The BMW team was at the Krispy Kreme in Daytona and I MISSED IT!
Hey All you Fervent Fallout Followers, You know what time it is: time for another Fallout Update! This round we’ve taken in that dilapidated Cherry topper seen around the Mojave Desert. Two Variations exist, the Nevada Highway Patrol and California Highway Patrol. The old bubblegum machine resembles a cross between the Packard Caribbean and a Packard Clipper- with a few extra add-ons. The engine has been moved to the rear (Replacing the Continental Kit) and utilizes an atom powered turbine. This looks like an open circuit turbine, releasing the radioactive sediments in the stream behind, unlike the Corvega which has a closed circuit. The open circuit, although more dangerous, is much lighter which can utilize faster speeds to catch the capers red handed! This paddy wagon also has the air inlet as a scoop on the hood of the vehicle, routing it to the turbine in the rear to get more air flow. Well, there you have it, the end to another Fallout update, With more updates rolling as the information flows in!
So an update with the Queen Mary-
I had replaced the front two brake pads and rotors with minimal ease (I really like the pin and clip system that the British use to release the brake pads) When I took off the back wheel I found a harrowing sight (No, the wheel well was not rusted to bits): The brakes for the rear suspension are inboard instead of outboard like the front. One reference to the maintenance manual yielded this:
The Suspension system was taken straight from the Jaguar XKE (E-type for you driving on the left side of the road) and had the same racing type braking system! This means that the whole rear end must be taken off of the body to get to and repair the brakes. The rear end looks like this when removed:
So, I had to send her to a specialist who has the tools and the know how in order to repair my sad cat. Luckily I have a few friends in the British and Import Repair business, and I got the name of a guy just across town who has done a few of these repairs- Lucky Me!
A reminder to all- Remember to repack your bearings!
1930 Cord L-29 Phaeton
I forgot to post this one from Das Awscht Fecsht!
This car is just great, with it being the first front wheel drive automobile offered in America, it was the epitome of technological advancement (And the styling was so well done that Chrysler copied the 1929 model for its 1930 lineup.)
Virgil Exner actually explains in his 1957 report “Styling and Aerodynamics” the aerodynamic benefit of Fins on an automobile.
I’m so excited, I’ve always been told that fins were a useless part of styling, but a report (along with wind tunnel testing) shows otherwise! With all of the focus on the aerodynamics of cars today, why aren’t car manufacturers implementing fins? (Making a sad, bland car look less dull by putting a tasteful amount of fins would be great!)
Welp, Last Car Post until I come back from School.
The Fans kept shorting out because:
1. The wire connecting the relay to the fans was touching the body, going straight to ground.
2. The company that manufactures the Relays and Fan Controller sent me a relay connector that was wired and labeled incorrectly
The Company (Dakota Digital) sent another, and I ordered another, so the Jag runs a Dual Fan System, one turns on at 86 Celsius (Right after the Thermostat Opens) and the other at 90 Celsius. And the Controller is now mounted in the Glove box.
I bought a fuse box for the fuses and made a simple metal holder for the box and fan/horn relays.
Also, the Cap to my master cylinder broke, so while driving, my brakes were not responding correctly. I bought a used cap off of e-bay. Not too bad for $22 instead of $40.
Check out who I parked next to!
A 1956 Rolls Royce Silver Cloud (I think…)
I feel like an escort to the Queen.
The Florida Coast, October 1962 - The Cuban Missile Crisis
And If I’m right, that’s a Hawk Ground to Ground Missile Launcher (MIM-23) and a 1961 Chevrolet Bel Air (Or maybe Impala/Biscayne?)
So at Das Awscht Fescht, a team assembled and started a Crosley runnabout, in 9 minutes and 38 seconds!
The motor is so small that one can even haul a spare.
(Although I think the Nash Metropolitan owners were mad that someone had a smaller car than them!)
Hold classic car shows near all major cities.
It’s guaranteed to rain.
First of all, I got my New Classic License in today, which means the Jag is one step closer to being cool for cats!
Next of all, I practiced some stick driving today (Of which I need to learn just to be able to drive just about anything). I accidentally burnt out at a traffic light on a hill because the guy behind me was up my tail (He definitely stayed far behind after that). Whoops!