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glen
06-01-2007, 08:40 PM
I know we talked about his or something related,
but my cousins, from Leipzig, DE, are over visiting
for the 1st time and while we were discussing cars,
they actually drove a "Trabant" [}:)] for 6 years
before the wall came down, asked about the horse
power on the 259 V8....I had to hedge a bit as I
know the manual says 40.6....so what is the real
horsepower[?]

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1964 Daytona
glen Brose
Tumbleweed Flats, AZ

JDP
06-01-2007, 08:47 PM
Advertised is around 195 with the 2 barrel.

JDP/Maryland


63 GT R2
63 Avanti R1
63 Daytona convert
63 Lark 2 door
62 Lark 2 door
60 Lark HT-60Hawk
59 3E truck
58 Starlight
52 & 53 Starliner
51 Commander

glen
06-01-2007, 10:46 PM
Thanks JDP...

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1964 Daytona
glen Brose
Tumbleweed Flats, AZ

avantilover
06-01-2007, 10:56 PM
From what I recall they were lucky to have a "Trabi" as there was a very long waiting list.

John Clements
Avantilover, your South Australian Studebaker lover!!!
Lockleys South Australia

glen
06-02-2007, 01:07 AM
Yes they were John, very lucky....though as soon as the
wall came down, they upgraded to an Opel, very quicky,
and are now on their 2nd Opel. They complain about the
price of gas just like the rest of us...6 Euro's per liter.

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1964 Daytona
glen Brose
Tumbleweed Flats, AZ

starlightchamp
06-02-2007, 09:15 PM
For the benefit of those not Euro minded. Six Euro's/gallon is a little over 8 bucks /gallon.

53k
06-02-2007, 09:18 PM
quote:Originally posted by JDP

Advertised is around 195 with the 2 barrel.

Make that 180 hp w/2 bbl, 195 w/4bbl and dual exhausts.


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'53 Commander Starliner (since 1966)
'64 Daytona Wagonaire (original owner)
'64 Daytona Convertible (2006)
Museum R-4 engine

glen
06-02-2007, 09:36 PM
Thanks Paul for the Hp update....forgot about the
exchange rate, but then it changes almost everyday
and the USA is a bargin right now..considering that
a new pair of Wranglers or Levis cost about $75 to
$80 a pop, with a 22% tax built in Leipzig....

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1964 Daytona
glen Brose
Tumbleweed Flats, AZ

starlightchamp
06-02-2007, 09:40 PM
Please excuse my bad answer to conversion of six euros /liter to $/gallon.
I assumed a liter as a gallon which is very wrong. If petrol is really six euros/liter.
then since there are 3.8 liter in a U.S gallon,six Euros is $8, then the fuel cost is $29/gallon and even Santa Barbara at $3.97 for premium is cheap!!! I wonder how much of that is government tax. I will bicycle and or walk at that price!!
...Dick

John Kirchhoff
06-04-2007, 12:33 PM
The "Trabi", was that the little car with the two stroke engine that was common in the Soviet block countries?

JDP
06-04-2007, 06:29 PM
Thanks Paul, I had the power pack figures in my head.

JDP/Maryland


63 GT R2
63 Avanti R1
63 Daytona convert
63 Lark 2 door
62 Lark 2 door
60 Lark HT-60Hawk
59 3E truck
58 Starlight
52 & 53 Starliner
51 Commander

Johnnywiffer
06-05-2007, 11:39 AM
I thot we were talking about REAL HP.

In the Feb '56 Issue of Motor Trend, they compare the '56 210hp 289 to the '55 175hp 259. They state that the 289 puts out 89 road hp at 3200 (84 mph) The 259 has 82 @ 3200 (80 mph). And remind me not to move to Leipzig!

John

bams50
06-05-2007, 12:32 PM
quote:Originally posted by John Kirchhoff

The "Trabi", was that the little car with the two stroke engine that was common in the Soviet block countries?


That's the one. Ultra low quality, bare bones, plastic body...

A few years back they had to address a serious problem with the carcasses of these cars... being a certain type of plastic, they couldn't figure out any way to recycle them, and they were becoming a real issue.

The solution: they developed a bacteria that would eat that type of plastic; then dug a huge concrete-lined pit, put the bodies and bacteria in together, and let nature go to it...

Never heard how that worked out...

Robert K. Andrews Owner- IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys!)
Parish, central NY 13131
http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2358680/1