The muscles of the world. Why, after 70 years, a descendant of the Land Rover Series I got an aluminum body again? (part 1)
In 1946, the outstanding British design engineer Maurice Wilkes began developing the Land Rover Series I. For many decades, this car will remain the most popular SUV in the world.…

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How to pump 10 wheels using a “bucket”: BERKUT Spec-2M test
The ancient tradition of the auto mechanics league requires that you send an inexperienced “salag” for compression, handing him a bucket. However, a bearded joke can be adequately answered by…

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Check and trust: improved diesel fuel has proven itself in business
Seven thousand kilometers, 6 regions, almost 600 liters of fuel and Land Cruiser is a participant in the Silk Way rally: they found out how diesel affects the engine and…

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One hundred and forty-one: compare AZLK-2141 and Audi 100 C2 (part 2)

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Muscovite is an abundance of booming plastic, the shade of which, depending on the year of manufacture, ranged from light brown to gray-black. “Oak” head restraints, obvious ergonomic punctures, such as “control keys” hidden “behind the wheel” and a roof hanging over the driver like the visor of a Georgian cap.

The objective advantages of Moskvich include a spacious interior – at least when compared with other Soviet cars. That is why the “forty-first” at the time of its release was considered a car of a higher class than the VAZ satellites, but the poor workmanship, rotting body and many other “charms” soon made this car a kind of outcast, which if bought, then from hopelessness. Continue reading

Wide bonnet car and trailer

Last time we talked about how an unusual off-road passenger car was developed at the NATI Scientific Automotive and Tractor Institute on the eve of the war, and how its designers made it possible for a car with all-wheel drive and an easy-to-manufacture body to be as comfortable as possible for the driver and passengers. Energy-intensive suspension from the ZIS-101 limousine, low passenger seating on the road and thoughtful soft seats made it possible to combine the qualities of a military jeep and a convenient “personal” for senior command personnel. AR-NATI was tested in April 1941. The leaders of the party and government and the highest military leadership liked him, but this was the end of the matter. What played a fateful role in his fate? Continue reading

China, Russia or Europe? Features and differences of engine preheaters

Like any equipment, automotive pre-heater is offered by manufacturers in different price segments and has “regional features” depending on the country of origin and brand. There is a choice, and differences in cost and quality can be very significant … We will study the features of preheater with different “pedigree” and determine what is right for you!
Prestarting heater – not to say that a mandatory but extremely useful device for any car allows you to make trips more comfortable, save time and fuel on warming up and significantly extend the life of the engine with warm winter starts. For some (as a rule, expensive cars of the upper price segment) this unit can be installed from the factory as a standard option. Continue reading

Those that rumble in the morning: a history of Soviet garbage trucks
Today, without communal cars, the life of a big city is unthinkable, but it seems that they cause continuous inconvenience to the townspeople. We have already talked about Soviet sweepers…

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One hundred and forty-one: compare AZLK-2141 and Audi 100 C2 (part 1)
AZLK-2141 - Moskvich, who never became Aleko, but remained forever “forty-first”. This is the first (and, in fact, the last) serial front-wheel drive car of the Lenin Komsomol Automobile Plant,…

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Two in one: buy a Honda Civic VIII for 460 thousand (part 1)
Civic is the undisputed best seller. It was with the advent of this model that Honda was learned as a manufacturer of not only motorcycles, but also cars. Historically, Honda…

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Honda Jazz and Fit I with mileage: a CVT that could, and candles that torment change
How can it be difficult to replace candles if you do not have a V6, a V8 or an opposer? Learn from Honda to design engine compartments and complicate the…

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