American Machinist

Car talk. (50 Years Ago In ... American Machinist).

CARS WERE UNDERGOING MANY CHANGES IN 1953, and AM editors were reporting those developments and making predictions about future innovations in the June 22nd issue. Current developments included power steering, made available by Mercury and Kaiser, and automatic transmissions appearing in 35% of all Fords.

Upcoming technology included brakes that would be both air and water-cooled and overhead-cam engines that were expected to eliminate push rod engines. …

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