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  • By Darryl Grey
    Aug 15, 2012
    Norman Painting has collated a delightful series of chapters on a fascinating range of engineering projects from the motor sleds used by Scott on his ill-fated journey to the South Pole, to mobile vacuum cleaners, a 2-wheeled gyrocar, lighting sets, railway locomotives, commercial vehicles, engines for Straker-Squire Motor Buses and Wolseley-Renault engines to name but a few. During this period, Wolseley was owned by Vickers, and this saw the company heavily involved in aero engines and aircraft, airship engines, armoured cars, and submarine engines. Perhaps the most impressive build is of the 12 cylinder in-line 60-litre engines built for a racing hydroplane, although apparently by special order you could acquire an in–line 16 cylinder engine with a capacity of 81 litres. If you are interested in veteran and vintage motor vehicle engineering and want a great read then this book is well worth the twenty bucks. Available through mail order - my book arrived in less than a week.
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Product Details

First Edition
Rossendale Books
April 21, 2012
Perfect-bound Paperback
Interior Ink
Black & white
0.83 lbs.
Dimensions (inches)
8.26 wide x 11.69 tall
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