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Throwback To The First Automobile In The World

The first stationary gasoline engine developed by Carl Benz was a one-cylinder two-stroke unit which ran for the first time on New Year’s Eve 1879.
The major features of the two-seater vehicle, which was completed in 1885, were the compact high-speed single-cylinder four-stroke engine installed horizontally at the rear, the tubular steel frame, the differential and three wire-spoked wheels. The engine output was 0.75 hp (0.55 kW). Details included an automatic intake slide, a controlled exhaust valve, high-voltage electrical vibrator ignition with spark plug, and water/thermo siphon evaporation cooling.

It was Carl Be... Read more

Posted on February 2017,02   // Author: Admin  

First Woman To Work As An Automotive Designer

Helene Rother (1908–1999) was the first woman to work as an automotive designer she joined the interior styling staff of General Motors in Detroit in 1943. She specialized in designs for automotive interiors, as well as furniture, jewelry, fashion accessories, and stained glass windows. She was responsible for upholstery colors and fabrics, lighting, door hardware and seat construction. She was one of the few women to succeed in a man's job during an era when the vast majority of women couldn't even see a glass ceiling-it was hidden behind steel doors.

She styled the elegant interiors of most of the cars while working for ... Read more

Posted on February 2017,01   // Author: Admin  

Brake Noise Solution

A large number of brake noise complaints are metal-on-metal or squeak-related to the brake pad. A common problem in automobile, the worn pads contacting the rotor causes the grinding noise.

Easier to prevent than to fix is brake squeaking which occurs after servicing. The location of the brakes are in a hostile environment with lots of rust and corrosion.
Uneven wear and restricted movement should be noticed, it means the load isn't evenly distributed the pads might be hanging up. Continue the system inspection by opening the bleeder valve and push back the piston on the calipers. Use a C-clamp between the outer pad and the... Read more

Posted on January 2017,30   // Author: Admin  

Career Description of a Female Auto Mechanic.

 

The chronicles of mechanics were hired out of high school - sometimes even before they finished high school -
and trained for the job. The evolution of automobile today has brought more sophistication to the job, with intensive dependence on advanced computer system.
This has resulted to employers looking for applicants who have some form of postsecondary understanding of how the system works. Once hired, they still undergo a lengthy process of on-the-job training.

Auto service mechanics perform duties according to its variety. Some cases some customers bring their vehicles for routine maintenance such ... Read more

Posted on January 2017,25   // Author: Admin  

Top 10 Most Expensive Yachts In The World.

 

  1. The rising sun - $200 Million

David Geffen's large yacht has a basketball court in it which can also be used as a helicopter landing pad, a movie theatre, a wine cellar and a total of 82 rooms scattered across five floors, all filled to the brim with opulence.

 

  1. Seven Seas - $200 Million

Built by a Dutch company called Oceancom the Seven Seas can accommodate 12 guests across a series of seven spectacular suites which act as double cabins. It has an opulent ... Read more

Posted on January 2017,24   // Author: Admin  

Disc Brakes and Types.

Disc Brakes.

The rotor (disc) is a one-piece casting with cooling fins between the two braking surfaces. This enables air to circulate between the braking surfaces making them less sensitive to heat buildup and more resistant to fade. Dirt and water do not affect braking action since contaminants are thrown off by the centrifugal action of the rotor (disc) or scrapped off by the pads. All disc brakes are inherently self-adjusting.

There are 3 general types of disc brake:
- A fixed caliper: It uses one or two pistons mounted on each side of the rotor ( in each side of the caliper). The caliper is mounted rigidly and ... Read more

Posted on January 2017,23   // Author: Admin  

ThrowBack Thursday: Datsun 510

Launched in October 1967, it was one of the most comprehensive Bluebird ranges in body styles: a two-door sedan (added in June 1968), a four-door sedan, a five-door station wagon, and a two-door coupé (added in November 1968). This range became famous for Nissan's rallying successes outside Japan and paved the way for greater Nissan sales internationally. The Datsun 510 was a series of the Datsun Bluebird sold from 1968 to 1973, and offered outside the U.S. and Canada as the Datsun 1600. According to AutoWeek's G.D. Levy, the 510 has often been called the "poor man's BMW."

Overview
Manufacturer Nissan
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Posted on January 2017,19   // Author: Admin  

Venture: An Entrepreneur’s Journey — A Synopsis

 

“Venture: An Entrepreneur’s Journey” welcomes viewers into the entrepreneurial journey of a group of African entrepreneurs. The documentary begins at President Obama’s 2015 Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES), hosted in Nairobi, Kenya and follows the stories of four African entrepreneurs, the winners from DEMO Africa 2015, from the continent to Silicon Valley in 2016. To provide some context, DEMO Africa is a flagship initiative of LIONS@FRICA and a continent-wide venture launc... Read more

Posted on January 2017,19   // Author: Admin  

See this car? It was designed by a woman.

How'd you know if your car was designed by a man or a woman? You've likely never thought about it and you probably can't tell. A very good look at the sporty Acura NSX, can you tell it was designed by a woman? Or the Honda mninvan by a Man?


The Acura's red-hot halo sports car, the NSX, is arguably the most important vehicle that brand will introduce this year as a 2017 model.

It's a raucous macho car, both in its angular design and blisteringly fast performance. And the fact that Acura chose Michelle Christensen as top dog for the NSX's exterior speaks volumes about inroads women are finally making at the upper ech... Read more

Posted on January 2017,18   // Author: Admin  

How To Choose Between a Car with Automatic or Manual Transmission

Getting a new car, the most essential thing is to be enlightened beforehand so you'll know the differences between a manual and an automatic transmission.

1. Understand The Basics.
The automatic transmission's primary job is to allow the engine to operate in its narrow range of speeds while providing a wide range of output speeds.
If you wanted a top speed of 80 mph (130 km/h elsewhere), then the gear ratio would be similar to fourth gear in most manual transmission cars. You’ve probably never tried driving a manual transmission car using only fourth gear. If you did, you would quickly find out that you had almos... Read more

Posted on January 2017,17   // Author: Admin