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Old 04-16-2013, 09:38 PM
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Another question as to "why" it took Chevrolet so long to address the problem is "why" didn't they just go to the cable system that had been in use on other GM lines since '64 ???? Throttle cables eliminated the bind of a shaft...
The reason they didn't address the problem was because it was cheaper to put the band aid on rather fix the problem. The repair cost a buck. Replacing the motor mounts would cost about $50. I would assume that they were commited to a specific number of mounts by contract with the supplier. Eventully the mounts were modified with the inter-locking plates. Sometime read Delorean's " On a clear day you can see General Motors" It's a very interesting read. Chevy wasn't as progressive as one might think. And cheap also!

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Old 04-17-2013, 05:53 AM
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The reason they didn't address the problem was because it was cheaper to put the band aid on rather fix the problem. The repair cost a buck. Replacing the motor mounts would cost about $50. I would assume that they were commited to a specific number of mounts by contract with the supplier. Eventully the mounts were modified with the inter-locking plates. Sometime read Delorean's " On a clear day you can see General Motors" It's a very interesting read. Chevy wasn't as progressive as one might think. And cheap also!

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That was kinda my point. Chev was at the bottom of the lineup and considered a poor mans car. They didn't get newer "technology" until years after the BOP lines had incorporated them and the development cost had already been adsorbed. In hindsight, it's amazing Chevrolet engineers were able to develop the engines they did with their measly budgets. They certainly didn't follow the low rpm, torque route of the others.

You can still buy those sandwich mounts that come from India and China for $5.00... For all the things Big Brother gets involved with for the safety of the public, you'd think this would be one to ban.
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Old 04-17-2013, 07:56 AM
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That was kinda my point. Chev was at the bottom of the lineup and considered a poor mans car. They didn't get newer "technology" until years after the BOP lines had incorporated them and the development cost had already been adsorbed. In hindsight, it's amazing Chevrolet engineers were able to develop the engines they did with their measly budgets. They certainly didn't follow the low rpm, torque route of the others.

You can still buy those sandwich mounts that come from India and China for $5.00... For all the things Big Brother gets involved with for the safety of the public, you'd think this would be one to ban.
No Chevy was the heavy hitter in the GM line. Chevy makes more money than any other GM product. Total sales is the key. According to Delorean the upper management only looked at the money. If they could do it cheaper they would. Read his book. It's very enlightening!

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Old 04-17-2013, 08:02 AM
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I read a book on marketing back about 20 years ago, forget the name but at that time it said that Chevrolet spent more on marketing than any other brand on earth at that time.

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I never heard them called that, but when you said "a man's name" I guessed that it was our favourite Corvair murderer.

OK- What car was the first to offer a "perpetual guarantee" ?
Here is the question.

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Old 04-17-2013, 09:19 PM
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As we all know that would be the 1904 Acme. It turned out it was a short lived perpetual guarantee.
They went out of business in 1911. Their lack of sucess in the automobile business was turned around later on when the motion picture was developed by Thomas Edison.

They started a business supplying props to Warner Bros.


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Yup - you got it. The 1904 Acme and the "different" concept of perpetuity.

Take it away......
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What was the first Foreign automobile licenced to be manufactured in the United States and when?

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Rolls Royce licensed in 1930 in USA, before that they were British built .
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Rolls Royce but it was earlier than 1930 I put it about 1925 or 1926.
The great Depression killed US manufacture about 1931 or 1932.
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The Brewster Company was the license holder.

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Old 04-18-2013, 10:22 AM
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The great Depression killed US manufacture about 1931 or 1932.
And again in 2008.

Oh wait, there wasn't much made here anymore to kill off. Sorry, my mistake.
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