Curbside Classic Archive: Engines, Transmissions and Tech

American Engines:

The Legendary Buick Nailhead V8 And The Possible Source Of Its Unusual Valve Arrangement   Paul N

1957 Chevrolet Fuel-Injected 283 V8: Ahead Of Its Time and the Competition   Paul N

The “W” 348 Engine: First Of A Long Line Of Big-Block Chevy V8s   Paul N

The Quickest And Slowest Chevy Turbo-Thrift Sixes   Paul N

The OHC V12 Engine That Cadillac Almost Built In The Sixties   Paul N

The Small Ford Flathead V8 (V8-60): Part 1, The Pre-War Years      Part2: The Post-War European Fords      Part 3: The Simca Years   Tatra87

Lincoln’s Two-Barrel Carb MEL 430 Engine: Taming The Thirsty Beast   Paul N

Ford FE Series V8   Jason Shafer

Ford 4.6 Liter V8   Jason Shafer

1903 Premier: The First OHC Hemi-head Engine and the Search For the Hemi-head’s True Father   PN

The Curious F-Head Engine   Paul N

The Atkinson (And Miller Cycle) Engines: Not Exactly What The Started Out To Be   Paul N

 

The Little Engines That Could, Part 1 (Ford Truck) – Jason Shafer

The Little Engines That Could, Part 2 (Dodge Truck) – Jason Shafer

The Little Engines That Could, Part 3 (Dodge) – Jason Shafer

The Little Engines That Could, Part 4 (Chevrolet) – Jason Shafer

The Little Engines That Could, Part 5 (Mercury) – Jason Shafer

 

European/Asian Engines:

Alfa Romeo Twin Cam Four

The Last two New Air-Cooled Engines (Honda 1300/Citroen GS)   A. Lacki

Three Pot Stew: America’s Brief Fling With The Three-Cylinder Supermini

The World’s Largest IC Engine: A Walk Through The Wartsila-Sulzer RTA96-C Marine Engine  PN

 

Transmissions:

Powerglide: A GM Greatest Hit Or Deadly Sin?   Paul N

Chevrolet Torque Drive: A Dumber Powerglide   Paul N

Ford’s Torque-Drive Semi-Automatic  (1970 Maverick)   Paul N

The Joys of Overdrive: The Borg-Warner Planetary Overdrive (1934 – 1972)  Paul N

Lincoln Liquamatic Drive: Failure To Upshift  Jim Cavanaugh

The Toyota 5 Speed Transmission Takes Over the World  Dave Skinner

Studebaker’s Automatic Drive (Borg-Warner DG150/200/250)   PN

 

Other Technical Subjects:

An X-Ray Look At GM’s X Frames (1957 – 1970) Paul N

Ford’s “Falcon Platform”  18 Different Variations From 1960 Falcon to Lincoln Versailles   Paul N

An Incompleat History of the Rear Window Wiper   B. Koch

Rolls-Royce Mechanical Brake Booster/Servo: Used From 1919 through the Sixties  Paul N

Chrysler’s Failed Turboencabulator Hybrid (April 1)   Mike Butts

Firestone Thermador Car Cooler “The Swamp Cooler” (CC Capsule)   Paul N

Two Carter WCDs – Why Kids Are Exactly The Way They Used To Be   Aaron65

Michelin TRX Tires   PN