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  Howstuffworks "How Car Engines Work"
The purpose of a gasoline car engine is to convert gasoline into motion so that your car can move.
Diesel engines are one form and gas turbine engines are another.
A car engine is one of the most amazing machines we use on a daily basis.
www.howstuffworks.com /engine.htm   (593 words)

  
 Musclecarclub.com - Muscle Car Engines
In a nod to the performance market that was driving muscle car sales, Buick quietly introduced a rare dealer installed option in 1968 which treated the 400 cid engine with a hotter cam, 11.0:1 compression, stronger valve springs and a reworked transmission.
This level of engine ratings were unheard of in an era when other manufacturer's engines' output were falling dramatically, and the Firebird became the only true performance car remaining in the market.
The primary difference between this engine and the 413 Max Wedge, of course, was the larger bore of 4.25 inches, resulting in 426 ci.
www.musclecarclub.com /musclecars/general/musclecars-engines.shtml   (3685 words)

  
 Howstuffworks "How Car Engines Work"
Most cars that "burn oil" and have to have a quart added every 1,000 miles are burning it because the engine is old and the rings no longer seal things properly.
In a few cars (most notably Volkswagen Beetles), as well as most motorcycles and lawn mowers, the engine is air-cooled instead (You can tell an air-cooled engine by the fins adorning the outside of each cylinder to help dissipate heat.).
The alternator is connected to the engine by a belt and generates electricity to recharge the battery.
auto.howstuffworks.com /engine.htm/printable   (4427 words)

  
 Newton's Apple Season 15: Car Engines
Unlike most steam engines that preceded them, internal combustion engines are small enough to fit in personal vehicles, such as cars.
For a car to move, the wheels have to turn in a rotary motion.
Internal combustion engines are powered by pistons which move in a back-and-forth or linear motion.
www.reachoutmichigan.org /funexperiments/agesubject/lessons/newton/carengines.html   (0 words)

  
 Motor Car - MSN Encarta
Motor Car, any self-propelled vehicle with more than two wheels and a passenger compartment, capable of being steered by the operator for use on roads.
The overwhelming majority of car engines still employ the four-stroke cycle (four piston strokes per cycle), invented by Nicholas Otto in 1876.
The engine’s cylinder block is invariably made of cast iron on to which is bolted an aluminium cylinder head.
uk.encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761576902/Motor_Car.html   (379 words)

  
 Green Car Congress: Engines
This new engine, which is applied in the upcoming new MINI One (earlier post) is directly derived from the existing 1.6 liter engine already applied in the MINI Cooper and Cooper S as well as on the Peugeot 207.
The concept’s engine is mated to a six-speed transmission.
Free-piston engines (engines without a crank) are under consideration by a number of developers as a potential high-efficiency engine for use in hybrids.
www.greencarcongress.com /engines   (5632 words)

  
 Car Engines - Basic Guide on Engine Functions and Maintainance
The engine is the heart and soul of your car, but instead of pumping plasma blood around veins, the engine pushes petrol and airl.
The main focus of the engine is to transform the air and petrol into rotary motion so it can drive the wheels of the car.
When an engine is an "interference engine" the pistons and valves are so close together that if the valves were to stop moving (broken belt or chain) and the crankshaft kept spinning they would crash into the piston.
www.whatprice.co.uk /car/maintainance/car-engine.html   (1294 words)

  
 USED ENGINE, CAR ENGINES, REBUILT AUTO USED DELIVERED RIGHT TO YOUR DOOR.
Where ever you are if you need an engine for your car please feel free to send us your needs or order engines for your cars online.
As a rule, engines are complete assemblies including manifolds, oil pan, timing belts and covers, fuel injection or carburetor.
All used engine parts purchases are subject to terms and conditions of the Standard engine and Parts Warranty.
www.actionsalvage.com /Usedmotors.htm   (810 words)

  
 Tower Hobbies' Easy RC—Car, Truck & Boat Engines
Under normal use, all glow engines must be able to handle the stress of high operating temperatures.
Engine styles also differ in the design and color of their cylinder heads.
The cylinder head is the portion of the engine with “fins” that increase surface area, enabling more air to pass over the engine and carry away heat.
www.easyrc.com /engines/engines3.html   (960 words)

  
 How Car Engines Work
Most cars that "burn oil" and have to have a quart added every 1,000 miles are burning it because the engine is old and the rings no longer seal things properly.
In most cars, oil is sucked out of the oil pan by the oil pump, run through the oil filter to remove any grit, and then squirted under high pressure onto bearings and the cylinder walls.
The alternator is connected to the engine by a belt and generates electricity to recharge the battery.
www.theunjustmedia.com /how_car_engines_work.htm   (3621 words)

  
 Carbs VS Fuel Injection - Modern Tech - Tech Articles - Stock Car Racing Magazine
Car owner Robert Yates believes fuel-injected engines would be less costly for race teams.
Sitting on top of the engine is an object that can't be found on today's modern passenger car engines: a carburetor.
Team owner and master engine builder Robert Yates would like NASCAR to be the next sanctioning body to put the carburetor in a museum, along with manual chokes, running boards, and jumper seats.
www.stockcarracing.com /techarticles/134_0309_carburetors_vs_fuel_injection   (445 words)

