Archive for March 8th, 2013

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Automotive Trivia

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Friddle: Hankook is primarily known for manufacturing what type of auto part?

Check our blog next Friday for the answer and another Friddle.

Last Week’s Friddle: A typical automobile has four wheels, a spare and a
sixth wheel. What kind of wheel is the sixth
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Last Week’s Friddle Answer: Steering Wheel

Last Week’s Friddle Contest Winner: Jacob G.

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‘32 Ford Transmission Gets Authentic

Just before the end of 2012, the transmission department of Jasper Authentic Custom Drivetrains remanufactured this three-speed manual transmission from a 1932 Ford Model B.

The Model B was produced between 1932 and 1934 and was the successor to the Model A, which Ford produced between 1928 and 1931. “The biggest difference was that the transmission in the Model B used synchronizers to make shifting gears easier,” says Dave Ernst, JASPER Special Projects Consultant. “The Model A did not use synchronized gears, so the driver had to be very careful not to rake the gears, and potentially damage the transmission.”

Obviously, this early drivetrain component is no longer offered new, nor does it fit into any production remanufacturing system. That’s where Jasper Authentic Custom Drivetrains comes in.

For more information on the Jasper Authentic Custom Drivetrain division, call 1-800-827-7455.