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    ^^^Ah yes, GM best rendition of a catfish!!! LOL
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    Indeed. However, I prefer Champion and Superior to Dodge. Superior produced the greatest capillary wash on the market and for price, nothing beats Champion.

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    Pontiacs.

    And hey, speaking of Pontiacs.


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    Quote Originally Posted by The-Dullahan View Post


    Pontiacs.
    Looks like they are still OK! Bet the people who bought them never knew they were driving a "train wreck"!

    Quote Originally Posted by BigCadMan_1 View Post
    You did notice the Cadillacs in the background were shipped on their wheels!

    Neat old pics guys!

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    Quote Originally Posted by The-Dullahan View Post

    And just like that, Ray and Chamus started their own railroad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CadillacLuke24 View Post
    And just like that, Ray, Matt and Chamus started their own railroad.
    Fixed.

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    Looks like they are still OK! Bet the people who bought them never knew they were driving a "train wreck"!
    Meh. Looks nicer than mine did when I first "bought" it.

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    ^I see these a lot, actually. Browse the word "Hearse" long enough on online classified ads and they will keep popping up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The-Dullahan View Post
    And hey, speaking of Pontiacs.


    This is a rail inspection car that would have been used by a "Subdivision Trainmaster Foremen" and is now found at the "Bytown Railway Society in Ottawa Canada" here's another shot of it. What's odd is that is has CN's post modern 1966 logo?



    Here's another old one, a 1946 Packard that was built for the CPR.


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    Quote Originally Posted by BigCadMan_1 View Post
    I'm kind of wondering how the battery coped with being inverted to where all the acid rested against the vent plugs. Same thing with all the coolant, oil, and automatic transmission fluid being in sloshed into places the engineers had never anticipated.

    EDIT: I was so intrigued by that photo that I did a little googling. Apparently the industry term for that type of rail car is an "auto rack". The Vega was designed to be shipped in this odd manner, so they could fit 30 on a rail car instead of the usual 18. Here's the text from wikipedia:

    Wikipedia:
    "The Chevrolet Vega was designed to be shipped vertically, nose down. Special rail cars known as "Vert-A-Pac" cars designed jointly between General Motors and the Southern Pacific Railroad and held 30 Vegas versus 18 in normal tri-level autoracks. Each Vega was fitted with four removable, cast-steel sockets inserted into the undercarriage.[1]
    Chevrolet conducted vibration and low-speed crash tests to make sure nose-down Vegas wouldn't shift or be damaged in railcar collisions. Chevrolet's goal was to deliver Vegas topped with fluids and ready to drive to the dealership. To do this Vega engineers had to design a special engine oil baffle to prevent oil from entering the No. 1 cylinder, batteries had filler caps located high up on the rear edge of the case to prevent acid spilling, the carburetor float bowl had a special tube that drained gasoline into the vapor canister during shipment, and the windshield washer bottle stood at a 45 degree angle. Plastic spacers were wedged in beside the powertrain to prevent damage to engine and transmission mounts. The wedges were removed when cars were unloaded. The rail car doors were opened and closed by means of a forklift truck."

    I am rather flabbergasted that this whole loony idea of shipping cars nose down actually saved GM $$$$. I know it did save GM SOMETHING on shipping costs, as they had the best accountants/bean counters in the business and would never approve such bs unless it saved the company $$$$. I'm just thinking about how all the time/money spent on engineering the vega engine to be transported nose down could've been devoted to making sure it didn't blow up in less than 40,000 miles. Or how all that $$$$ devoted to saving $2 a car in transport maybe could've gone to better steel and some sort of better painting/rustproofing on the underside/inner fenders.
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