Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas on October 24, 1974 · Page 26
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Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas · Page 26

Fayetteville, Arkansas
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Thursday, October 24, 1974
Page 26
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«--Northwest Arkansas TIMES, Thursday, October 24,1974 According To Federal Agency Solution To Gas Shortage Leads To Binge Like people, car engines are reluctant to get going on cold mornings. It's a small wonder when near-zero temperatures thicken various lubricating oils and greases which makes it tougher for pails of the engine to move. Also, the colder the temperature, the less efficient the b a t t e r y , becomes. A t zero degrees, for instance. the battery is only about half as · efficient as on a normal summer morning. Herewith is a list of tips w h i c h will keep voltage demands on your car's battery down during the vulnerable period when the battery loses much of its punch. TIP LIST 1. Transmission: To lessen the load on the starter, release manual .shift transmissions by depressing the clutch pedal; place automatic transmissions in "neutral" before attempting lo start the engine. 2. Electrical Accessories: Shut off lights, windshield w i p e r s , defrosters, healer, radio, etc., before attempting to start the engine. .This will assure maximum voltage available for both the starter motor and the ignition system. 3. Choking: While complete setting of hand choke is obvious, some drivers don't realize that most automatic chokes must be set "on" by d e p r e s s i n g t h e accelerator before starting. (Many cold weather starting failures are clue entirely to tins oversight.) 4. Pumping the Accelerator: An additional one or two pumps on the accelerator pedal will dump raw gasoline into the intake manifold and help get enough vaporized fuel into the cylinders during very cold weather. 5. Throttle Setting: When the s t a r t e r i s energized, t h e accelerator should be a b o u t half way clown to get enough air rushing through the manifold to pick up the fuel and carry it into the cylinders. 6. Starter Motor: Energize ALL FORMS OF INSURANCE including Automobile McCARTNEY- FAUCETTE INC. 442-2335 "Personal Service With Every Policy" 2140 N. College STINGER SAM'S 8 til 8 Weekdays 443-2181 Sun. Holidays 901 N. College Wholesale Prices ENGINE Carefree COOLING SYSTEM summer driving starts with our car care! LIGHTS LUBRICATION BATTERY BRAKES the starter at relatively short intervals. Avoid grinding away or yon may overheat the starter motor and cause excessive drain on the battery. 7. Shut-off: Place transmission in "neutral" and run engine at fast idle. When switch is off, depress accelerator to "flood" the engine. This will insure a supply of gasoline in the cylinders for the next start. A complete check of the ignition system and spark plugs before the first cold snap hits is advised. A weak ignition c\51, defective distributor points or worn spark plugs can kick starting voltage requirements way up. A n d , of course, if abttery voltage is too low to meet these increased demands, the engine won't start. Send $2.95 today for this 132-page manual. It can save you hundreds. Everything from servicing your car's air conditioning system to Tills is ihe book the professionals use. Retail value S6.95. Send this coupon and 52.65 check or money order to: The Gales Rubber Company I, Dapt. CO 999 Soulh Broadway, Denver, Colo. (0217 Allow three weeks lor delivery. Name_ i Addrcss.. City y Stale. .Zip- It not complete!/ BalisTied, return book toi full refund. True Cost It makes the Datsun 710 an even better buy. 710 2-Door Sedan Don't be fooled by a low sticker price. The true cost of any car is the price equipped the way you want it. Some cars come practically stripped. But the Datsun 710 comes with many standard features other cars charge 'extra for. Other things to consider are low gasoline cost, upkeep, repairs, and Datsun's high resale value. Test-drive the 710 today! Look at all you get! · 1800cc overhead cam engine · 4-speed stick shift · Power-assist front disc brakes · Fully reclining bucket seats "Tinted glass · Vinyl upholstery · Full carpeting · Multi-speed windshield wipers « Whitewalls · Full wheel covers · Single -^ , ~ _ ^ key locking "'Electric" clock · Trip DfltSUlthnl odometer · And lots more! C2IV£S |J** W WW t-f- , J J sets you frte HOUSTON TAYLOR MOTOR COMPANY 3372 N. College 442-4251

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