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Old 04-01-2010, 06:59 AM   #11
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maybe it is the blurring affect that the wheels cause. that way the savings are spread. it is a compounding affect like putting multiple stickers on.

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Old 04-01-2010, 07:05 AM   #12
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Pontiacs did have portholes in the 50's. If I remember correctly Pontiacs had 3 portholes. The worst case of customization I ever saw was a 3 foot tall wing on the roof of a rusty minivan. I'd love to see them take that in a parking garage.
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I was seriously considering putting on on my car for each valve.
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ya, fake, and their held on by adhesive. i believe they're "supposed" to signify how many cylinders(per side) on a particular vehicle. tho obviously FWD V6 cars have cylinders front and back rather than side to side.

careful w/ the slang, it could be interpreted as bigotry.

these fake vents give people the excuse to drive fast all the time and waste gas. If you feel faster, you are faster huminaaaa

Anyhow I was not being bigoted, I don't think, just saying stuff in a joking manner.. I like comedy what can I say? Being able to express oneself is an American right.
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Pontiacs did have portholes in the 50's. If I remember correctly Pontiacs had 3 portholes. The worst case of customization I ever saw was a 3 foot tall wing on the roof of a rusty minivan. I'd love to see them take that in a parking garage.
Growing up as a kid in the '60s, I remember LOTS of '50s cars (including Pontiacs). I don't recall any with portholes, at least none that came from the factory that way.

Mid '50s Buicks had either 3 or 4 portholes depending on the size engine. Buick Specials and Supers (we had a '54 Super Riviera two door hardtop w/factory A/C when I was a kid) had three portholes...they had the smaller of the two V8s. The Century and Roadmaster had the larger engine, hence four portholes.
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I guess you're right. I googled a bunch of 0's pontiacs, didn't find one with portholes. I guess I remembered wrong. I could have sworn the top of the line pontiacs had portholes.
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The original Buick concept car with portholes was supposed to have a light in each hole that would flash when a corresponding cylinder fired. AFAIK this never went beyond the prototype stage, but the holes remained a buick trademark for 30 years until they were dropped in the late 70's / early 80's. They have had a resurgence in the past 10 years though. Buick was putting them on select models with select equipment. I remember when I bought my 98 GMC my dad was looking at a Buick in the showroom. He asked the salesman if the portholes made the car go faster (because the portholed car was a lot more expensive). It turned out on that model, the supercharged model had portholes, the non-supercharged model did not. In a round about way, the portholed cars went faster...
Weren't these holes inspired by the ones on WWII fighter planes, which I think were for exhaust?
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They may have been inspired by planes, but I've heard from several sources that there was originally supposed to be lights that flashed inside them.
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They may have been inspired by planes, but I've heard from several sources that there was originally supposed to be lights that flashed inside them.
like the windshield wiper fluid sprayer lights thing?,
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I think that on is supposed to resemble a nitrous purge valve system.
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