Model “A” Ford Refilled with STOPNOX at 17 Cents a Gallon – From “The Old Motor”

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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.

You can read the full article here

 

Origins of the American Streamline Style Amos Northup and the Graham Blue Streak

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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.

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Further reading on Northup and Graham can be found here on the excellent Old Motor

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Principles of Hydraulic Braking – The Old Motor

The Old Motor Hydraulics – Principles and use on an Automotive Braking System

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 here

How Springs and Knee Action Suspension Operate By Chevrolet – From the Old Motor

How Springs and Knee Action Suspension Operate By Chevrolet

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. Read it here

 

The Packard Proving Grounds – Testing Validates the Motorcar – From the Old Motor

Take A Trip Through The Packard Proving-Land” published in 1936

Take A Trip Through The Packard Proving-Land” published in 1936

Packard was an American luxury automobile marque built by the Packard Motor Car Company of Detroit, Michigan, United States, and later by the Studebaker-Packard Corporation of South Bend, Indiana. 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

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 here

 

McKenzie’s Auburn Speedster Dry Lakes and Cross-Country Runs (From the Old Motor)

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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Holmes Motor Company – If It Isn’t A Ford V-8 It’s Out Of Date

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.

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Period California Custom – V-16 Marmon-Powered 1936 La Salle

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

Period California Custom – V-16 Marmon-Powered 1936 La Salle

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