1949-01-01

THE NEW CADILLAC ENGINE 490209

TO illustrate a successful approach to the problem of designing a higher compression engine, the authors show here the course followed in the development of the new Cadillac engine.
Although it appears the basic design of this engine can be used up to a compression ratio of 12-1, the authors say that the actual compression ratio of the future Cadillac engine will depend upon:
  1. 1.
    The production of higher octane fuel at a suitable price.
  2. 2.
    Technological progress by the petroleum industry.
  3. 3.
    The urgency of the need for conserving our natural resources.
  4. 4.
    How insistently the motorist demands more miles per dollar.
  5. 5.
    Plain, old-fashioned competition.

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