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1938 Packard Twelve

In 1933, Packard introduced the twelve-cylinder model Twin Six to the more prestigious name "Twelve". The models 1005 and 1006 now had wheelbases of 3607 mm and 3734 mm respectively. The V12 engine was adopted unchanged from the previous model: its cylinder angle was 67 °, the bore 87.3 mm and the stroke 101.6 mm. This gave a displacement of 7300 cm 3. The engine performed 160 bhp (118 kW) at 3200 rpm. The wet two-disc clutch of the predecessor gave way to a single disc dry clutch, which connected the engine with the manual three-speed gearbox with medium circuit. The mechanical four-wheel brakes were also adopted by the predecessor. ... Read more

Posted on August 2017,10   // Author: Admin  

How Do Power Car Windows Increase Passenger Safety?

Power windows are responsible for approximately 2,000 emergency room visits every year. When a power window closes, it exerts enough force to bruise or break bones, crush fingers, or restrict an airway. Though power windows exert large amounts of force, they are still largely considered safer than manual car windows.

1. Power windows can be controlled by the driver. No matter how many times you tell a misbehaving child to leave their power window switch alone, they may still keep pressing the button to open their window. The driver has a master set of window controls to close any window that is open on the car. This simple devic... Read more

Posted on August 2017,09   // Author: Admin  

Throwback Thursday: 1953 Chevrolet custom pickup

Chevrolet's first major redesign post-World War II, the Advance-Design series was billed as a bigger, stronger, and sleeker design in comparison to the earlier AK Series. First available on Saturday June 28, 1947, these trucks were sold with various minor changes over the years until March 25, 1955, when the Task Force Series trucks replaced the aging Advance-Design model.

The same basic design family was used for all of its trucks including the Suburban, panel trucks, canopy express and cab overs. The cab overs used the same basic cab configuration and similar grille but used a shorter and taller hood and different fenders. The... Read more

Posted on August 2017,03   // Author: Admin  

Throwback Thursday: 1909 Economy

The 107-cid horizontally opposed, twin-piston engine is air cooled and produces 22 hp; it remains original except for the valve springs and piston rings. The crank and cam, as well as all the babbit, was within tolerance. The engine restorer mentioned he had seen engines from the ’70s in worse condition. There was absolutely no rust in the crankcase. The intake and exhaust manifolds and muffler were all reused. The muffler was wrapped with a 20-gauge sleeve to seal pinhole leaks in the original.
The car is simple to operate. The crank is on the side and spins counterclockwise as opposed to most cars that crank from the front ... Read more

Posted on July 2017,27   // Author: Admin  

How To Diagnose An A/C Problem

Having your car’s air conditioning go out suddenly can ruin your day fast. The most common causes of broken air conditioning are leaks or compressor issues. If your air is blowing cool but not cold, the problem could be a clogged filter, cooling fan problem or radiator trouble. Don’t tolerate a stuffy, uncomfortable car. Use our guide below to diagnose your specific climate control problem, and you could save yourself some cold cash on the fix. 

Cool But Not Cold
If the air conditioning is set to max cool and fans on high, but is only blowing moderately cool air:

Check to s... Read more

Posted on July 2017,26   // Author: Admin  

Throwback Thursday: Jaguar XK120: The World’s First Supercar

The XK120 was launched in open auto or (US) roadster kind at the 1948 London Motor Show as a testbed and show automotive for the new Jaguar XK engine. The show automotive was the primary example, chassis range 660001. It looked nearly a dead ringer for the assembly cars except that the straight outer pillars of its screen would be sinusoidal on the assembly version. The roadster caused a sensation, that persuaded Jaguar founder and style boss William Lyons to place it into production.

Beginning in 1948, the primary 242 cars wore wood-framed open 2-seater bodies with metal panels. Production switched to the 1cwt or 112 pound (51 ... Read more

Posted on July 2017,20   // Author: Admin  

How to Avoid Back Pain in a Car

If you have got back issues, sitting in {an exceedingly|in a very} automobile for an extended amount of your time are often painful. Even while not back issues, you'll expertise discomfort and soreness from sitting during a car’s seat for a protracted drive. Sometimes, if the seat doesn’t suit your figure quite right, it are often simply a couple of minutes before the soreness begins.

1. Adjusting the gap from the handwheel

For drivers, the foremost vital seat adjustment you'll build is correcting the gap from the handwheel. If you can’t properly manipulate the handwheel togeth... Read more

Posted on July 2017,19   // Author: Admin  

Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Brake Rotor/Disc

Circle brake rotors are metal plates that cooperate with the brake cushions and calipers to moderate the vehicle. Brake rotors jolt specifically to the wheel center, so they turn in guide connection to wheel speed. At the point when the brake pedal is discouraged, the calipers crush the brake cushions against the turning rotors to moderate and stop the haggles vehicle. Since rotors work to moderate the vehicle by utilizing erosion from coordinate contact with the brake cushions, they do destroy after some time and will inevitably should be supplanted. Normally when rotors have an issue, they create a couple of indications that alarm the... Read more

Posted on July 2017,17   // Author: Admin  

Throwback Thursday: 1960 Chrysler 300F Convertible

The 6th era letter auto was the 300F which profited from unit-body development and another Wedge motor and the biggest back balances in the arrangement.

The V8 utilized a gigantic cross-slam admission manifolds that kept running from within every barrel go to the bumper well. This set the carburetors and air channels at the very edge of the motor cove. The long admission tracts assisted with a lower motor shape factor and expanded low-rpm reaction.

From the outside, the 300F was totally restyled contrasted with the first 300E. New to the auto was cross-incubate flame broil that set the 300F logo up front. The unmistakabl... Read more

Posted on July 2017,13   // Author: Admin  

How to safely drive your car when its the raining

Driving in the rain is unpleasant. The perceivability is poor, the streets are smooth, and all you need to do is get to where you're going and off of the wet streets. As anyone might expect, stormy days are the absolute most perilous days to drive, as the street conditions are antagonistic and different drivers out and about frequently don't know how to securely control their vehicles.

The most critical things when driving in the rain are to give the street your full focus and to not drive unless you are totally agreeable. In the event that you do these two things, and take after these rules, you'll be okay in the rain.

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Posted on July 2017,12   // Author: Admin