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jaymac

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And no computerised traction control
« on: January 21, 2015, 07:23:43 PM »

 
                                                                                      Oilfield Dodge 1920 --- Unbelievable                                           One must wonder if many of our 4 wheel drive and ATVs could do as well as this 1920 Dodge did.     THIS IS AMAZING OLD FILM FOOTAGE!     Click on: http://www.youtube.com/embed/nq2jY1trxqg?rel=0    [/t]
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Re: And no computerised traction control
« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2015, 07:38:29 PM »

Impressive! The roads are almost as bad as those round here!
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Re: And no computerised traction control
« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2015, 08:19:16 PM »


Didn't even smash the windows!
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Re: And no computerised traction control
« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2015, 09:15:43 AM »

"And the award for the World's Craziest driver goes to......"   All done on wire wheels and regular road tyres too!
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Re: And no computerised traction control
« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2015, 11:47:30 AM »

The driver of that could teach today's 'motorists' a thing or two.

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Re: And no computerised traction control
« Reply #5 on: January 22, 2015, 12:44:11 PM »

it was those narrow profile tyres, just sinking through the mud to the solid stuff beneath, that and you then use the side walls to get extra traction.
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Re: And no computerised traction control
« Reply #6 on: January 22, 2015, 01:23:52 PM »

The army Landrovers I drove, back in the day, all had normal (thin, high profile) tyres on large wheels. For that very reason. As long as the mud was not deeper than the ground clearance she would usually plough through.
I can't recall, did the Dodge film have any climbing in the footage?


The other things to consider: If they smashed the springs, or otherwise damaged the car, the footage would have been removed from the promotional film. These old cars were solid, which is why in a crash (even at low speed) the passengers always came off worst.
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Re: And no computerised traction control
« Reply #7 on: January 22, 2015, 03:37:54 PM »

it seemed to me all the hills were tackled downhill.
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