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musclecardreaming:

in the 70’s this is how GM shipped Vegas, to save money on shipping.




Chevrolet’s goal was to deliver Vegas topped with fluids and ready to drive to the dealership.  In order to be able to travel nose-down without leaking fluids all over the railroad, Vega engineers had to design a special engine oil baffle to prevent oil from entering the No. 1 cylinder.  Batteries had filler caps located high up on the rear edge of the case to prevent acid spilling, the carburetor float bowl had a special tube that drained gasoline into the vapor canister during shipment, and the windshield washer bottle stood at a 45 degree angle.  Plastic spacers were wedged in beside the powertrain to prevent damage to engine and transmission mounts.  The wedges were removed when cars were unloaded.





Wouldn’t it just have been easier to ship them level but it 2 or three tiers?

musclecardreaming:

in the 70’s this is how GM shipped Vegas, to save money on shipping.

Chevrolet’s goal was to deliver Vegas topped with fluids and ready to drive to the dealership.  In order to be able to travel nose-down without leaking fluids all over the railroad, Vega engineers had to design a special engine oil baffle to prevent oil from entering the No. 1 cylinder.  Batteries had filler caps located high up on the rear edge of the case to prevent acid spilling, the carburetor float bowl had a special tube that drained gasoline into the vapor canister during shipment, and the windshield washer bottle stood at a 45 degree angle.  Plastic spacers were wedged in beside the powertrain to prevent damage to engine and transmission mounts.  The wedges were removed when cars were unloaded.

Wouldn’t it just have been easier to ship them level but it 2 or three tiers?

(via carwhore)

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    Wouldn’t it just have been easier to ship them level but it 2 or three tiers?
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