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Discussion in '1930 Cadillac Series 452-A V16' started by goodcars, Aug 9, 2002.

  1. Re: 0-60 in 24 SECONDS..YEP ITS AMERICAN

    It's 16 cylinders but back then this car was a legend and could hit 110 mph!!! Their also wasn't very sophisticated technology back then and I will take this car any day over those stupid FWD "RICE ROCKETS" ha!
     
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    <!-- QUOTE --><center><hr width="90%"></center><blockquote><i>Quote from MulletCarzSuck</i>
    <b>a v16? thats a #$%#in monster engine. is it because of older technology that it doesnt crank out a bit more power than it does?
    please forgive me since i dont know much about older cars</b></blockquote><center><hr width="90%"></center><!-- END QUOTE -->

    Umm yes genius, in 1931 they weren't exactly, technologically advanced.

    Nice signature. Mullet cars suck? What exactly is a mullet car?<!-- Signature -->
     
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    You're both wrong, old cars had plenty of technology (they already had super- and turbochargers and DOHC), this car was just (relatively) cheaply designed. It would be the equivalent to a Roll Royce, whereas a Duesenberg would be equal to a $1-2,000,000 car today.
     
  4. Re: Old engines...

    <!-- QUOTE --><center><hr width="90%"></center><blockquote><i>Quote from Duesey</i>
    <b>First off, ever car has a camshaft, OHV means the cam is located in the block. Second, if you think old cars have no power you are SORELY WRONG!! How many times do I have to say it, Duesenbergs had 265 hp w/o a blower and 320 with. One 6.9L Duesey I8 was tuned to 450 hp. Mercedes and Auto Union both made race cars with upward of 600 hp.</b></blockquote><center><hr width="90%"></center><!-- END QUOTE -->

    ya know, Duesey... i think its in the threads like these on vintage cars that people's true ignorance shows its true colors =) so thanks for clearing up stuff<!-- Signature -->
     
  5. Re: Old engines...

    <!-- QUOTE --><center><hr width="90%"></center><blockquote><i>Quote from GT40 2</i>
    <b>have no hp especialy in the 1930s. </b></blockquote><center><hr width="90%"></center><!-- END QUOTE -->

    You guys are so dumb, and immature
    The Mass Production of cars just begain 25 years Earlier!
    Back than u were lucky to have 50 Ponys under the hood!
    This V16 was the Fastest of its day,
    It went 100mph,
    people back than thought adding Cylinders were the only
    Way to make More Speed
    SO u wont be like, How much HorsePower
    You would be like How many Cylenders
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  6. Re: Old engines...

    Well, it certainly wasn't the fastest (the Duesenberg SJ would have been at 100 mph 7 seconds before this car reached 60), but it was one of the most impressive. Nothing says bragging rights more than 16 pots of power!
     
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    Wheres this Toyota Tundra this link speaks of?
     
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    Man; you must be on crack!!!!!!<!-- Signature -->
     
  9. THIS CAR SUCKS! It cant beat an RX-7 with mega top fuel honda vt

    IT VEE SIXTEEN AN SLOW MERICAN POOO DOO DOOD DOO (quoting previous topics)

    back then hitting 60 miles her hour was amazing.

    You would be sitting all tight when the speedometer touched 45 miles per hour and you'd be thinking to yourself.

    Oh my god, Im going 45 miles per hour! when will this madness end this can't possibly be safe!

    Well I'm sure back then people were bored wondering how they could squeeze more power out of their engines.

    But if you do the math, to get 164.9 horsepower @ a low rpm like 3400rpm, that requires over 250lbft

    and I'm sure its torque peak was much higher than that.
    and even then

    that was bone crushing for this Era.

    Speed records were set with cars like this

    and lessons were learned

    and 160 horsepower out of any flathead engine, is pretty spectacular.

    If you took that same engine, put canted heads, 4 valves per cylinder, and all that jazz on it, you'd have a great workhorse.

     
  10. Re: THIS CAR SUCKS! It cant beat an RX-7 with mega top fuel hond

    You're right. Some people seem not to understand this was a great deal of power in those days. By the way, car constructors were just learning. I mean look at these days, now we are squeezing 400 horsepower out of a fourbanger...(i.e. MG Extreme Concept)

    keep the faith<!-- Signature -->
     
  11. Re: THIS CAR SUCKS! It cant beat an RX-7 with mega top fuel hond

    you hit it right on the nose, see alot of people here are 13 year olds with small brains, and they cant drive and well they are pathetic shit, so who cares about them. They dont even know what engine oil is.<!-- Signature -->
     
  12. Re: THIS CAR SUCKS! It cant beat an RX-7 with mega top fuel hond

    the fact that the crank didnt snap is quite an achievement for a '31 car, especially with a V16
    also, look at the gear ratios. i'm not surprised it took forever to get anyplace
     
  13. Re: 0-60 in 24 SECONDS..YEP ITS AMERICAN

    <!-- QUOTE --><center><hr width="90%"></center><blockquote><i>Quote from PorcheTurbo</i>
    <b>IM SORRY ...THIS IS PATHETIC..EVEN THOUGH IT WAS BUILT IN THE 1930'S ITS A FRIGGIN V16, THATS PATHETIC</b></blockquote><center><hr width="90%"></center><!-- END QUOTE -->yessssssssssssss<!-- Signature -->
     
  14. Re: 0-60 in 24 SECONDS..YEP ITS AMERICAN

    Hate to break to you, boys, but the road fastest car in the world in 1931 was American, the Duesenber Model J. Even Dr. Porsche could not out design the Duesenberg brother's with his Horch vehicles.
     
