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Old 11-01-2012, 05:32 PM   #21
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The pinto was going to be revolutionary, first car with a lined tank among a few of the features planned. Of course they cut the liner out of the final draft and presto, the bomb was born.

I had a '72 240 z, still miss that car, loved it before someone decided they liked it more than I.

An old GF had a fiero, somehow we crammed 4 into that thing, one of which being me. So 6 normal humans may have fit...
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Old 11-04-2012, 12:53 PM   #22
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The issue with the Pinto was the bolts used to hold the gas tank support straps were too long. If you were rear-ended the excess bolt length could pierce the gas tank with pretty predictable results. The fix was just a sawzall away, or you could go one step further like I did and bolt a piece of angle iron across the two bolts to act as a deflector, then saw the ends off. Made them just about impervious to rear end damage.
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Old 11-05-2012, 06:57 PM   #23
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I don't know if any company ever got around to making a rotary powered motorcycle, but that would have been cool.

Suzuki RE-5 had a rotary engine:

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Old 11-05-2012, 07:00 PM   #24
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Was not the Munch Mammut a rotary as well?
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Old 11-05-2012, 07:09 PM   #25
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Was not the Munch Mammut a rotary as well?
The Mammoth had an NSU auto engine as I recall.
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Old 11-05-2012, 08:54 PM   #26
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The Mammoth had an NSU auto engine as I recall.
I just checked - you are correct, sir. I merely misrememberinated.
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The Mammoth had an NSU auto engine as I recall.
Sadly, the NSU Ro80's motor quickly built up a reputation for poor reliability.

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