STP574

    A Metrication Case History: Ford's 2.3-Litre Engine

    Published: Jan 1975


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    Abstract

    This illustrated report covers Ford's experience in engineering and manufacturing the first mass-produced, metric automotive engine in the United States. Some conversion problems are identified, and techniques used to minimize short-term costs of going metric are described. The metrication trend is briefly reviewed, along with a reference to the opportunity for potentially minimizing final product costs in the long run as a result of metrication.

    Keywords:

    metric system, standards, units of measurement, automobile engines, automotive industry


    Author Information:

    Mallen, SE


    Paper ID: STP32276S

    Committee/Subcommittee: S03

    DOI: 10.1520/STP32276S


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