1910 Brush roadster car test drive

January 6, 2018 Terry Parkhurst 1

The new standard for pickup automatics is having eight to ten speeds in their automatic transmissions; but one of the foremost engineering innovators for fledging General Motors beat Toyota by about one hundred years. While he was at it, he also introduced some suspension ideas that would become commonplace. Alanson […]

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Disc brake renewal

February 9, 2016 Terry Parkhurst 0

Call it a litmus test, if you will. Renewing a tired set of disc brakes is guaranteed to break you – pun intended – or bring you to a new level of understanding and appreciation of your car’s braking system. In any event, if your garage doesn’t have certain tools, […]

GEM electric car

A GEM of an electric car

February 9, 2008 Terry Parkhurst 0

Electric cars have been called “the next big thing” many times in the past, thanks to their quiet motors, clean (nonexistent) exhaust, and the ubiquity of electric power in every other part of our lives. Remember how executives at General Motors, back in 1980, were predicting that by 1990, fully […]

White Zombie: electric-powered drag car

May 9, 2007 Terry Parkhurst 0

The White Zombie is a Datsun 1200 that turns 11.466-second elapsed times in the quarter mile with a trap speed of 114.08 miles-per-hour. And to cap it off, there are about 800 pound-feet of torque at zero rpm. How’s this possible? Well, it’s solely through electricity. It’s an electric-powered Datsun […]