Jeep Engines

Jeep Engines

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 23. Chapters: AMC V8 engine, Buick V6 engine, AMC Straight-6 engine, Buick V8 engine, List of AMC engines, Renix, AMC Straight-4 engine, Willys Hurricane engine, Jeep Tornado engine, Willys Go Devil engine, Willys Lightning engine. Excerpt: American Motors Corporation (AMC) produced a series of widely-used V8 engines from the mid-1950s before being absorbed into Chrysler in 1987. Chrysler kept the AMC V8 in production until 1991 for the Jeep Grand Wagoneer. This engine family is now referred to as the qGEN-1q AMC V8, but in its time it was known as the Rambler V8. As part of a larger plan of merging Packard, Nash, Hudson, and Studebaker, AMC President George W. Mason had a verbal agreement with Packard that the two companies would supply parts for each other when practical. AMC started buying Packard V8s in 1954 for the big 1955 Nash Ambassador and Hudson Hornet. These were supplied with Packard qUltramaticq automatic transmissions - exclusively. Packard sent AMC some parts bids, but were rejected as too expensive. George W. Romney, AMC's new head decided against further relationships with Packard. Romney ordered his engineering department to develop an in-house V8 as soon as possible. The engineering department hired David Potter, a former Kaiser Motors engineer, to come in and help develop the engine. Potter had previously worked on a V8 design for Kaiser, and had the experience necessary to take the engine from drawing board to full production in just under 18 months, an extraordinary engineering feat at the time-slide rules were the norm because there were no computers. All these engines share common external dimensions, weight - about 601 lb (273 kg) - forged crankshaft and rods, as well as most other parts. The stroke for all GEN-1 V8 is 3.25 inches. Engine displacement The 250 cu in (4.1 L) has a 3.50-inch bore, 287 cu...Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online.

Title:Jeep Engines
Author: Source Wikipedia - 2013-09

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