Container ship sails straight to shore by university football field
Jaw dropping: a giant ship heads straight towards Hong Kong university's
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A German-flagged container ship headed straight towards shore and
briefly ran aground in Hong Kong on Sunday afternoon (April 6, 2014).
The 192.5-meter-long Hansa Constitution was travelling along the busy
East Lamma shipping channel when it suddenly veered off course.
The Hong Kong Marine Department said the ship's main engine broke down.
People familiar with the shipping industry say the captain and Hong
Kong maritime authorities decided to the best course of action was to beach
the vessel to prevent it from colliding with other ships on the busy
The crew dropped anchor at the last minute, making loud screeching
noises, to slow Hansa Constitution as it headed straight towards the sea
wall outside the University of Hong Kong sports grounds in Pok Fu Lam.
The ship ground to a halt at around 15.22 local. It then slowly
reversed, as Marine, police and fire services rushed to the site. It was
eventually towed free. No one was injured.
The ship was travelling from Yokohama in Japan to Chiwan port in
目定口呆: 192.5米貨船, 行駛東博寮海峽期間,
Copyright: Corinne Vigniel
Location: Near Stanley Ho sports center, Pok Fu Lam, Hong Kong
Date: 15:22 local time on April 6, 2014
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9 Second Buick GSX Stage2 GS Stage1 9.51 @ 140
We originally built this car with Frank Urbinati back in 1996.It debuted at
the GS Nationals where it won the GS Pro Street class races. It was also
the 1st GS Pro Street class car to break into the 9's at the time.Thanks to
Frank this project came to life. Fast forward to 2010 and the car has been
taken over by Bob Ortolani,the car still looks great and Bob decided to
bring it up another level. We were happy to have the car come back to our
shop and to have the opportunity to work with Bob and put together the new
powerplant. The video shows the results of our 1st day out to tune the
engine. The 1st two passes were shakedowns to check fuel/oil pressures and
get a feel for the new combo. By the 3rd run we had posted a 9.62 @ 138
hitting the 7100rpm rev limiter chip! The 4th run was a 9.52 @ 140. On the
5th run it went 9.51 @ 140.65! After a good cool down and a timing
adjustment we were ready to try for a 9.40 run, launching right off idle
the car gave us a nice big unexpected wheelie! The wheelie sure lookes cool
but we know we can go quicker with a little more suspension work to
straighten out the launch and try to keep the front down. We're sure it'll
go into the 9.40's yet and maybe even 30's after everything is worked out.
71 Buick Skylark GS GSX 455 Stage 1 Burnout.MP4
4-17-13 NOW FOR SALE!! IS RECEIVING PAINT THIS WEEK. WHITE/BLACK STRIPES
May be traded this weekend for a big truck to haul my other toys unless
someone comes up with $18,000 or ?$$ Outskirts of Fountain Hills, AZ just
seeing what kind of smoke show the Buick was capable of. Motor was
completely built by TA Performance in Scottsdale, AZ. Car runs on premium
pump gas or aviation 110. Motor is a 73' Buick 455 bored .030 over to a 462
with forged pistons 9.84:1 compression, TA Hemi-Killer Camshaft, TA HD
rocker assembly, TA Double Row Timing Chain, TA Timing Cover, TA Water
Pump, Aluminum Radiator, TA Aluminum Stage 1 Heads, TA Valve Covers, Hooker
Full Length Headers, Magnaflow 3" stainless crossover Exhaust, 12 bolt posi, 4 Wheel Disc Brakes, 9"
Brake Booster, TA Hi-Perf. Starter,
TA Billet Aluminum Flywheel, TA Street/Strip Mechanical Fuel Pump, Borg
Warner T-10 4-Speed Transmission with 904 Cast Iron Case(split the old
aluminum case with 1st gear explosion), Driveshaft Loop, Hurst Shifter,
Centerforce dual friction clutch, Edelbrock 850cfm Carb, Edelbrock
performer intake, MSD Distributor, Accel Coil, tires were BF Goodrich
radial T/A. Motor was featured on the rear cover of TA Performance 2010
Chevy, Olds, Pontiac and Buick V8 engines are not the same!
Evidently a segment of the automotive enthusiast population does not
believe that the four main GM divisions had their own versions of a V8. In
addition there may be people who simply never knew that fact.
In this video I show photos of a 350 cid engine from Buick, Oldsmobile,
Pontiac and Chevrolet and highlight the differences in each. Buick and
Pontiac V8 engines went out of production in 1980, Oldsmobile's in 1990 and
of course the Chevy versions lasted a lot longer because they were cheaper
to produce and easier to smog/mpg certify.
