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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Citroën 11CV Traction Avant 11BL 1953 (8559)

Citroën 11CV Traction Avant 11BL 1953 (8559)

Manufacturer: Citroën S.A., Groupe PSA Peugeot Citroën, Saint-Ouen – France
Type: 11CV Traction Avant
Engine: 1911cc straight-4
Power: 56 bhp / 3.800 rpm
Speed: 118 km/h
Production time: 1939 – 1957
Production time: 1934 – 1957 (all TA’s)
Production outlet: 248,597
Production outlet: 759,111 (all TA’s)
Curb weight: 1100 kg

Special:
– The Traction Avant is designed by André Lefèbvre (spiritual father) and Flaminio Bertoni (final design) and was the first mass produced front drive and fully welded unibody construction car in the world.
– The original plan was to built the TA with an automatic gearbox. The first generation automatic gearboxes had "big troubles" and was nicknamed "Friteuse" (‘Fryer’), because it boiled constantly the oil in it.
– The engineers cobbled together (emergency measure and redesigned within three weeks!) a manual three-speed gearbox (column/dash shift), hardly fitted in the original housing of the automatic transmission. It remained the TA’s weak spot.
– It also has independently suspended front wheels and suspension by torsion bars, hydraulic brakes (Lockheed system) and from 1936 rack and pinion steering.
– The engines were equipped with overhead valves, very progressive for its time, with wet, replaceable cylinder bushes.
– Although the ingenious structure dating from 1934, it remained in production until 1957. And not because there was no successor (DS 1955), but simply because there were still too many "supporters" of this vehicle.
– It could be delivered as "7CV’, 11BL "Légère" (as Sedan, Cabrio and Faux-Cabrio), 11BN "Normale" ((as Sedan, Cabrio en Faux-Cabrio), 11BC "Commerciale" (with large tailgate), 11BF "Familiale" (with six side windows and folding chairs ("strapontins"), "Limousine" (without folding chairs), 15/6F, 15/6C (6 cylinder luxury versions) with a trunk or a spare wheel at the back.
– The 7-series is produced until 1939.
– Coupes and Convertibles were only built before WWII.
– During the 23 years of production, the war years included, only a few notable changes to the Traction Avant were applied. The most conspicuous is the modification of July 1952, when the spare wheel disappeared under the trunk instead of the familiar ‘wheel’ back.
– On that occasion the windscreen wipers moved to the bottom of the windshield and bumpers became the straihgt rather than the graceful "mustaches" ​​of yesteryear.
– Technically only small modifications were made, but never drastic, for instance compression ratio of the engine by improving petrol.
– To the urgent call of many customers to a more robust gearbox with four clutches, to a less susceptible driveshafts and a more robust and less complicated front suspension was never given a call by Citroën. They were interested in improving the TA. Only in developing their models of the future: the 2CV (1948) and the DS (1955).
– The Traction Avants were produced in Paris (France), in Cologne (Germany), Copenhagen (Denmark), in Vorst (Belgium) and in Slough (United Kingdom, right-hand drive).
– Some prototypes with 22CV (100 bhp) V8 engines were exhibited at the Paris Motor Show in October 1934. Citroën had a dozen of these …

Ford Model T Touring 1914 (8367)

Ford Model T Touring 1914 (8367)

Manufacturer: Ford Motor Company, Dearborn, Michigan – U.S.A.
Type: Model T Touring
Engine: 2896cc straight-4
Power: 22 bhp / 1.600 rpm
Speed: 72 km/h
Production time: 1908 – 1927
Production outlet: 15,458,781
Curb weight: 750 kg

