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  1. TestDummy

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    https://techdata.iihs.org

    Go here and register. You can then have access to every crash we've every run here, including the 59 into 09 Chevy one (in the Car-to-car section). Lots of cool pics, and videos of it you've never seen. I've granted you all permission.
     
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    Poo on you.

     
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    You picked the worst one. How pathetic. 'D' for effort.
     
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    I didn't know you ran another 09-59 test.
     
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    Worst quality one, you nitwit (nitwit being a great guy).
     
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    Didn't I send you this part years ago?

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    Frame that bitch.
     
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    Considering that the crash engineers finally got how a "front-to-front" collision really happens (not fully head-on), it truly illustrates just how poor the engineering was back then. I remember how, in '79, Consumer Reports praised the Mustang as the safest car on the road, and the bashed car was in a full head-on collision in the testing. I now wonder if they would've declared that using the current testing?
     
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    Not poor engineering, just not safety first. Cars were unique back then, they are jellybeans now.
     
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    I wouldn't think it would have performed better with a small block. I was thinking more that it would have come from the factory with a big block, and I couldn't see where a big block could be tucked in anywhere. Especially looking at the photo of the model. With your new photo, I can see the inline six pushed to the side. Pretty remarkable how the engine could be moved around like that.

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    Also, people drive much faster these days than 50 years ago. Who remembers a national speed limit of 55? These days, who follows the speed limit when it's posted at 65+? Even in towns, people have to save 1/10th of a second by not coming to a full stop at a stop sign.

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    I remember the 55MPH limit. And the rejoicing from drivers when it was repealed. Sean will know this better, but the raise in limits has not led to more accidents and fatalities has it?
     
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    Got pulled over about a month ago, the sheriff said that I rolled the stop sign and I said "if I would have stopped any more that I would have been backing up" He handed me back my license. True story.
     
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    Any GM car of that era that had the "X" shaped frame crumples in that fashion. I suspect most 59 Chevys had the 235 cubic inch six as standard equipment. Extra cost options were 283 and 348 v8 engines. You had to pay extra for the auto trans. too. Still having "X" frames, you had to buy a Buick, Olds, or Pontiac to get real big blocks. Seen too many of those GM's over the years squashed like that 59 Chevy. Some of them are enticingly pretty cars but I don't even want to ride in them. 57 GM's had ladder frames then went to the "X" in 58 but dropped those for perimeter frames in 65.
    Don't know about where you grew up FF, but back then speed limits were mere suggestions in my area. Everyone here knew how fast their car could go.
     
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    I know, I know. Andy used to tell you if he caught you speedin' one more time he'd have to take you to jail. Barney tried to take you in but you tricked him like always. And Otis was always sleeping off a good drunk in the cell.
     
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    And back then you weren't speeding, just qualifying . Country living at its best.
     
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