Posts Tagged ‘motor’

Comprehensive Car Insurance: The Best Or Just a Rip Off?

Dec
17

When it comes to protecting your car, you want the best car insurance that money can buy; or do you?  While having car insurance is generally legally required in most regions, motor insurance companies can make additional profits by offering more extensive insurance packages to their drivers.  These insurance packages may include various benefits apart from car accident repairs, such as roadside assistance or routine car maintenance.  This is obviously a direct contrast to very basic packages, such as with liability coverage, which will only cover the cost of a third party’s repairs should the insured driver get into a car accident.

Comprehensive car insurance is quite the opposite. This type of insurance can cover other motor related matters, such as repairs in the case of an “act of God.” If you have housing insurance, you may already know what an “act of God” is, but essentially it is a natural disaster that cannot otherwise be predicted.

Honda Reveals New Car

Nov
28

The Honda Micro Commuter, released in November 2012 is set to challenge the only other 100% electric urban compact two-seater, the Twizy by rival car manufacturer Renault.  Its official title is ‘micro size, short distance, EV commuter’.

The car is lightweight, sleek and state of the art. It measures at just 2.5m long, 1.25m wide and 1.45m high. It runs on a rear-mounted electric motor with a 15kW lithium-ion battery. The Micro Commuter has an approximate range of 37 miles and maximum speed of 50mph.

How to Buy a Car on 0 Car Finance

Aug
22

0 car finance is one of the most successful finance options. It is consistently attracting customers to buying their ideal motor, brand new, where other deals pumped with interest have failed. But what are the real pros and cons of purchasing your motor on 0 car finance? What is great enough to cause a rise of over 42 per cent in the number of customers who are choosing to go with car dealer finance?

0 per cent car finance is one of the most cost effective ways of spreading your payments over a longer period of time. If you like to spend your money on the little niceties in life such as meals out and shopping sprees, 0 per cent finance is usually a set repayment around which you can restructure your financial life.

It might sound too good to be true, and there are a few pit falls. Of course, 0 car finance isn’t available to every Tom, Dick and Harry. There is a list of criteria that has to be met, and having a good credit history will really help you out.

1971 Plymouth Barracuda 440 Six Pack

Aug
09

1971 Plymouth Barracuda 440 Six Pack - Muscle Cars BlogToday’s muscle car is this gorgeous 1971 Plymouth Cuda 440 Six Pack V code with a 4 speed HEMI gear box. This muscle vehicle is 1 of only 108 Six Pack Cudas ever built and probably the best original in the world. What’s more, this car is in perfect original condition. It features Super Track Pack Dana 60 rear end, HEMI suspension, cooling package and power front disc brakes. Interior is in flawless condition, too!

The original #’s matching six pack 440 motor /trans and rear. Body panels are in perfect condition with no rust. One thing is for sure – this muscle car runs tight and fast. Click on Read more and enjoy the image gallery of this gorgeous 1971 Plymouth Cuda 440 Six Pack!

The Place of Ford in Britain’s Car Industry

May
31

With seven separate locations and over five hundred and fifty dealerships, Ford is the UK’s biggest motor company. This is in addition to Ford’s several large production plants, where vehicles, engines, parts, components and transmissions are manufactured. Overall, Ford in Britain employ approximately 35,000 people in product development, manufacturing, sales, marketing, and service roles. Ford has been Britain’s best-selling car brand for over thirty years, and Ford cars have been leaders in the commercial vehicle market since 1965. With around 440,000 cars and other commercial vehicles sold every year, Ford is a major presence in Britain’s car industry.

1967 Shelby GT 350 Factory Paxton Supercharged

May
26

1967 Shelby GT 350 Factory Paxton Supercharged - Muscle Cars Blog1967 Shelby GT 350 with Factory Paxton Supercharger – a truly awesome muscle car ! Shelby built 35 1967 Shelby GT 350′s with Paxton Superchargers. Only 19 of these cars are still known to exist. Only 5 Red Supercharged cars were built and only 4 of those are known to still exist. The engine is a date correct 289 High Performance engine with all of the correct parts and all are date correct for the car including Harmonic Balancer, S7 intake maniford, S7 High-po exhaust manifolds, distributor, engine cover, heads, original valve covers, etc. 

The four speed toploader transmission is coded with the correct RUG-1 and the rear end is date correct. The former owner stated that the Paxton Supercharger is original to the car and is dated February 10, 1967. This car was built by Ford on May 4, 1967 and Shelby completed it on May 19, 1967. The amount of original parts is incredible with the motor mounts, rear 2 1/2″ brake drums, and even the fuel sending unit being original Ford. The motor mounts are dated C7ZZ and the fuel sending unit has a C7 part number.

The car has just experienced a complete ground up restoration by a Mustang Club of America Gold Card Judge. Stay tuned for more information! Check out the incredible image gallery!

Chevrolet Chevelle 1966 – Ecklers Chevelle

May
07

Chevrolet Chevelle was produced in three generations from 1964 to 1977. The mid size automobile was released in several body-styles – coupe, sedan, convertible and station wagon. A Super Sport version was also produced in 1973.

Here is a nice 1966 Chevelle, which has been perfectly maintained and upgraded with some nice parts like a big 502 GM crate motor and a 4L60 4-speed overdrive automatic transmission. The 8.2 liter V8 produce up to 502HP (374 kW) and 769Nm (567 lb-ft) of torque. It has aluminum heads and an aluminum intake. It has been also fitted with a holley 750 double pumper and a proform center section.

Ford F-150 EcoBoost Torture Test Episode 3: 24 Hours of NASCAR Track Testing

20-Nov-2010

Check out the video of the F-150 as it runs a full day at full throttle. This is episode 3!


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GM Is Working On Twin-Turbo 3.0L V6

Mar
25

GM Is Working On Twin-Turbo 3.0L V6 - Muscle Cars BlogFord Motor Company’s recent introduction of their twin-turbo 3.5L V6 has brought the industry limelight to high tech, forced induction V6 powertrains. Rumors of General Motors joining in on the turbocharged V6 arena have been around for several years now, however GMI has confirmed that The General really will be joining Ford in the high tech turbo bandwagon.

According to GM engineering sources, GM is currently working on a twin-turbo 3.0L V6. Development on the new engine is so far along that it has a RPO code of “LF3.” The naturally aspirated 3.0L debuted in several 2010 products with direct injection and has the code “LF1.”

GMI was not able to obtain projected power ratings on the new engine, however output is very application specific under new SAE testing rules. Sources did say to expect the engine to rival Ford’s EcoBoost 3.5L.