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2022-01-17 7:44:26 PM  
This guy built his own airplane and stuffed one in there.

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2022-01-17 9:13:13 PM  
Know a guy used to build custom aluminum frames. Put one on it, and a glass jeep tub.
Never trust. Never rots. Only built a few. Enough to sell and afford his own.
His widow drives it.
Damn fine rig.
Man designed the frames his self
Like he thought about it a long time.
He was good at aluminum framing.
He knew keep tubs were available and good for a 4wd rig. He wanted a winter/ summer rig.
Hot Vermont summers and harsh, unforgiving winters.
Rest in peace, Gideon.
 
2022-01-17 10:49:18 PM  
I'm still confused why people pronounce Ford like it is spelled Forward, but Chevy rhymes with a hillperson's first (and last) name.
 
2022-01-18 12:24:36 AM  
Can't believe this wasn't on the list.

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2022-01-18 1:36:52 AM  
I used to get a chuckle spotting Cadillac CTSs in traffic that had dual chrome exhaust pipe tips but only one was actually connected to the exhaust system, the other one was strictly for show. Put a corvette motor in one of those with a proper dual exhaust and you might actually have something worth owning.
 
2022-01-18 2:16:04 AM  

fragMasterFlash: I used to get a chuckle spotting Cadillac CTSs in traffic that had dual chrome exhaust pipe tips but only one was actually connected to the exhaust system, the other one was strictly for show. Put a corvette motor in one of those with a proper dual exhaust and you might actually have something worth owning.


The 2022 Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing is most impressive.

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2022-01-18 3:09:07 AM  
I'd love to own an SSR manual but $30K for a 15 year old chevy is insane. HHR SS manuals are affordable though

And the Dougscore  is pretty good
 
2022-01-18 8:12:33 AM  
9 vehicles you won't believe have GM's most common engine in them!

(lists 6 GM cars...)
 
2022-01-18 8:54:19 AM  
Buick Roadmaster: used cast iron heads on the LT1 (Corvette had aluminum heads)

Impala SS: same as above
 
2022-01-18 9:06:26 AM  

edmo: This guy built his own airplane and stuffed one in there.


GM V-8 engines (aluminum blocks and head preferred for weight saving) are great aero engines. You can take a 400 horsepower engine and de-rate it to maybe 275-300 horsepower by running the engine at lower RPM that power peak for reliability and longevity. They are efficient from a heat generation standpoint, so you can get away with using a smaller radiator that will get way more airflow than car radiators typically do. The engines will run 87 octane pump gas just fine, so you don't have to purchase 100LL at about 2x the cost. For people who want to do a custom engine with a STC, it's a good choice if you can do it.

Another optimum choice for a flat-6 engine is a Corvair engine. You can build one of those for a steady, reliable 100-120 horsepower. All of the parts for a modern Corvair engine build are available out of catalogs - there is no lack of parts.
 
2022-01-18 10:29:50 AM  
That article was written by someone with no car experience

And it made my ass bleed it was so bad
 
2022-01-18 10:30:24 AM  

jmsvrsn: Can't believe this wasn't on the list.

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2022-01-18 12:05:27 PM  
CSB Time:

Used to live in one of those "new construction" detached condo complexes on postage stamp lots - our place was (mercifully) off of a side street, but technically still within earshot of the big 4-lane road and traffic light that connected all the complexes to the main routes in the area.  Occasionally we'd hear noise from idiot kids playing Fast-n-Furious up that road, or a particularly obnoxious Harley who'd gotten caught at the intersection pulling away from the light, but at night it was mostly just folks passing by.

One summer night, though (windows open, due to the heat), I was startled out awake by the loudest roaring sound I've ever heard.  I've been overflown by navy jets at low altitude, and it was in that ballpark of sound.  We lived in the flight path for MCAS Miramar, so in waking up from a dead sleep, the first thought my brain had was that a jet was going down in our neighborhood.  I tried to grab my wife off the bed and yank her to the floor away from the window, dead-ass sure that there'd be an explosion and fireball at any moment.  (Meanwhile, my wife, ever curious, was trying to leap off the bed toward the window to see what the noise was...)

After only a moment's wrestling, the sound changed to the too-familiar metallic crunch-bang-crunch-tinkle-bang of a horrific auto collision.  Power went out for the block, as we lost the streetlamps, etc. in that moment.  Once I realized there'd be no jetfuel-fireball through the window, I quickly dressed, grabbed the mag-light and my phone, and ran up the block to the intersection.

What I saw was beyond shocking.  The intersection is on the start of a downslope and a gentle curve - there was a strewn field of debris about 200 yards long, stretching from just off the crest of that hill down towards the next set of apartments.  All four lanes and the center "dead lane" were covered in debris ranging from fender-sized to intact headlights.   I recognized an engine/transmission assembly, by itself, smoking in one of the inside lanes about 50 yards down from the intersection. Then I spotted the first of the bodies.

Long story short (too late), a truck had been barreling down that 4-lane road at what was later estimated to be well more than 130mph.  The driver had lost control on the gentle curve (I assume the rear-end got light as he crested the gentle slope and started down towards the intersection), and slid sideways for 30+ yards before it hit both the traffic light pole and the power transformer box.  This spun the truck and tore it in half.  The engine/trans lump had been thrown like a stone from a slingshot (in the morning we could see where it bounced on the asphalt).  Among the debris, there were enough intact pieces of body-work that I instantly knew it was a Chevy SSR.  My friend's Dad had one, so I knew the shape well.  In that moment, that was the thing my brain latched onto.

I can't ever see or think about the Chevy SSR without remembering that night.

/CSB
 
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