1930 Model “A” Ford Refilled with STOPNOX at 17 Cents a Gallon
Interesting article from The Old Motor about the issues with spark knock, pinging and detonation back in the day.
Fuel with tetraethyllead additive names like STOPNOX and other references to either ethyl or nox in the name was common back in the day.
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full article here
Posted on October 8, 2017
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Really good talk on the origins of the streamline style and the impact made by designer Amos Northup. Amos sadly died by slipping on ice at 48 years old.
Further reading on Northup and Graham can be found
here on the excellent Old Motor
Hydraulics – Principles and use on an Automotive Braking System
More 1930s Jam Handy films from The Old Motor, this time featuring braking systems. Despite the age of these videos the content is excellent. The videos can be found
How Springs and Knee Action Suspension Operate By Chevrolet
Another excellent post from the Old Motor, this time it’s how springs and knee Action suspension operate By Chevrolet.
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How a cooling system works
The latest in the vintage technical articles from the excellent The Old Motor blog
This one is on cooling systems, and can be found
Take A Trip Through The Packard Proving-Land” published in 1936
Packard was an American luxury marque built by the Packard Motor Car Company of automobile , Detroit , United States, and later by the Michigan of Studebaker-Packard Corporation . The first Packard automobiles were produced in 1899, and the last in 1958, with one of the last concept cars built in 1956, the Packard Predictor South Bend, Indiana
The excellent Old Motor has a really interesting article on a tour of the Packard proving grounds via “Take A Trip Through The Packard Proving-Land” published in 1936. You can find the article
I love this article from the excellent Old Motor
Bob McKenzie behind the wheel of this Auburn Speedster may have started the his 20-plus year-long career of setting cross-country and city-to-city record runs. His timing might have been perfect as, during the very depths of the Great Depression, he and others made a living of setting records for automakers and suppliers.
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Article from the excellent The Old Motor Internet magazine
“If It Isn’t A Ford V-8 It’s Out Of Date”: was a catchy slogan used in the front window of the Holmes Motor Co., a Ford dealership located in Lexington, Kentucky at 180 East High Street. This publicity photo was taken in the summer of 1934 by the Lafayette Studios, also of Lexington.
Excellent article as always from the Old Motor on a period California Custom V16 Marmon powered 1936 La Salle
Period California Custom – V-16 Marmon-Powered 1936 La Salle
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Due to family illness I didn’t make it this year as planned, maybe one day??
A link to the article on
“The Old Motor” and another from the Hagerty YouTube channel