AMC Straight-6 Engine

AMC Straight-6 Engine

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The American Motors Corporation (AMC) straight-6 family of engines was used by a number of AMC and Jeep vehicles from 1964 through 2006. American Motors' first straight-six engine was the 195.6 cu in (3.2 L). It was produced from 1958 through 1965 in both overhead valve (OHV) and flathead (L-head) side-valve versions. Sometimes referred to as the 196 engine, this engine was originally designed by Nash in the 1930s as a flathead, and redesigned as an OHV engine in 1956. The flathead version was discontinued for 1956-1957, but reemerged in 1958 as the economy engine for the "new" Rambler American. When the engine was changed to an OHV configuration the water pump was moved from the left side of the engine (driven by a shaft extending from the back of the generator) to the front above the timing chain. When the flathead model was reintroduced it also received the new water pump. Equipped with such high quality parts as forged crankshafts and connecting rods, these engines earned a reputation for remarkable durability.show more

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  • Paperback | 160 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 9mm | 245g
  • Loc Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6134991112
  • 9786134991117