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Post by scimjim » Thu Aug 27, 2020 10:11 pm

1956 Packard Predictor - can anyone find a picture of the exposed lights?
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Post by scimjim » Tue Sep 01, 2020 7:50 pm

IAVA Berlinetta Coupe - by the Abarth of Argentina

The beginning of the 1970s would mark a milestone in the history of sports vehicles in Argentina, the Argentine Advanced Vehicles Industry (I.A.V.A.), was a company created by the Fiat dealer group in the Argentine Republic. Established in Fondo de la Legua at 2200, in the town of Martínez -of the Province of Buenos Aires- and with the engineer Juan Carlos Fisanotti as technical manager, the objective of the concept was to provide the Argentine industry with a vehicle of higher performance and more powerful than the Fiat 128 produced so far. Thus, IAVA offered in addition to the innovations of power, more comfort, sporting elegance, and even aerodynamic accessories. They could be thought of as Argentina's version of the Italian tuner, Abarth.

One of IAVA's most attractive designs was a prototype for a 2 seat, mid-engine, sport coupe called simply, the "Berlinetta". It featured styling cues of much more expensive cars of the era like the Lancia Monte Carlo and Ferrari BB512 Berlinetta Boxer.

The Berlinetta used a transversely mounted 1300cc motor, mated to a four speed transmission mounted on a box section steel, tubular frame, with a body done in fiberglass. It had a large clamshell at the rear providing excellent engine access and the capacity to fit 2 fullsize spare tires.

The interior was quite spacious for such a small car and took advantage of a number of FIAT parts. It had a very professional design and looked as good as any of its mass produced contemporaries. It caused quite a stir when it was introduced in 1977.

However, despite being very handsome and finely finished, only three examples of the car were made.

It should be noted that IAVA also made its versions on the Fiat 147 which it named Fiat 147 Sorpasso, on the Fiat 133 called Fiat 133 IAVA and Fiat 133 Top. He created a buggy called Kikito Buggy from which less than 25 units, a boat engine on an SSB structure, and a prototype for the Mara firm was also produced. In addition, IAVA made an engine to equip an Argentine formula racing car.

Sadly in 1985 IAVA filed its formal bankruptcy.

IAVA Berlinetta Coupe Specifications:
Year of Manufacture: 1977
Origin: Argentina
Body: Plastic Buggy on Rack
Doors: 2
Motor: Fiat 4 128 A 038
Cycle: 4 strokes, camshaft to head, valves head
location: Longitudinal rear
Displacement: 1,290cc
Number of Cylinders: 4
Diameter x Stroke (mm): 86 x 55.5
Compression Ratio: 8.9:1
Power (CV): 71
Regime (r.p.m): 6.250
Torque (mKg): 8
Speed (r.p.m . . 3.2000
Traction: Rear
Cooling: Water (6.5 liters)
Fuel System: Carburetor Weber 32 ICEV/Solex C32
Transmission: 4spd

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Post by adamwilkes » Wed Sep 02, 2020 7:11 pm

What a lovely little car - I guess they depend on revs with a 1300 engine!


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Post by scimjim » Wed Sep 02, 2020 7:16 pm

Certainly more interesting than the 128 it’s based on :P

The little Fiat engines rev until the valves bounce off the inside of the rocker box :D :D


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Post by scimjim » Sun Sep 06, 2020 9:56 pm

There's definitely a 'poor man's Clan Crusader' vibe about the Tom Killeen-designed Scorpion K19, I always feel.

Created by serial 'specials' builder, and ex-Jensen engineer, Killeen and derived from his Rycam Mirage K18 creation.

Rycam Engineering marketed the kit package although in 1973 they went into liquidation. Innes Lee, part of Innes Lee Industries of Lutterworth, took over and launched the car at the Earls Court Motor Show in November of that year where it formed part of the Tudor Safety Glass Campaign.

Powered by and based on Hillman Imp with the 875cc engine hanging out back, with a fibreglass semi-monocoque and pressed steel floorpan arrangement.

The car featured pop-up headlights that were actuated by two windscreen wiper motors an idea patented by Killeen as far back as 1959.

Killeen had been designing racing car monocoques since the late forties and indeed he claimed to have produced the world’s first in 1950.

