The Auto; The Motorist's Pictorial Volume 10

The Auto; The Motorist's Pictorial Volume 10

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1905 edition. Excerpt: ...the radiator; the clutch inside the cast-steel fly View showing the rear portion of the 90-h.p. Wolseley Gordon-Bennett, Racer. grip at the top speed attainable. It will be noticed, too, that the bonnet is flatter than before. In both views, Bianchi," who; is Jone 'of the drivers selected for the wheel has a leather cone face; and the gear-box, which gives four speeds, is provided with ball-bearings, and is given a three point suspension in the frame. The new omnibuses which are being constructed by the Lancashire Steam Motor Company, of Leyland, were referred to in our last issue, and we are now able to give a photograph of the first of these vehicles which has been supplied to the London and Suburban Omnibus Company. The vehicle is of the live-axle type, and is fitted with a -h.p. 4-cylinder Crossley engine. The Crossley internal expanding metal-to-metal clutch is also employed, but the gear-box is of special construction, and is rendered practically fool-proof. All the wheels for the three forward speeds remain in mesh, and the required speed is obtained by means cf sliding jaw-clutches. A novelty in the arrangement adopted, however, is that a free-wheel clutch is employed in connection with the low speed, which thus takes up the load automatically when either the second or third speeds are thrown out. There are two change-speed levers at the side of the driver, that on the outside having a neutral, a forward, and a "reverse' position only. The inner lever also works over a quadrant having three notches, and when in the middle position it gives the first speed. The other two notches give the second and third speeds, respectively, so that it is possible for the driver to drop down from the third speed to the...show more

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  • Paperback | 610 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 31mm | 1,075g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236940113
  • 9781236940117