Some Factors In Gasoline Economy 490214

SOME phases of the ever-present problem of obtaining better gasoline mileage are outlined by Mr. James, who also estimates the possible gains to be made if some of the generally recognized means of improving economy are adopted.
What methods should be used for a specific car and engine, he points out, depends on many factors - manufacturing costs, tooling charges, operational simplicity, fuel availability, and the like.
W. S. JAMES (LM '18), 1944 president of SAE, is vice-president of engineering with the Fram Corp. After serving with the U. S. Bureau of Standards from 1911 to 1924, he resigned to enter industrial activities, first with Hupp Motor Car Co., then Associated Oil Co. of Calif., and in 1926 became Studebaker Corp.'s chief research engineer and later chief engineer. In April 1945 he left Studebaker and after a brief period as director of automotive research at Ford Motor Co., he joined Fram.


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