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AUTOMOBILE REPAIRING

MADE EASY

CHAPTER I

THE AUTOMOBILE REPAIR SHOP

Requirements of Buildings Utilized-Lighting Methods—Heating and Ven.

tilation-Arrangement of Departments-How Raw and Finished Stock Is Stored—Planning Small Shop-Arrangement of Medium Size Shop -Typical Large Service Station-Assembling Room Equipment, Bench Construction—Bench Furniture-Assembling Room Furniture Pit Construction–Turn Tables—Lifting and Moving Appliances-Machinery Equipment for Small Shops Equipment for Complete Machine Shop -Power for the Shop-Electric Power-Small Generating Sets—The Gas and Gasoline Engine-Power Needed for Various Machine Tools—Installation of Machine Tools—The Lathe Types and Accessories—Shapers, Planers and Drilling Machinery-Miscellaneous Appliances—Air Compressor Equipment-Fuel Storage Methods-Shop Forge Equipment.

THE care and maintenance of automobiles is one of the most important branches of this large industry and as great advances have been made in the erection and equipment of establishments for repairing these vehicles as in the design of the automobiles. The equipment of a service station will vary from a very simple tool outfit of the small shop mechanic to the more expensive installation found in metropolitan service stations. Many special appliances have been evolved, especially for automobile repairing and special tools and fixtures have been contrived by the ingenious mechanic to simplify repair work. Before describing the processes incidental to the repair of the various motor car components the writer believes that a discussion of the equipment needed for repairing will prove of value to those who are about to erect an automobile repair shop or service station, as well as to those who plan to increase present more or less limited facilities. Several

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