Engine of 1948 Tucker Sedan in Henry Ford Museum, December 1964

Summary

After problems with their own engine, Preston Tucker and his engineers selected a 334-cubic inch 6-cylinder unit originally designed for helicopters. Once converted from air to water cooling, the flat-6 engine performed beautifully in the Tucker 48, producing 166 horsepower. To ensure a steady supply, Tucker bought the company that built the engine -- Air Cooled Motors of Syracuse, New York.

After problems with their own engine, Preston Tucker and his engineers selected a 334-cubic inch 6-cylinder unit originally designed for helicopters. Once converted from air to water cooling, the flat-6 engine performed beautifully in the Tucker 48, producing 166 horsepower. To ensure a steady supply, Tucker bought the company that built the engine -- Air Cooled Motors of Syracuse, New York.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Gelatin silver process

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 8.25 in

Width: 10 in

1948 Tucker 48 Sedan

Details
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