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Old 12-22-2011, 07:30 AM   #1
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50's car game

I'm not old enough to play this game.* I had to guess on almost every one and usually guessed wrong.* But, I know there are some more, ah, um, ... senior folks (geezers, old farts)* in the group that probably owned and drove many of these.*

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http://www.americantorque.com/game/car-show-50s/
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Old 12-22-2011, 11:14 AM   #2
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50's car game

That was fun......and easy for me as I got 100% right. Wondered about a De Soto - Chrysler issue but I must have got it right. And the last hood ornament was challenging as well. Thank's and I'll probably go through it again just to look at those wonderful cars!

*It's hard to believe this old Buick of mine is 20 years newer than those 50s cars. Of course if it was a 53 Buick it would be much harder*to maintain. As this 73 Buick Centurion is almost totally trouble free I'll prolly drive it some more but feeding a 455 engine is getting expensive.

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Old 12-22-2011, 12:40 PM   #3
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94% *dahum Kiasers
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Old 12-22-2011, 01:16 PM   #5
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I missed the one on the Kaiser as well. In high school, owned a 1953 Desoto, great big heavy car, 6 cyl and quiet smooth engine nothing like motors of today,

Had a "fluid drive" transmission. Ever heard of that?
*Yeah, never owned one, but a friend had a '53 dodge with a big engine and fluid drive. *As I remember, if you did it right you could shift without the clutch. *Dynaflo, torqueflite, and powerglide kinda made that obsolete. *Anybody remember what cars they belonged to.
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Let me see, without research: Dynaflo--Buick
Torqueflite----Dodge
Powerglide----Chevy
*Correct. *Hydramatic was the transmission in most of GMs other cars. *Dynaflo probably seemed the best because it was coupled with the really smooth Buick 8 cylinder enginss.

The early automatics were 2 speeds with torpue converter.
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Old 12-22-2011, 02:31 PM   #7
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Fun nostalgia. Also hit 100%. the 50's were my teen years, so it was easy. I would never score as well on 80s or 90s cars.
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Old 12-22-2011, 03:21 PM   #8
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*"fluid drive" transmission. Ever heard of that?
*Yeah. A friend of mine had a Packard with a fluid drive. I learned to drive a clutch with it. Way Cool.

I didn't do so well. but I was born in 53. Where I come from we didn't have a car.* We still used a dog sled. 300 miles of dirt road to my home town. No electricity till 63.

I still got a lot right.

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I had never even heard of a Henry J
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I got a 77 % ! And i'm in the car business for a long time . I must be tired ?
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Old 12-22-2011, 08:30 PM   #11
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I got a 77 % ! And i'm in the car business for a long time . I must be tired ?
*Probably not old enough. *Back then they weren't cars. *They were real automobiles.

By the way, the Henry J was named for Henry J. Kaiser. *It was their small car. *The Willis was another off brand. *Although, they did do the Jeep.

Anyone remember the Crosley? *Obama would have loved it as long as we were driving it, and he had his limo and 747.
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*OMG! I haven't thought, read or heard that car name in over 60 years!
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The first automatic I remember was the 38 Oldsmobile. Fluid drive came in two versions. One was just a clutch in series w a fluid coupling. As I recall Dodge's in the late 40s had this shift like a regular 3 speed stick. The other transmission was in De Sotos and Chrysler's and was a semi-automatic and driven w the shifting lever in a fixed position while normally driving ahead. One needed to modulate one's foot on the throttle to bring about shifting. Buick "Dynaflow" was the only automatic that normally did not shift. A one speed affair. Low on performance but very high on smoothness and Buick's were known for smoothness. With the smoothest transmission and the smoothest engine no other car challenged Buick on that score. With the torque tube drive shaft and coil springs on all four wheels the Buick's of the early 50s were probably smoother than any car in the world. The later Buick dynaflow's were actually at least a two stage torque converter and had excellent performance. They were called the Triple Turbine Dynaflow. So they may have been a 3 stage torque converter. I had a 401 cu in 63 Buick that really hauled the mail but got even worse gas millage the the big Roadmaster straight eight w or without the dynaflow. 8.5 mpg on premium fuel no matter what speed one drove. The TTD would be early 60's full sized Buick's. The only real torque converter for any passenger car that I know. By the time my 73 Buick was made it's engine was a typical ohv V8 and transmission the standard fluid coupled 3 speed. For your information.

Eric

Walt,

The Crosley became the 55hp Fisher Pierce Bearcat 4 stroke OB. As I recall the engine had a one piece block. That is the cyl head was one w the lower block. Like old Merc OBs.


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*OMG! I haven't thought, read or heard that car name in over 60 years!

*Trivia question. *Does anyone remember the name of the Crosley sports car? *Now, don't cheat and look it up. *Pure memory here.
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I had to think for about a minute.

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I had to think for about a minute.

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More trivia: *Anyone remember the name of the Nash small car that was 2 passengers that was basically bult in England / Morris Minor engine.

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62%, and I know I'm not old enough.* Matter 'o fact, I'm starting to feel like "the kid"*
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*BZZZZZZZZ * *Times up. *No cigar, Eric. *Close, but we aren't playing horse shoes. (we may have some that don't remember those) *Charles had it right. *It was the Metropolitan. *GM had a Metro that was a little down on the quality scale. *The Metropolitan was a scaled down version of the big Nash. *It was two passengers, and a pretty good car. *I had a buddy with one.

Oh, yeah. *It came in great two tone colors like coral and creme, and aqua and cream. *


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62%, and I know I'm not old enough.* Matter 'o fact, I'm starting to feel like "the kid"*

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