Engine block, aluminum vs iron/steel
Posted June 17 2004 - 6:49 PM
Posted June 17 2004 - 9:48 PM
In fact, Back in the 50's, GM was looking towards aluminum for building all of its future engines from because of its efficiency and lighter weight, however it was the lobbying power of "big steel" that eventually turned GM around. That and in the 60's thin walled casting techniques improved and in effect negated the major advantages of aluminum.
Posted June 18 2004 - 7:08 PM
PS Don't ever consider buying any "Motor Trend "Car of the Year" winner.
Posted June 18 2004 - 8:13 PM
Posted June 24 2004 - 11:20 AM
Dodge RAM SRT-10
other, miscellaneous, aluminum, and near misses:
Duramax 6600 V8: Call It The Super Diesel
Posted June 24 2004 - 7:20 PM
Posted June 25 2004 - 4:51 PM
Originally posted by BrianBM:
Sasquatch, thank you. I've taken a look at a couple of the links, don't have time for all of them just now and will be back ... clearly you're in tune with technical developments. ..