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Automobile Engineer: 1962/05

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May 1962. Front cover.
May 1962. Index to contents.

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


  • Editorial Engine Cooling Problems 167
  • Bedford TK Chassis Part II: Description of the various types of frame, and details of the clutch, standard four-speed gearbox and two-speed rear axle 168
  • Rubber in Transmissions. A review of Metalastik resilient couplings, vibration dampers and other products designed for automotive applications 178
  • Clevebloc Bearings. Some tests carried out to compare the performance of Clevebloc bearings with that of standard Silentbloc components 184
  • Books. Brief Comments on recent foreign publications on automobile engineering 186
  • Finishing Commercial Bodies. Methods employed at the Ford plant at Southampton for a range of van bodies and truck cabs 191
  • Machining Irregular-shape Casings. Pallet-type transfer machine finishes power steering gear casings at production rates up to a maximum of 300 per hour 192
  • Austin Car-body Trim Lines. New system of kit-trucks on a separate, synchronized, conveyor line cuts damage and waste of components 195
  • Lockheed Vacuum Servo. Interesting and comprehensive test procedures are used during the assembly of a 5 J in brake-servo for medium cars and light commercial vehicles 196
  • Descaling Alloy Steels. Use of Berkatekt protective coatings overcomes heat treatment problems, and facilitates selective hardening 201
  • Vauxhall Engine Assembly. Pedestal conveyor line extensively equipped with multi-spindle tools


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