Special:
– On October 1, 1908, the company introduced the successful Ford Model T (also known as Tin Lizzie, Tin Lizzy, T‑Model Ford, Model T, or T), designed by Childe Harold Wills, Joseph A. Galamb and Eugene Farkas,
– At first assembled in Piquette plant and from 1910 in the Highland Park plant.
– It was Fords first mass production car (instead of individual hand crafting). The chassis was drawn by workers on a carriage trough the factory. Later, the sleds were replaced by carts on rails and mechanically drawn ("electric lines").
– This was not the first production line with completely interchangeable parts ever (that was Olds Motor Works, Lansing, Michigan – USA with the Model R Curved Dash), but it was the first time an entire plant worked with this system.
– The bodies were still to 1919 from other manufacturers, notably OJ Beaudette and Kelsey.
– It was Americas first automobile with standard left hand steering, while driving on the right was "the right way".
– The ignition system used an unusual trembler coil system to drive the spark plugs (used only for stationary gas engines) but made the T more flexible to use a range of fuels, like gasoline, kerosene or ethanol.
– The Ts in-line engine was the first engine with a removable cylinder head.
– The transmission is a standard two-speed planetary unit with a magneto located in front of the flywheel. This magneto supplied ignition current generated in a set of stationary coils.
– One had to have special driving techniques in order to keep the planetary gearing under control. So in many States you needed an extra / special driver’s licence.
– The early models had a foot-operated transmission brake and hand-operated rear wheel mechanical drum brakes.
– An option were the "Rocky Mountain Brakes", additional external band brakes only on the rear axle.
– The parking brake works on the tie rods to the drum brakes on the rear axle.
– The suspension employed a transversely mounted semi-elliptical spring for each of the front and rear beam axles which allowed a great deal of wheel movement to cope with the dirt roads of the time.
– The Model T’s built prior to 1919 were supplied with non-demountable wheels. This meant that if a flat tire occurred, the tire had to be removed from the rim and a new tube installed. In 1919, demountable wheels were available which allowed for a spare rim with the tire attached to be carried.
– The wheels were wooden artillery wheels with pneumatic clincher type tires, with steel welded-spoke wheels available in 1926 and 1927.
– Balloon tires with steel wires reinforcing the tire bead became available in 1925.
– Henry Ford: “Any customer can have a car painted any …

Volkswagen Typ 183 Iltis 1981 (1170467)

Volkswagen Typ 183 Iltis 1981 (1170467)

Manufacturer: Volkswagen AG (VAG), Wolfsburg – Germany
Type: Typ 183 Iltis
Engine: 1714cc straight-4 water-cooled
Power: 75 bhp / 5.000 rpm
Speed: 130 km/h
Production time: 1978 – 1990
Production outlet: 9,547 total
Production outlet army forces: 8,800
Production outlet civil: 747
Curb weight: 1274 kg

Special:
– It’s designed by Volkswagen AGs subsidiary Audi to replace the DKW Munga.
– Germany, France and Italy had developed a plan to jointly build a road vehicle; the so-called "European Jeep". But that plan failed (1976).
– The Type 183 Iltis (German for Polecat) is a military terrain vehicle, initially built for the German Bundeswehr.
– It is an evolved (in a hurry) type 181 ("Kurierwagen"), witch technology heavily leaned on the Beetle (Typ 1) and the Kübelwagen (Typ 82) with fully galvanized body work, only one Solex carburetor and all wheel drive (front wheel drive is separately switchable).
– The front differential is integrated in the gearbox.
– The gearbox has four forward gears (later models five-speed) and one reverse gear, and an unsynchronized "off road gear" with a large reduction.
– The four-wheel drive system that Audi developed for this car was the base for the later quattro system on civilian cars of that brand.
– Remarkably, the vehicle employed for the Bundeswehr are equipped with a 24 volt system (2x12V series-connected).
– The batteries were placed under the rear seat and an interesting detail is that the cover of the battery as a kind of barrier for the engine compartmen could be used as a kind of barrier for the engine compartment, while driving trough (deep) waters (a cooling grille was mounted in there).
– The Iltis was partly built by Volkswagen and AUDI.
– After ceasing production at Volkswagen’s, production was sold to the Canadian Bombardier, with minor changes, increased in production under license to the Canadian Forces. Belgium assembled them using the components of the Canadian Iltis for their armed forces.
– In 1987, the German Bundeswehr demand for a diesel version of Iltis (880 units with a turbodieselmotor 1600cc / 70 bhp), so they ordered them in Belgium.

Posted by Le Photiste on 2014-06-08 11:52:43

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