Chevrolet Camaro Convertible 1967 (5055)

Chevrolet Camaro Convertible 1967 (5055)

Manufacturer: Chevrolet Division of General Motors LLC, Detroit – U.S.A.
Type: Camaro V8 Series 12400 Model 12467 (L30) Convertible
Production time: September 1966 – September 1967
Production outlet: 25,141
Engine: 5354cc GM Chevrolet Small-Block Turbo-Fire V-8 327 OHV
Power: 213 bhp / 4.800 rpm
Torque: 481 Nm / 3.200 rpm
Drivetrain: rear wheels
Speed: 184 km/h
Curb weight: 1500 kg
Wheelbase: 108 inch
Chassis: GM F-platform box frame with cross bracings and all welded steel unibody (by Fisher)
Steering: Saginaw recirculating ball race
Gearbox: Saginaw M15 three-speed manual / all synchromesh / steering column shift
Clutch: 10.4 inch single dry plate disc diaphragm spring type
Carburettor: Rochester 7037212 Quadrajet 4-barrel
Fuel tank: 70 liter
Electric system: Delco 12 Volts 61 Ah
Ignition system: distributor and coil
Brakes front: 9.50 inch Bendix Delco-Moraine hydraulic, self-adjusting drums
Brakes rear: 9.50 inch Bendix Delco-Moraine hydraulic, self-adjusting drums
Suspension front: independent ball joint, unequal length wishbones with helix Jer, trapezoidal triangle cross-bar, sway bar, coil springs + hydraulic telescopic shock absorbers
Suspension rear: beam axle Hotchkiss type, semi-elliptic leaf springs + hydraulic telescopic shock absorbers
Rear axle: live semi-floating type
Differential: hypoid : 2.73:1
Wheels: 5J x 14 inch steel discs
Tires: 7.35 x 14
Options: Saginaw-Muncie M20/M21 four-speed manual gearbox, GM Power-Glide two-speed automatic transmission, power brakes, Delco-Moraine or Kelsey-Hayes front 11 inch hydraulic disc brakes, Saginaw power steering, adjustable steering wheel, power windows, bumper guards, rear window defroster, Four-saison Air Conditioning, Comfort-Car Air Conditioning, dual exhaust sytem, Soft-Ray tinted glass, rear deck lid luggage carrier, AM/FM Stereo radio, Stereo tape system, vinyl roof cover, whitewall tires

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 name “Camaro” was conceived by Chevrolet merchandising manager Bob Lund and General Motors vice president Ed Rollett, while they were reading the book Heath’s French and English Dictionary by James Boïelle and by de V. Payen-Payne printed in 1936. It states that Mr. Lund and Mr. Rollett found the word “camaro” in the French-English dictionary was slang, to mean friend, pal, or comrade.
– In fact, the actual French word that has that meaning is "camarade", from which the English word "comrade" is derived and not "camaro"; "camaro" is not a recognized word in the French language.
– The Camaro (code-named Panther) was first shown at a press preview in Detroit, …

Morris Fabric Minor Saloon 1929 (1749)

Morris Fabric Minor Saloon 1929 (1749)

Manufacturer: Morris Motors Limited, Cowley, Oxford, Oxfordshire, UK
Type: Fabric Minor Saloon (M11282) Series 1
Production time: 1928 – 1932
Production outlet: 39,087 (including commercials)
Engine: 847cc straight-4 SOHC (by Wolseley)
Power: 20 bhp / 4.000 rpm
Drivetrain: rear wheels
Speed: 88 km/h
Curb weight: 670 kg
Wheelbase: 78 inch
Chassis: channel-section steel ladder type and ash wood frame with steel skin
Steering: Bishop cam
Gearbox: three-speed manual + reverse / non-synchromesh / floor shift
Clutch: Morris single dry plate 61/2in diam
Carburettor: SU 7/8in diam
Fuel tank: 25 liter
Electric system: Lucas 6 Volts
Ignition system: Lucas D4A, DS4 or D41 distributor and coil
Brakes front: mechanical cable 8 inch drum brakes
Brakes rear: mechanical cable 8 inch drum brakes
Suspension front: rigid axle with semi-elliptic leaf springs + single action friction dampers
Suspension rear: rigid with semi-elliptic leaf springs + single action friction dampers
Rear axle: live
Differential: spiral bevel
Wheels: 3 stud bolt-on 3.50 x 19 inch wire
Tires: 400 x 19 inch crossply
Options: safety glass (by Triplex)

