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May 31, 2007

Which one of these is not like the other, which one of these just doesn’t belong…

Filed under: Car Photo Of The Day,Cars,Weird Seen — chuck goolsbee @ 7:37 pm
auburn
auburn
Auburn
Auburn
oh betty!
oh betty!
oh no!
oh no!

One of these cars is an Auburn Boattail Speedster, and the other is a “fakey-doo” built from a VW Beetle. Can you tell the difference? 😉

May 30, 2007

Car Photo Of The Day… name that car.

Filed under: Car Photo Of The Day,Cars — chuck goolsbee @ 8:35 am
bork bork bork!
bork bork bork!

Sort of an easy one…

Shot at the 2004 Northwest Historics. Note that the car is sporting a license plate! I assume the numbers come off and it drives home. That’s real vintage racing!

To those of you who know this model intimately, are those knock-off hubs?

May 29, 2007

Name that car.

Filed under: Car Photo Of The Day,Cars — chuck goolsbee @ 12:06 pm
what is it?
what is it?

May 26, 2007

Car Photo Of The Day: 1933 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300

Filed under: Car Photo Of The Day,Cars — chuck goolsbee @ 8:55 pm
Alfa Romeo 8C
Alfa Romeo 8C

Last week, I had a plate from an Italian car’s cam cover, and two people, Chris & Paul correctly guessed “early Alfa”. The specific answer was an Alfa Romeo 1933 8C 2300. More photos “after the jump…”

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Air Cleaner Update

Filed under: Cars,Weird Seen — chuck goolsbee @ 8:36 pm
Before
Before
After
After

Well, the K&N filters finally came off the 65E today.

However, I didn’t put the stock cannister on. Instead I put an aftermarket replacement from ITG. Paul might be having an aneurysm reading this… I don’t know.

Remember last year, when I won that photography contest from SNG Barratt? Well I looked at the filter and the parts voucher I won, and figured “what the heck… it is free” and ordered it. I actually chatted for a while with Dave Kerr in the UK about his and he seemed to like it. It is easier to work around, and weighs about 1/8th what the stock setup does.

It was very easy to install. I documented the process here for the terminally curious. The K&N’s will be going on eBay soon, unless somebody here wants them real bad. Bueller? Bueller?

The car seems to like the new setup. I doubt it is the filter so much as the trumpets between it and the carbs. The torque curve seems to not flatten out in the midrange anymore. That’s not scientific … just a “seat of the pants dyno” reading.

I can still put the stock setup on, once I manage to find all the little parts I have yet to source.

May 25, 2007

Wallpaper, just for Roger.

Filed under: Car Photo Of The Day,Cars — chuck goolsbee @ 9:52 am
rusty MGA
rusty MGA

Roger Los’ fatal attraction to oxidized British steel immediately came to mind when I saw this. The original links to the high-res images can be found here. Nice photo.

Kudos to the brave soul who undertakes such a comprehensive restoration - remember, it’s a marriage for love, not money!

heh… if they only knew Roger. 😉

May 24, 2007

Car Photo Of The Day.

Filed under: Car Photo Of The Day,Cars — chuck goolsbee @ 5:51 pm
attenzione
attenzione

While poring over the engine compartment of an Italian classic, I noted this plate.

Kudos go to the sharp eye (or reader of Italian) who can tell us what car surrounds this metal plate.

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