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Automobile Engineer: 1958/11

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November 1958. Front cover.
November 1958. Index to contents.

Note: This is a sub-section of the Automobile Engineer


  • 407. Editorial - Commercial Vehicle Progress

1958 Commercial Motor Exhibition

  • 408. Engines - Quest for increased power continues: more interest in turbochargers and distributor type fuel injection pumps
  • 418. Clutches - Further development of well established units, and an extension of the use of hydraulic actuation
  • 419. Gearboxes New and modified gearboxes to meet the demand for more ratios, and steady development of automatic and semi-automatic transmissions has continued since the previous Show
  • 425. Final Drive Units - Fewer worm drive units, and new two-speed and third differential arrangements
  • 427. Suspension and Steering - Air suspension attracting much attention and some transverse leaf spring front suspension systems introduced for light commercial vehicles - Primrose Third Axle Co, Eagle Engineering Co

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