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BMW 507 (1955 - 1959) Like the AC's (turned into Cobras) just with more refined lines and it's a Beamer. Two to three times the price ($10,000) of a triumph or MG back then so ... fell on it's face, only 252 made. Today they are bringing a $1 million plus

Pretty advanced stuff for 1950's

The front suspension had parallel double wishbones with torsion bar springs and an anti-roll bar. The rear suspension had a live axle, also sprung by torsion bars, and located by a Panhard rod and a central, transverse A-arm to control acceleration and braking forces. The brakes were Alfin drum brakes of 284.5 mm (11.2 in) diameter, and power brakes were optional. Late-model 507s had front Girling disc brakes.[citation needed] and Pirelli 185VR16 Cinturato radial tyres.

The engine was BMW's aluminium alloy OHV V8, of 3,168 cubic centimetres (193.3 cu in) displacement, with pushrod-operated overhead valves. It had two Zenith 32NDIX two-barrel carburetors, a chain-driven oil pump, high-lift cams, a different spark advance curve, polished combustion chamber surfaces, and a compression ratio of 7.8:1,[7] yielding 150 metric horsepower (110 kW) DIN at 5,000 rpm.[4][7] It was mated to a close ratio four-speed manual transmission.[7] The standard rear-end ratio was 3.70:1, but ratios of 3.42:1 and 3.90:1 were optional.[2][7] A contemporary road test of a 507 with the standard 3.70:1 final drive was reported in Motor Revue, stating a 0–100 km/h (0–62 mph) acceleration time of 11.1 seconds and a top speed of 122 mph.[11]
 

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Got a thing for the 70's Honda CBs and Kawasaki KZs. Bikes that started the whole crotch rocket/rice rocket craziness. Stupid fast for their time and WAY more reasonable and reliable than competition.
 

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Hey @kyle, a friend sent me this picture today of a vintage, fully restored 1957 Chevy Belair. Her husband restores cars, so I think this might be one of his recent projects. 1957 Chevy Belair Restored.jpg
 

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Little more editorial freedom here ... Sex on the water.

Fountian boat with twin 502's (all dressed out) ... 1000 HP ... Zoom zoom zoom
 

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2022 Yamaha R1 (1000 cc) 197 HP ... 440 lbs. (stock off the showroom floor) sick power to weight ratio.

There's a form of racing where they take stock R1's and GSXR's and allow changes to the intake, exhaust, ignition, tires, brakes, etc. ... BUT, stock motor internals, transmissions and frame, and yet crank about another 100 HP out of STOCK MOTORS - Bullet proof

R6 is pretty hot too.
 

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Superbird. With a 426 Hemi and that wing (220 MPH). Caused NASCAR to change some rules. Restricter plates, etc.

Funny note, the wedge shaped nose did make it more aerodynamical, but did give an extra
foot across the finish line ... according to some build guys ;)
 

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Ford Boss 429. (Stuffed into a mustang) Built to compete with the Chrysler 426 Hemi and 427 Chevy. Back in the day, NASCAR required 500 be built for the public to qualify for racing.

According to some build guys, street version was detuned too much. Had some flow problems. But, still pretty rare. Pulls stupid numbers today.
 

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Ford Boss 429. (Stuffed into a mustang) Built to compete with the Chrysler 426 Hemi and 427 Chevy. Back in the day, NASCAR required 500 be built for the public to qualify for racing.

According to some build guys, street version was detuned too much. Had some flow problems. But, still pretty rare. Pulls stupid numbers today.

BOSS indeed!
 

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Pretty bad ass mustang
 

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Very nice '55 Chevy I saw recently (Cherry actually)

Complete with a Vette Motor!

Whole Lotta money sitting there
 

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Custom GSXR 1000. Stretched, 240 rear and just what every GSXR needs ... Nitrous.
 

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My first car when I was a kid. I got it with money I earned selling photos and working at a Drug Store. A 61 Mercury. Mine was black and we called it The Batmobile.61 merc 2.jpg
 

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Cool. My "first car" was a '72 AMC Hornet. (Don't Laugh) But ... Came with a 304 V8. Little better brakes and suspension.
Basically, like a Mustang GT. I ragged it out (LOL)

My brother and I rebuilt it. Buddy of ours was building a new motor for his race car and we bought his old 390. Still good, but you know racers ... always a bigger motor.

Anyway ... Stuffed the 390 into a Hornet (some "slight" modifications") i.e., fender walls, headers, firewall, etc.
T10 4 Speed. We gutted the thing for weight too. No carpet, no door panels, no A/C, no rear seat, NO NOTHING. (Kept the stereo though)

Never painted it again. (Just rattle canned Brown Primer) 60 Series all around (back in the day that was wide) A white roll bar with extinguisher. Competition seats with belts. 9" ford rear end with 4:11's (too bad most folks don't know what a little gearing does, up or down)

Motor had a mean cam too, so we'd pull up to lights with a stupid rough idle and people would laugh ... until we blew their doors off.

We actually raced it for Money. Like I said, people would laugh it.

My Dad had a great reaction when we took him for a ride (white knuckle) "Ya, you do 90 MPH,
but not between telephone poles". :)

We did develop some frame problems/twisting (being a uni body) Had to put sub frame connectors in.
 
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Cool. My "first car" was a '72 AMC Hornet. (Don't Laugh) But ... Came with a 304 V8. Little better brakes and suspension.
Basically, like a Mustang GT. I ragged it out (LOL)

My brother and I rebuilt it. Buddy of ours was building a new motor for his race car and we bought his old 390. Still good, but you know racers ... always a bigger motor.

Anyway ... Stuffed the 390 into a Hornet (some "slight" modifications") i.e., fender walls, headers, firewall, etc.
T10 4 Speed. We gutted the thing for weight too. No carpet, no door panels, no A/C, no rear seat, NO NOTHING. (Kept the stereo though)

Never painted it again. (Just rattle canned Brown Primer) 60 Series all around (back in the day that was wide) A white roll bar with extinguisher. Competition seats with belts. 9" ford rear end with 4:11's (too bad most folks don't know what a little gearing does, up or down)

Motor had a mean cam too, so we'd pull up to lights with a stupid rough idle and people would laugh ... until we blew their doors off.

We actually raced it for Money. Like I said, people would laugh it.

My Dad had a great reaction when we took him for a ride (white knuckle) "Ya, you do 90 MPH,
but not between telephone poles". :)

We did develop some frame problems/twisting (being a uni body) Had to put sub frame connectors in.
Reminds me of the time we dropped a Cadi 472 with 13-1 compression in a Willies Jeep. No hood because it would no longer fit. The thing would hill climb almost straight up LOL.
 

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