chandler
chandler UltimaDork
4/19/22 6:21 p.m.
Toebra said:
chandler said:
John Welsh said:

In reply to chandler :

Wow, that's quite the Country Cadillac. Even more so if it's got a Cummins! 

It had a diesel badge but not a Cummins badge.

pretty sure Cummins powered all the diesel Mopars

No factory diesel before '88 iirc. That's a late 70's

Slippery
Slippery UberDork
4/19/22 7:35 p.m.

drock25too
drock25too HalfDork
4/19/22 11:01 p.m.

Didn't get a picture, but passed a transport truck with a couple of crash test cars on it close to Indianapolis. 

MyMiatas
MyMiatas New Reader
4/19/22 11:17 p.m.

I found this at a auction site near me. It sure is one of a kind.

Stampie
Stampie MegaDork
4/20/22 2:22 p.m.

You don't see these anymore much with no rust. 

 

Recon1342
Recon1342 SuperDork
4/20/22 4:18 p.m.
chandler said:
Toebra said:
chandler said:
John Welsh said:

In reply to chandler :

Wow, that's quite the Country Cadillac. Even more so if it's got a Cummins! 

It had a diesel badge but not a Cummins badge.

pretty sure Cummins powered all the diesel Mopars

No factory diesel before '88 iirc. That's a late 70's

The beautiful part about mother Mopar is that the '80s Cummins drivetrain will drop right in to one of those. 

Woody (Forum Supportum)
Woody (Forum Supportum) MegaDork
4/20/22 7:49 p.m.
calteg said:

Think they only built the turbo motors for a year or two. Super clean

Those trucks don't exist anymore. 

stuart in mn
stuart in mn MegaDork
4/22/22 4:58 p.m.

I saw a Honda Clarity hydrogen fuel cell car today, in Minneapolis.  I have no idea where they can fuel the thing around here.

Welly
Welly New Reader
4/22/22 8:01 p.m.

No pics but I saw a green Porsche 959 on an open air car hauler on the 407 north of Toronto the other day. Looked real driving by at 130km/h but have some doubts. Transporting a car of that value on a open car hauler! The other cars on it were all appliances!

Slippery
Slippery UberDork
4/22/22 9:16 p.m.

procainestart
procainestart Dork
4/23/22 9:42 p.m.

'95-ish Saab 9000 Aero with just 327,000 miles. Haven't seen one for several years. Claimed to out-accelerate a Testarossa from 50 to 75.

Slippery
Slippery UberDork
4/23/22 10:08 p.m.

In reply to procainestart :

Way back when these were new a high school buddy's dad had one. I have first hand knowledge that that car will easily cruise at 140mph for hours (not in the US). It was fast and comfortable. 

Recon1342
Recon1342 SuperDork
4/23/22 10:16 p.m.

These are quite rare... I thought they had all returned to the earth by now. A 2nd-Gen Mercury Tracer wagon, in all its '90s econobox glory.

johndej
johndej Dork
4/23/22 10:26 p.m.

Brat on the road.

AMiataCalledSteve
AMiataCalledSteve New Reader
4/25/22 7:17 a.m.

I couldn't get a good pic for the life of me, but I saw a new Jimney in NC on my way to work this morning.

 

Skobie
Skobie New Reader
4/25/22 10:22 a.m.

Pete. (l33t FS)
Pete. (l33t FS) MegaDork
4/25/22 11:28 a.m.

I pulled the timing cover off of a 3 liter High Feature engine and all of the timing marks were lined up.

Because of the way the jackshafts are asynchronous, this happens about once every five million revolutions. 

I am curious what the math is on this, now...

Adrian_Thompson (Forum Supporter)
Adrian_Thompson (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
4/25/22 12:13 p.m.

Nice first gen Insight at stop light the other day.  Always loved  these.

BlueInGreen - Jon
BlueInGreen - Jon UltraDork
4/28/22 6:04 p.m.

New side project at work, a late 50s 4x4 GMC with what appears to be a Pontiac V8. I guess the engine is original, part of the 4x4 package.
 

Pretty cool.

Pete. (l33t FS)
Pete. (l33t FS) MegaDork
4/28/22 6:06 p.m.

In reply to BlueInGreen - Jon :

I thought all GMCs of a certain age had Ponchos.  Indeed pretty cool to see an original 4x4!

Carsandbikes
Carsandbikes Reader
4/28/22 6:08 p.m.

Whenever I go to Gainesville I know I will find at least 1 or 2 unicorns and I should take my phone/camera, but I stupidly don't. 

Today I saw a Mazda 2600i extended cab, 4wd truck.  The paint was pretty weathered looking, but it was still moving along in traffic.  Seeing a Mazda 2200 is pretty rare (though this was the bigger engined 2600), an extended cab?  Even rarer.  A 4wd?  Well...unicorn?

Other vehicle that I saw, and I wish I had had a camera:

A brand new Mercedes-Benz Sprinter van.  What made this van special was that it was jacked up like an off-road vehicle, the battleship grey paint, and something that I didn't remember seeing on a Sprinter before...black front and rear bumpers and hubcaps.

Carsandbikes
Carsandbikes Reader
4/28/22 6:16 p.m.

In reply to stuart in mn :

I had seen a Clarity in a mini mall in a very nice area in Jacksonville and wondered the same thing, where do they fuel up? (I actually see it every time I am up there, most recently a week ago.)  Then about a month ago I saw another 1 in the same area.  At first I thought it was the same car as it was the same silver color.  But nope, I saw it while the 1st Clarity was within sight.  Then I saw a 3rd one, that one was black.  All in the same area.

Will
Will UberDork
4/28/22 8:03 p.m.
MyMiatas said:

I found this at a auction site near me. It sure is one of a kind.

Oh, how I wish that were true.

 

stuart in mn
stuart in mn MegaDork
4/28/22 8:06 p.m.
Pete. (l33t FS) said:

In reply to BlueInGreen - Jon :

I thought all GMCs of a certain age had Ponchos. 

They did, from 1955 to 1959.  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GMC_V8_engine

Slippery
Slippery UberDork
4/28/22 8:53 p.m.

Did not know these came with a manual transmission. This one was definitely manual. 

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