In 1955, John G. Gump received an employment proposal from Ford Motor Company. Gump accepted, and generated ideas for Ford automobile styling over the course of three decades.
Inline 4-cylinder OHV Internal Combustion Engine with Camshaft in Crankcase and Push Rods activating Overhead Valves (OHV) V-8 (8-cylinder Side Valve) Engine with Flathead Combustion Chamber. The valves are placed in the engine block beside the piston, instead of in the cylinder head, as in an overhead valve engine. Source: 1932-38 Ford Factory Shop… Read More »
“How A Car Is Made from Invention to Launch” by Don Sherman, Car and Driver magazine, November 18, 2015. The time required is the most interesting and secretive part of a car’s gestation; a crash program to replace a dead-on-its-wheels product may take only half the time invested in a normal, full-redesign effort. In our… Read More »
IMAGE SOURCE FOR ALL DIAGRAMS: International Auto Parts, Inc. Alfa Romeo Spider Workshop Manual: No. 04264 (International Auto Parts, Inc. 1988). Fuel & Air Intake System Cooling System Heating, Ventilation, & Air Conditioning Engine Ignition Overview: Engine Compartment
Note: At 27:30 minutes the mechanic specifies the torque setting for the cylinder head as a three step process–After 1000 miles, reset head bolts to proper torque setting. Piston installation, water pump, oil pump, timing cover installation, oil pan installation 1991 Alfa Romeo 2.0L I-4 aluminum alloy block and head. Bosch Motronic fuel injection and… Read More »