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08-16-2004, 06:12 AM
I fall into the category of people mentioned about "not old enough to remember", but got this in my email and found it interesting. Thought I'd share it with y'all too, since I have seen some similar posts:

Rex Barker here again with "Remember 1957?"
I know some of you are not old enough to remember, but believe it or not, the following were some comments made in the year 1957:

(1) "I'll tell you one thing, if things keep going the way they are, its going to be impossible to buy a weeks groceries for $20.00."

(2) "Have you seen the new cars coming out next year? It won't be long when $5,000 will only buy a used one."

(3) "If cigarettes keep going up in price, I'm going to quit. A quarter a pack is ridiculous."

(4) "Did you hear the post office is thinking about charging a dime just to mail a letter?"

(5) "If they raise the minimum wage to $1.00, nobody will be able to hire outside help at the store."

(6) "When I first started driving, who would have thought gas would someday cost 29 cents a gallon. Guess we'd be better off leaving the car in the garage."

(7) "Kids today are impossible. Those ducktail hair cuts make it impossible to stay groomed. Next thing you know, boys will be wearing their hair as long as the girls,"

(8) "I'm afraid to send my kids to the movies any more. Ever since they let Clark Gable get by with saying damn in "Gone With The Wind", it seems every new movie has either hell or damn in it."

(9) "I read the other day where some scientist thinks it's possible to put a man on the moon by the end of the century. They even have some fellows they call astronauts preparing for it down in Texas."

(10) "Did you see where some baseball player just signed a contract for $75,000 a year just to play ball? It wouldn't surprise me if someday that they will be making more than the President."

(11) "I never thought I'd see the day all our kitchen appliances would be electric. They are even making electric typewriters now."

(12) "It's too bad things are so tough nowadays. I see where a few married women are having to work to make ends meet."

(13) "It won't be long before young couples are going to have to hire someone to watch their kids so they can both work."

(15) "I'm just afraid the Volkswagen car is going to open the door to a whole lot of foreign business."

(16) "Thank goodness I won't live to see the day when the Government takes half our income in taxes. I sometimes wonder if we are electing the best people to Congress."

(17) "The drive-in restaurant is convenient in nice weather, but I seriously doubt they will ever catch on."

(18) "I guess taking a vacation is out of the question now days. It costs nearly $15.00 a night to stay in a hotel."

(19) "No one can afford to be sick any more, $35.00 a day in the hospital is too rich for my blood."

This is Rex Barker C.S. (Coming to my Senses) saying remember the "good 'ole days"... the times they are a changin'.

good stuff. makes me realize one day I'll be telling my kids or grandkids "I remember when you could buy a carton of smokes for a little over $20 (except NY), and gas was {only} around $2.00 per gallon".

08-16-2004, 03:22 PM
I bet they didn't see that '57 Chevy having 8 turbos :-)


08-16-2004, 04:23 PM
Oh My! (But what's with the rubber hoses?)


08-16-2004, 08:13 PM
What do we have here a turbo per cylinder? Yea, braided steel hose with AN fittings. Maybe the blue part of the fitting would clash. LOL


08-16-2004, 08:27 PM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote Rod:</font><hr>Maybe the blue part of the fitting would clash. LOL
Rod<hr /></blockquote>Get'em in red! Also the rubber hose couplings with hose clamps. Just doesn't work for me. SS braid and constant pressure clamps, ok.

Man, all those turbos must make it a bitch to tune, either that or there is a hell good of a computer running the show, I didn't read the .pdf.


08-16-2004, 08:55 PM
Man, I just had to noodle this out. I love a good puzzle. Lol.

They have custom headers from the engine forward to a common plenum which drives the turbos. Exaust is dumped via the waste gates to another set of headers below the bank of turbos. The fresh air comes in via the fenderwells, and the pressurized air feeds back into a custom airbox in the firewall, which is coupled to the injection manifold. So the turbos don't feed individual cylinders, they all go to a common airbox. This takes away the tuning problem.

Definitely for show. 2 bigger turbos would have given the same amount of boost, but they wouldn't have looked nearly as sick.

-CM~~~I feel better now.