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URL: http://riceornot.ricecop.com/?auto=40195
Submitted by: Adambomb
Comments: 19  (Read/Post)     Favorites: 1  (View)
Submitted on: 05-11-2005
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81 Coupe Deville.


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5-11-2005 @ 09:02:25 PM
Posted By : kstagger Reply | Edit | Del
my dad had an '81 (or was it 84???) with the 8-6-4 engine... gah! He had it wired so it was always in 8 - then it actually was a pretty good engine.

He also had a yellow '77 Fleetwood (I think) 4-door with gold leather interior -

5-11-2005 @ 09:04:19 PM
Posted By : DiRF  Reply | Edit | Del
#1, Almost everyone converted their 8-6-4-2-oh shit engines to run on all 8 all the time from what I've heard... at least it wasn't as big a debacle as GM's gas-engineer-designed diesel engines >_<

5-11-2005 @ 09:07:14 PM
Posted By : kstagger Reply | Edit | Del
#2, hey, my dad had one of those too (Olds diesels) - guess he knew how to pick 'em >_<

there was a toggle switch on the floor where you could actually put it back to 8-6-4 ... I stepped on it once and did that car ever drive funny... you could really feel the switch over to the different modes - I wondered back then, didn't anyone at GM notice this??!?!?!

5-11-2005 @ 09:11:00 PM
Posted By : DiRF  Reply | Edit | Del
#3, Thanks to GM's "economy" efforts in the late '70s and early '80s, most Americans STILL have a bad taste in their mouth for diesel engines and displacement-on-demand engines... Though, VW and DamChrys are doing their damndest to change peoples' minds on both subjects, respectively.

5-11-2005 @ 09:14:51 PM
Posted By : Hoopd87 Reply | Edit | Del
The 367 was actually a bigblock, and you could interchange parts with the 500. The 8--6-4 was a great idea, but executed poorly. Computers and relays were a lot more faulty then they are now. The Olds 350 Diesel was just an example at GM throwing shit at a wall and seeing what sticks. It makes a horrible diesel engine, but the blocks are highly sought after as the make AWESOME race engines. The HT4100 was pretty much along the same lines. Why GM put it in the C/D bodies is beyond me.

5-11-2005 @ 09:17:05 PM
Posted By : kstagger Reply | Edit | Del
I would like to get an older Mercedes Diesel - those are supposed to go and go and go and go and go and go

5-11-2005 @ 09:18:13 PM
Posted By : DiRF  Reply | Edit | Del
#5, Woulda made damn fine GAS engines, no doubt. But GM REALLY should have gone to their diesel truck engine engineers to design the diesel car engines... Eh, oh well, that was 25 years ago, and diesel cars are making kinda a comeback.

5-11-2005 @ 09:19:48 PM
Posted By : DiRF  Reply | Edit | Del
#6, Father's '73 220D went over 375,000 miles, and still running smoothly when he bought his '90 Dodge Monaco (lemon)... He liked the Mercedes, and probably woulda held onto it if it weren't for that pesky ~30 second 0-60 acceleration problem :P

5-11-2005 @ 09:21:46 PM
Posted By : Hoopd87 Reply | Edit | Del
#7, what do you mean, "woulda" made good gas engines? They did make good gas engines!:p It was never meant to be a diesel though. They only used the Olds 350, because they were notably stronger then any other gas engine they had at the time.

5-11-2005 @ 09:23:13 PM
Posted By : DiRF  Reply | Edit | Del
#9, Oh err...didn't realize they were THAT closely related to GM's existing gas engines... I guess I overestimated GM's intelligence :P

5-11-2005 @ 09:27:25 PM
Posted By : Low-Tech Redneck Reply | Edit | Del
Robert DeNiro's character in "Casino" is behind the wheel of one of these with the "displacement on demand" motors when it's blown up by a car bomb, you can tell, because the interior shot of flames errupting from the dash, one of the displays visable says "Active Cylinders"

5-16-2005 @ 08:52:58 PM
Posted By : Low-Tech Redneck Reply | Edit | Del
COme to think of it, there are a lot of old barge cars from the 70's in that movie, I think Peschi's character gets driven to his murder in a big freakin' Pontiac of some kind, and in one of the chase scenes, they briefly pass a 77' Trans Am in a parking garage

1-23-2006 @ 04:55:35 PM
Posted By : Sensekhmet Reply | Edit | Del
Please, tell me it wasn't FWD...

1-23-2006 @ 04:59:25 PM
Posted By : ricerocketboy Reply | Edit | Del
#13, RWD,

1-23-2006 @ 05:03:14 PM
Posted By : Sensekhmet Reply | Edit | Del
*adds to favorites*

1-23-2006 @ 05:07:24 PM
Posted By : ricerocketboy Reply | Edit | Del
#15, I think I was born in the wrong year. I wish I grew up with bigass boats instead of econocars.

1-23-2006 @ 05:19:25 PM
Posted By : Subourbon187 Reply | Edit | Del
#16, We all do, well except for the people that actually did grow up with the land yachts...

1-13-2010 @ 05:23:00 AM
Posted By : i_loaf_king Reply | Edit | Del
What? No GoodFellas reference?

1-13-2010 @ 10:47:10 AM
Posted By : 454Nova Reply | Edit | Del
#18, "it's a wedding gift for my wife.... it's in my mother's name"

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