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The Chevrolet Opala seems like an incredibly long car.  Looks to be an under-slung live axle at the rear, but with 4-link pressed-steel trailing arms (..for anti-squat), coil springs, Panhard Rod and telescopic dampers, rather than leaf springs.

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^ That Daimler engine appears to have a peculiarly tiny engine-oil sump, I'm guess it must have otherwise had a separate oil tank / reservoir ?   

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On 1/9/2022 at 11:52 AM, D.E said:

Drawings that can be unfolded and show the inner workings seem to be quite common  in pre war books. This one from Das Moderne Automobil (The Modern Car), published in 1927, is a neat one. Doesn't fit in the scanner very well so you'll have to do with these slightly blurry photos:

 

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I don't recall ever seeing such a book with fold open car sectionals. That's really brilliant and reveals a lot of detail ; from front wheels to drum brake mechanism to front suspension. The back brakes appear to be rod operated and the rear leaf springs are of cantilever design.  Wonderful. 

Thanks for sharing.  Any other's ? 

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On 06/01/2022 at 20:14, Landy Mann said:

From the 1941 edition of the motor manual.

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The draughtsman obviously had a sense of humour.  You often find all sorts of little jokes and funny things in these sorts of drawings, which is one of the reasons that I like old books.

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6 hours ago, Bfg said:

I don't recall ever seeing such a book with fold open car sectionals. That's really brilliant and reveals a lot of detail ; from front wheels to drum brake mechanism to front suspension. The back brakes appear to be rod operated and the rear leaf springs are of cantilever design.  Wonderful. 

Thanks for sharing.  Any other's ? 

I believe I have a couple of others as well, yes. Not as detailed and with multiple layers like this one, but I'll have a look!

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Remember reading in Practical Classics a guy buying an ex college A series sectional engine and restoring it, the comment that sticks in mind was the amount of sweet wrappers stuffed up oil ways etc. When I find the article I’ll post it up. 

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