw-sensitive computer-controlled 4-wheel steering!

After 1997, the car was called Millenia in all markets and finally discontinued in 2002.

It is the world’s only production car to use engines running on the 5-stroke Miller cycle as opposed to the Otto cycle.

Every regular Otto cycle engine suffers some power loss (energy is used up) during the compression stroke. In the Miller cycle, the intake valve is left open when the compression stroke begins, causing 20-30% of the compression to be lost out the intake port. Overall compression pressure is assured by having a supercharger.

Mazda’s Miller cycle 2.3 litre V6 put out 210 bhp. By way of comparison Mazda’s conventional and bigger 2.5 litre V6 could only manage 170 bhp.

Of course, the unconventional electronics and supercharger needed for the Miller cycle engine meant that valve adjustment was time-consuming and expensive.
Check out: Millenia S 2.3L Miller Cycle (supercharged) Valve Adjustment

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Old 9th April 2007, 06:06   #934
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Ram, I understand if you know the car's names, which is good...but do you actually dish out all that trivia from memory or is it heavily based from sites like wikipedia? I mean, a lot of us here know our cars, but certainly no one even comes CLOSE if all the facts and figures are transcribed into a post from your memory!

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Old 9th April 2007, 06:11   #935
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what about this one guys . this should be easy
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Old 9th April 2007, 12:51   #936
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Ram, I understand if you know the car's names, which is good...but do you actually dish out all that trivia from memory or is it heavily based from sites like wikipedia? I mean, a lot of us here know our cars, but certainly no one even comes CLOSE if all the facts and figures are transcribed into a post from your memory!
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what about this one guys . this should be easy

Maclarenracer, The grille looks very Ferrari-esq. I wou;ld hazard it to be either a 49 Berlinetta 166MM as its a hardtop but the grille was not round if my memory does'nt elude me.
P.S. Please chronologically number your pics as ID:--- thank you.
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aniguchisan:

Thanks for your thought-provoking compliment.

Looking back, I have much to be grateful about.
...the good fortune to experience years (decades) of exposure
to our domain of choice have inspired a deep and sustaining interest.

Oodles of electronic and printed material and discussions with bright people,
have taught me much of what I've learned over time.
Truly, we live in a knowledge-enriched world !

The web is a vast godown of unstructured data and media.
Our previous knowledge, memory and engineering intellect, facilitates us
to appreciate, structure and refine that unstructured data.

One lesson has prevailed: The best way to learn is to teach!

So many different people, different talents, interests and abilities.
Connecting into a community of like-minded people, willing to discuss common interests, is truly valuable.
We must be grateful to GTO and the founders of Team-BHP for bringing our community together.

Ram
A stellar response. I certainly hope to learn more.
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Old 10th April 2007, 03:27   #939
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ID-241:
Guess this Rare Beauty:

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ID-241:
Guess this Rare Beauty:
ID-241 is a 1963 Brazilian Willys Interlagos fiberglass coupe.

It is a relative of my Alpine Renault A110.
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/intern...tml#post399419

Actually the precursor to the A110 was Alpine's first mass-produced sports car: the Renault Dauphine based A108 Berlinette Tour de France, which debuted at the Paris Autosalon.

Jean Rédélé, the founder of Alpine, designed and produced the A108 in France from 1957 to 1964. In eight years he made only 236 cars! So the resourceful frenchman licensed out his manufacturing plans to the third-world. Dinalpin, Mexico, FASA-Renault, Spain, Bulgalpine, Bulgaria and Willys-Overland, Brazil, all produced their own indigenous versions of the Alpine.



Willys-Overland of Brazil was already producing the 1959 Renault Dauphine under license from Renault. That made them vulnerable to the Alpine Renault A108 sports car design.

The chassis had a steel tube as a central backbone.
Dauphine components were bolted onto this and the machinery was covered with a fibre-glass body.

Named Interlagos, the Willys Brazil version of the A108, debuted in 1962 as a beautiful fastback,


the notchback in V-16's ID-241 and a convertible.

Until Ford bought the company in 1968, the Interlagos plastic sports car was produced. It came with a choice of two engines: an 845 cc 4-in-line that produced 53 bhp @ 5600 rpm or a 998 cc 4-in-line that produced 60 bhp @ 6250 rpm.

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guys car id-240 was a 1949 ferrari 166 "uovo"

v-16 you got that one right, sorry forgot to to put the id number on the pic
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id - 242

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guess this one. . .
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Old 13th April 2007, 10:27   #943
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id 242 Vauxhall Viva HA

Opel Corsa's great grand father!
Used to be picked up from school in one. Another classmate had a van version so we used to all squeeze for school matches etc. Before seatbels etc became the norm
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id 242 Vauxhall Viva HA

Opel Corsa's great grand father!
Used to be picked up from school in one. Another classmate had a van version so we used to all squeeze for school matches etc. Before seatbels etc became the norm

BINGO - ur spot on. just one thing to add on. its a Vauxshall Viva Gt. The 1968 one.

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pardon my spelling mistakes

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