When I was just a young lad about 60 years ago, I remember my next door neighbor friend who was 5 years older than me telling us neighborhood kids that Hitler's car had "a straight eight" engine, not a V-8 like our American cars. --Ron W
Memories. It's strange how we remember certain things which looking back, aren't important.
Anon, my dad had an bi, old Oldsmobile that had a straight 8 as it's engine. I believe it was a 51 or 52. Too bad it doesn't have the slit headlight covers, and other WW2 accoutrements, that would be cool.
Sure would and thanks.
And fender skirts on the rear wheels. --Ron W
I thought they looked better without.
Yeah, plus if you had a rear flat, you had to take'em off to change the tire. At least the mounted tire, jack and lug wrench was easy to find and grab outta the trunk. Just had to use the other end to prise off the hub cap. And I remember my Dad's '57 Chevy had all kinds of room around the little 283 V8 engine; everything was easy to get to and work on yourself. --Ron W
had all kinds of room around the little 283Probably like my '65 289.
On the other hand, I had a '68 Camaro SS convertible which I bought for $700 in '73. It had a 396, rare for a Camaro, which was packed in tight. Typically those cars had 327's. It was the vehicle I enjoyed most, but not as easy to access for engine work. Had to put "hi test" gas in it too. --Ron W
Had to put "hi test" gas in it tooIf not, ping away! :}
Yep. I suppose many things make an impression and they stick in our minds. Often, they are insignificant useless information. This older friend was one of who made a big impression on me during my formative years. I always figured he knew what he was talking about. I also remember way back then that he told us, "Earl Scruggs was the best banjo player in the world". That was probably true then and for many years thereafter. I believe Earl Scruggs was originally from North Carolina but relocated and lived on the outskirts of Nashville. But anyway, I'm off on a tangent....lol. --Ron W
The politicians, government works all the way to local and fake news hawkers have immunity and get a pass.:) I enjoy stories.
Mr Brock, did the comments get mixed up?
My feeble mind isn't sure...! :) What exactly?