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Message Posted: Dec 21, 2006 11:53:40 PM

This could be fun!

ASK an automotive trivia question... AFTER you have answered the question above your post. Incorrect posts can be challenged, politely!

BE SURE YOU KNOW THE CORRECT ANSWER TO THE QUESTION YOU ARE ASKING. Revisit this thread to see if your question was correctly answered, if not, enter a challenge. Try not to make it too difficult so all can participate..... I'll get it started.

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NAME THE MODEL YEAR Chevrolet marketed their first Bel Air model.
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Message Posted: Dec 18, 2014 4:23:41 AM

Name the only car that had the torque number displayed on the engine.
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Message Posted: Dec 18, 2014 1:15:41 AM

Good job, box driver!

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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2014 5:00:38 AM

The "Henry Ford and Son Company" began making Fordson tractors in Henry's hometown of Springwells (later part of Dearborn), Michigan from 1907 to 1928.
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Message Posted: Dec 16, 2014 6:03:52 PM

What name did Ford sell tractors under
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Message Posted: Dec 14, 2014 7:37:33 PM

You wondered correctly, ms! The Farm-O-Road was a pint-size Jeep-like tractor/car sold from 1950 to 1952, but it didn't sell all that well and was discontinued with the rest of the Crosley line in the summer of '52.

Powel Crosley had a knack for weird product names. His "Roamio" was the first successful automobile radio--all the better to pick up his 500,000-watt "Nation's Station," WLW in Cincinnati! Yes, 500,000 watts from 1934 to 1939...and reception in the daytime from Honolulu was routinely reported back in the day! His "Icyball" refrigerator, powered by ammonia, was a cheap way to get ice and cold foods before nationwide electrification of the U. S. in the '30s. And the Crosley "Shelvador" was the first electric refrigerator that had--you guessed it!--shelves in the refrigerator door. Other makers couldn't do it until the Crosley patent expired in the 1950s!

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Message Posted: Dec 12, 2014 2:19:22 PM

I wonder who picked such a name! Sounds kinda weird, sounds kinda like Crosley
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Message Posted: Dec 12, 2014 11:03:49 AM

The Farm-O-Road was a vehicle produced for several years by what manufacturer?
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Message Posted: Dec 10, 2014 8:22:07 PM

Correct! That color came back recently on the Dodge Challenger...

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Message Posted: Dec 10, 2014 2:13:48 PM

The 1970 Dodge Challenger; the same color was offered on the '70 Plymouth Barracuda as "In-Violet."
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Message Posted: Dec 9, 2014 5:52:29 PM

Which car had Plum Crazy as a color in the 70's?
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Message Posted: Dec 6, 2014 8:01:45 PM

Good job! Not to mention Original Cinnamon and Anti-Establish Mint!

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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2014 2:11:22 PM

Ford maverick had such colors.
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2014 8:15:16 AM

Not to mention you could get high on the solvent fumes, too! (Definitely do NOT light a cigar near a hot patch!)

Next question: Hulla Blue, Freudian Gilt, Three Putt Green and Thanks Vermilion were colors offered on what early '70's car?
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2014 4:10:59 PM

Right! The process used a special clamp to squeeze the patch onto the tube (or tubeless tire) while it cooked in. The patch itself was on a metal pan with a fuel board, which you set fire to, and the smell...you wouldn't forget that smell. It was weird!

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Message Posted: Dec 3, 2014 6:59:30 PM

You don't see it too often anymore, but a hot patch involved coating the inner tube (which is why you don't see it too often anymore!), setting it on fire and letting it burn a few seconds. The idea was to make the tube more willing to take a patch. I used to do it on bicycle tires when I was a kid...let's put it this way, we had just entered the second-generation Corvette area back then! LOL)
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Message Posted: Dec 3, 2014 5:09:44 PM

What were hot patches, and what special equipment was needed to use them?
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Message Posted: Nov 28, 2014 4:22:17 PM

Yeah, that "Mark IV" could have tripped you up, but it didn't! The Tuxedo Park Mark IV was the first fancy Jeep CJ (a/k/a "Universal") Kaiser Jeep offered, 50 years ago in 1964! Good job!

