The Autocar Volume 19

The Autocar Volume 19

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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. 1907 edition. Excerpt: ...From the time they became famous the smallest sixcylinder Napier has been the 40 h.p. Now 40 h.p. cars are quite beyond the reach of many people, who would, nevertheless, be glad to own a six-cylinder Napier if a somewhat less powerful, and of course less costly, model were made. In fact, we know a good many motorists have looked forward to the time when such a type should be produced. This has now been done, and the new car is nominally of 30 h.p. It does not replace the 40 h.p., the 60 h.p., or the 80 h.p. sixcylinder models, but is supplemental to them, and from what we saw last week at the Acton Works, where we were afforded an opportunity of examining one of these chassis in detail, we are able to assure our readers that, in outward and negligible finish alone does this particular Napier differ from its brethren. The 30 h.p. is similar in all main respects to the 40 h.p. In the matter of the frame, we noticed that the down swept channel section cross members carry ing the gear box are braced diagonally above and longitudinally below the gear box. The cylinders are, as in the 40 h.p., cast in pairs with valve chambers all on the left-hand side, making a particularly neat engine with only one camshaft. A newly designed and somewhat simplified carburetter is fitted. It is provided with an adjustable air inlet, and a swinging automatic valve, suction operated against the effect of a small tower spring. There is an extra air inlet over the throttle, which is controllable from a lever set upon the dashboard. The governor, with the throttle it controls, has disappeared, together with all the fittings necessary thereto. The throttle proper is controlled from a sector lever on the steering wheel and a pedal on the footboard. The maximum...show more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 48mm | 1,669g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123686123X
  • 9781236861238