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Old 02-22-2015, 04:30 PM   #881
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there never was a V-8 until way after ya'll,s shorty rolled off the line
REALLY?

Ford put them into production in 1932.

The V8 engine configuration became popular in France from 1904 onward, and was used in a number of aircraft engines introduced by Renault, and Buchet among others. Some of these engines found their way into automobiles in small quantities. In 1905, Darracq built a special car to beat the world speed record. They came up with two racing car engines built on a common crankcase and camshaft. The result was monstrous engine with a displacement of 1,551 cu in (25,416 cc), good for 200 bhp

Rolls-Royce built a 3,535 cc (216 cu in) V8 car from 1905 to 1906.

One of the first production automobile V8s was built by Cadillac. In 1914 they sold 13,000 of the 5.4 litre (330 cu in) L-head engines in its first year of production

I rebuilt a Cole engine, I don't remember what year it was but, they started using them in 1915 and went out of business in 1925.

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Old 02-22-2015, 07:15 PM   #882
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"Clearance for the steering tires to turn lock to lock without rubbing the frame would be my guess."

A wider axle would have solved that problem without the pinched frame. I'm just about sure the real reason was to make the vehicle more more likely to roll over during events like parallel parking.
You crack me up. Thx for the good chuckle.

Use your imagination. Left over parts in the production line, tighter turning radius, ect. It could have been a few.

A wider axle would make a larger turning circle.

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Old 02-22-2015, 07:17 PM   #883
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Old 02-22-2015, 08:00 PM   #884
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Hey Jack --- Negative on the axle narrowing. The 1.5 & 2 tons are pretty much the same except for about an inch of extra drop on the 2 ton and slightly larger bolts everywhere. And no idea on the frame config. Most of the pre-war had a similar design. Maybe it was just easier to hang separate fenders that way(?)

Bansil --- Funny you mention a straight-eight. The kid who helped me with the engine install just showed me some pix of his '48 Buick project. His fully rebuilt inline 8 is one of the prettiest engines I've seen in a long, long time. Beautiful but very non-traditional paint job. Great old motors actually. Not quick revving but tons of really smooth torque.

Opus --- Where is that museum!? I wanna' go!
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Old 02-22-2015, 08:24 PM   #885
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I dont know. If I did, I wouldnt tell you because you would loose focus on your project. LOL.
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Old 02-22-2015, 09:34 PM   #886
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Ahhhh...good point.

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2.Then find museum
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Old 02-23-2015, 11:28 AM   #888
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Just plugged the address into my GPS! --- Thanks Bansil. Now I have an excuse to go "Up East" (but will time it so as to avoid snow season).
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Hey Tango, How's the project progressing? Honeysuckle Rose and I are heading to Pahrump NV tomorrow for a week long gathering of "real" bus owners. I sort of feel like a tu-- in the punch bowl with my little skoolie, but hopefully folks will over look my short comings! Bansil would be pleased to know that the meet is being held at a winery/RV resort so I'm hoping that will sort of lubricate my participation--that and the fact that I just bought an MCI 9 8v92 bus!?! The devil made me do it! I've always wanted a BIG 'ol diesel and now I've got one------. Mostly I wanted to have it to learn new stuff. Once that has happened I'll pass it on and continue my Skoolie ways. Just wanted to share all this with a friend. Jack
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Har-Har!!! --- I KNEW another project was most likely just around the corner Jack! Couldn't imagine you NOT having something big & greasy to play with once Rose was finished. Hot damn...this will make for a really cool & interesting build thread!

Almost bought an MC9 myself a number of years back that had the same Detroit. Wound up instead with the Blue Bird based on our intended use as an antique hauler (Ex & I had a couple of shops back then). The Bird was much easier to raise the roof on.

Great old buses. Is your rig supercharged?

And you know the rules here (in fact as I recall, you wrote'em)...

without pix...it didn't happen!

One last question...how much farther down will you have to excavate your garage floor now?
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