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The Gasoline Automobile: The Classic 1915 Car Engineering Book By George W. Hobbs, Ben G. Elliot
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Henry Ford introduced his Model T in 1908, and changed the face of America. The arrival of the “Tin Lizzie” on city streets also signaled the beginning of the end for a debate that had... More > raged since the beginning of the motor car era. Namely, “What is the best propulsion system for autos: steam, electric, or gasoline?” Originally published in 1915 as an engineering text, The Gasoline Automobile is a classic book that provides rare insights into the early days of the automobile revolution. Within its pages you will find descriptive text supported by numerous rare photos and illustrations. Chapters include: general construction, engines, power plant groups and transmission systems, fuels and carburetting systems, lubrication and cooling, batteries and ignition, magnetos, starting and lighting systems, troubles and remedies, and operation and care. This softcover reprint of the first edition has been slightly reformatted for readability, but care has been taken to preserve the integrity of the text.< Less
The Car Show By Nicolae Sfetcu
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An automobile, usually called a car (an old word for carriage) or a truck, is a wheeled vehicle that carries its own engine. Older terms include horseless carriage and motor car, with... More > "motor" referring to what is now usually called the engine. It has seats for the driver and, almost without exception, for at least one passenger. The automobile was hailed as an environmental improvement over horses when it was first introduced. Before its introduction, in New York City, over 10,000 tons of manure had to be removed from the streets daily. However, in 2006 the automobile is one of the primary sources of worldwide air pollution and cause of substantial noise and health effects. In this e-book we will detail the most interesting and important characteristics of the automobiles, car maintenance, styling features, car body style, the standard classification of the cars, an history of the automobiles, introduction in the automotive industry, and the traffic code, rules and signs.< Less
My Love Affair With The Car By Charlie Walker
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My Love Affair With The Car Takes you on a journey back into time, and through some of the developments that have taken place in the car industryover the years. Join him has he introduces you... More > to some of the cars he has known and loved. The Morris's, Austins, Wolsley's, Bentleys, Jaguars, Mercedes, Rolls Royce and much, much more. Let him introduce you to the fathers of the automobile, Gotlieb Daimler, and Karl Benz,. The inventor of the gas engine Dr Otto, and the diesel engine Rudolph Diesel. Meet the early pioneers, who struggled and built their Empires on the back of the motor car. Karl Benz, Gotleib Daimler, Sir Herbert Austin, William Morris, who became Lord Nuffield, Henry Ford the peasant farmer from America who was to show the way with mass production techniques, Sir William Lyons, and so many many more. ISBN 0-95374-8-4 Illustrated £5-99< Less
My Love Affair With The Car By Charlie Walker
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My Love Affair With The Car Takes you on a journey back into time, and through some of the developments that have taken place in the car industryover the years. Join him has he introduces you... More > to some of the cars he has known and loved. The Morris's, Austins, Wolsley's, Bentleys, Jaguars, Mercedes, Rolls Royce and much, much more. Let him introduce you to the fathers of the automobile, Gotlieb Daimler, and Karl Benz,. The inventor of the gas engine Dr Otto, and the diesel engine Rudolph Diesel. Meet the early pioneers, who struggled and built their Empires on the back of the motor car. Karl Benz, Gotleib Daimler, Sir Herbert Austin, William Morris, who became Lord Nuffield, Henry Ford the peasant farmer from America who was to show the way with mass production techniques, Sir William Lyons, and so many many more. ISBN 0-95374-8-4 Illustrated £5-99< Less
Electric Cars: The Switch Is On By John McMillian
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For decades John McMillian has both followed and participated in electric vehicle research and development. He believes that electric cars are being designed by automotive engineers to be... More > excessively complex in an effort to make them more expensive and less appealing to the public. This book was written to demystify electric cars and describe how simple and reliable they actually are!< Less
'Buy BRITISH and be PROUD of it': The history of MORRIS COMMERCIAL CARS Ltd. By Norman Painting
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British commercial vehicle enthusiasts tend to concentrate their interests on the old “heavies”, like AEC, Foden, Albion, ERF, Leyland or Thornycroft, but Morris Commercial in the light... More > to mid-range of the commercial vehicle market, produced more vehicles from their works, which were the largest dedicated commercial vehicle works in Britain at one time, than the combined output of some of these “heavies” put together... As an apprentice at Morris Commercial’s Adderley Park works I was never told anything about the fascinating range of vehicles produced by the company in the past, apart from conversations with some of the “old-hands” when the name Soho, or Foundry Lane occasionally cropped up... With these opening introductory words the author takes us into a part of British engineering history in a book which is a treasure trove of unique photographs and technical drawings with nearly every page offering multiple photographs and drawings along with the accompanying text.< Less
2011 Studebaker Engine Candy By John Clarke
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Standard Version 11" X 17" Have you ever wondered what kind of engines Studebaker manufactured? Do you have an interest in the world of Studebakers and the history of their engine... More > manufacturing? Are you a longtime enthusiast that enjoys seeing the pride Studebaker's mechanical prowess hang on your wall? Well this calender is just for you. This calender is a 13 month calender packed full of an assortment of Studebaker engines made from the early days to the end of production. From 312 straight 8's to 170 sixes, to the 289's and the high performance R1's, R2's, R3's, and R4's. Great for the person that would like to know more about Studebakers or the long time fan that enjoys the some of the world's best that Studebaker produced!< Less
2011 Studebaker High Performance Engine Candy By John Clarke
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Have you ever wondered what kind of engines Studebaker manufactured for racing or high performance? Do you have an interest in the world of Studebakers and the history of their engine manufacturing... More > or their days of racing? Are you a longtime enthusiast that enjoys seeing the pride Studebaker's high performance mechanical prowess hang on your wall? Well this calender is just for you. This calender is a 13 month calender packed full of an assortment of high performance Studebaker engines made from the early days to the end of production, as well as some using engines from other makes. From the 289's and the high performance R1's, R2's, R3's, and R4's, to the modified vehicles utilizing the LS1's and the Cadillac engines. Great for the person that would like to know more about Studebakers or the long time fan that enjoys the some of the world's best that Studebaker produced and raced!< Less
History of Aston Martin By Dawn Martin
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The Aston Martin is the English alternative to the Bugati and Ferrari. The company was founded in 1913 by mechanical engineer Robert Bamford and wealthy Lionel Martin. The two had met in 1905 as... More > members of a cycling club and progressed during the Edwardian era to classic trials and hill climbs. From its beginnings to the present day, this book traces the history of the company as well as the infamous cars.< Less
History of the American Automobile Industry By David Beecroft
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David Beecroft was editor of the magazine The Automobile in the years before World War I and was later president of the Society of Automotive Engineers. Between October 1915 and August 1916 he wrote... More > a history of the automobile industry and published it in his magazine in serial form. The result is a fascinating and authoritative essay that validates stories we have heard from other sources and brings out others that are now little known, especially in the areas of the development of the gasoline engine and the pneumatic tire. Beecroft’s work is now fragmented across more than forty issues of a hard-to-find publication so it is infrequently seen and little used. We, however, were able to gain access to the entire series and are pleased to reprint it, making it easily available to the automotive community. A few typos in the original have been corrected, but the work otherwise remains exactly as Beecroft published it including his numerous original illustrations.< Less