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Re: Automobiles in general
« 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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Re: Automobiles in general
« 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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Re: Automobiles in general
« 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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Re: Automobiles in general
« 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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Re: Automobiles in general
« Reply #29 on: September 22, 2021, 03:02:37 AM »
Der Sandvolkl

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

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Re: Automobiles in general
« 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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Re: Automobiles in general
« 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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Re: Automobiles in general
« 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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Re: Automobiles in general
« 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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Re: Automobiles in general
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Re: Automobiles in general
« 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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Re: Automobiles in general
« 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!
https://www.militarytrader.com/mv-101/gi-jeep-tale-belcher

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Re: Automobiles in general
« Reply #38 on: November 15, 2021, 04:34:08 AM »
“Conspiracy theory’s got to be simple.
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Re: Automobiles in general
« 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
of Hot Rod and Motor Trend magazines, founder of the NHRA (National Hot Rod Association)
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'.
 ;D
The BRC-40 was a limited production version of Bantam's competitor for the GP competition
that was won by Willys, even though Ford got the big production contracts.

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Re: Automobiles in general
« 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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Re: Automobiles in general
« 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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Re: Automobiles in general
« 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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