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Automobiles in general
« on: February 04, 2018, 04:22:27 AM »
A thread to wrap up all automobile/car ideas and inspiration not already covered elsewhere.
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Re: Automobiles in general
« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2018, 04:24:44 AM »
To begin with, some different ends of the spectrum on self driving cars:

Google's offering:



Mercedes-Benz offering:



Dilbert offering:


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« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2018, 04:28:26 AM »
Blastolene Blown Ranger, Ranger V-770 V-12 powered.

blastoland.com/blastoland/BLOWN_RANGER_BUILD.html



http://blastoland.com/blastoland/RANGER_HISTORY.html
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« Reply #3 on: March 04, 2018, 02:29:39 AM »
One for you folks who have the cold white stuff all over the place at times:




See here for videos and other details:  http://trucktracks.com/en/media/action-videos/
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« Reply #4 on: January 19, 2019, 04:34:15 AM »
More for those who need to get to their local hobby store in all weather:


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« Reply #5 on: January 19, 2019, 04:43:55 AM »
Then there is this:



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« Reply #7 on: April 06, 2020, 11:07:52 AM »
 :-\

What the Hell was that? I would have said it was based on a Moke, but the engine looks wrong.

The Vickers must have been clapped out, 'coz the gunner was having to hand-cycle the bolt.
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« Reply #8 on: April 06, 2020, 11:59:54 AM »
How I the world are you supposed to aim any sort of weapon from that thing!

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« Reply #9 on: April 07, 2020, 01:08:20 AM »
:-\

What the Hell was that? I would have said it was based on a Moke, but the engine looks wrong.

The Vickers must have been clapped out, 'coz the gunner was having to hand-cycle the bolt.


Howie Machine Gun Carrier aka The Belly Flopper, US 1937.

https://www.lasegundaguerra.com/viewtopic.php?t=13405
It's preserved in the collection at Ft. Benning.


Patent drawing.
http://www.warwheels.net/images/HowieMGcarrierPATENT.pdf
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« Reply #10 on: April 07, 2020, 09:51:24 AM »
I’d hate to be there when that thing hits a big bump and the driver gets his face smashed.

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« Reply #11 on: April 24, 2020, 03:20:11 AM »
Blastolene Blown Ranger, Ranger V-770 V-12 powered.
 

AVDS-1790 powered Blastolene
https://randygrubb.com/jay-lenos-tank-car/

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« Reply #12 on: April 24, 2020, 06:09:39 AM »
What a beast.
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« Reply #13 on: April 27, 2020, 03:21:37 AM »
Model T variations:







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« Reply #14 on: April 27, 2020, 03:45:54 AM »
The Polish Ford FT-B seems more colorful than I'd imagined. Also, small. I built the RPM 1/35 and had a hard time figuring how two grown adults would fit in that thing.

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« Reply #15 on: May 15, 2020, 07:28:13 PM »
VW put a Bug based entry in the Le Mans 24 hour ....



And still no cabin heat.

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« Reply #16 on: May 15, 2020, 11:01:34 PM »
VW put a Bug based entry in the Le Mans 24 hour ....

...

In 1969, Emerson Fittipaldi raced a double-engined VW Beetle.



""""
The Alfa Romeo engined prototype design the Fittipaldi's were building was running late ....
They had previously developed a VW Beetle, but it wasn't powerful enough. An idea dawned on Divila. The old Jacarepagua circuit was much twistier than today, and what you wanted was a good power to weight ratio. Divila reached for his slide-rule and worked it out. What about doing a twin engined race car with minimal weight?

The original design layout was really done on the back of a fag packet, with additional work done on some Churrascaria Interlagos paper napkins (Churrascaria is the Brazilian Barbecue house)....

During the first test at Interlagos in November 1969, the rear bodywork was blown clean off, but it was still entered in the Rio de Janeiro 1000 Kms held on the Guanabara circuit. Carlos Pace qualified first, at 1:30.9 in a new Alfa Romeo 33 2.0 litre V8. The Fittipaldi 3200, driven by Wilson Fittipaldi, qualified 2nd at 1:36.3, ahead of a Porsche special, a Lola-Chevrolet R70, and a Ford GT40. It wasn't expected to last for long during the race, but with Emerson Fittipaldi driving, it was in 3rd at the end of lap 1, 2nd by lap 5 behind Pace, and comfortably holding off the Lola and GT40. But before the end of the first half hour, the car broke down - it had broken its gearbox.
""""

http://www.dlg.speedfreaks.org/archive/cars/fittipaldi/3200/3200.php

A piece on Youtube:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fOFxecsH28Q
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« Reply #17 on: May 16, 2020, 03:49:04 AM »
VW put a Bug based entry in the Le Mans 24 hour ....



And still no cabin heat.

 :smiley:  Any more details or images?
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« Reply #18 on: May 16, 2020, 04:55:00 AM »
No other images. Just this one. Found on Facebook. 
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« Reply #19 on: May 16, 2020, 06:23:50 AM »
It would appear that Hot Wheels has something similar to the above pictured bug available.

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« Reply #20 on: May 16, 2020, 11:24:49 AM »
The Le Mans Prototype Bug is a Photoshop exercise in fun, it ain't real.
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« Reply #21 on: May 17, 2020, 02:30:27 AM »
It would make an interesting build though. 

