Ford * Lincoln * GM

Not Just The Cars, But The Men [Edsel * Gerald * Abe]

Christmas countdown banner

Friday, May 03, 2013

2014 C7 Corvette Engine

The 2014 C7 Corvette will have Active Fuel Management(AFM). This deactivates up to four cylinders when acceleration is light. My opinion on this is that I just don't like it. Anytime technology is added to a motor, I think that it hinders more than helps it. I don't like VVT either, but I discuss that in an earlier post.

Lincoln Automobiles

Lincoln is not a division of GM (General Motors). Lincoln is the premiere division of Ford Motor Company.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Interior Buttons On Cars

I think this is a very important notation. In my father’s cars, the buttons for the radio and the Heater/Air Conditioning are very small. This may not concern some, but I think it may cause accidents as you have to look closely at what button you are pressing. I think it can distract you from driving thus taking your eyes off the road for too long. The buttons on all cars should be bigger and easily accessible. And with all the new technology it would be all the more important to have large buttons. This would apply to all manufacturers.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

2014 C7 Corvette Engine

The new engine in the C7 Corvette will have Continuous Variable Valve Timing. I think that this is not a good thing. I think that it has power consumption and long term durability problems.

Monday, May 07, 2012

Automotive Companies 2

Autos should have more angles and edges to increase their appeal, increase the desirability, and increase sales. Of course this isn't the only thing that should be done to autos, but the auto companies are already working on the other things that make desirability increase. (e.g. steering, handling, safety, suspension/ride, brakes, durability, etc.). So if the design had more angles on the far edges, in the pillars, on the sides, and the hood and trunk (the whole car), instead of the bubble look, I think cars sales would start to increase.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Auto Companies

This is the reason that the money loaned to GM was necessary. From research, to analytics, all the way to the highly technical assembly line, America needs its own sophisticated manufacturing. And auto factories provide this.

Without this, America would have a very hard time competing. I am not a fan of this administration, but again the loans were necessary.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Small Block - GM

I think the GM small block has been the longest lasting engine in its size class and is extremely versatile and durable.

I like the fact that the 100 millionth engine was an LS9 put into a ZR1.

The one thing I'd like to add is that this engine has the ability to put out loads of torque, so keep it up.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Nissan GT-R

I accidentally put erroneous information about the Nissan GT-R on the GM Fastlane blog and I now want to rescind all information I wrote about the Nissan GT-R on the GM Fastlane blog.