National Geographic : 1932 Feb
THE LI NCOL _ .. 8 --- III Lincoln announces a new Lincoln V-8 cylinder. . . . Like the Lincoln V-Iz2 cylinder, this motor car with shorter wheelbase expresses the high principles of the Lincoln tradition . . . Lincoln mechanical excellence will be rigidly maintained, as in the past, at a single standard.... At prices ranging from $2900 at Detroit, the new Lincoln V-8 cylinder car brings Lincoln quality in automobile design, engineering and precision manufac ture within reach of a larger number of those who appreciate fine motor cars Compact power plant. Engine of 8 cylinders cast in blocks of 4 and arranged at a V angle of 60 degrees to give out-of-step firing and insure smooth operation. Three-point suspension mounted on rubber. Bore and stroke, 33 x 5. Brake horse-power, 120. Dual down-draft carburetor equipped with special intake silencer and air cleaner. Soft-acting, double-disc clutch. New free-wheeling unit mounted at rear of transmission, operative on all forward speeds by means of a lever on the dash. Trans mission equipped with special synchronizing unit to facilitate gear shifting. Second-speed gears of helical type make opera tion in this speed virtually as silent as in high speed. Wheel base, 136 inches. V-type radiator of tubular design, with flat tubes set at an angle affording maximum cooling surface, and provided with automatically operated shutters. Side venti lators of hood also controlled by thermostats. Brakes equipped with vacuum booster. All bodies of steel and wood composite type, heavily steel-braced at all important points. Price includes full equipment-five steel-spoke wheels and tires, bumpers, etc.