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Post by The Dude on Fri May 06, 2011 1:34 pm

Gonna start posting up some trivia questions that I read each month on RockAuto. Let's see who gets this first one:


From 1969 to 1972, which famous non-automotive manufacturer produced a handful of cars with the model name "Sports Tourer?" The cars were styled like a Bentley from the early 1930s. Power was provided by a Furd 427cid V8 with two Holley four barrel carburetors. The hood was aluminum and the rest of the body was fiberglass. The body panels, except for the hood and fenders, were covered with Naugahyde to simulate the leather coverings used on the classic Bentley.

A. Hughes, aircraft manufacturer
B. Massey Ferguson, farm machinery manufacturer
C. Ruger, gun manufacturer
D. Singer, sewing machine manufacturer
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Post by Limey SE on Fri May 06, 2011 1:48 pm

the answer would be Ruger Guns my friend

He especially liked muscular Stutzes and Bentleys, such as the 1927 Bentley Tourer in the auction (estimate: $200,000 to $300,000). "It goes over the road like an irresistible force," he said to Automobile magazine in 1988. "If you're in a mountainous place or on a twisting road, the performance is something that just makes you laugh, it's so great. The torque on that engine is enough for a bulldozer. And the exhaust note is, you know, just full of health and yelling for more room."

So engaged was Ruger by the Bentley style of open roadster that he designed and nearly manufactured a modern version of it in the 1970s. It was his notion that the customer who valued quality engineering in guns would value it in cars, too. Might not someone who owned a Ruger gun want to buy a Ruger car? He decided to find out.

He himself designed the car, and Bill Ruger Jr., now 62 and chairman of Sturm, Ruger, oversaw assembly. "I turned all the wrenches," says Bill Jr. "We got very close to production. We figured we could sell it for $13,500 in 1972, or about twice what a Cadillac cost then." What stayed their hand? "The board, I think, felt it was too chancy." Today the two Ruger Special prototypes sit, well cared for, in Bill's garage.

What a shame that it didn't get into production.

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Post by The Dude on Fri May 06, 2011 2:46 pm

Ding ding ding!

Nice bit of added info there Limester. study
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Post by dragons_lair59 on Fri May 06, 2011 3:01 pm

heres one
true or false
in 1972 did gm offer a ss 396 camaro

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Post by Mr Plow on Fri May 06, 2011 3:26 pm

dragons_lair59 wrote:heres one
true or false
in 1972 did gm offer a ss 396 camaro

False? It was the 402 perhaps?

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Post by ant7377 on Fri May 06, 2011 5:09 pm

False no Big block after 1970
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Post by 1973 454 MONTE on Fri May 06, 2011 5:20 pm

muscle car is doing a 402 camaro 70-72 ish.

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Post by Mr Plow on Fri May 06, 2011 6:09 pm

ant7377 wrote:False no Big block after 1970

That is incorrect. 1971 and 1972 offered the LS-3 "396". It actually displaced 402 inches.

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Post by ant7377 on Fri May 06, 2011 6:15 pm

Im sorry I was wrong here is it for 71

http://www.nastyz28.com/camaro/camaro71.php
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Post by The Dude on Fri May 20, 2011 1:43 pm

New question:

What was the first mass produced car with a hatchback?

A. 1922 Haynes Couplet
B. 1949 Kaiser Traveler
C. 1954 Studebaker Commander
D. 1970 AMC Gremlin
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Post by JB2wheeler on Fri May 20, 2011 8:43 pm

Kaiser Traveler
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Post by Limey SE on Fri May 20, 2011 11:29 pm

A. 1922 Haynes Couplet

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Post by The Dude on Mon May 23, 2011 9:54 am

Answer: B 1949 Kaiser Traveler, also later sold as the more luxurious Frazer Vagabond.

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Re: Automotive trivia

Post by The Dude on Fri Jul 08, 2011 2:17 pm

Here's an easy one.


What do the Citation, Pacer, and Ranger all have in common?

A. They are all Edsel models. The Ranger was price leader followed by the Pacer. Both used the Furd Fairlane wheelbase. The Citation was built on a longer wheelbase Mercury chassis.
B. Their original bodies were all designed by students at the l'institut Automoteur de Conception in Chicoutimi Canada.
C. They are the only mass production vehicles built since 1945 to use rigid motor mounts. The engine was bolted directly to a front chassis cross member. Engine vibration and noise was dissipated at the the mounting points for the cross member. The Citation and Pacer cross member used viscous couplings while the Ranger used urethane bushings.
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Re: Automotive trivia

Post by 74MonteCarlo on Fri Jul 08, 2011 2:24 pm

A.


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Post by 77mali on Fri Jul 08, 2011 6:33 pm

Rago wrote:Here's an easy one.


What do the Citation, Pacer, and Ranger all have in common?

A. They are all Edsel models. The Ranger was price leader followed by the Pacer. Both used the Furd Fairlane wheelbase. The Citation was built on a longer wheelbase Mercury chassis.
B. Their original bodies were all designed by students at the l'institut Automoteur de Conception in Chicoutimi Canada.
C. They are the only mass production vehicles built since 1945 to use rigid motor mounts. The engine was bolted directly to a front chassis cross member. Engine vibration and noise was dissipated at the the mounting points for the cross member. The Citation and Pacer cross member used viscous couplings while the Ranger used urethane bushings.

or D. They all suck LOL. but i'll say B...as a guess because only a student of a french art school could ever conceptualize a pacer jocolor
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Re: Automotive trivia

Post by The Dude on Mon Jul 11, 2011 9:47 am

The answer is A.
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Post by 74MonteCarlo on Mon Jul 11, 2011 9:51 am

I thought of one.

What was the only year, a "Custom" package was available on a Monte Carlo (Monte Carlo Custom)

1972
1975
1980
1985

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Post by The Dude on Mon Jul 11, 2011 10:09 am

1972. It was a replacement for the SS, but there is no paperwork detailing how many were built because it wasn't technically a different "model".
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Post by 74MonteCarlo on Mon Jul 11, 2011 11:06 am

Very Happy

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Post by The Dude on Wed Sep 21, 2011 11:01 am

Which material is used to construct the floor pan in late model Corvettes?

A. titanium (Ti-6Al-4V alloy)
B. aluminum (proprietary alloy brand named Titanal)
C. balsa wood (from the balsa tree)
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Post by Limey SE on Wed Sep 21, 2011 12:06 pm

it may sound crazy But if I remember right it was C. balsa wood encased (Wrapped) with plastic and fiberglass

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Post by The Dude on Wed Sep 21, 2011 12:35 pm

Thumbs up

Balsa wood wrapped with plastic & carbon fiber composites. They've done this to every Vette since 1997.
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Post by dragons_lair59 on Wed Sep 21, 2011 4:45 pm

on the 72 camaro there was an ss396 package and was less then 1k built

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Post by dragons_lair59 on Wed Sep 21, 2011 4:45 pm

how many 65 ss396 malibus were produced

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