Special:
– William Richard Morris (Lord Nuffield) introduced some of Henry Ford’s production line methods in Britain in 1924 and became Britains largest car facturer in the mid ‘20s.
– The Minor was introduced at the 1928 London Motor Show, Olympia, Morris’s belated riposte to the Austin Seven (1922-1939). Only this Fabric Saloon and a Tourer were available in 1928. From 1930 the other models were offered.
– Chassis and drive train have been designed by a subsidiary, “EC Wrigley & Co Limited”, a gear manufacturer in Soho, Birmingham, that Morris had bought after bankruptcy and renamed "Morris Commercial Cars".
– The engine has been largely redesigned at Wolseley (founded by Herbert Austin), a company personally owned by William Morris. Engine, clutch and gearbox mounted as a unit at four points on rubber washers.
– The engine was expensive to produce and often had to contend with oil in the generator, so that in 1931 a simpler side-valve motor was designed, which is almost the same performance: 19 bhp at 4.000 rpm. “the £100 motor-car”. Until 1932 both versions were manufactured parallel (47,231 units built).
– The Minor Series 1 was available as this two-doo Fabric Saloon, as two-door four-seater Tourer, as two-seater Sports, as four-door Family Saloon, as Sports Coupé, as 5cwt Van and as rolling chassis for various customs, like a two-door Coachbuilt Saloon and a four-door Coachbuilt Saloon.

Posted by Le Photiste on 2016-03-20 21:28:20

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Cadillac DeVille Convertible 1970 (0249)

Cadillac DeVille Convertible 1970 (0249)

Manufacturer: General Motors Company, Cadillac Division, Warren, Michigan – USA
Type: DeVille Series 68300 / 68367 2-door Convertible
Production time: September 1969 – September 1970
Production outlet: 15,172
Production time: January 1965 – September 1970
Production outlet: 106,242
Engine: 7729cc GM Cadillac V-8 472 OHV I-Head
Power: 375 bhp / 4.400 rpm
Torque: 711 Nm / 3.000 rpm
Drivetrain: rear wheels
Speed: 206 km/h
Curb weight: 2270 kg
Wheelbase: 129.5 inch
Chassis: GM C-platform perimeter X- frame with box beams and trusses and all-steel unibody (by Fisher)
Steering: Saginaw integral hydraulic powered variable ratio recirculating ball (PAS)
Gearbox: GM Turbo Hydramatic THM-400 three-speed automatic transmission / steering column shift
Clutch: not applicable
Carburettor: Rochester 4MV 4-barrel
Fuel tank: 98.5 liter
Electric system: Delco-Remy 12 Volts 74 Ah
Ignition system: distributor and coil
Brakes front: 11.9 inch power duo-servo discs
Brakes rear: 12 inch power duo-servo self-adjusting drums (Moraine or Bendix)
Suspension front: independent ball-joint front A-arms, upper trapezoid stabilizer triangle wishbones, lower longitudinal thrust struts, lower single crosslink, sway bar, helical coils + hydraulic telescopic shock absorbers
Suspension rear: 4 link lower longitudinal thrust arms, upper stabilizer triangle, rubber-mounted strut rods, rubber bushings, sway bar, upper differential brackets, helical coils + hydraulic telescopic shock absorbers
Rear axle: live semi-floating type
Differential: hypoid 2.93:1
Wheels: 6JK x 15 Kelsey Hayes slotted discs
Tires: L78 x 15 tubeless
Options: automatic level control, power windows, factory Air Conditioning, Automatic Climate Controls, speed control device, tilt telescope steering wheel, factory Cadillac Wonderbar AM/FM Stereo pushbutton radio, power antenna, non-glare rear-view mirror, electric clock, power vent windows, headrests, reclining seats, front seats with carbon cloth heating pads built into the cushions and seatbacks, rear cigarette lighters, two-tone colouring

Special:
– Cadillac was formed from the remnants of the Henry Ford Company when Henry Ford departed along with several of his key partners and the company was dissolved. With the intent of liquidating the firm’s assets, Ford’s financial backers, William Murphy and Lemuel Bowen called in engineer Henry M. Leland to appraise the plant and equipment prior to selling them. Instead, Leland persuaded them to continue the automobile business using Leland’s proven 1-cylinder engine. Henry Ford’s departure required a new name, and on August 22, 1902, the company reformed as the Cadillac Automobile Company.
– The Cadillac automobile was named after the 17th century French explorer Antoine Laumet de La Mothe, sieur de Cadillac, who founded Detroit in 1701.
– Cadillac was purchased by the General Motors conglomerate in 1909. Cadillac became General Motors’ prestige division, devoted to the production of large luxury vehicles. In the United States, the name became a synonym for "high quality", used in such phrases as "the Cadillac of watches," referring to a Rolex. In English usage outside North America, other brands are used in such phrases – usually Rolls-Royce.
– The Cadillac line was also GM’s default marque for "commercial chassis" institutional vehicles, such as limousines, ambulances, hearses, and funeral home flower cars. The latter three of which were custom …

