Open resort buses on the ZIS-5 chassis for the health resorts of the Crimea and the Caucasus produced several small factories on imported and domestic AMO and ZIS chassis. In particular, they were made by a Tbilisi company under the tricky name Zakavtopromtorg. After the war, similar cars were built on Gorky chassis, with open buses being made until the second half of the 1960s.
ZIS-8A – products of the Leningrad ATUL plant on an extended chassis ZIS-8. Machines with a capacity of 48 people (32 passengers rode seated) were made with a third non-driving so-called rolling axle and a 73-horsepower ZIS-5 engine from 1936 to 1941. After the war, similar buses were produced, but with a wagon body. Continue reading
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. At the same time, another great Briton, Winston Churchill, made a famous speech in Fulton on the post-war structure of the world. Oddly enough, it can easily be linked with the development of the English automobile industry, because the first Land Rover all-terrain vehicles became the “muscles of the world”, or rather, the “muscles of peace”, and the ideas embodied in them were developed today – with the release of the new generation Defender.
In the second half of the 40s of the last century, the British government, trying to nourish the country’s weakened economy with hard currency, rigidly quoted the sale of steel. Continue reading
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 fuel system during the merciless operation of a car in urban conditions.
If you believe the advertisement, modern fuel improves engine performance, increases the life of the car and reduces fuel consumption. “Can advertising be trusted?” Asked a journalist from Yekaterinburg. As it turned out, you can. This is proved by the results of an experiment that was conducted not in a sterile laboratory, but in the most familiar conditions for us: the highway and the city.
The fuel from the Gazpromneft – Diesel Opti gas station was tested. According to the manufacturer, if you use it on an ongoing basis, the fuel system will be cleaned of deposits and carbon deposits, and consumption will become more economical. Continue reading