Jaguar XK120,XK140,XK150 Sports Cars

Author: Karl Ludvigsen

Publisher: Enthusiast Books

ISBN: 9781583881507

Category: Transportation

Page: 128

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No sports-car introduction in history has had the impact of Jaguar's XK120 in 1948. Thrust into a dreary post-war world was a stunningly gorgeous roadster, its styling inspired by the best pre-war Italian design, powered by a magnificent 3.5-liter in-line six developing 160 horsepower. Its twin-cam hemispherical-chamber head was a dramatic advance for British production cars. Exotic cars all, the XK-series of sports Jaguars are among the world's most glamorous. Rare photos from the Ludvigsen Library trace their history on road and track and give an intimate portrait of the sports cars that raised the bar for Jaguar's opposition and cemented the company's reputation for fast, stylish cars that were also remarkably affordable.

The Sports Car

Its design and performance

Author: Colin Campbell

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461333849

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 306

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1 The Development of the Sports Car.- Motor sport.- The sports car.- The history of the sports car.- The first sports car.- The fabulous years.- Historic sports cars.- The future of the sports car.- 2 The Engine: Combustion.- Cylinder head history.- Combustion chamber research.- Volumetric efficiency.- Knock.- Limiting compression ratio.- Types of combustion chamber.- 3 The Engine: Induction and Exhaust.- The induction system.- The 4-cylinder in-line engine.- The 6-cylinder in-line engine.- The V-8 engine.- Ramming induction pipes.- Ramming pipe theory.- Forward-ram intakes.- Cold-air intakes.

Jaguar XK

das Original

Author: Philip Porter,Tim Andrew

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783893651979


Page: 96

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Great Lakes Ore Docks and Ore Cars

Author: Patrick C. Dorin

Publisher: Enthusiast Books

ISBN: 9781583882023

Category: Transportation

Page: 128

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The iron mining industry was quite extensive throughout the area known as the Lake Superior Iron Ore District, which included Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota and Ontario and other prominent iron mining regions to the northeast and east of Lake Superior in Ontario as well Quebec and Labrador. All of the iron ore was transported by rail to a wide number of lake ports on Lake Superior, Lake Michigan and Lake Huron. This book lists all of the ore docks constructed on the Great Lakes, as well as their operational life span right up to the present time. Each chapter for each railroad includes the types of ore docks once or currently operated as well as a roster of ore cars from the 1940s to the present time, and includes photos of the ore docks and ore cars, ore car schematics and pertinent data. It also provides some new perspectives for historical and future research, and can be used for the art work of model railroading.

The Car Book

Author: DK

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 1405390999

Category: Transportation

Page: 360

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The definitive visual history of the automobile The Car Book stylishly shows you everything you might want to know about the history of the automobile. With stunning visual images and over 2,000 cars featured, the evolution of the car is tracked from decade to decade and across international borders, from India's Ambassador to Italy's Alfa Romeo. Ever wondered how Porsche and Chevrolet became household names? Discover the stories behind the men and the machines that created the most famous marques and take a virtual tour of the anatomy of iconic cars from each era. If you love cars, then you'll love this - The Car Book is simply a must-have title for all car enthusiasts.

Northeast American Sports Car Races 1950-1959

Author: Terry O'Neil

Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1845842545

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 432

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This book focuses on the different aspects that contributed to the development of Northeast American sports car racing during the 1950s. The evolution from amateur drivers racing on public roads in 1950, to both professional and amateur drivers racing at private, purpose-built tracks in 1959, demanded huge leaps of faith, trust and understanding. The transition was neither easy nor uneventful for drivers, clubs or track owners, and the tragedy, politics and intrigue that came to characterise the period are covered here in fascinating detail.

Sports Cars

Author: Bruce LaFontaine

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486408027

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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Ready-to-color drawings of 44 magnificent cars -- 1915 Stutz Bearcat, 1934 Duesenberg Model J, 1957 Ford Thunderbird convertible, 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray split-window coupe, 1997 Dodge Viper GTS, and more. Identifying captions.

Original Jaguar XK

Author: Philip Porter

Publisher: MotorBooks International

ISBN: 9780760317372

Category: Transportation

Page: 144

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This best-selling book on the Jaguar XK is a comprehensive and detailed guide to restoring the prestigious sports car. With original factory specification data, equipment, and options for all XK models--from the first XK120 Roadster to the ultimate 3.8-liter XK150 S--it describes and illustrates exactly how the cars looked in their original condition. This ultimate information source offers the finest gallery of XK photographs ever published.

Jaguar Cars

Author: James Mann

Publisher: Motorbooks International

ISBN: 0760348421

Category: Transportation

Page: 224

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Jaguar Cars features 50 of Jaguar's most iconic models through James Mann's stunning photography, from the original SS Jaguar to today's F-Type sports cars and the C-X75 supercar concept.

A to Z of Sports Cars, 1945-1990

Author: Mike Lawrence

Publisher: Motorbooks International

ISBN: 9781870979818

Category: Transportation

Page: 336

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Presents a history of sports cars from the earliest models, to the hot rods of the 1950s and 1960s, to contemporary styles

Jaguar XK140/150 In Detail

Author: Anders Ditlev Clausager

Publisher: Herridge & Sons Limited

ISBN: 9781906133078

Category: Transportation

Page: 192

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Jaguar’s series of XK sports cars used the remarkable twin overhead camshaft engine that was first exposed to the public in 1948 in the new XK120 two-seater, which took the motoring world by storm. For 1954 the XK120 was replaced by the mildly restyled XK140 model, with an increase in power, optional overdrive and a roomier cockpit. It was replaced in 1957 by the XK150. With disc brakes on all wheels, the option of engines up to 265bhp and a completely new body, the XK150 was an extremely competent performance car with more than a touch of glamour. This book opens with an exposition of the background to the introduction of the XK140, a key model because the XK120 was such a hard act to follow. Then comes a full technical analysis of the new car, covering all aspects of the chassis, running gear, engine and transmission. This sets the scene for the coverage of the XK150. Major production changes during the evolution of the two models are recorded, and production and sales worldwide are analyzed in depth. The author also provides information on prototypes and special-bodied cars.

The Autocar

A Journal Published in the Interests of the Mechanically Propelled Road Carriage

Author: Henry Sturmey,H. Walter Staner

Publisher: N.A


Category: Automobiles

Page: N.A

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Practical Jaguar Ownership

How to Extend the Life of a Well-Worn "Cat"

Author: Martin Cross

Publisher: Motor Racing Publications

ISBN: 9781899870240

Category: Transportation

Page: 128

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Benefit from a life times experience of rescuing, restoring and refurbishing scores of Jaguars abandoned as being beyond repair. This refreshing read, laced with priceless advice, covers Cross restoration experiences with SS Jaguar saloons and drophead coupes; the MkV, VII, VIII and IX saloons; the XK120, XK140 and XK150 sportscars; the classic Mk 1 and Mk 2 saloons; the famous E-type coupes and convertibles; the XJ6 and XJ12 saloons; and the XJS coupes. Cross identifies and offers solutions to the many pitfalls he has encountered over the years.