Recently, a series of videos has been appearing on my Facebook feed, and I thought that my readers may enjoy them as well. They are old videos put out by Chevrolet in the 1930’s, and they explain how various mechanical advances have improved their vehicles.
The video below explains how a rear differential works to allow drive wheels to turn at different speeds to go around corners. Before this, cars had only one drive wheel.
The next one details how suspension parts work together to provide a smooth ride.
There are more of these, and I am slowly working my way through them. I hope you enjoy them as much as I have.
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On the Society of Industrial Archeology Fall Tour (2007), we had the opportunity to tour the Belmont Mill. I believe I have posted about the mill in the past.
Strewn about the mill’s property were several cars from the 1960’s. Each of them was flipped upside down and had been shot repeatedly. It was a shame to see, but it was interesting that the same pieces were stripped from each car (like the drive shaft).
These cars may have served some other purpose, perhaps holding something down or as markers of some sort. Each one was in a similar orientation, and minus the bullet holes, were in decent shape. Each car had been placed on its roof, rather than rolled over by some obnoxious teenagers.
I don’t know the story of these cars, but I took their photos anyway.
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