Maybe merge one of these:



With one of these:

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« Reply #22 on: May 17, 2020, 06:38:59 AM »


Not at ll surprised the Le Mans Prototype Bug works so well. To be honest, I always thought the Porsche sportscars looked a bit like a squashed Käfer. ;D

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« Reply #24 on: August 09, 2020, 04:44:06 AM »
Currently for sale in Australia:  1923 Ford Model T (I think it might have been modified a bit but who can tell...gives new meaning to the roaring twenties ;)):

More details:  https://www.carsales.com.au/cars/details/1923-ford-model-t-model-t/SSE-AD-6579577/?Cr=0

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« Reply #25 on: September 21, 2021, 03:14:02 AM »
For that dust in the teeth experience:



https://www.morgan-motor.com/plus-four-cxt/

Possible optional extra for the attire:


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« Reply #26 on: September 21, 2021, 03:48:36 AM »
Surely this driver's rig would be more appropriate for a Morgan.
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« Reply #27 on: September 21, 2021, 04:32:00 AM »
There's a fun group on Facebook called "Safari All The Cars" that kicks my giggle box.

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« Reply #28 on: September 22, 2021, 01:31:16 AM »
I was just after one that focussed on the scarf across the face and goggles.
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« Reply #29 on: September 22, 2021, 03:02:37 AM »
Der Sandvolkl

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« Reply #30 on: October 23, 2021, 03:23:25 AM »
Battle Lada w/ 73mm SPG-9

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« Reply #31 on: October 24, 2021, 01:22:09 AM »
Hmmm...can I get something like that for the Audi?  Probably be MATADOR or MELLS in that case though I'm not picky...
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« Reply #32 on: October 25, 2021, 09:20:22 AM »
Battle Lada w/ 73mm SPG-9

Oh, I feel a 'Battle Lada' in digital camouflage coming on  >:D
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« Reply #33 on: October 25, 2021, 06:17:09 PM »
If you liked the battle Lada, you'll love the minigun Prius
https://coffeeordie.com/vulcan-on-a-prius/

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« Reply #34 on: October 25, 2021, 10:12:03 PM »
That's cheered me up after the Flat Earthers thread! :smiley: :D 8)
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« Reply #36 on: October 27, 2021, 06:59:43 PM »
For those inspired to do a mid-20th century version of Leno's car, this lifted from the Navy GB section -


Vosper already had 3 x RR Merlins, how many aircraft engines do you want! :o

The Vosper used three Packard 4M-2500 V-12s, which was the
standard engine in UK MTB/MGB and US PT-Boats. The Merlin
was not used in any of these boats.

https://uscrashboats.org/cpage.php?pt=15


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« Reply #37 on: November 15, 2021, 01:39:18 AM »
Seems like a useful build for one of those old 1/24th scale Jeep kits.

An average jeep could do only 50 or so miles per hour. Several military police (MP) patrols had chased one of our jeeps into a Navy base near Apra Harbor on Guam. This jeep was amazingly faster than most. I don’t recall when, where, or who finally captured it, but it was impounded at an equipment storage yard near Asan where I had to pull guard duty on too many occasions.  Finally, a look under the hood revealed this particular jeep’s secret—some enterprising sailor had installed a Ford V-8 in the Willys!
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« Reply #38 on: November 15, 2021, 04:34:08 AM »
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« Reply #39 on: November 15, 2021, 04:40:42 AM »
Seems like a useful build for one of those old 1/24th scale Jeep kits.

An average jeep could do only 50 or so miles per hour. Several military police (MP) patrols had chased one of our jeeps into a Navy base near Apra Harbor on Guam. This jeep was amazingly faster than most. I don’t recall when, where, or who finally captured it, but it was impounded at an equipment storage yard near Asan where I had to pull guard duty on too many occasions.  Finally, a look under the hood revealed this particular jeep’s secret—some enterprising sailor had installed a Ford V-8 in the Willys!
https://www.militarytrader.com/mv-101/gi-jeep-tale-belcher

When he was stationed in the Phillipines at the end of and after WWII Wally Parks, co-founder
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the original drag-racing sanctioning body, hot-rodded a Bantam BRC-40 with a 2.3L /136 ci
Ford V8-60 Flathead from a captured Japanese vehicle. Love the shiny beauty rings on the
wheels. The name has been commonly been translated as 'Follow Me', however another Tagalog
to English translation is 'C'mon do it'.
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The BRC-40 was a limited production version of Bantam's competitor for the GP competition
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« Reply #40 on: November 20, 2021, 02:38:37 AM »
One of my next projects is a civilian overlander based on a military truck. Probably going to use Trumpeter's LMTV 4x4 or the MAN 4x4. Something like this would be the goal


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« Reply #41 on: November 20, 2021, 10:03:13 AM »
That would look good with a MAN kit the base. The RoG MAN 5t. milgl 4x4 is pretty cheap, but may be hard to find. The MAN 7t 6x6 might work as well.

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« Reply #42 on: November 21, 2021, 01:54:04 AM »
The Dakar rally using an electric Audi RS Q e-tron:

https://magazine.audi.com.au/article/driven-to-succeed

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