AMI Plastics of Stafford (who had been making the bodies for Rycam and latterly Innes Lee) had re-possessed the moulds when they saw the company getting into trouble. They then put them into storage.

After ten-years away, Dovetail Plastics, of Lambourn, Berkshire, run by Peter Sylvester, acquired the moulds and rights to the Scorpion and set about revising the car. They ditched the pressed steel floorpan and semi-monocoque in favour of a multi-tube chassis with foam-filled box section sills, for added side-impact protection.

Dovetail also amended the power to mid-mounted Alfasud 1.5 or 1.7-litre engines with the complete front suspension set-up from a Vauxhall Viva HC and input from Lotus Engineering. Meanwhile, the standard gullwing door arrangement of Killeen’s original was joined by alternative options such as Targa and convertible.

The rear suspension, meanwhile, was quite interesting and was indirectly the work of Lotus thanks to a grant and input from the government’s Production Engineering Research Association body. The top wishbones were fabricated in-house with Alfa Romeo bottom wishbones and coil-over dampers. Sylvester probably sold an additional nine.

Dame Shirley Bassey was booked to do some publicity shots at Blackrock Sands one day and is reported as not being very enamoured with the car!

Various sales figures have been bandied about ranging from ten to twenty. Personally, I haven't seen one for years and years. Stoneleigh 1997, in the out-field, maybe.
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Post by scimjim » Tue Sep 15, 2020 7:22 pm

The NAF Shrike GT story

Introduced in 1979, the North American Fiberglass Shrike GT, was a 2 seat exotic built on a steel tube frame. There were two distinct body styles available, one was a fastback with a buttressed rear deck, while the other was a Kamm style "wagon".

North American Fiberglass offered choices in power from transverse 4 and 6 cylinders all the way up to an LT-1 Chevy V8 mounted to a Toronado transaxle. In that configuration this 2200 lbs. GT was capable of blistering acceleration and a top speed well over 150mph.

All suspension components and transmission mounts were welded to the frame at the factory. In front, unequal length A-arms were used, while a Tornado Transaxle and Pantera springs brought up the rear. Anti-sway bars were also recommended by N.A.F.

Inside, the interior components included VDO gauges, Recaro seats, and a custom Nardi steering wheel. The kit package was very complete and came with pre-mounted gull-wing doors, wiring harnesses, the interior package, steel bumpers and more.

The Shrike was also available in near turnkey form, with only the engine and transmission left to be installed by the customer.

While the Shrike GT is no longer made, N.A.F. does still make two excellent kits. One is a replica of a 427 Cobra, the other a GT40. Find them online here at https://nafmotorsports.com/.
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Post by scimjim » Fri Oct 02, 2020 4:03 pm

The 1979 Guanci SJJ1 GT
only 2 ever made.....tried competing with the vette didnt make it at 54k$ ouch
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Post by GeordieRob » Fri Oct 02, 2020 5:09 pm

scimjim wrote:
Thu Aug 27, 2020 10:11 pm
1956 Packard Predictor - can anyone find a picture of the exposed lights?

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Post by scimjim » Fri Oct 02, 2020 6:27 pm

They look like opening flaps with fixed lights behind? If so, it’s in the correct list.


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Post by scimjim » Sun Oct 04, 2020 11:56 am

We have the Toyota MR2 and the 1983 SV-3 concept it’s derived from (almost identical apart from some trim)
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but we don’t have the original 1981 SA-X prototype?

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Post by scimjim » Sat Oct 10, 2020 9:22 am

The Fastest Ford That Never Was - 1970 Ford Torino King Cobra

'It was supposed to dominate NASCAR. In any debate with Mopar fans, many of them often bring up NASCAR, with a popular point being how the Ford Talladega's reign was brought to a screeching halt from late 1969 by the ultimate aero cars, the Dodge Daytona and the Plymouth Superbird.

In response to Mopar's might, Ford scrambled for a solution and assembled a team led by Larry Shinoda. Their mission was simple: build a 200-mph car that can beat Dodge and Plymouth. They took the new 1970 Torino, added a new aero kit, and named it the King Cobra.

