Thursday, January 09, 2014

Automotif XXIV...


A Ford towing a Chevy up I-75 in southeast Kentucky...
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9 comments:

Charles Pergiel said...

I think that might be a Studebaker, not a Chevy.

Scott J said...

So, the Subie's center diff is fixed?

I thought you'd posted it wasn't suitable for highway speeds.

tailwind said...

I'm sure there will be lots of Ford vs Chevy comments, but it's worth noting that the truck and the car appear to be the same color.

Maybe the truck owner thought he was getting a 1950 2 door Ford instead?

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Paul said...

I've seen fords pulling chevies and I've seen chevies pulling fords. I have not seen many dodges pulling any collectables.

that should start a flame war.

Looks to me like an old early 50's chevy, at this distance.

Tam said...

Charles Pergiel,

It appears to be a '51 Chevy Deluxe 2-door. (I've got a closer, blurrier pic.)


Scott J,

No, it's not. Neither end of the trip involves any tight turns (and the pavement on this end was perfect for a locked diff anyway. :o )

tailwind said...

Tam,

Based on tail light location, I believe you are right - 1951 2 door.

Not much difference between 1950 and 1951 models.

Will said...

Tam,

I'm a little fuzzy on it now, but IIRC, there is a fuse you can pull that will disable the center diff, turning the Subie into a FWD.

Useful for being towed by wheel lift type towtrucks, but may be appropriate in your situation, perhaps. (missed this bit of info, due to being without my ISP for a while)

Bobby said...

Actually, You ADD a fuse to makes it FWD. But only on autos... (I dunno if that is relevant to the situation or not.)