'57 Chevy BelAir EXPRESS!
Over $250,000 was spent to build the Red Ball Express, one of the finest
'57 Chevy's in the world. Powered by a 502 fuel-injected V8 with an
unbelievable body, leather interior, and options. An Audi R8 sneaks up on
1957 Black Chevrolet Corvette
The Black 1957 Chevrolet Corvette from the Michael Brown Collection
featured in Vette Collections.
Experimental Corvette -- SS
General Motors recruited engineer and race car driver, Zora Arkus Duntov,
to help them inject some performance into their brands.
Duntov wanted to make the Corvette competitive with sports cars from Europe
like Ferrari and Maserati. To gain respect it needed to win on the track.
He organized a team to build the SS or "Experimental Corvette" and took it
Car Transmissions & Synchromesh: "Spinning Levers" 1936 Chevrolet Auto Mechanics 10min
more at http://auto-parts.quickfound.net/
Auto mechanics playlist:
'"The transmission in the modern motorcar -- the mechanism that makes it
possible to have three forward speeds and a reverse -- is a series of
levers, levers that spin."
VS cartoon of Archimedes trying to move earth with a lever extending from
the moon or another planet in outer space; CU cartoon of Archimedes says
"Give me a lever long enough and I can move the world."
CU disembodied hands using antique can opener to open a can of peaches; CU
can open cutting through top of can.
Two boys playing on a seesaw.
CU pitch bar tool inserted between train wheel and track; man cranks large
lever to move freight car along track; CU disembodied arm pumps lever
lifting antique car off ground.
VS man demonstrates basics of the lever using triangular piece as fulcrum
and a long metal piece, man attaches 10 lbs. weight to one end of the bar
and a 5 lbs. weight to the other end; man hangs various weights from both
ends of the bar balancing the two by moving the fulcrum to various points
along the bar; man demonstrates how a gear is constructed through numerous
VS stop-motion animation of two wheels with paddles added one by one
turning wheels into paddle wheels and then into interlocking gears; cuts to
more sophisticated gear; cuts to metal gears; VS CU different types of
machine gears, worm gears, bevel gears, lopsided gears.
Disembodied arm pieces together piece by piece a basic motor with various
gear components; superimposed text appears labeling various parts;
superimposed arrows identify different gears; motor begins to turn; cuts to
CU car drives across frame; cuts back to crude motor; camera pans to
Revolutions Per Minute dial which reads 100 rpm, camera pans to another RPM
instrument dial which reads 30 rpm; CU crude model of gears in motor,
superimposed arrows show flow of energy through the system.
CU RPM instrument dial reads 60 rpm; CU churning gears of motor,
superimposed arrows she flow of energy through gear system; VS man
demonstrates on gears how shifting to various gears works.
CU arrow point to 90 rpm on deal labeled Revolutions Per Minute; VS man
demonstrating different gears.
Great shot 4 lanes of cars stopped at stoplight on city street; Travel
Bureau sign in background.
CU disembodied hand in white glove shifts clutch of car; CU motor shifting
gears; CU tire with Chevrolet hubcap begins to move; 1920s and 1930s cars
stopped at traffic light begin to move; CU inside car woman shifts gears;
car driving down tree-lined highway in possibly New York, what appears to
be the Statue of Liberty is seen off in the distance.
Woman enters drivers seat of Chevrolet, man waves start flag; car drives
off down street; CU disembodied woman's foot on gas pedal beside break and
clutch pedal with Chevrolet logos; CU speedometer shows car hitting 60 mph;
CU woman downshifts; CU speedometer goes down to 35 mph; car stops at
bottom of hill.
CU sign along rugged road 'Steep Hill Use Second Gear"'
Public domain film from the Library of Congress Prelinger Archive, slightly
cropped to remove uneven edges, with the aspect ratio corrected, and mild
video noise reduction applied.
The soundtrack was also processed with volume normalization, noise
reduction, clipping reduction, and equalization (the resulting sound,
though not perfect, is far less noisy than the original).
A machine consists of a power source and a power transmission system, which
provides controlled application of the power. Merriam-Webster defines
transmission as: an assembly of parts including the speed-changing gears
and the propeller shaft by which the power is transmitted from an engine to
a live axle. Often transmission refers simply to the gearbox that uses
gears and gear trains to provide speed and torque conversions from a
rotating power source to another device...
Manual transmission come in two basic types:
- a simple but rugged sliding-mesh or unsynchronized / non-synchronous
system, where straight-cut spur gear sets are spinning freely, and must be
synchronized by the operator matching engine revs to road speed, to avoid
noisy and damaging "gear clash",
- and the now common constant-mesh gearboxes which can include
non-synchronised, or synchronized / synchromesh systems, where typically
diagonal cut helical (or sometimes either straight-cut, or double-helical)
gear sets are constantly "meshed" together, and a dog clutch is used for
changing gears. On synchromesh boxes, friction cones or "synchro-rings" are
used in addition to the dog clutch to closely match the rotational speeds
of the two sides of the (declutched) transmission before making a full
Corvette SS Preps for Race at Sebring 1957
The 1957 Corvette SS 'concept car', was built in order to race at the 24
Hours of LeMans. Two chassis were built, 'the Mule' and the car to be
raced. Its first race would be the test for its preparations at LeMans.
This race at the 12 Hours of Sebring would determine whether it could take
on the world at LeMans.
Famed engineer, Zora Arkus-Duntov, had lead a team of engineers to build
this ultra-lightweight (1850 lbs) and powerful (307 horsepower) racing car.
They were inspired by the Mercedes 300SL Gullwing and the Birdcage
Maserati. To keep weight down, they used a magnesium body that surrounded a
tubular steel frame with coil-over-shock front suspension, a de Dion rear
axle and aluminum drum brakes. Its fuel-injected small-block V8 could
turn out 307 horsepower at 6,400 RPM.
1957 Corvette For Sale
Custom tube chassis, C4 Corvette suspension, brakes, and drivetrain. This
equates to the single nicest straight axle Corvette I've ever driven.
1958 Corvette - 3 Time National Best in Show Winner
Come check out this 3 time national best in show winner "58 vette"
featuring a fuel injected 290 hp engine. This 1958 corvette was
photographed at La Jolla Shores Park in La Jolla. See more photos of this
car and swimsuit bikini model Leslie at the SoCal Beaches Magazine website
Fast ride in a fuely '57 Vette
1957 Corvette 283 V-8 with Fuel Injection. 4 speed. Fun ride.
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n2a Motors 789
A dynamic video of n2a Motors' 789 model. The 789 is based on the 2005+ C6
Corvette and features design inspirations from the '57, '58, and '59
Over twenty 789s have been built and you can order your very own today!
Prices start at $139,500 for a turn-key vehicle (including the cost of a
brand new Corvette donor car). For more information, visit
This video was filmed and edited by Icon Media (www.icon-media.com) in
Anaheim Hills, CA.
GM Corvette Stingray Concept Driven And Detailed
The GM Corvette Stingray concept has a conceptual hybrid powertrain and
iPhone app-like downloads, it represents a merger of GM design and
technology from the past, present and future. Visit
gh+tech-hybrid-super-car to learn more about it.