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Message Posted: Nov 28, 2014 2:08:05 PM

Hope your Thanksgiving was great! Sadly, my computer's still down, but today they called me in for work, so I get to use this one...

I think that Tuxedo Park Mark IV sounds like a Lincoln...but really is a Jeep.
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Message Posted: Nov 27, 2014 6:21:14 PM

Okay, we've got to get this game restarted! (Sort of like a car you've let sit out too long in the cold without starting it occasionally.)

Which company offered a vehicle called the "Tuxedo Park Mark IV"?

Hope your Thanksgiving was fantastic--and your computers are functioning!

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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2014 8:03:47 PM

Not sure if the computers have all gone haywiere or if I've grabbed a question from the too-tough box, but let me give you the answer:

In 1969 most all intermediate GM wagons and all the full-sizers went one step beyond Ford's Magic Doorgate 1.0. The "swing-gate" models, as referred to by some GM publicists, featured a notch cut into the lower right-hand section of the rear bumper that opened when you used the door as a tailgate. This feature ran through the 1970 model year on the GM B-body wagons (full-sizers) and through 1972 on the A-bodies.

Chevrolet advertising proclaimed these models as "Walk-In Wagpms," since you could walk through the door, turn around and duck your head gracefully to enter the rear-facing third seat.

Only trouble was the Olds Vista-Cruiser still had a forward-facing third seat that year and it didn't work too well....

Will look for a new question tomorrow...
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Message Posted: Nov 11, 2014 7:48:20 AM

Don't know if the oomputer gremlins are actin' up, but I'll give you a hint on the last question:

During this time period, Chevrolet called vehicles equipped this way "the Walk-In Wagons."
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Message Posted: Nov 7, 2014 8:18:09 PM

Hope you get your computer gremlins fixed, ms...

I'll go ahead and give the answer since it ran a little longer than I thought. From 1960 through 1966-67, three-seet Rambler/AMC station wagons used a left-hinged door instead of a drop-down tailgate. It made it easier for the rear-facing third-seat passengers to scramble in and out, but the door could not be used if you needed to haul, say, a sheet of plywood home from the local lumber yard.

The solution came in 1966, when Ford introduced the two-way Magic Doorgate, which every other carmaker copied by 1969.

Here's the new question:

What was unusual about the doorgates on 1969-70 full-size Chevy and Pontiac station wagons, as well as the 1970 Buick Estate Wagon and the 1969-1972 Chevelle, Pontiac Tempest/LeMans, Oldsmovile Cutlass/Vista Cruiser and Buick Sportwagons?
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Message Posted: Nov 7, 2014 3:16:24 PM

My guess would be the design of the latch which opens the tailgate. Having problems with my computer, don't know when I'll be back...
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Message Posted: Nov 6, 2014 12:38:35 PM

Time for a hint: This was a problem Ford successfully solved by 1966, and AMC switched to this solution (as did everyone else) by 1969!
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Message Posted: Nov 2, 2014 10:31:24 PM

You're following an early 1960's Rambler Classic (or Ambassador) station wagon on its way to an American Motors Owners car show. You can't see into the back of the car, but you can tell this Rambler is a three-seat station wagon in seconds.

How? In other words, what's the outside difference between a two-seat Rambler station wagon and a three-seat Rambler station wagon built between 1960 and 1966?
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Message Posted: Nov 1, 2014 9:29:46 PM

Good answer, Bongobro! That Audi engine made for a very slow Gremlin and about the only thing good about having that engine was because it was lighter, the weight distribution was better and made for better handling.

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Message Posted: Oct 31, 2014 7:13:45 PM

Not quite! In 1976, since AMC didn't have a four-cylinder engine, they contracted with Audi for a 2.0-liter mill to put under the hood of the Gremlin. The Audi engine had an extremely rough idle, so AMC had to invest in super-soft engine mounts to make the NVH level acceptable in the Gremlin--and as Patrick Foster wryly noted in AMC: THE LAST INDEPENDENT, anyone who poked their head under the hood of a four-cylinder Gremlin with the Audi engine idling would be concerned "about all that rocking going on the under the hood."

And to make it worse, this "economy engine" cost more to produce to than the AMC 232 Six--so it was available on the 1976 Gremlin Custom, so you'd be paying more for economy! The base-model Gtemlin had the big AMC six, instead!

