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post #11 of 16 Old 09-16-2019, 03:50 PM
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The safety lip rim retained the tire bead in-spite of the outer flange being bent. Time spot 2:07.

The front suspension really had the frame-a-flexing, as evidenced by the front bumper movement at 3:30 +.

Look ma' its an All Terrain Vehicle!

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post #12 of 16 Old 09-16-2019, 04:04 PM
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I like the way it so easily got buffed out at the end.

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post #13 of 16 Old 09-17-2019, 08:37 AM
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Look ma' its an All Terrain Vehicle!
Well, lots of "roads" in those days (early 1940s) were rather "off!" As in, corduroy, mud; even unbridged stream crossings, IIRC.

The safety wheel rims of the 1942 Dodge represent a significant advancement, but . . . the star of the show was, FLUID DRIVE!

A precursor of today's automatic transmissions, fluid drive connected the crankshaft to the drivetrain through a fluid coupling (no mechanical connection, ever). A manually-operated transmission and a conventional foot pedal-actuated clutch complemented the arrangement.

Looks like automatic transmissions may be here to stay. NO MANUAL TRANSMISSIONS AVAILABLE on Corvettes, ever again!

Wonder why automatic transmissions (at least, auto-clutches) remain essentially absent in modern motorcycle design and production? (Yeah, I know about aftermarket Rekluse clutches.)

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post #14 of 16 Old 09-18-2019, 09:35 PM
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Just wondering if you lost my email? Bob Thomas, I am interested in your tires, I will take them
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post #15 of 16 Old 09-18-2019, 09:53 PM Thread Starter
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Just wondering if you lost my email? Bob Thomas, I am interested in your tires, I will take them

Bob, I replied to your PM twice asking for your zip code so I can get a shipping quote. Pm it to me and I can move forward.
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post #16 of 16 Old 09-22-2019, 11:03 PM Thread Starter
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Tires are sold.
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