The Kent engine was largely responsible for Ford gaining a name in the 1960s and 1970s for producing cars which were reluctant to start in damp weather conditions. The position of the distributor tucked at the back of the engine beneath the inlet manifold made it an ideal candidate for attracting moisture and condensation with the obvious effects in damp weather. The arrival of electronic ignition in 1986 put an end to these problems.
Harry Mundy, who designed the twin-cam development of the engine for Lotus, was offered the choice of payment for his work of £1000 cash or a royalty of £1 per unit. Knowing Colin Chapman's reputation in financial matters and the fact that he'd never made 1000 of anything, he took the cash. The twin cam went on to 55,000 units.
The Ford diesel engines "Endura-DE and Endura DI" bear no similarities to the petrol namesake. However Ford did produce a diesel HCS engine. These engines are notoriously underpowered.
Read more about this topic: Ford Kent Engine
Other articles related to "problem, problems":
... the oldest original approach to achieving artificial intelligence, based on logic and problem solving ... networks and optimization to solve problems in machine learning and control engineering ... Now, both approaches are in common use, often applied to different problems ...
... Jarier had a crash and the Maki team's weekend ended abruptly in a cloud of smoke from engine problems ... not been for those extra laps, the mechanical problems would have occurred during the race itself ... Emerson Fittipaldi dropped out with engine problems whilst John Watson broke a wing support and Carlos Reutemann got past Tom Pryce who was suffering from brake problems ...
... and anyone purchasing a puppy should be aware of the genetic problems which have been found in some individuals of the breed, such as PRA (Progressive Retinal Atrophy), luxating patella, and hip dysplasia) ... None of these problems are common and the breed is generally very healthy ... In addition to the rarer problems mentioned, the breed can have a tendency towards allergies and most commonly, tear-staining ...
... over standards and behaviour forced us to face the issue of why these problems arose – and, indeed, have often arisen ... Our conclusion is that the problems associated with low standards go much deeper than this or that individual or norm (or lack of norms) and are rooted in much bigger and deeper problems – basically ...
... The New Universe was heavily marketed, but faced substantial problems ... Jim Shooter had planned to recruit top creators, but this became unfeasible when Marvel's corporate owners unexpectedly reduced his available budget ...
Famous quotes containing the word problems:
“If combat means living in a ditch, females have biological problems staying in a ditch for 30 days because they get infections.... Males are biologically driven to go out and hunt giraffes.”
—Newt Gingrich (b. 1943)
“The proper method of philosophy consists in clearly conceiving the insoluble problems in all their insolubility and then in simply contemplating them, fixedly and tirelessly, year after year, without any hope, patiently waiting.”
—Simone Weil (19091943)
“If we fail to meet our problems here, no one else in the world will do so. If we fail, the heart goes out of progressives throughout the world.”
—Eleanor Roosevelt (18841962)