1944-01-01

The SHAPE of TRUCKS TO COME 440204

THE post-war truck will have many improvements over earlier models, but it will also have many disappointments for those expecting too many revolutionary changes.
Frames, for instance, Mr. Horine believes, will be continued in motor truck for a long time to come-however, they will be stronger and more efficient than those of the past.
On the score of powerplants, particularly, there will be many disappointments, for high-octane gas is too expensive to justify its use in truck engines, although there will be many refinements made in the engines.
Both brakes and cooling systems must be much improved. They will be made to operate more efficiently and with less troubles developing in service.
Clutches and transmissions will not be very different for a while, although in time, Mr. Horine believes that synchronized shifts, fluid drives, and other changes will be introduced for trucks.

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