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QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
RELATING TO MODERN AUTOMOBILE DESIGN, CONSTRUCTION AND REPAIR
By VICTOR W. PAGÉ, M. E.,
Author of "The Modern Gasoline Automobile", "The Modern Gas Tractor", Etc., Etc.
600 (619) Pagos.
THIS practical treatise consists of a series of thirty-sis 1 lessons, covering with nearly 2000 questions and their
answers—the automobile, its construction, operation and repair. The subject matter is absolutely correct and explained in simple language. If you can't answer all of tho following questions, you need this work. The answers to these and nearly 2000 more are to be found in its pages.
Give the name of all important parts of an automobile and describe their functions. Describe action of latest types of kerosene carburetors. What is the difference between a “Double" ignition system and a “dual” ignition system? Name parts of an induction coil ? How are valves timed? What is an electric motor starter and how does it
work? What are advantages of worm drive gearing ? Name all important types of ball and roller bearings? What is a "Threequarter" floating axle? What is a two-speed axle? What is the Vulcan electric gear shift? Name the causes of lost power in automobiles. Describe all noises due to deranged mechanism and give causes? How can you adjust a carburetor by the color of the exhaust gases? What causes “popping” in the carburetor ? What tools and supplies are needed to equip a car? How do you drive various makes of cars? What is a differential lock and where is it used? Name different systems of wire wheel construction, etc., etc.
A popular work at a popular price. Answers every question you
may ask relating to the modern automobile.
SYNOPSIS OF THE 36 LESSONS
The Modern Gasoline Automobile and Its | 18. Action of Sliding Gear Transmissions.
Methods of Drive to Rear Wheels.
tion, Fuels for Automobile Motors.
21. Rear Axle Types. Theory of Carburetion and Its Application. 22. Automobile Frames and Springs. Types of Carburetors and Their Action,
The Steering Gear and Front Axle.
. Automobile Bearings and Their Care. Parts of Ignition Systems and Their Purpose. 26. How to Start and Control Automobile Power Current Producers, Batteries, Dynamos and
27. Methods of Speed Changing Outlined. 10. Low Tension Ignition Systems.
Utility of Brakes and Their Use. High Tension Ignition Systems.
. General Driving Instructions. 12. Methods of Lubricating the Automobile Oiling the Automobile Chassis. Power Plant.
31. Road Troubles and Their Symptoms,
Repairing Power Plant Group. Cooling the Gasoline Engine by Air.
33. Troubles With Power Transmission 14. Typical Water Cooling Systems.
Mechanism. 15. Use of Clutch and Various Types Described.
1. Chassis Troubles and Their Elimination. 16. The Friction Transmission.
5. Fixing Tire Defects, 17. The Individual Clutch Change Speed Gear. | 36. Equipment and Accessories.
TEL MODERN GASOLINE AUTOMOBILE-ITS DESIGN, CONSTRUCTION, MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR.
By VICTOR W. PAGE, M. E. The latest and most complete treatise on the Gasoline Automobile ever issued. Written in simple language by a recognized authority, familiar with every branch of the automobile industry. Free from technical terms. Everything is explained so simply that anyone of average intelligence may gain a comprehensive knowledge of the gasoline automobile. The information is up-to-date and includes, in addition to an exposition of principles of construction and description of all types of automobiles and their components, valuable money-saving hints on the care and operation of motorcars propelled by internal combustion engines. Among some of the subjects treated
d: Torpedo and other symmetrical body forms designed to reduce air resistance; sleeve valve, rotary valve and other types of silent motors; increasing tendency to favor worm-gear power-transmission; universal application of magneto ignition; development of automobile electric-lighting systems; block motors; underslung chassis; application of practical self-starters; long stroke and offset cylinder motors; latest automatic lubrication systems; silent chains for valve operation and change-speed gearing; the use of front wheel brakes and many other detail refinements. By a careful study of the pages of this book one can gain practical knowledge of automobile construction that will save time, money and worry. The book tells you just what to do, how and when to do it. Nothing has been omitted, no detail has been slighted. Every part of the automobile, its equipment, accessories, tools, supplies, spare parts necessary, etc., have been discussed comprehensively. If you are or intend to become a motorist, or are in any way interested in the modern Gasolino Automobile, this is a book you cannot afford to be without. Over 800 6x9 pagegand more than 575 new and specially made aetai) illustrations, as well as many full page und double page plates, showing all parts of the automobile. Including 11 large folding plates. 1914 edition just issued. (See page 3 for full description.) Price $2.50
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS ON AUTOMOBILE DESIGN, CONSTRUC. TION AND REPAIR.
By VICTOR W. PAGÉ, M. E. This practical treatise consists of thirty-six lessons covering with nearly 2000 questions and their apswer-the automobilo, its construction, operation and repair. The subject matter is absolutely correct and explained in simil language. The book is copiously illustrated with drawings and photographs, showing the latest domestic and foreign practice. 622 pages, 329 illustrations and plates. (See page 4 for full description.)
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