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random trivia, fall 2007 edition

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- This manufacturer made gorgeous, super-luxurious V-16 powered cars that competed with

V16 Cadillacs, they still exist and make heavy duty trucks these days... name the brand.

- What was the last production {pillarless} hardtop made by BMW?

- what was the first use of the name Durango on a truck?

- How many cylinders power a Jaguar XJ220? how about a Ferrari F40?

- There was two instances of Nissan/Datsun using American sourced parts for their cars sold

here in the USA, one was the borg-warner trans in the Datsun 510, what was the other one?

- How many (rotor-end) seals are there on a twin-rotor wankel motor?

- What were the horsepower #s on a 1962 Impala SS-427 with dual exhausts?

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The Ubiquitous Marmon cars had the production V16. Although it started researching the V16 before the Caddy, it made into production after the Wreath badge.

Probably the 1960's BMW 2000CS.

Dunno about the Durango

The Shaguar had Turbo 3.5LV6 producing 549 hp, instead of the concept that came with a 5.0L V-12 producing 500hp.

The Ferrari F40 had a 2.9L Twin Turbo making 478hp.

No Answer for the Nissan

No answer for the Wankel.

I do not think there was a 427 in Impala 62 SS. The biggest block offered was a 409. 427 made its appearance in 1963 as a modified 409, but was discontinued for three years, and hence is sometime called the mystery motor.

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Yes, the 427 question was a trick.

I beleive the mystery motor moniker has its roots in NASCAR where it was quite a mystery durring development.

You didn't fully answer the F40 question. I'll let some others take a crask at them. Your 1st response is 100% correct.

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Yes, the 427 question was a trick.

I beleive the mystery motor moniker has its roots in NASCAR where it was quite a mystery durring development.

You didn't fully answer the F40 question. I'll let some others take a crask at them. Your 1st response is 100% correct.

Oops I forgot the V8 juice part.

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The other American sourced parts on a Nissan/Datsun was the Power Steering Pump on the 1st Gen Maxima I believe...

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- This manufacturer made gorgeous, super-luxurious V-16 powered cars that competed with

V16 Cadillacs, they still exist and make heavy duty trucks these days... name the brand.

I was thinking Marmon, but Marmon stopped making trucks in 1997.

- what was the first use of the name Durango on a truck?

I can't think of a Durango (but I'm sure one exists) before the 1981 Ford Durango.

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- How many cylinders power a Jaguar XJ220? how about a Ferrari F40?

The AWD concept Jaguar XJ220 had a V12 but the RWD production car had a V6 based on the MG 6R4 rally car's engine. And the F40 had a 2.9L twin-turbocharged V8.

- There was two instances of Nissan/Datsun using American sourced parts for their cars sold

here in the USA, one was the borg-warner trans in the Datsun 510, what was the other one?

I've got to assume that this has happened more than twice since more than half of the Nissan vehicles currently sold in the US are built in North America with more than 50% North American sourced parts including engines, transmissions, and the like. Heck, Ford even produced the first and second generations of Nissan Quest.

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Indeed my Maxima's p.s.p. is sourced from the General, which is why I say it's 1.4% GM.

Ford Durango??? WTF is that Fairmont based $h!pile? I've never even heard of/seen one.

Ranchero got a second lease on life & a namechange huh?

Was that a Mexico only thing?

I was refering to the Chevrolet S-10 Durago pickup.

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I don't think the Fairmont-based truck was Ford built. I believe it was an outside conversion.

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I don't think the Fairmont-based truck was Ford built. I believe it was an outside conversion.

As I recall, an outside company was contracted to build them for Ford. But the project was cancelled after only about 125 trucks were built.
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Certainly not practical to have a truck with taillights in the tailgate... if you need to haul something long that requires leaving the tailgate down, your lights are pointing down at the road! Hehe, very unsafe.
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if you need to haul something long that requires leaving the tailgate down, your lights are pointing down at the road! Hehe, very unsafe.

Agreed... but then again if I had a Fairmont I might WANT

to be rear-ended so I could use the insurance money for

a not-so-crappy '70s car.

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