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indyphil
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From: Lafayette, IN, USA
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posted 09-25-2002 04:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for indyphil   Click Here to Email indyphil     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My mom got me an awesome Christmas present last year. It only just occured to me that I should look on the bottom of it and realised they have a website.

She got me a solid pewter model of a 66 GT fastback, it weighs about 8-10lbs. It sits on my desk at work.

Heres the website (its a British company but dont hold that against them)

http://www.compulsiongallery.com/acatalog/Small_Auto_Sculpture._4.html

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Fastback68
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posted 09-25-2002 04:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastback68   Click Here to Email Fastback68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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(its a British company but dont hold that against them)

Thanks fella! I used to drink in a pub many, many years ago that made way for the guys who build these models.
Here's a trivia question. If it's true that the Mustang was named in honor of the fast and reliable P51, what part did Britain play in building the P51's reputation?
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mustangs68
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posted 09-25-2002 05:02 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mustangs68   Click Here to Email mustangs68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
question one..yes/no..some assoc the P51 with the Ford Mustang and others the Horse

#2 The Rolls motor
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posted 09-25-2002 05:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for JCQuinn@work   Click Here to Email JCQuinn@work     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The way I heard the story was, the original intent was to name the car after the airplane but somewhere during the development/testing phase the horse took over.

John

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indyphil
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posted 09-25-2002 06:28 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for indyphil   Click Here to Email indyphil     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Q) What did Britain contribute to the P51
A) The rolls royce merlin engine, 27 litre supercharged V12 later variants produced about 2000hp.

Seen one installed in a car... that was awesome. 200mph car, upset rolls royce though.
You can still see the old sea fury and P51's fly at the Reno Air races. Fantastic engine.
the Me109 the germans flew had fuel injection and is often thought to have had a superior engine than what our boys had in the spitfires/hurricanes. everything good idea we had in that era we sold to someone else, Jet engines, aircraft carriers blah blah. Now weve sold aston martin, rolls royce, and bently. Whats left? not much.

Pardon me for ranting but I used to work for what was rolls royce in Shrewsbury UK, before Caterpillar. In my own personal way I sold out too!! Engines are my life, But my work is diesel now, and I cant complain I get to design 4000bhp marine engines.

Anyway the 66GT "sculpture" tells me that the world at large appreciates the fine lines of the mustang, thats something for us all to remember (theres no "sculpture" of the camaro or the monte carlo) and it makes a nice conversation piece on my desk.

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Fastback68
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posted 09-25-2002 08:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastback68   Click Here to Email Fastback68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Have we really sold Bentley??? I thought we'd somehow hung onto that.
I heard an amusing story the other day that maybe you can substantiate. It went something like this ...
BMW and VW were in a bidding war for Rolls Royce. BMW pulled a fast one and thought they'd picked up RR through the back door, but then found out that they hadn't bought the RR logo 'cos that still belonged to the aircraft engine division. If this is true, does that mean that new Rollers don't have the RR logo on them, or has BMW cut a deal with the aircraft guys?

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indyphil
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posted 09-26-2002 09:13 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for indyphil   Click Here to Email indyphil     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The story is true, they got the logo only. Not sure what the cars have on them now.

Here is a joke for you about landrovers poor quality record.

The quality control department at BMW had a few mean guys wroking there. They used to use a cat to determine if the cars they made had a good body fit and weather seals. They put the cat in the car in the evening and in the morning if the cat was dead from suffocation they new the car was good.

When BMW bought landrover they tried the same trick. they looked in on the vehicle in the morning...

the cat had escaped.

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Dave Gibson
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posted 09-26-2002 09:40 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dave Gibson   Click Here to Email Dave Gibson     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Actually, the Ford Mustang was originally going to be the Cougar! More later.

Dave & Terri

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BlueMule
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posted 09-26-2002 12:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for BlueMule   Click Here to Email BlueMule     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If the above posts are true, could the SVT f150 be named for the P-38? Gotta like the 'fork-tailed devil'.

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indyphil
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posted 09-26-2002 05:30 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for indyphil   Click Here to Email indyphil     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
SVT stands for Super Value Toy

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BlueMule
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posted 09-27-2002 07:41 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for BlueMule   Click Here to Email BlueMule     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If bang for the buck can be used for measuring the Value in super value toy, I must agree with indyphil. It's tough to describe the incredible power this 'Flying-4500-pound-brick' puts out as the shoulder belt ratchets tight because your body has been mashed into the seat back. When you decelerate, the belt doesn't un-ratchet and you're pinned in the seat. Won't get into the supercharger noise as you get into boost. All that with 500 pounds of stuff strapped in the back. I like it... "Super Value Toy"

Thanks for the welcome, 66MustangGTCoupe289.

I was wondering about the Lightning part of the name.

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mustangboy
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posted 09-27-2002 01:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mustangboy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Indyphil I have a question about the sculpture you got.On the company's webpage where it says 66 mustang it shows a 68 fastback.Is this what they're calling a 66 or are they just showing the wrong picture with the title?If so then I would assume you can get different years?

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indyphil
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posted 09-27-2002 07:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for indyphil   Click Here to Email indyphil     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Mustangboy,
Im not the oracle of knowledge on mustangs, as you can see by all the help I need. I think the one i got was based on the 66 because it has lots of little louvres in the rear quarters the 68 has about 6 louvres. I thought the 66GT had the hood scoop thing, the 68's have "hood vents". I own a 68 (coupe). I think the "sculpture" is a GT because it has fog lamps. Its not very detailed, but it doesnt have to be to look cool and impress my friends at work.

I may be wrong, so perhaps some other people can wade in and rescue me.

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