New System of Repair.
An interesting demonstration of tho latest methods for repairing Ford engines was given before Ford dealers and their mechanics m Wellington. The new practice is rather to re-manu-facture than repair. The dealer's works are fitted with a travelling crane system similar to that used m the Ford factory. Clovor machines take the place of handwork, enabling accuracy to be secured to the thousandth part of an inch. The time taken to effert repairs is reduced to one-fourth or less. This was strikingly illustrated by the demonstrator. Mr. J. L/. Broun, of the Colonial Motor Company, who, m three hours, re-babbited the crankshaft bearings, bored th"-* to accurate size, fitted a new crank-shaft, and bored one" cylinder m a block takon from an engine ten years old. This work, under the most favorable conditions, would have takon 15 to 20 hours by hand, with no certainty of Its being a sound Job despite every care. There waa no haste. The demonstrator talked as he worked, and stopped freauontly to illustrate tho different Rtnpeß.
The backbone of the new H.vstem is tho K. R. Wilson combination machine, which ro-babbltH and roughboroH boarinscx. »Hfcn-roumers them to one-<iimrtcr. thousandth or an inch and bores the cyllnderH. Three bearings are bored nt once. Four cylinders are bored nt a labor cost of *io minutes. The Manley assembly bench enables nil cnplne-iiHHembllnff to be done breast-high, without lifting, nnd obviates tho necessity for bins under the car m adjusting the crack case. A crank case all&ninfc Jig is another important pioco of equipment. In brief. It Ih claimed that the remnnufaoturlng process ensures 12 000 miles of running without further nttrntlon. halves iho cost to tho c-.u---owner, and kill* complaint*. It brltiKH factory exactness lo the local gawKe «nd ennblc» tho dealer to guarantee the Job.*
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"RE-MANUFACTURING" FORDS., NZ Truth, Issue 968, 14 June 1924
"RE-MANUFACTURING" FORDS. NZ Truth, Issue 968, 14 June 1924
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