Ford DeLuxe V8 Coupé 1947 (2628)

Ford DeLuxe V8 Coupé 1947 (2628)

Manufacturer: Ford Motor Company, Dearborn, Michigan – U.S.A.
Type: DeLuxe V8 Series 79A Coupé
Production time: January 1947 – November 1947
Production outlet: 10,872
Engine: 3923cc Ford Flathead 239 V-8
Power: 100 bhp / 3.800 rpm
Torque: 244 Nm / 2.000 rpm
Drivetrain: rear wheels
Speed: 129 km/h
Curb weight: 1520 kg
Wheelbase: 114 inch
Chassis: rigid X-frame with 4 crossmembers and separate all-steel body
Steering: worm & roller
Gearbox: three-speed selective sliding manual / II and III synchronized / steering column shift
Clutch: 10 inch single dry plate disc
Carburettor: Holley 94 2-barrel downdraft
Fuel tank: 64 liter
Electric system: Ford 6 Volts 110 Ah
Ignition system: distributor and coil
Brakes front: 12 inch internal expanding hydraulic drums self-centering type
Brakes rear: 12 inch internal expanding hydraulic drums self-centering type
Suspension front: rigid axle, torsion stabilizers, transverse “slow action” leaf springs + double-acting hydraulic shock absorbers
Suspension rear: beam axle, torsion stabilizers, transverse “slow action” semi-elliptic leaf springs + double-acting hydraulic shock absorbers
Rear axle: live 3/4 floating type
Differential: spiral bevel 3.54:1
Wheels: 16 x 4.5
Tires: 6 x 16 4-ply
Options: Ford Adjust-O-Matic Radio with food control and Touch-Bar Tuning, hydralic windows, heater, defroster, electric dash clock, leather interior, spotlight, white sidewall tires, dual white wall tires with trim rings, wire wheels, cigar lighter, spider hub caps, banjo-spike steering wheel, dual side-view mirrors, fog lamps, full carpeting, dual cowl-mounted lights, maple wood grain dash appliqué

Special:
– Ford was launched in a converted factory in 1903 with $28,000 in cash from twelve investors, most notably John Francis Dodge and Horace Elgin Dodge who would later found the Dodge Brothers Motor Vehicle Company.
– Henry Ford was 40 years old when he founded the Ford Motor Company, which would go on to become one of the largest and most profitable companies in the world, the largest family-controlled company in the world, as well as being one of the few to survive the Great Depression.
– The Victoria Model 18 V8, the first V-8 Model, was styled by Edsel Ford, Henry’s son in 1932. This one-year-only model (called the Deuce”) bore a marked resemblance to the Lincoln of the same year, which had also been designed under the direction of Edsel Ford.
– The later V8 Series was redesigned by E.T. “Bob” Gregorie, Ford’s first design chief. The 1936 models were given a front-end restyle by Holden “Bob” Koto, of Briggs Manufacturing Company, Detroit (Michigan).
– The U.S. War Department had officially forbade work not directly related to the war effort.
– So with the same body as before the war (carry-overs from the 1942 models), in 1946 two Series appeared again: the DeLuxe and the Super DeLuxe. The DeLuxe Series was Ford’s cheapest car in Europe.
– After the war, these pre-war model cars (slightly restyled) were rationed in Europe. European customers were glad they could buy a new car.
– The 1947 Ford DeLuxe V8 Series 79A was available as this 2-door Coupé, as 2-door Tudor Sedan …

Chevrolet Impala Custom Hardtop Coupé 1973* (1034)

Chevrolet Impala Custom Hardtop Coupé 1973* (1034)

