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Wind tunnel testing in the 1930s

Two engineers are seen posing in this photo at an unknown manufacturer or testing lab in this 1930s photo with a wind tunnel. The panel just behind the men has two manometers, which are pressure measuring instruments, above them is a volt meter and the three instruments tell them the about the output and voltage…

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Built Ford Tough in 1957??

This is a great shot captured by a skilled press photographer with very good timing. The scene is at the Ford Motor Companies new “Proving Ground” near Romeo, north of Detroit, MI, during the spring of 1957. The 1957 Ford four door hardtop has just completed a run down a 29 percent grade which is followed by…

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Chevrolet Television Testing

Welcome to TV channel Chevrolet, where according to what the press release which accompanies this photo tells us, this is the first time that a camera and television are being used for this type of testing. It also speeds up the testing process, as no time is needed to develop the film from a movie…

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The Ford Proving Grounds

We were fortunate to find another great photograph taken in 1957, showing the new Ford Motor Company test hill, this time from the bottom. Earlier we posted a photo from the top of the hill, giving a view of some of the rest of the proving grounds along with part of Fords five mile long…

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Model A Duesenberg Chassis Development

Our last look at the Model A Duesenberg chassis, showed the first prototype chassis along with the walking-beam engine the brothers first developed for it. Fred and Auggie Duesenberg decided not to use that engine and instead, designed a sohc straight eight engine that was much more in line with what they had used in…

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A Straight-Eight….On The Dyno

An interesting press photo, showing workmen adjusting a straight-eight on a dynamometer, in what appears to be a factory or test facility. It appears that this engine is possibly from either the late thirties or the postwar period. In time we hope one of our readers will be able to identify it. The Old Motor photo.

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