Unlike the Daytona and the Superbird, the King Cobra's front end was all one piece instead of a separate nose cone. It had a larger grille tucked underneath and closer to the ground similar to modern cars, thus allowing more air to flow. The Superbird and Daytona famously suffered from overheating problems due to their small inlets.

Ford kept the fastback and opted not to add a large spoiler, or really any spoiler at all, equipping the three prototypes produced with a Boss 429, a 429 Super Cobra Jet, and a 429 Cobra Jet.

When it finally came time to test the prototypes at the track in Daytona, the King Cobra easily achieved 200 mph… but there was a problem. The front end of the car was reported to make too much downforce, and the lack of spoiler resulted in rear-end lift in high-speed turns. This made driving it incredibly dangerous. It was obvious that the King Cobra needed more work if it was to compete with the Superbird and Daytona.

The project was sadly scrapped after this test. The King Cobra's demise hung on several factors. After watching the Daytona test NASCAR president and founder Bill France increased the homologation requirement from 500 to 3,000 units, which, along with tires insufficient for the speeds and an engine handicap, effectively ended the aero-car era. Another factor was new Ford president Lee Iacocca slashing Fords racing budget and firing Larry Shinoda in 1969. In any event, Ford's racing programs were eliminated and the 1969 Talladega and Mercury Cyclone models were left to compete as 1970 entries in private hands.

The three King Cobras remained in Dearborn, Michigan for a time until two were purchased in 1971 by NASCAR team owner Bud Moore for $1200. The other was sold off separately, and one of Moore's cars was eventually found in a field before being restored.

We'll never know what NASCAR would have looked like is the King Cobra had taken to the track in anger. By the time its development was abandoned, Ford had already worked quickly and changes to one example to correct the handling.

The story of the King Cobra doesn't necessarily have a sad ending, though: They're now worth a pretty penny, with the example shown here having been sold by Mecum Auctions in January for $192,500.'
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Post by scimjim » Sat Oct 10, 2020 9:30 am

This is the car that Bud Moore didn’t buy - the owner bought this from Ford in 1970 and also owns one of the other cars (on the left).
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Post by scimjim » Sat Oct 10, 2020 10:16 am

Although, it looks like the covers may be clip-on, so they’re concealed but not really popup :D
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Post by scimjim » Fri Oct 16, 2020 7:57 pm

Ford Ranchero Squire (fifth generation 1970-1971)

While Chevrolet's El Camino used the same body from 1968 to 1972, 1970 had a complete restyle for the Ranchero, which had started with a boxy body style. Both the Torino and Ranchero featured a shallow-pointed grille and front end with smooth, somewhat more curvaceous lines influenced by coke bottle styling. A fourth trim option was made available in 1970. The Ranchero Squire was an upmarket trim package which featured a woodgrain applique similar to that found on the Country Squire station wagon. Like in previous years, all Torino trim and engine options could be ordered, including all-new Ram-Air 429 Cobra Jet or Super Cobra Jet engines (7 L) with the new "shaker" hood scoop, so named because it was directly mounted to the carburetor and shook with the engine at idle. Also available was a stylish grille that featured hide-away headlamps, as well as an optional hood with an oversized scoop which was standard on Torino GTs. The 1971 is distinguished by a grille divided by a center section.

A minor but nevertheless important variation debuted with the 1970 model. Prior to 1970, no Ranchero had any interior badging identifying it as such. With the 1970 model came a "Ranchero" or "Ranchero GT" badge on the glove compartment rather than Fairlane or Torino badging.
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Post by scimjim » Sun Oct 18, 2020 10:41 am

Found this in my pictures - no idea why I haven’t added it?

The Oldsmobile Incas by Italdesign
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SECURE DRY STORAGE FOR YOUR SCIMITAR

Current: SE5 (8Ball), 1400 1600 1800 Zetec ST170 powered SS1 (G97), 2.5TD SE5a (diesel 5a), 6 x random other SS1s.
Previous: SE5, 3 x SE5a, 2 x SE6a, 3 x SE6b, GTC, 2.9i GTC, 3 x 1600 SS1, 1300 SS1, Mk1 Ti Sabre, Mk1.5 CVH Sabre, TI SS1 (snotty), 1600 SS1 (C686CCR).
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