* owner Bart Valk

Manufacturer: Chevrolet Division of General Motors LLC, Detroit – U.S.A.
Type: Impala Custom Series 1BL Model 1L47 Hardtop Coupé
Production time: September 1972 – September 1973
Production outlet: 933,765
Engine: 5733cc GM Chevrolet L65 (Small-Block V-8 350) OHV
Power: 145 bhp / 4.000 rpm
Torque: 345 Nm / 2.400 rpm
Drivetrain: rear wheels
Speed: 176 km/h
Curb weight: 1836 kg
Wheelbase: 121.5 inch
Chassis: GM B-platform box frame with crossbars and all-steel unibody (by Fisher)
Steering: ball-race servo control variable-ratio power
Gearbox: GM Turbo Hydramatic three-speed automatic transmission / steering column shift
Clutch: not applicable
Carburettor: Rochester 2GV dual downdraft
Fuel tank: 87 liter
Electric system: 12 Volts 61 Ah
Ignition system: distributor and coil
Brakes front: 11.86 inch servo-assisted hydraulic discs
Brakes rear: 11 inch hydraulic self-adjusting drums
Suspension front: independent ball joint, Cross-link with elastically mounted tension strut, upper trapezoid triangle cross-bars, lower single cross-bars, sway bar, coil springs + hydraulic telescopic shock absorbers
Suspension rear: beam axle, coil link system, posterior longitudinal axis with helical springs, lower longitudinal guide arms and upper differential slanting braces + hydraulic telescopic shock absorbers
Rear axle: live semi-floating type
Differential: hypoid 2.73:1
Wheels: 6K – 15 inch steel discs
Tires: G78 x 15B BIAS belted
Options: 6570cc GM Chevrolet Small-Block V-8 400 Turbo-Fire Hydra-Matic petrol engine, 7443cc GM Chevrolet L-series 454 V-8 (big-block) Turbo-Jet Hydra-Matic petrol engine, power windows, power brakes, power seats, 50/50 reclining passenger seat, power door locks, power trunk opener, comfort-tilt steering wheel, adjustable steering wheel, remote control outside rear view mirrors, AM/FM Stereo radio with tape system, rear seat speaker, Four-Season Air Conditioning, Soft-Ray tinted glass, intermittent windshield whiper system, rear window defogger, auxiliary lighting, econominder gauge package, Cruise-Master speed control, custom DeLuxe seat belts, DeLuxe wheel covers, Rally wheels, body side molding, white stripe steel-belted radial ply tires, DeLuxe bumpers, bumper guards, colour-keyed floor mats, two-tone colouring

Special:
– Chevrolet was co-founded by Louis Chevrolet and William C. Durant. Louis Chevrolet was a race-car driver, born on December 25, 1878, in La Chaux de Fonds, Switzerland. William Durant, founder of General Motors, had been forced out of GM in 1910 and wanted to use Louis Chevrolet’s designs to rebuild his own reputation as a force in the automobile industry. As head of Buick Motor Company, prior to founding GM, Durant had hired Chevrolet to drive Buicks in promotional races.
– By 1916 Chevrolet was profitable enough to allow Durant to buy a majority of shares in GM. After the deal was completed in 1917, Durant was president of General Motors and Chevrolet was merged into GM, becoming a separate division.
– The Impala was designed by Chevrolet Chief Engineer Ed Cole and named after an African antelope.
– In ’72, Impala all-time sales topped the 10 million mark, extending its lead as the best-selling full-size car in automotive history, more than double the sales of the next nearest competitor at the time, the Ford Galaxie.
– The 1972/1973 model was the longest …

Ford Model A Type 82B Closed Cab Pick-Up 1930 (8265)

Ford Model A Type 82B Closed Cab Pick-Up 1930 (8265)

Manufacturer: Ford Motor Company, Dearborn, Michigan – U.S.A.
Type: Model A Type 82B Closed Cab Pick-Up Truck
Engine: 3236cc straight-4
Power: 39 bhp / 2.200 rpm
Speed: 97 km/h
Production time: 1927 – 1932
Production output: 4,849,340 (all A’s)
Curb weight: 1020 kg
Load capacity: 675 kg

