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Post  crankbndr on Tue May 07, 2013 6:50 pm

Some guy in NC built this little hot rod and named it after the tether cars.

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Post  dckrsn on Tue May 07, 2013 9:02 pm

The office.
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Post  Cribbs74 on Tue May 07, 2013 10:36 pm

The office is cluttered. Must be a pain to drive with that huge pedal seperation. I wonder what the 3rd master cylinder is for? I am assuming brake and clutch for 2 of them. Very cool car though.
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Post  coxaddicted on Wed May 08, 2013 1:30 am

cribbs74 wrote:The office is cluttered. Must be a pain to drive with that huge pedal seperation. I wonder what the 3rd master cylinder is for? I am assuming brake and clutch for 2 of them. Very cool car though.

Maybe for the dual-circuit brake, so 2 mastercylinder for brake in total?

I wondering about the whishbones that are connected to the body, have never seen something like that before.
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Post  OVERLORD on Wed May 08, 2013 1:57 am

Good morning all,

It has a 4 cyl Pinto engine. You have to drive it with the gear stick between your legs.
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Post  coxaddicted on Wed May 08, 2013 2:04 am

Pinto? Is it not this self destructing car
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Post  OVERLORD on Wed May 08, 2013 2:31 am

It's a European Ford 4 cyl engine model: Taunus, Capri, Sierra, Scorpio.

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Post  navion34 on Wed May 08, 2013 6:07 am

I think this engine got a bigger bore, because the bigger pinto is a 2 L engine. In this car the engine is 2.3 L.
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Post  navion34 on Wed May 08, 2013 6:08 am

coxaddicted wrote:Pinto? Is it not this self destructing car

only if you hit the rear...
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Post  Kim on Wed May 08, 2013 6:38 am

navion34 wrote:
coxaddicted wrote:Pinto? Is it not this self destructing car

only if you hit the rear...

Yep...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dT0J0rcJTLo
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Post  kevbo on Wed May 08, 2013 11:20 am

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I wondering about the whishbones that are connected to the body, have never seen something like that before.

Those are radius arms. They locate the suspension in the fore-aft direction while allowing the wheels to go up and down. There is a reason they are not just V shaped. The curve at the ends with the single heim joint allows some give to accommodate the two wheels moving independently, since the axle can't twist enough to allow that. On the early Ford Bronco's this was done with C bushings where the radius arms fastened to the axle. By tuning how much give the radius arms have, the effect of an anti-roll bar is obtained at no extra weight.
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