Sunday, December 26, 2010
Thursday, December 23, 2010
This is the Detroit 12V92 diesel engine powered vehicle that set the land speed record in 1990 at 179.506 mph, and then broke that at 226.471 mph in 1993. As you can see from the photo, it shows the inside of the original building.
Ok, someone has to know the history of this vehicle. There was no sign or information on it, but it is obviously a prototype military unit. Maybe someone can tell us about it?
This picture shows the inside of the main building where they were building the cars. I'm not sure what part of the assembly was done here, but the buildings are really great to see.
Friday, December 17, 2010
We are in the process of putting the 1911 Oakland back together. The radiator had to be repaired, the sides had broken loose, and there was a small leak in the bottom tank. We repaired it in-house and now it is ready to polish and install, as are the lights.
Friday, December 10, 2010
I just returned from a trip to the east. After checking out a car, I decided to take time to visit a few museums while there. I visited the Auburn Cord Duesenburg Museum in Indiana and had a great time there. Matt Short, excutive VP of the museum, was very generous with his time and gave me a tour of the facility and collection. The V-16 engine at right was built in 1918 by the Duesenberg brothers for aircraft use, but they had no planes to handle it so it never went into production. It's 3393 cubic inches, making 800 HP at 1800 RPM. Boy would I like to hear this thing run!
This is the building where the Imp cyclecars were made. I did walk around and, look as I may, could not find a single Imp cyclecar left unknown. I did get to study the Imp on display at the ACD. With in-depth photos in hand I was able to gain a better understanding of what and how Imps were built.