  
 Frequently Asked Questions About Model Car Engines by RcTek   (Site not responding. Last check: )
It is quite easy to modify an engine and get 5 or 6 horsepower, but it is also very easy to have an unusable engine because there is no power low down in the revs.
An engine that produces a spread of power across the entire usable rev range (6,000 to 20,000 or more) will be quicker on the track with 4 to 4.5 bhp, than an engine with 5 to 6 bhp which only produces the power high up in the rev range.
If an engine has been modified and is significantly worse on fuel consumption than it was before, the alterations that have been made are not working efficiently and are wasting fuel.
www.rctek.com /faq_engines.html   (1205 words)

  
 Pontiac 455 Buildup- Car Craft Magazine
So, after seeing how well-preserved the engine's internals were, we got to thinking that prior to actually rebuilding it, it might make a suitable test mule to show the effects of bolt-on upgrades to a stock, used engine that was still in good health.
Our engine came from a '76 Grand Prix, placing it among the last 455s produced, as 1976 was to be the swan song for the biggest Pontiac.
Our plan was to run the 455 on an engine dyno in bone-stock form--junk heads, stock cam, restricted iron intake, even the stock iron "log"-style exhaust manifolds, and then upgrade it step-by-step, retesting at every interval along the way.
www.carcraft.com /techarticles/116_0306_pontiac_455_cubic_inch_engine/index.html   (744 words)

  
 Car Engines - Truck Engines - Rebuilt, Crate N' Used Engines | Auto Engine Guide
If you love your car, and don't want to pass up the opportunity to put more power in the vehicle or if you want to rebuild that car so you can keep driving it for a long time, we have the engines that are going to get you back on the road.
You will find the aftermarket engines are going to perform in the same manner for your personal needs, in your car, when you need it fast.
Instead of you running to the dealer, ordering, and then picking up your engine, you can order with a click of a mouse and your engine will be out the door and on its way to your project in no time at all.
www.autoguide.net /apf/car_engines   (403 words)

  
 Hybrid Car Engines
And car engineers have wizened up to the fact that most of the time, you don't need a lot of horsepower to keep your car moving.
Even so, the gas engine in a gas-powered car has to be large enough to meet the power requirements of flooring it.
And a smaller engine means the components require less energy to operate, and since it isn't as heavy, you don't need extra energy when you accelerate or drive up a hill.
amos.indiana.edu /library/scripts/hybridcar.html   (267 words)

  
 Howstuffworks "How Hybrid Cars Work"
Or maybe you're worried that your car is contributing to the greenhouse effect.
For example, a mo-ped (a motorized pedal bike) is a type of hybrid because it combines the power of a gasoline engine with the pedal power of its rider.
Most hybrid cars on the road right now are gasoline-electric hybrids, although French car maker PSA Peugeot Citroen has two diesel-electric hybrid cars in the works.
www.howstuffworks.com /hybrid-car-0-reader-opinions-index.htm?page=0   (469 words)

  
 SPORT: The Old Master - Features - Car and Driver April 2001
His bright blue eyes are permanently bloodshot from 25 years of hovering over dragster and Funny Car engines that burn nitromethane and spew corrosive fumes.
His drag-racing engines were so powerful and so durable that racers started calling him the Old Master long before he had gray hair.
When Ford lost interest in 1969 in its Top Fuel SOHC engine, and its racing program in general, Pink concentrated on the supercharged nitro 426 Hemi engine and became one of the busiest engine builders in the business, along with south-L.A. rival Keith Black.
www.caranddriver.com /features/3306/sport-the-old-master.html   (695 words)

  
 S&S Rebuilt Engines >> Remanufactured Car N' Marine Engines >> 7-Yr Warranty
This is a Ford 5.0L engine, 8 cylinder, V-8 block, gasoline fuel injected with engine size of 5.0 L / 302 cid.
This is an AMC Jeep engine, 4.0 Liter, L6 or 6 cylinder, straight block, gasoline fuel injected with engine size of 4.0 L / 242 cid.
This is an AMC Jeep engine, 2.5 Liter, L4 or 4 cylinder, straight block, gasoline fuel injected with engine size of 2.5 L / 150 cid.
www.rebuiltautoengines.com   (1001 words)

  
 Remanufactured/Rebuilt Car Engines, Truck & Marine Engines for GM, Ford, Chevy, Dodge, Jeep N' Toyota.
Car Engines - Cars have 4, 6, or 8 cylinders and converting gasoline..
Engine Repair - For the ultimate in engine care, preventative maintenance is..
Used Engines - Used car engines are still a good way to go and an attractive alternative solution to purchasing..
www.hiperformer.com   (1102 words)

  
 Rebuilt Engines - Auto, Truck, Marine Crate Engines - Car Restoration
Today's engines require a much finer finish then they did in the 80's and only the newest diamond honing technique (not stones) can accomplish this finish.
Note 90% of all engine manufactures warranty claims are cylinder head related.
This process is very expensive and time consuming; however, this is the only way to accomplish the critical finish today's engine required between the valve stem and the valve guide.
www.carestoration.com /engines/index.html   (695 words)

