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Old 07-29-2011, 12:02 PM   #151 (permalink)
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Looks like I picked a good question to ask.
Disagree, we don't even know what the question is.

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Porsche.

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The Austrian Dr. Ferdinand Porsche, at age 23, built his first car, the Lohner Electric Chaise. It was the world's first front-wheel-drive. Porsche's second car was a hybrid, using an internal combustion engine to spin a generator that provided power to electric motors located in the wheel hubs. On battery alone, the car could travel nearly 40 miles.
EM, was Porsche's vehicle an experimental unit or was it in series production?
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For clarification purposes, these vehicles were produced commercially.
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Nice.

But how did the wheels turn ?
There doesn't seem to be a hinged panel, yet the wheel seems too close to the side to allow for normal steering angles.
The wheels are inset a little bit from the body, but these cars do have a larger turning radius that other cars from the same period.

Here's a picture that shows this a little better:


This is the longer Ambassador, but they are nearly the same car. The Statesman I showed is lowered and has the wheel skirts extended. This Ambassador appears stock and has a little more relief for the wheels and you can see how they are inset a bit.
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Well, how about the 1936 Thorne Gas-Electric milk delivery trucks, produced in Chicago?

1936 C-1 Throne Gas-Electric Proto Type
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Well, how about the 1936 Thorne Gas-Electric milk delivery trucks, produced in Chicago?

1936 C-1 Throne Gas-Electric Proto Type
SUUUURRRRRVEYYYS SAID,

DINGDINGDING!

YOU ARE CORRECT!

Take a look....................1938 Walker Dynamotive

This design actually predated the diesel electric locomotive.

The Thorne was Ohio built, while the Walker was built in Chicago. Same thing though.

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whew, glad that one is over! CS, you can understand why it isn't technically a hybrid vehicle I hope:
VWVortex.com - 1936 Thorne hybrid electric delivery truck

What do you have for us Diesel Dave?
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Well, getting back to more of the orginal theme, here's the pic.

I don't think this should be too hard.
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preselector gearboxes - a very interesting article on wikipedia. Preselector gearbox - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia didn't know they were/are tank transmissions!!
OR you gave it away!

Dangit, oh well.

The answer was the Wilson Pre Selector, which for an analog style control was a very effective way of changing gears. Used to great effect by Armstrong Siddely, Daimler and others.

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