Thursday, November 29

2013 ZL1 Camaro-Barely Street Legal

Welcome to the 2013 Camaro ZL1 — the highest-performing production Camaro of all time. It is literally like nothing you've ever driven before. Tested on some of the most rigorous tracks around the world, including the Nürburgring, where it clocked in at 7:41.27, the ZL1 was built to be track capable right from the showroom. You’ll know what to expect when you hit the gas. And you won’t be disappointed. But once you get over the rush of the all-aluminum 6.2L supercharged engine and its 580 horsepower and 556 lb.-ft. of torque, you’ll realize that this Camaro is about much more than raw power. The performance and precision continues with Magnetic Ride Control™, world-class braking and 4-wheel independent suspension you can’t get on a Mustang. This is the kind of vehicle that engineers dream about designing and car nuts dream about driving. The 2013 Camaro ZL1. Get in and experience it for yourself.

Saturday, October 9

2011 Challenger

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By Mark Kleis

2010 Dodge Challenger
Chrysler has done a remarkably good job keeping its 2011 models mostly out of the public's sight, aside from our spies spotting a 2011 Dodge Challenger and its interior, but the automaker's effort on keeping the Challenger's specifications secret has been a different story.

Previously, Leftlane caught wind of a NADA report that detailed some pricing and basic information on a few aspects of the 2011 Challenger's powertrain lineup, but the report lacked some crucial data for the most hardcore fans. Now, thanks to a leaked brochure obtained by Ontario Street Car, we now know how much power will be packed into the all-new HEMI.

What's under the hood
According to a brochure, the base model 2011 Dodge Challenger SE will come with Chrysler’s new high-feature 3.6-liter V6 engine, packing 305 horsepower and 268 lb-ft of torque (compared to 290 horsepower under the hood of the Jeep Grand Cherokee using the same engine). The Challenger’s current five-speed automatic will remain, fuel economy will be rated at 19 city, 26 highway miles per gallon.

Tuesday, July 15

How to Save Fuel with Hydrogen Injection

How to Save Fuel with Hydrogen Injection Using Water

The addition of hydrogen injection to a normal fuel injected, spark ignition, gasoline fueled, engine will not likely increase its efficiency unless it is operated primarily under stressed combustion. However the benefits of hydrogen injection can be taken advantage of by manipulating the operating parameters of the engine.

It is well known that a gasoline engine produces the greatest torque with a stoichiometric air/fuel mixture, but can be much more efficient when run with an ultra-lean mixture, especially at cruise throttle settings. The reason for this is that the ultra-lean mixture opens the throttle further and reduces the vacuum in the engine manifold that causes the engine to use up horsepower to suck the combustion air into the combustion chamber. The ultra-lean mixture reduces the horsepower used in sucking in the air.

Tuesday, August 8

2007 Ford Shelby Cobra GT 500

The Baddest Of All,The 2007 Ford Shelby Cobra GT 500
Shelby: The Legend Grows
By Scott Oldham

Ford says the 2007 Shelby Cobra GT500 Mustang (this is not the 2006 Shelby GT500 Cobra Mustang) will be the most powerful factory-built Mustang in history, more powerful than the 1969 Mach 1 428 Super Cobra Jet or even the legendary 1969 Boss 429.

Think about that for a second. Let it sink in. Take a knee if you have to, but the reality is this: When this car hits the streets during the summer of 2006, it'll have 450-plus horsepower, making it the most powerful Mustang ever.

Start saving your pennies now.

Sunday, July 30

Automotive Repair Questions Or Comments

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Ford And The Family

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In the Beginning

The story of Henry Ford is not of a prodigy entrepreneur or an overnight success. Ford grew up on a farm and might easily have remained in agriculture. But something stronger pulled at Ford's imagination: mechanics, machinery, understanding how things worked and what new possibilities lay in store. As a young boy, he took apart everything he got his hands on. He quickly became known around the neighborhood for fixing people's watches.

In 1896, Ford invented the Quadricycle. It was the first "horseless carriage" that he actually built. It's a far cry from today's cars and even from what he produced a few years later, but in a way it's the starting point of Ford's career as a businessman. Until the Quadricycle, Ford's tinkering had been experimental, theoretical—like the gas engine he built on his kitchen table in the 1890's, which was just an engine with nothing to power. The Quadricycle showed enough popularity and potential that it launched the beginning of Ford's business ventures.

Ideas into Business

Ford Motor Company was founded on June 16, 1903. The first Ford, the Model A, was being sold in Detroit a few months later. When founded, Ford Motor Company was just one of 15 car manufacturers in Michigan and 88 in the US. But as it began to turn a profit within its first few months, it became clear that Henry Ford's vision for the automotive industry was going to work, and work in a big way. During the first five years of Ford Motor Company's existence, Henry Ford, as chief engineer and later as president, directed a development and production program that started in a converted wagon shop.

Ford History

The Dream Becomes a Business

Ford Motor Company entered the business world on June 16, 1903, when Henry Ford and 11 business associates signed the company's articles of incorporation. With $28,000 in cash, the pioneering industrialists gave birth to what was to become one of the world's largest corporations. Few companies are as closely identified with the history and development of industry and society throughout the 20th century as Ford Motor Company.

As with most great enterprises, Ford Motor Company's beginnings were modest. The company had anxious moments in its infancy. The earliest record of a shipment is July 20, 1903, approximately one month after incorporation, to a Detroit physician. With the company's first sale came hope—a young Ford Motor Company had taken its first steps.

Mass Production on the Line

Perhaps Ford Motor Company's single greatest contribution to automotive manufacturing was the moving assembly line. First implemented at the Highland Park plant (in Michigan, US) in 1913, the new technique allowed individual workers to stay in one place and perform the same task repeatedly on multiple vehicles that passed by them. The line proved tremendously efficient, helping the company far surpass the production levels of their competitors—and making the vehicles more affordable.