  
 Z-Car Oil FAQ
On my car (91) and from talking to other Z people it is clear that Z's typically show a pressure near 15-20 psi at idle and around 60+ psi at higher rpms.
The Nissan engineers spent some time figuring out what viscosity is best in their engines for a given temp range; take advantage or their research.
However, car engines are subject to condensation and accumulate particulate matter, both of which contaminate the oil.
www.zhome.com /ZCMnL/tech/oil.html   (2993 words)

  
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Powerful and economical new engines are on the way for the Volkswagen Golf from the end of April.
The innovative 1.4-litre TSI engine uses a combination of turbocharging and supercharging.
Compared with a conventional engine offering the same output, the TSI powerplant is 20% more efficient, with a combined fuel consumption of 38.2mpg for the 168bhp version.
www.whatcar.com /news-article.aspx?NA=219557   (260 words)

  
 Engine Repower Council: An Industry Alliance for Consumer Awarenes   (Site not responding. Last check: )
A rebuilt engine is one that has been remanufactured to prescribed standards and specifications by highly skilled machinists using state-of-the-art equipment and components.
Frequently, rebuilt engines are better than the engines originally installed at the factory.
Repowering simply means installation of a remanufactured engine by your service provider, or the process of rebuilding your existing engine and re-installing it.
www.carcare.org /Repower/rebuilt_engine.shtml   (111 words)

  
 Branson Collector Car Auction - The Place To Find Classic Cars
In the realm of the collectible car, condition is king, and the better the condition, the bigger the price tag.
With the (hemispherical combustion chamber) engine that subjugated drag racing in the 60s and 70s, the car is one out of thirty-two automatics built--and one out of four plum crazies built.
The Branson Collector Car Auction, hosted by Jim Cox's Collectors Cars Intl., is open to both browsers and bidders.
www.bransonshows.com /articles/BransonCollectorCarAuctionThePlaceToFindClassicCars.cfm   (293 words)

  
 Used Engines - Used Car Engines, Used Auto Engines & Truck Engines Locator
If you are looking for an engine that is not listed on our application list, please go directly to the Engine Finder Form and complete the car or truck engine specs manually.
To ensure you are not getting a quote on the wrong engine, we have listed most of the vehicles on the market and their engine sizes for your selection.
Your engine request along with your contact information will be distributed to used engines stores and suppliers including salvage yards, surplus warehouses and auto part stores specializing in car engines.
www.used-auto-engines.com   (404 words)

  
 GM Goodwrench GM Engines: Auto, Car & Truck Engines With OEM Warranty: GM Goodwrench
These auto engines and parts are designed to meet or exceed your expectations.
Engines for older vehicles are optimized for best performance value and price.
Every new GM Parts engine component is engineered to OEM standards-designed to fit and operate, right from the start.
www.gmgoodwrench.com /PartsAccessories/Engines.jsp   (190 words)

  
 SPORT: The Old Master - - Car and Driver - April 2001   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The supercharged 500-cubic-inch, 2500-hp nitro-burning engines, made from modified 426 Hemis, were so big in size and power they were dubbed Elephant motors, and if you wanted to win, you had either a Black Elephant or a Pink Elephant.
He was named to Car Craft magazine's "All-Star Drag Team" four times between 1972 and 1978 and has been inducted into the International Drag Racing Hall of Fame in Ocala, Florida.
His final involvement with Top Fuel-burning drag-race engines was in 1980 with the Super Shops Funny Car, which won the NHRA Nationals in Indianapolis, the Daytona 500 of drag racing.
www.caranddriver.com /features/3306/sport-the-old-master-page2.html   (601 words)

  
 Volvo: car engines to boat?
I've been trying to find the cam specs on boat engine cams but so far have failed to find any but for the cars for a potential cam conversion to gain more power.
I'm not sure if you are interested in 4 or 6 cylinder engine, but within my knowledge there wasn't an early year 2.5L engine in cars.
Volvo also made penta engines, a marine version of their road engines, but I don't have specific sizes for you.
en.allexperts.com /q/Volvo-802/car-engines-boat.htm   (347 words)

  
 Engines, Rebuilt Engine Shop
We can help you find the used car or truck that you are looking to purchase.
Our system will distribute your request to a nationwide network of used car dealers, auto pools, car traders and individual sellers that want to sell you a car or truck.
All parts in our remanufactured engine long blocks meet or exceed all original manufactures specifications, and most of the time are purchased from the same suppliers who supply the original manufacture!
www.rebuilt-auto-car-engines.com   (306 words)

  
 Crate Engines, Ford Crate Engines, Chevy Crate Engines, Muscle Car Engines, Performance Engines
I repainted the car dark blue with a white nose stripe and replaced all the chrome and lights.
Our performance engines are custom designed and built to withstand the everyday abuse and run with the big boys at the track.
Before you make the investment in purchasing your performance engine, talk to the builder, ask many questions to ensure that the parts they are stating are in fact used to finish your engine.
www.proformanceunlimited.com   (1020 words)

  
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