Special:
– By switching production in 1927 from Model T to Model A, there were major delays.
– The A (also called A-Model Ford or the A, and A-bone among rodders and customizers) is a simple design with a L-Head 4-cylinder side-valve engine, Zenith carburettor, a three-speed manual gearbox (+ reverse), rear wheel drive and the traditional Ford suspension with transverse semi-elliptic leaf springs with Houdaille-type double-acting shock absorbers.
– The exterior has design cues taken from the Lincoln ("baby Lincoln"), heavily involved by Edsel Ford.
– The model was available in 30 body styles (icluding this Pick-Up Truck) and four standard colours, but not in black☺! Black however was an option.
– In contrast, the fenders were always painted black for manufacturing reasons.
– The Model A was the first Ford to use the standard set of driver controls with conventional clutch, throttle, gearshift and brake pedals.
– It was Fords first standard automobile with a new battery and ignition system, safety glass in the windshield and mechanical drum brakes on four wheels (cable operated).
– The A had a comfortable "dickey-seat" (in America "rumble seat"), in the earlier "coach period" intended for the footman. If it was not used, it could be folded shut.
– The 1930 and 1931 editions came with stainless steel radiator cowling and headlamp housings.
– The fuel tank was located in the cowl, between the engine compartment’s fire wall and the dash panel (with visual fuel gauge).
– The truck model was called Model AA. It had a longer chassis, strengthened suspension with steel instead of spokes wheels and dual tires for the heavier versions.
– The first station wagon was built by Stoughton Wagon Company in Stoughton, Wisconsin (USA) in 1919, mounted on a Ford Model T, because farmers (the first users) preferred them.
– Ford came with the first standard model "Woodie" based on a A Model in 1929. These body works were produced by Briggs in Detroit.
– In 1932 Ford surprised everyone by introducing a very cheap V-8 engine.
– The Model A formed the basis for the Russian car industry (Gorkovsky Avtomobilny Zavod (NAZ/GAZ) in Nizhny Novgorod)
– These early station wagons had different names, like "depot-wagons" or "hacks".
– Outside of the USA, the Model A was produced in plants in Argentina, Australia, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Soviet Union and the United Kingdom and sold all over the world.

Photographed in Gaasterland, Fryslân – The Netherlands ☺!

Posted by Le Photiste on 2014-07-22 14:47:36

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Chevrolet Bel Air Sedan 1975 (5884)

Chevrolet Bel Air Sedan 1975 (5884)

Manufacturer: Chevrolet Division of General Motors LLC, Detroit – U.S.A.
Type: Bel Air Series 1BK model 1K69 4-door Sedan
Production time: September 1974 – September 1975
Production outlet: 13,168
Engine: 5733cc GM Chevrolet L65 (Small-Block V-8 350)
Power: 145 bhp / 3.800 rpm
Torque: 339 Nm / 2.200 rpm
Drivetrain: rear wheel drive
Speed: 165 km/h
Curb weight: 2025 kg
Wheelbase: 121.5 inch
Chassis: GM B-platform box frame with crossbars and all-steel unibody (by Fisher)
Steering: ball-race servo control variable-ratio power
Gearbox: GM Turbo Hydramatic three-speed automatic transmission / steering column shift
Clutch: not applicable
Carburettor: Rochester 2GV dual downdraft
Fuel tank: 98 liter
Electric system: distributor and coil
Ignition system: 12 Volts 61 Ah
Brakes front: 11.86 inch servo-assisted hydraulic discs
Brakes rear: 11 inch hydraulic self-adjusting drums
Suspension front: independent ball joint, Cross-link with elastically mounted tension strut, upper trapezoid triangle cross-bars, lower single cross-bars, sway bar, coil springs +
Suspension rear: beam axle, coil link system, posterior longitudinal axis with helical springs, lower longitudinal guide arms and upper differential slanting braces +
Rear axle: live semi-floating type
Differential: hypoid 3.08:1
Wheels: 6K – 15 inch steel discs
Tires: HR78 x 15B
Options: 6573cc GM Chevrolet Small-Block V-8 400 petrol engine, 7443cc GM Chevrolet L-series 454 V-8 (big-block) petrol engine, power windows, power brakes, power seats, 50/50 reclining passenger seat, power door locks, power trunk opener, comfort-tilt steering wheel, adjustable steering wheel, remote control outside rear view mirrors, AM/FM Stereo radio with tape system, rear seat speaker, Four-Season Air Conditioning, Soft-Ray tinted glass, intermittent windshield whiper system, rear window defogger, auxiliary lighting, econominder gauge package, Cruise-Master speed control, custom DeLuxe seat belts, DeLuxe wheel covers, Rally wheels, body side molding, white stripe steel-belted radial ply tires, DeLuxe bumpers, bumper guards, colour-keyed floor mats