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    you're a #$%#ing moron, in 1931 0-60 in 24 seconds was ungodly fast, this was the fastest car on the road your average person could buy. it was almost as fast but alot cheaper than the duesenbergs.
     
  16. Re: 0-60 in 24 SECONDS..YEP ITS AMERICAN

    truzz up<!-- Signature -->
     
  17. Re: 0-60 in 24 SECONDS..YEP ITS AMERICAN

    You're an idiot, but I must admit your topic made me laugh. Nice.
     
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    <!-- QUOTE --><center><hr width="90%"></center><blockquote><i>Quote from PorcheTurbo</i>
    <b>IM SORRY ...THIS IS PATHETIC..EVEN THOUGH IT WAS BUILT IN THE 1930'S ITS A FRIGGIN V16, THATS PATHETIC</b></blockquote><center><hr width="90%"></center><!-- END QUOTE -->

    I agree , just take a look at the Bugattis at the same time...
     
  19. Re: 0-60 in 24 SECONDS..YEP ITS AMERICAN

    <!-- QUOTE --><center><hr width="90%"></center><blockquote><i>Quote from Duesey</i>
    <b>Hate to break to you, boys, but the road fastest car in the world in 1931 was American, the Duesenber Model J. Even Dr. Porsche could not out design the Duesenberg brother's with his Horch vehicles.</b></blockquote><center><hr width="90%"></center><!-- END QUOTE -->
    Now what do you have to say Porsche boys??? In the 1930's, duesey's were the kings of the road, end of story.<!-- Signature -->
     
  20. Re: 0-60 in 24 SECONDS..YEP ITS AMERICAN

    <!-- QUOTE --><center><hr width="90%"></center><blockquote><i>Quote from PorcheTurbo</i>
    <b>IM SORRY ...THIS IS PATHETIC..EVEN THOUGH IT WAS BUILT IN THE 1930'S ITS A FRIGGIN V16, THATS PATHETIC</b></blockquote><center><hr width="90%"></center><!-- END QUOTE -->

    Your a child. If you are over 18years of age I'll be amazed.

    You hate American cars so much youll stoop to making fun of historical cars to get your jollys.

    Who's the pathetic one again?<!-- Signature -->
     
  21. Re: 0-60 in 24 SECONDS..YEP ITS AMERICAN

    <!-- QUOTE --><center><hr width="90%"></center><blockquote><i>Quote from Duesey</i>
    <b>Hate to break to you, boys, but the road fastest car in the world in 1931 was American, the Duesenber Model J. Even Dr. Porsche could not out design the Duesenberg brother's with his Horch vehicles.</b></blockquote><center><hr width="90%"></center><!-- END QUOTE -->Dude we need more guys like you man. Real knowledge to kill this ignorant shit.<!-- Signature -->
     
  22. Re: 0-60 in 24 SECONDS..YEP ITS AMERICAN

    have to agree with anologic. To my understanding stock domestic cars
    did not see a big performance gain until the late 40's and early fifties. The introduction of the ford flathead, chrysler hemi and chevy v8 all in this time frame. Didn't one of the famous mobsters stroll around in a bullet proof caddy with a v16? Also I have seen a caddy with a v16 and they look unusual but are not dimensionaly overwelming. The longer stroke and smaller bore kept the overall diminsions of this powerplant reasonable. On the other hand a packard inline 8 requires a very long front end car in order to fit. That packard inline 8 seemed to have left an impression of around 4 feet long in my mind but I could be wrong.
     
  23. Re: 0-60 in 24 SECONDS..YEP ITS AMERICAN

    Oh my, some of these topics are hilarious....
    It's almost a shame they introduced forums into the scene because now you have to see retarded comments like the one that started this thread. It almos ruins the experience sometimes <IMG SRC="http://www.supercars.net/servlets/cMsg/html/emoticons/smile.gif">
     
  24. Re: 0-60 in 24 SECONDS..YEP ITS AMERICAN

    Why do people feel the need to make fun of a car that is 70+ years old just because it's American? At the time this thing was as good as it got.
     
  25. Re: 0-60 in 24 SECONDS..YEP ITS AMERICAN

    HA!!!<!-- Signature -->
     

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