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Stan Paralikis

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« on: February 01, 2009, 09:19:08 AM »

MoparFins Member's Choice 1st Annual Top 10 List of
The Most Outrageous American Built
Mass Produced Automobiles


I'll go first with my contribution:







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« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2009, 09:28:32 AM »

Ah , the 58-60 Lincolns, damn fine automobiles! Leave it to Ford, Good choice Stan.

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« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2009, 11:06:44 AM »




'Nuff said...and most any Pontiac from '92-2004

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« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2009, 11:08:57 AM »



Baby ain't got no back


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« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2009, 11:17:12 AM »


I hate to do this, but, Ma Mopar really managed to produce a bagger when the Sebring was updated




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« Reply #5 on: February 01, 2009, 11:24:09 AM »


The "Mutant-space-squirrel"



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« Reply #6 on: February 01, 2009, 03:23:37 PM »

Quote from: Commando1
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« Reply #7 on: February 01, 2009, 03:25:29 PM »


Of course I have to go with this:



5000 lbs, 6 foot long hood, 100" long rear quarters, and just enough room to squeeze in a coupla rear seat passengers (barely)..............perfect!

The epitomie of American excess in the 70's


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« Reply #8 on: February 01, 2009, 03:33:23 PM »

I gotta disagree with ya on the Sebring and Pontiac whatchamacallit., Moesy.  Yes, they were bland, uninspiring vehicles but hardly in anyone's category of outrageous. Except for being outragiously dumb, maybe.

The Seville?  Yah.  Definately on the list!


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« Reply #9 on: February 01, 2009, 03:33:39 PM »

This covers allot of ground
 
Oldsmobile Diesel
Based upon the 350 cubic-inch Olds gas engine, the diesel debuted for the 1978 model year to much fanfare. The promise of the future, it allowed big car comfort with small car fuel economy. Contrary to popular belief, the engine was completely different than its gasoline brethren, but it did look the same since it needed to go down the same assembly line and fit into vehicles that could be either gas or compression-ignition powered. The block was much sturdier and the crankshaft mains and crankpins were 0.500-inch bigger, measuring 3.00 inches instead of 2.5 inches. The crankcase was heavier and the pistons were fitted with full-floating pins. The block was so good that during that era many drag racers used it to make big power and it was known to stay together.
Then what happened to the Olds Diesel to give it such a poor reputation and the impetus for a class-action law suit? The engine suffered from poor familiarity by the consumer and Olds service personnel along with the lack of a water/fuel seperator and drain in the fuel system. This was compounded by a flood of very poor-quality diesel fuel into the market place shortly after the engine's introduction. Any moisture or dirt that would get into the high-pressure Roosa Master injection pump would cause some of the parts to hang up. This could have occurred for only a second, but that was enough time of an incorrect fuel inject cycle that would allow cylinder pressure to peak and overcome head bolt tension or break down the head gasket. The driver may have only sensed a slight shudder but the damage was already done. The injured head gasket would then let coolant seep into the cylinder and since there is little quench volume in a diesel, the uncompressability of a liquid was a theory very quickly reinforced. Something had to give and it often was a piston, connecting rod or crankshaft but it spelled disaster either way. In addition, both the dealer body and the consumer often used the incorrect oil for the engine, creating further service issues.
The Olds Diesel, when cared for properly, ran for hundreds of thousands of miles, but only in the hands of an experienced diesel operator. Other than that, it makes a great gasoline race engine block.

Worst engines ever made.
 
http://www.popularhotrodding.com/features/0408phr_worst_automobile_engines/index.html
 
Only one mopar listed.
 
Now talking about outragious. . . .   That was practically the whole line of GM's in the early and Mid 80's
 
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« Reply #10 on: February 01, 2009, 03:37:28 PM »

4-6-8


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« Reply #11 on: February 01, 2009, 03:40:28 PM »

When it comes to outrageous, think about it.  This HAS to be on the
list.  So freakkin fast that you have to go to racing school before The
General allows you to take possession:




2009 Corvette ZR1






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« Reply #13 on: February 01, 2009, 03:42:48 PM »



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4-6-8






Nah!  Not outrageous.  Just an idea ahead of the technology.
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« Reply #14 on: February 01, 2009, 03:44:10 PM »

You said Outragious. . .And that is what I am doing
 
Now if you want OUTRAGIOUS!  Check this out
 
http://www.popularmechanics.com/automotive/reader_rides/4293188.html?page=1
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