Special:
– Chevrolet was co-founded by Louis Chevrolet and William C. Durant. Louis Chevrolet was a race-car driver, born on December 25, 1878, in La Chaux de Fonds, Switzerland. William Durant, founder of General Motors, had been forced out of GM in 1910 and wanted to use Louis Chevrolet’s designs to rebuild his own reputation as a force in the automobile industry. As head of Buick Motor Company, prior to founding GM, Durant had hired Chevrolet to drive Buicks in promotional races.
– By 1916 Chevrolet was profitable enough to allow Durant to buy a majority of shares in GM. After the deal was completed in 1917, Durant was president of General Motors and Chevrolet was merged into GM, becoming a separate division.
– When the Biscayne was discontinued after 1972, the Bel Air was demoted to the low-level model.
– This seventh generation Bel Air (1971-1975) was the last production Series of the Bel Air in the USA.
– Canada introduced the eighth generation Bel Air (1977-1981), being a Canadian market-only 2-door Hardtop: the Bel Air Sport Coupé, based on the Impala Sport Coupé assembled in Baltimore, Maryland (USA), Flint, Michigan (USA) and in Oshawa, Ontario (Canada).
– In 2002, a concept Bel Air …

BSA Scout Series 1 1935 (9282)

BSA Scout Series 1 1935 (9282)

Manufacturer: Birmingham Small Arms Company (BSA), Birmingham – UK
Type: Scout Series 1
Engine: 1021cc 9HP (RAC) straight-4 water-cooled
Power: 26 bhp / 4.000 rpm
Speed: 105 km/h
Production time: 1935 – 1936
Production time: 1935 – 1940 (all Series 1-6)
Production outlet: unknown
Curb weight: 640 kg

Special:
– These sports cars were manufactured and sold by subsidiaries of BSA, launched at April 1935.
– The body is built on a channel section steel frame and the front suspension by 8 quarter elliptic springs, the rear by semi-elliptical springs with a single brake for the front wheels (part of the differential unit) and drum brakes at the rear operated by rods.
– The engine has a so called side-valve high-efficiency detachable head block, a large diameter two bearing crankshaft, short and free from whip, mounted on ball and roller journal bearings.
– The cylinder block and crankcase are in one casting, ensuring greater rigidity and perfect alignment.
– The silent timing gearbox – silent double-helical constant mesh gears – (three forward + 1 reverse) with wide cams on a large diameter camshaft driven from crankshaft by duplex chain.
– This two seater has front wheel drive.
– The multiplate clutch has two alloy discs with cork inserts, running in oil.
– The Scouts had a 6-Volt electric system with dynamo, electric starter, coil ignition and Lucas equipment lights (a five lamp set) with dip and switch control to the head lights.

Photo taken at the Elfsteden Oldtimer Rally 2014 (Eleven Cities Oldtimer Rally 2014) nearby Hindeloopen, Friesland – The Netherlands.

Posted by Le Photiste on 2014-06-05 13:48:27

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