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Flash.(News Briefs.)

Flash.(News Briefs.) Bedeviled Vettes Chevy is not confirming the existence of a super-high-performance Corvette called the Blue Devil (AW, Dec. 22), but officials acknowledge it’s possible that engineering and racing development prototypes based on the sixth-generation Corvette do exist and may have picked up the moniker. And yes, as many AutoWeek readers have suggested, the […]

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Spain and Portugal try to combine forces as an alternative to eastern Europe.(News)

Spain and Portugal try to combine forces as an alternative to eastern Europe.(News) Byline: Paulo Soares de Oliveira Spain and Portugal are trying to unite their automotive sectors to offer the industry an alternative to the emerging economies of eastern Europe. Friday (April 16), several Spanish and Portuguese automotive managers met here to discuss possible […]

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Automotive Manufacturing & Production

Ford’s Failure – Ford tire recall

Ford’s Failure – Ford tire recall – Brief Article Brett C. Smith There are many pitfalls to writing a column on what is still a breaking story when the column is due. But the enormity of the Bridgestone/Firestone-Ford tire recall is too important to pass without comment. As of early September, the situation had become […]

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WHAT A CONCEPT; Less than three years in the making, Solstice gives Pontiac-and GM-a much needed shot in the arm.(Product/Service Evaluation)

WHAT A CONCEPT; Less than three years in the making, Solstice gives Pontiac-and GM-a much needed shot in the arm.(Product/Service Evaluation) Hart, Roger Byline: ROGER HART Ever since it was revealed at the 2002 Detroit show, the Pontiac Solstice has been more than just a car for General Motors. Brainchild of GM’s then-new product czar […]

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Automotive Industries

Industrial Fans

Industrial Fans Airmaster Fan Company now offers the 4-in-1 Direct Drive Mancooler with four mounting options. Included with the fan is the chain hanging mount, the ceiling mount, the wall mount and the portable barrel with wheel mounting to create the style needed. Available in 30 in. or 36 in. sizes, the fan features 115V, […]

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Triax Aims For Low-Cost Hybrid

Triax Aims For Low-Cost Hybrid Lindsay Brooke GM’s flexible powertrain concept for global assembly relies on a separate frame and low-cost body. The program was code-named “Agile,” and to the designers, engineers and fabricators who built the car, it was a rapid-fire project — seven months from idea to the finished concept vehicle. But to […]

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Fast Poll.(News)(Brief Article)

Fast Poll.(News)(Brief Article) The variety of responses to our question of what is the top supercar-Porsche Carrera GT, Ferrari Enzo or Lamborghini Murcielago-proves that in the half-million-dollar class, there is no wrong answer. The GT is the first supercar to come along since the McLaren F1 to capture my imagination. It has style (which precious […]

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Wirewound resistors – New Products

Wirewound resistors – New Products – Brief Article SEI Electronics Inc. has introduced its SM Series of wirewound resistors. Designed to provide power supply, automotive design and component engineers with true surface mount (SMD) high-power resistors rated at 1W to 3W. This series is engineered to deliver resistance values from 0.01 ohms to 3K ohms […]

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Toyota now plans to use modules, but in its own way.

Toyota now plans to use modules, but in its own way. Treece, James Toyota is reorganizing key parts of its supplier network to follow the industry trend toward modules. But Toyota is taking a typically innovative approach. It is urging suppliers to consolidate and form joint ventures without giving up its equity stakes in those […]

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Automotive Manufacturing & Production

Painting axles

Painting axles – American Axle and Manufacturing American Axle & Manufacturing (Detroit) operates an axle plant in Buffalo, NY. It has another facility 35 miles away, in St. Catherines, Ontario. Light truck axles produced at both plants are being painted in a 67,000-sq. ft. paint shop that was added to the Buffalo plant, an addition […]