“How A Gasoline Engine Works” (1941)

Here’s an old educational video Chevy produced in the ’40s that explains the basics of how an engine works. Much of this information is still relevant too!  Check it out:

 

 

Engines haven’t changed much since their early days.  Sure, there’s been the addition  of forced induction, fuel injection, and hybrid power systems; but the basic mechanics are still basically the same.  I have an old textbook from the University of Wisconsin Madison from the 1915 called “The Gasoline Automobile” that I regularly flip through. Its a fantastic look into the past when supercharging was a new technology for production cars and wooden frames were the norm.

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