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      1947-62 or bust. T6s got exterior fuel filler...

      1947-62 or bust. T6s got exterior fuel filler doors, a concession to the American market and totally unecessary for REAL Porsche enthusiasts.

      996s have too many cylinders, too many radiators and...
    2. I've got the B17 on my Schwinn. I'm a chunkier...

      I've got the B17 on my Schwinn. I'm a chunkier guy by cyclist standards(5'10" and 185lbs) and I find it exceedingly comfortable. It was pricey, but worth the purchase price.
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      Came in thinking "M.O.D.O.K.?" Leaving...

      Came in thinking "M.O.D.O.K.?"

      Leaving disappointed.
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      My coworker used to work for Condec in...

      My coworker used to work for Condec in Schenectady where those were made. I think he came too late to work on the Gama Goat, though.
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      Poll: They did this on Dirt Everyday a while back: ...

      They did this on Dirt Everyday a while back:

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fgGm0mA1FLY

      Personally, give me the Jeep. I like being outside, and unless I'm in a rally I don't care much about...
    6. So it's basically an I-6 with a slaved bank? That...

      So it's basically an I-6 with a slaved bank? That actually makes sense. Thank you.
    7. Why does this engine have different strokes on opposite banks?

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diesel_model_V-2


      http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/ff/T34_engine_parola_2.jpg

      As the title states, why does this work? Why was it done? What other...
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      If I remember correctly, the engine is originally...

      If I remember correctly, the engine is originally an NSU or DKW unit. So the progression would have been something like DKW->Saab->Audi(I think)->Wartburg
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      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freewheel ^Here's...

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freewheel
      ^Here's the wikipedia for more information. Essentially, the freewheel is an overspinning clutch. If you are cruising along on a level surface, and let off the...
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      I've seen one in a museum, I've never seen one on...

      I've seen one in a museum, I've never seen one on the road. I've seen several Sonett IIIs on the road though. From the video the II looks very... I think delicate is the word I'm looking for. It...
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      Saab Sonett II on Petrolicious!

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3wHKblZf3mg

      One of my favorite eccentric sporting cars(second only to some French weirdness that holds a special place in my heart), the Saab Sonett II was featured...
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      http://i.imgur.com/EfGk7dM.png Because 121 ft...

      http://i.imgur.com/EfGk7dM.png

      Because 121 ft lbs and 128 horsepower.
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      <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/101957513@N02/13001216834/" title="Weathered by Cushtopher, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3072/13001216834_e7b5228b3c_z.jpg" width="640"...
    14. I've been wanting to try this for a while. I've...

      I've been wanting to try this for a while. I've wanted to try shooting with a packfilm camera ever since I bought a rollfilm Polaroid at an antique shop thinking it was a packfilm camera(didn't...
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      And they won't sound the same... A Ukelele is...

      And they won't sound the same... A Ukelele is physically smaller, the way the vibrations resonate through the body of the instrument make them sound different. An acoustic guitar and a ukelele...
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      That sounded a lot better than I expected it to.

      That sounded a lot better than I expected it to.
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      I'm not a huge fan of modern EFI V8s at idle....

      I'm not a huge fan of modern EFI V8s at idle. They sound too smooth. Old carbureted V8s burble and pop at idle a little more.

      Not all four cylinders are created equal:
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      Second place- First Gen. Olds Toronado. Third...

      Second place- First Gen. Olds Toronado.

      Third place- Saab 99 Turbo.

      That sounds like a solid list to me.
    19. http://www.kentrolinc.com/scout-fiberglass-parts...

      http://www.kentrolinc.com/scout-fiberglass-parts

      I have a theory...
    20. I'm hoping some more pictures surface soon. It's...

      I'm hoping some more pictures surface soon. It's been very cold, so my grandfather has spent some time inside sorting old photographs.
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