Ford Model T Touring Type T1 1914 (2642)

Ford Model T Touring Type T1 1914 (2642)

Manufacturer: Ford Motor Company, Dearborn, Michigan – U.S.A.
Type: Model T Touring Type T1
Production time: 1908 – 1914
Production outlet: 165,832 (1914: all Touring models)
Production outlet: 202,667 (1914: all models)
Production outlet: 15,458,781 (1908-1927: all models)
Engine: 2896cc straight-4 Ford 177 CID Vertical L-head, L-block, side valves flathead
Power: 20 bhp / 1.600 rpm
Drivetrain: rear wheels
Speed: 68 km/h
Curb weight: 700 kg
Wheelbase: 100 inch
Chassis: lead frame made of riveted U-steel profiles on a wooden skeleton with separate metal planking body
Steering: planetary epicyclic gear
Gearbox: manual 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)
Clutch: multiple dry plate disc
Carburettor: Ford
Fuel tank: 38 liter (case fuel system: gravity type, no pump)
Electric system: 6 Volts
Ignition system: single trembler coil
Brakes front: non
Brakes rear: hand-operated mechanical external contracting drums
Brakes: external braking on the driveshaft
Suspension front: rigid axle, cross two push rods, transversely mounted semi-elliptical springs
Suspension rear: rigid axle, two cast housing halves which accommodate the differential gear and the two drive shafts, cross two push rods, transverse leaf springs
Rear axle: live semi-floating type
Differential: spiral bevel 3.64:1
Wheels: wooden Artillery type
Tires front: 30 x 3 pneumatic clincher type
Tires raer: 30 x 3½ pneumatic clincher type
Options: "Rocky Mountain Brakes" (external band brakes only on the rear axle), balloon tires with steel wires reinforcing the tire bead (from 1925), steel welded-spoke wheels available in 1926 and 1927

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 from other manufacturers until 1919, notably OJ Beaudette and Kelsey.
– It was America’s first automobile with standard left hand steering, while driving on the right was "the right way".
– The Ts in-line engine was the first engine with a removable cylinder head.
– The parking brake works on the tie rods to the drum brakes on the rear axle.
– 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 …

Ford Model A Phaeton Standard 1928* (3458)

Ford Model A Phaeton Standard 1928* (3458)

* with some model ’29 modifications like the outboard door handles

Manufacturer: Ford Motor Company, Dearborn, Michigan – U.S.A.
Type: Model A Phaeton Standard Model 35A
Production time: 1927 – 1929 (model 35A)
Production time: 1930 – 1932 (model 35B)
Production time: 1927 – 1932 (all Model A’s)
Production outlet: 97,094 (all Phaeton Standard Model 35A)
Production outlet: 20,855 (all Phaeton Standard Model 35B)
Production outlet: 4,849,340 (all Model A’s)
Engine: 3286cc straight-4 L-head
Power: 40 bhp / 2.200 rpm
Torque: 173 Nm / 1.000 rpm
Drivetrain: rear wheels
Speed: 105 km/h
Curb weight: 1020 kg
Wheelbase: 103.5 inch
Chassis: A – chassis with separate steel body
Steering: worm & sector
Gearbox: sliding three-speed manual + reverse / unsynchronised / floor shifter
Clutch: 9 inch multiple disk – dry plate
Carburettor: Zenith
Fuel tank: 38 liter
Electric system: 6 Volts
Ignition system: distributor and coil
Brakes front: mechanical internal expanding 11 inch drums
Brakes rear: mechanical internal expanding 11 inch drums
Suspension front: transverse leaf springs + Houdaille-type double-acting shock absorbers
Suspension rear: transverse, semi-elliptic leaf springs + Houdaille-type double-acting shock absorbers
Rear axle: rigid 3/4 floating type
Differential: spiral bevel
Wheels: welded Ford steel spoke
Tires: 4.5 x 30 balloon

Special:
– The exterior has design cues taken from the Lincoln ("baby Lincoln"), heavily involved by Edsel Ford.
– The Model A was the first Ford to use the standard set of driver controls with conventional clutch, throttle, gearshift and brake pedals, a new battery and ignition system, safety glass in the windshield and mechanical drum brakes on four wheels (cable operated).
– The fuel tank was located in the cowl, between the engine compartment’s fire wall and the dash panel (with visual fuel gauge) and 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 Model A (also called A-Model Ford or the A, and A-bone among rodders and customizers) was available in 30 body styles and four standard colours, but not in black☺! Black however was an option.
– The Model A formed the basis for the Russian car industry (Gorkovsky Avtomobilny Zavod (NAZ/GAZ) in Nizhny Novgorod).
– 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.

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