I challenge anyone to video themselves removing a Chevy SBC head and then
installing it on a Pontiac, Olds or Buick engine.
Buick - History Documentary (1995)
This video is a wonderfully-done documentary, written and produced by
Michael Rose, on the history of Buick as presented in 1995 from the History
Channel's archive. Here is Michael's description of the video verbatim:
"No one would have believed that the tinkering of a plumber would turn into
the foundation of the world's largest corporation. But it did. David Dunbar
Buick invented a process to adhere porcelain to tubs and other bathroom
fixtures. But the Scottish immigrant dreamed of making a mark out of the
bathroom, and set to work building a car. By 1900, he enlisted the aid of
another inventor, Walter Marr, and they built their first vehicle. Their
invention attracted the attention of one of Michigan's wealthiest men,
William Crapo Durant, the president of the world's largest buggy-building
business. As soon as he drove one of Buick's early creations, Durant
realized that the days of the horse and buggy were over. He teamed up with
Buick, and the two went on to make history. By the thirties, Buicks were
regarded as some of the finest cars ever made. From the first Buicks
through the birth of General Motors and into history, this is the
compelling story of the partnership that eventually became the basis for
the largest company in the world."
1955 Buick Century 322 Nail head First Start & Cam Break-in
This is the first start and cam break-in of my rebuilt 55 Buick Century 322
nail-head. The NOS fuel pump lasted about 2 minutes. The box fan I was
using to cool the engine was not giving enough airflow. I had to use the
industrial fan I use for painting. The carburetor that I rebuilt about 5
years ago has some idle jets plugged up. (I must not have gotten all the
gas out of it when I put it in storage) On the plus side, no oil/water
leaks and good oil pressure.
1970 Buick GS 455 Burnout and Pass
Buick built a number of great sleepers in the '60s and '70s, since they
were known for style and comfort rather than all out performance. Buick's
big block, the 455 powered a number of high performance muscle cars,
including this all black 1970 Buick Gran Sport. This car is a real sleeper
with its all black paint and base model wheels, but it runs low 12's in the
quarter. This video was taken at the 2012 Buick GS Nationals in Bowling
1930 Ford Five Window Coupe, All steel, 401 Buick Nailhead, Turbo400, fresh build - Kryptonite
SOLD - Fresh from the pages of Deluxe Car Kulture, Rod & Custom, and Rod &
Kulture magazines, is this '30 Five Window ALL STEEL Street Rod. 1930 Ford
Five-Window called "Kryptonite", running a fresh 401 Buick Nailhead, 6
Stromberg "97" carbs, a brand new "old school" build. Already in magazines
and has won plenty of trophies.... It is an amazing car that was built by
some very talented professional builders in Texas. With only 2,000 well
sorted miles, it is like a newly built car from the sixties. That era was
the inspiration for this awesome show winning coupe. There is a lot going
on here so we'll break it down for you like this: The steel body is chopped
2.5", channeled 6" inches, with a one of a kind fabricated firewall, metal
roof skin, dimpled drilled visor, and motorcycle gas cap. The grille is
from a 32 Ford with handmade insert. The custom Candy-apple Green & Pearl
White paint with custom scallops and pin stripes are simply eye popping!
The killer pinstriping is deep under the clear coat so you can wax it up
before a show and not worry about distorting the stripes. The results speak
for themselves. The unique power plant is a classic early 60's Buick 401
"Nail-head" V-8 with a Drag Star long intake, 6 Stromberg '97' carbs, and
Sanderson lake headers (with baffles). It sounds insane and runs fantastic!
A MSD and Pertronix electronic ignition set up fires the powerful torque
moster Buick mill. A Buick turbo 400
automatic transmission feeds the GM 10 bolt posi rear end which is running
3:08's. The modified Ford frame features '32 rails, a front 4 link
suspension and coil springs are out back. Firestone period correct wide
white walls are 15 inch with the ole cheater slicks on the rear. The front
brakes are DISC with Buick covers and the rear are heavy duty drums. The
interior has some very unique touches. The aluminum bomber seats with
engine turned seat backs and sides are one of a kind. The upholstery is
white pearl vinyl. The metal dash is filled with handsome working gauges.
The shifter is a custom Lokar unit. This build took on a life of its own
and the final results screams sixties magazine quality with the today's
technology - it even has LED tail lights! You can just imagine how much
time and money went into this truly one of a kind rod.