Sorrentolens

Photos and thoughts; Cars; 1950s; 1960s

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’55 Porsche Speedster

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55 Porsche Speedster

General specifications
Country of origin Germany
Chassis number 550-04 / 550-015 / 550-0030
Numbers built 78
Produced from 1954 – 1955
Body design Erwin Komenda
Engine
Configuration Type 547 B 4
Location Mid, longitudinally mounted
Construction aluminium block and head
Displacement 1.498 liter / 91.4 cu in
Bore / Stroke 85.0 mm (3.3 in) / 66.0 mm (2.6 in)
Compression 9.5:1
Valvetrain 2 valves / cylinder, DOHC
Fuel feed 2 Solex PJJ Carburettors
Aspiration Naturally Aspirated
Drivetrain
Chassis/body aluminium body on tubular steel ladder frame
Front suspension twin parallel arms, transverse torsion bars
Rear suspension swing axles, torsion bars, double-acting telescopic shock absorbers
Steering worm and nut
Brakes drums, all-round
Gearbox 4 speed Manual
Drive Rear wheel drive
Dimensions
Weight 612 kilo / 1349.2 lbs
Length / Width / Height 3600 mm (141.7 in) / 1540 mm (60.6 in) / 1050 mm (41.3 in)
Wheelbase / Track (fr/r) 2101 mm (82.7 in) / 1290 mm (50.8 in) / 1250 mm (49.2 in)
Performance figures
Power 110 bhp / 82 KW @ 6200 rpm
Torque 120 Nm / 89 ft lbs @ 5000 rpm
BHP/Liter 73 bhp / liter
Power to weight 0.18 bhp / kg
Top Speed 220 km/h / 137 mph

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March 8, 2010 at 7:27 pm

Simpson Hotel – Mt. Dora, FL

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Simpson Hotel, Mt. Dora, FL

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March 3, 2010 at 8:19 pm

Drunk on the Kool-Aide

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OK, I admit it.  My name is Paul, and I’m an HDR-aholic!  There!  I said it.  I’ve been sloppy drunk on HDR lately – I can’t seem to stop myself.  I know it may be a bit over-the-top.  In some ways it really grabs you and is easy on the eyes.  In other ways — well, it’s a bit much.  I’ll be doing this for awhile if you want to leave and come back in a couple of weeks.  If you think it looks OK, then hang around.

I was in Orlando yesterday at a meeting at the Citrus Club (la-de-da).  Terrible meeting, but I took some photos from the top floor where the dining area is.  I’ve always loved emeralds and sapphires – and that’s what I was trying for with these two buildings.

Emeralds and Sapphires

Emeralds and Sapphires

I took this next one a year ago in Altamonte Springs at Cranes Roost Park.  Its the tower of … @*  ?  I dunno what the tower is supposed to be for or what it represents.  Its just this faux, artsy-fartsy tower here in Central Florida.

Artsy-Fartsy Tower at Cranes Roost Park in Altamonte Springs, FL

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March 2, 2010 at 8:01 pm

Arches and Light

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Arches and Light

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February 28, 2010 at 2:01 pm

Extending photographic techniques

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I found some excellent tutorials on HDR (High Definition Range) photography and I used them on some of my favorite photos.  I’m reposting – I hope you can see the difference and that it’s pleasing.

From the dunes on Anna Maria Island

Late autumn in Central Florida

Waiting for a summer sail

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February 23, 2010 at 8:27 pm

My favorite car

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Went up to The Villages on Saturday… they had their monthly cruise-in – This particular TR6 look virtually new.  It is in such good condition – I may have drooled.

1975 TR6

TR6

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February 21, 2010 at 6:09 pm

and, Oh by the way …

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“….American political system “dysfunctional,” riddled with “brain-dead partisanship” and permanent campaigning.  …. American people needed to deliver a “shock” to Congress by voting incumbents out en masse and replacing them with people interested in reforming the process and governing for the good of the people, rather than deep-pocketed special-interest groups.”

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February 16, 2010 at 7:41 pm

Do clothes make the man?

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I think integrity makes the man.  What do you think?

From The Gate House by Nelson DeMille

Cary Grant

I love dogs!

Fred Astaire

Madras Nightmare

My favorite tie and dog

J Press

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February 16, 2010 at 7:17 pm

Stop

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STOP

OK, you can GO now!

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February 12, 2010 at 4:38 pm

Love Green

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Saw a clutch of Model A’s corralled at a local buffet joint today.  Took the opportunity to snap a few photos.  I have a thing for green.  I love green ties, but its difficult to get them to work correctly with average trad duds.  I don’t like olive green, but I do love lime green, and Kelly green.  Anyway, as you can see I got the green in this spare tire.  Oh, I guess you can see my freekin’ bald head in this one too.  Maybe I should paint it green!

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February 10, 2010 at 7:37 pm