Practical Motorist

Magazines & Periodicals

"The Practical Motorist", as it was initially titled, first went to print in 1934. In the early years, it was a weekly magazine, although in later years it switched to being published on a monthly basis.

Throughout the magazine though there is a clear "can do" approach. One issue alone also has features on repairing - not just replacing - cracked engine castings, re-grooving car tyres, looking after an engine's spark plugs correctly (bearing in mind that many pre-war plugs could be disassembled for cleaning), the inner workings of car gearboxes and also fluid flywheels (used by makers such as Daimler and Armstrong-Siddeley for example), Bendix brake adjustment, the design of bevel-gear differentials, dynamo failures, and chassis lubrication.

"The Practical Motorist", as it was initially titled, first went to print in 1934. In the early years, it was a weekly magazine, although in later years it switched to being published on a monthly basis.

Throughout the magazine though there is a clear "can do" approach. One issue alone also has features on repairing - not just replacing - cracked engine castings, re-grooving car tyres, looking after an engine's spark plugs correctly (bearing in mind that many pre-war plugs could be disassembled for cleaning), the inner workings of car gearboxes and also fluid flywheels (used by makers such as Daimler and Armstrong-Siddeley for example), Bendix brake adjustment, the design of bevel-gear differentials, dynamo failures, and chassis lubrication.

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