<VV> Henry Ford Museum will feature on Jan 10, 2015, among others a 1960 Car of the Year.

Scott Morehead moreheadscott at yahoo.com
Mon Jan 5 11:02:23 EST 2015

Henry Ford Museum exhibit will take a closer look at engines
 Published: Monday, January 05, 2015     By Jodi Rempala
Press & Guide           This engine comes from the 1933 Willy's Drag Racer     
 View and purchase photos The Henry Ford is getting ready to open a new featured exhibit.

Up next is a closer look at engines. The driving force behind the automobile.

Visitors will be able to get an up close look at what’s inside 40 classic vehicles beginning Jan. 10.

While a car may look nice on the outside, what really determines the vehicle’s power is what’s underneath the hood.

The exhibit will be open for nine weeks and will feature cars like the Bugatti Type 41 Royale Convertible, a 1948 Tucker 48 Sedan, the 1963 Chrysler Gas Turbine and the 1916 Woods Dual Power Hybrid Coupe.

Other cars that will be featured are:

a 1907 White Model G

a 1919 Ford Model T

a 1936 Lincoln Zephyr

a 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air

a 1956 Chrysler 300-B Stock Car

a 1960 Chevrolet Corvair

a 1960 Meskowski Race Car

a 1963 Chrysler Turbine and

a 1965 Goldenrod Land Speed Race Car

During the exhibit the museum will have daily shows in the Douglas Drive-in Theater related to cars and their horsepower, hands-on demonstrations, presentations of alternative fuel sources and a chance to see the Corliss engine running.

The Corliss engine will be featured at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. daily.

Curator Matt Anderson will share information about engine innovations over the years during presentations at 1 p.m. Jan. 10, 17 and March 14 in the Douglas Drive-in.

Saturdays in January will feature a chance to learn and build for those older than 8.

Early autos ran on gasoline, steam or electricity. Visitors can explore the positives and negatives of the fuel options through power demonstrations and hands-on exploration.

Tinker with magnets to learn how they help create motion. Then apply that knowhow

to assemble an electric car. Car assembly not recommended for children under 8.

In February, there will be the chance to explore how the internal combustion engine really works.

Visitors can explore the inner workings of engines. Help create working models of pistons,

cams and valves, and discover how they make get the cars to move. Then visitors create an automaton using these same engine mechanics to create motion.

While cruising through the exhibit, Anderson has some specific engines he recommends getting a good look at, and they run the gamut from 1919 to 2009. One he suggests is the 1919 Model T. The Model T engine was an inline 4-cylinder engine with L-head valves,

177 cubic inches displacement and 20 horsepower.

Another is the 1933 Willys Drag Racer. This car features a V-8 cylinder engine that has a supercharged single overhead camshaft, 427 cubic inches displacement and 1,200 horsepower.

Move forward in time and explore the 1956 Chevy Bel Air. This car sports a V-8 cylinder engine, overhead valves,256 cubic inches displacement and 225 horsepower. Quite a big change from the 20 horsepower available in the Model T.

This new exhibit has plenty to explore to learn more about how people get around and how the automobile has changed throughout its lifetime.

For more information about the exhibit or to purchase museum tickets, visit thehenryford.org. Henry Ford Museum exhibit will take a closer look at engines - News - Press and Guide
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Scott Morehead
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