And, after the Gremlin was renamed the Spirit in 1979, the Pontiac "Iron Duke" 151 engine was offered, but it was never available in the Gremlin.
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Message Posted: Oct 31, 2014 6:11:03 PM

GM (Pontiac)
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Message Posted: Oct 31, 2014 1:07:02 PM

The Gremlin was offered with some engine choices during its life, one being a four cylinder. Who supplied this engine to AMC?
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Message Posted: Oct 30, 2014 9:39:23 AM

And so it is. Based on the Hornet, the Gremlin was produced until 1978 (and was renamed and re-positioned as the Spirit through the 1982 model year).

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Message Posted: Oct 28, 2014 2:30:29 PM

The AMC Gremlin comes to mind.
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Message Posted: Oct 27, 2014 11:08:38 PM

boxdriver, I just "pulled a Gloria." Let me explain. Years ago in my radio days, we had a trivia contest where we asked questions not too far removed from what we're doin' here...And we had a lady who hemmed and hawed and fumbled and stumbled around trying to find an answer a question...and invariably she would come up with the right answer to the question! Her name, bless her heart, was Gloria...and darn it, that's exactly what I did!

Now to our next question:

April once seemed to be the big month to introduce half-year models, or models for the next model year (as the 1965 Mustang being launched in April of '64).

What American car made its debut on April Fools Day (April 1), 1970?
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Message Posted: Oct 27, 2014 4:50:20 AM

Yep,the 1952 Mercedes SL 300
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Message Posted: Oct 26, 2014 11:22:26 AM

Since VW made nothing but boxer engines until well into the '60s, and it's not BMW...This is a desperate stab in the dark, but could it have been Mercedes?
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Message Posted: Oct 26, 2014 5:03:38 AM

Right country,wrong company
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Message Posted: Oct 25, 2014 6:28:52 PM

I did some research and I thought I'd seen something about BMW adapting a four-cylinder engine to an inclined-six design, but I thought that was after the Chrysler developments!
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Message Posted: Oct 25, 2014 5:00:54 AM

Hint, Not a American product
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2014 7:28:47 PM

Not quite. The XNR used a souped-up Valiant Slant Six and came out after the Valiant....
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2014 1:28:20 PM

Plymouth XNR?
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2014 4:18:26 AM

hint. it was a 2 seater
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Message Posted: Oct 20, 2014 4:20:51 AM

Chrysler's slant six was famous,(I had one),But according to Mecum,It wasn't the first
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Message Posted: Oct 19, 2014 11:15:15 AM

The Chrysler Slant Six was originally engineerd for the 1960 Valiant (not PLYMOUTH Valiant. That didn't occur until 1961, since Valiant was a separate make only in 1960--the first Valiant ads read "this is nobody's kid brother.") The 170-cubic inch engine was able to fit under the lowered hood of the Valiant, and the 225-cubic inch version that followed powered replaced the ancient flathead six in 1960 Plymouths and Dodge Darts.
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Message Posted: Oct 19, 2014 5:20:02 AM

Which car featured the first slant six engine ?
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Message Posted: Oct 16, 2014 2:13:03 PM

Correct! Your turn, boxdriver!
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Message Posted: Oct 16, 2014 5:20:37 AM

Studebakers
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Message Posted: Oct 15, 2014 6:49:32 PM

In 1942, the Army Corps of Engineers built the Alcan Highway. Which make of truck did they use?
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Message Posted: Oct 14, 2014 4:23:05 PM

Wow, that was fast! Your turn to throw out the next question!

(Nash's LeMans Dual Jetfire engine was developed independently of, but was quite similar to, the Hudson "Twin-H-Power" performance engine. Both featured dual carburetors and dual intake manifolds. And the LeMans engine was not too far removed from the souped-up Ambassador engine used in the Nash-Healey.)
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2014 10:26:22 PM

Nash had a six cylinder engine the called LeMans
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2014 4:28:17 PM

Being a Pontiac fan, you would expect me to throw out a question about mid-size Tempests with that answer...(LOL)...but not this time! Another make of car used the name "LeMans" to describe an optional engine on some of its models during the 1950's. Name it.
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Message Posted: Oct 12, 2014 9:38:01 PM

That answer, my friend, earns you another cigar!

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