Thursday, November 24, 2011

Mitsubishi Lancer Second Generation (Part3)

Lancer EX 2000 Turbo

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In Europe, the Lancer EX was offered with a turbocharged 2.0 L 4–cylinder engine known as the Lancer EX 2000 Turbo. It was the first Lancer to use the very first 4G63 engine which was then used in succeeding models such as the Galant VR-4 and the Lancer Evolution I to IX.
It achieved a maximum output of 170 PS (125 kW) and manages a top speed of 200 km/h (124 mph) and a quarter mile time of less than 15.5 s. A new feature on this model is that it is equipped with ECI or Advanced Electronically-Controlled Fuel Injection which gave the Lancer more power and outstanding fuel economy as it did 23.0 mpg in city driving and 28.8 to 37.2 mpg in highway driving. A rally version of the Lancer EX 2000 Turbo was made for the 1000 Lakes Rally that gave out 280 PS (206 kW; 276 hp). Sales of this model were low because of emission regulations Japan imposed at that time.

Mitsubishi Lancer Second Generation (Part2)

Production 1979–1988
Body style 4-door sedan
Layout FR layout
Platform A172A–A176A
Engine 4G62 1.8 L SOHC Turbo I4
4G62 1.8 L SOHC I4
4G33 / 4G12 1.4 L SOHC I4
4G32 1.6 L SOHCl4
4G11 1.2 L SOHC l4
4G63 2.0 L OHC Turbo l4 (EX 2000 Turbo)
Transmission 4-speed manual
5-speed manual
Automatic (1400/1600 - GL/XL, 1800 SE)
Wheelbase 2,440 mm (96.1 in)
Length 4,230 mm (166.5 in)
Width 1,620 mm (63.8 in)
Height 1,380–1,390 mm (54.3–54.7 in)
Curb weight 1,170–1,295 kg (2,600–2,850 lb)
Designer Aldo Sessano (design)
Rakuzo Mitamura (engineering)[5]

Mitsubishi Lancer Second Generation (Part1)

In 1979, the Lancer EX was unveiled in Japan. Only two engines were offered at the time, a 1.4 L MCA-JET equipped engine paired with Mitsubishi's Silent Shaft Technology, which generated 80 hp (60 kW) and a 1.6 L engine that generated 85 hp (63 kW) and 100 hp (75 kW). The MCA-JET system was an entirely new concept when compared with the previously used carburetor system. The MCA stands for Mitsubishi Clean Air which meant that the EX passed both Japan and US emission standards, while the new cylinder head design of the engine gave way for a Jet valve which introduced an extra swirl of air to the combustion chamber, swirling the fuel-air mixture for a cleaner, efficient and more thorough burn.

William Durant

William C. Durant was born on December 8th, 1861 in Boston Mass. He quit high school to begin work in his grandfather's Flint, Michigan, lumberyard. By 1885 he had partnered with Josiah Dallas Dort to organize the Coldwater Road Cart Company, which would become a leading manufacturer of horse-drawn carriages. By 1890, Durant-Dort Carriage Company was the nation's largest carriage company, producing approximately 50,000 horse-drawn vehicles a year.
 In 1904, Billy Durant was approached by James Whiting of the Buick Company to promote his automobiles. Whiting persuaded Durant to join Buick as General Manager. In his first act as Buick's GM, Durant moved the Buick assembly operations briefly to Jackson, and then began construction on a large Buick complex in Flint. In three short years Buick led the U.S. automobile production by manufacturing 8,820 vehicles. Between 1904 and 1908, Durant was made Buick's president and established several essential parts and accessory companies such as Weston-Mott and Champion Ignition Company.

David Dubar Buick - 1854-1929

A remarkable Scotsman was born in Arbroath, Scotland 120 years ago. He was a man who deserved fame and fortune, yet died in poverty and is virtually unknown in his native land. He was David Dunbar Buick, born September 17, 1854 at 26 Green Street, Arbroath.
Do you recognize the name? You should. David Buick founded the company that grew into the General Motors Corporation of America, one of the mightiest car-making empires in the world. Over 17,000,000 cars bearing his name and crest have rolled off production lines, yet he was involved in making only 120 of them.

Biography - Dayton Duncan

Dayton Duncan was born and raised in a small town in Iowa, then went east for college, graduating from the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in German literature. From there he went to New Hampshire, where he worked for The Keene Sentinel as a reporter, editor and editorial writer. His weekly syndicated humor column, "Wooden Nickels," ran in 17 northern New England newspapers. Articles of his have appeared in the New York Times, the Boston Globe, the Chicago Tribune, the Old Farmer's Almanac, and American Heritage magazine. 

History of the Ford Small Block V-8

This Windsor, Ontario built 90° V8 was introduced in 1962 as a 221 cubic inch engine. It was Ford's first modern lightweight small-block replacing the old Y-block. In 1963 the small block displacement was bumped up to 260 and 289. The change was increase cylinder bores on early 221's from 3.5" to 3.8" on the 260 and the later standardization to 4" bores on later engines. The 289 was also fitted with larger valves than found in the earlier small blocks. The photo to the left shows a 1966 289-4V sitting smartly in the engine bay of the same year Mustang.