1955-01-01

New Pontiac V-8 Engine 550274

PONTIAC'S new V-8 engine, the authors say, fulfills well design objectives of durability, simplicity of manufacture and servicing, and ready adaptability to future fuels and displacement increases.
Important new features include:
  1. 1.
    Simplified casting of cylinder block and cylinder heads.
  2. 2.
    Valve train components designed for long valve gear life, quiet operation, and low cost.
  3. 3.
    A new gusher type of cooling system.
  4. 4.
    An engine ventilation system that scavenges harmful, corrosive diluents from all engine compartments.
  5. 5.
    A more-than-ample 12-v electrical system.
  6. 6.
    A wedge-shaped combustion chamber.

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