The Gasoline Automoble

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Contents

The Delco system of ignition
147
The RemyStudebaker ignition system
149
Spark advance and retard
151
Magnetos and Magneto Ignition 109 Principles of magnetism
153
Mechanical generation of current
155
Low and high tension magnetos
156
Remy model P magneto
157
The Connecticut magneto
160
Eisemann high tension dual ignition
161
Eisemann automatic spark control
163
Abt pAO 119 The Dixie magneto
166
The Bosch high tension magneto
167
The Bosch dual system
170
Bosch twoindependent system
173
The Ford magneto and ignition system
174
Magneto speeds
175
Timing the magneto
176
Battery vs magneto ignition
177
CHAPTER VIII
179
Mechanical starters
180
Electric starters
181
Battery charging
185
Wiring systems
187
The Delco system
190
Gray and Davis starting and lighting systems
193
Wagner starting and lighting system
197
The Westinghouse singleunit system
199
Westinghouse twounit system
200
The U S L electric starting and lighting system
204
Jesco singleunit electric starter and lighter
205
Care of starting and lighting apparatus
207
Starting motor troubles
208
Generator troubles
209
Donts on starting equipment
210
CHAPTER IX
213
Power plant troubles
214
Mechanical troubles in engine
216
Carburetion troubles
221
Ignition troubles
223
Lubricating and cooling troubles
226
Starting and lighting troubles
228
Chassis troubles
229
CHAPTER X
231
How to drive
232
Use of the brakes
233
Speeding
234
Driving in city traffic
235
Skidding
236
Knowing the car
237
The spring overhauling
238
Washing the car
240
Tire troubles
243
Figuring speeds
247
Interstate regulations
248
Canadian regulations
249
Touring helpsroute books
250
Index
255
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Page 236 - ... it. Usually the rear end skids first, and in the right hand direction, this being caused by the crown of the road. Under such conditions, the skidding action will be aggravated if the brakes are applied, and the car may be ditched or continue to skid until it hits the curb. The correct action in an emergency of this kind is...
Page 198 - ... explained as follows: When the engine is started, the generator is driven by the engine, and it, therefore, increases and decreases in speed with the engine. When the engine is speeded up the generator follows with corresponding increase in speed and the voltage of the generator rises as the speed increases. As soon as the generator voltage gets to a point above the voltage of the battery, which is approximately six volts, the...
Page 120 - There is a packing nut on the shaft which should be repacked if the pump should ever leak around the shaft entrance. This can very easily be done by turning off the packing nut, removing the old packing and rewinding the shaft with a few inches of well graphited packing and tightening up the packing nut. The packing should be wound on in the same direction as the nut is turned to tighten it. The cooling system on the Cadillac Eight is of the forced circulation type. The radiator is of the tubular...
Page 236 - See page 551. and it will be advisable to steer for the center of the road again. However, if the car continues to skid sideways, steer for the center of the road, applying the power gently. This will aggravate the skid for the moment but will leave you with the front wheels in the center of the road and the car pointing at an angle. By so doing, you can mount to the crown of the road again and the momentum of the car will take the rear wheels out of the ditch on the right hand side. It is customary...
Page 250 - Touring Helps — Route Books. — The whole of the United States and the tourable parts of Canada are covered by the Automobile Blue Books. Of these there are seven volumes, as follows: Vol. 1, New York State and Lower Canada; Vol. 2, New England and the Maritime Provinces of Canada; Vol. 3 ,New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, and Southeastern States; Vol. 4, The Middle West to the Mississippi River; Vol. 5, The Far West from the Mississippi to the Pacific Coast; Vol. 6, California, Oregon,...
Page 170 - The current will pass through this gap in case a cable is taken off while the magneto is in operation or if the electrodes on the spark plugs are too far apart. The...
Page 87 - With the motor turning over under its own power, flow through the tube (J) takes places at a very high velocity, thus causing the fuel entering the tube with the air to be thoroughly atomized upon its exit from the small opening at the throttle edge. This tube is called the "low speed tube...
Page 172 - ... coil that flows to the central distributor connection. It will thus be seen that the only parts of the magneto and battery circuits used in common are the distributor and the spark plugs. The Bosch Dual Coil. — The Bosch dual coil used in the dual system consists of a cylindrical housing bearing a brass casting, the flange of which serves to attach the coil to a dashboard or other part. The coil is provided with a key and lock, by which the switch may be locked when Fio. 261. — Wiring diagram...
Page 97 - Start the motor and allow it to run until warmed up. Then with retarded spark, close the throttle until the motor runs slowly without stopping. Now, with...
Page 101 - Stewart vacuum feed system. chamber drops as the gasoline flows out, and when it reaches a certain point it in turn reopens the vacuum valve, and the process of refilling the upper chamber begins again. The same processes are repeated continuously and automatically. The lower chamber is always open to the atmosphere, so that the gasoline always flows to the carburetor as required and with an even pressure.

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