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Författare: Thomas Riegler.
Automobiles are more than just commodities used for moving from one place to another. In fact, numerous vehicles have either gained cult status, or they have become the object of automobile desire, or they have written technological history. What is frequently forgotten, however, is the fact that a car is not only a piece of nicely shaped metal on four wheels but that it also has a fiery heart in the shape of an engine beating inside it. And there has hardly been another invention which has influenced the 20th century the same way the combustion engine has.
This book is an homage to both the combustion engine and the automobile. It presents more than 80 engine classics as well as the corresponding vehicles. However, it is not just about vehicle legends which have celebrated great victories in racing but also about those cars and their engines which have got special stories to tell.
The knucklehead is a retronym used by enthusiasts to refer to a Harley-Davidson motorcycle engine, so named because of the distinct shape of the rocker boxes. As the design of Harley-Davidson engines has evolved through the years, the distinctive shape of the valve covers has allowed Harley enthusiasts to classify an engine simply by looking at the shape of the cover. The knucklehead engine valve covers have contours resembling knuckles on a person’s fist that give the knucklehead its name. CCEL is a volunteer-based project founded and directed by Harry Plantinga, a professor of computer science at Calvin College. The purpose of the CCEL is simply „to build up Christ’s church and to address fundamental questions of the faith. The documents in the library express a variety of theological views, sometimes conflicting with those of Calvin College. Calvin College has also provided them with space, network access, and significant financial support.
A 2002 reviewer acknowledged that while the site is „intended to be a basic online theological library,“ it was actually much more valuable than that: it is „a treasure of primary sources for anyone teaching Western Civilization or more specialized courses in medieval or Reformation history. They also specifically noted that the ability to search the music „for specific note patterns“ was valuable to musicologists. As of 2005, the primary users of the library fell into three main categories. These are university professors and their students using texts from the library as required reading without running up the students‘ bill for textbooks, people preparing sermons and Bible studies, and those reading for individual edification. Center for History and New Media, George Mason University.