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August 16, 1941

Dyke's Automobile and Gasoline Engine Encyclopedia: The Elementary Principles, Construction, Operation and Repair of Automobiles, Gasoline Engines and Automobile Electric Systems; Including Trucks, Tractors, Motorcoaches, Automotive Diesel Engines, Aircraft Engines and Motorcycles. Simple, Thorough and Practical

JAMA. 1941;117(7):575. doi:10.1001/jama.1941.02820330079040

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As the title indicates, this book of nearly fifteen hundred pages is encyclopedic in its information about automobiles and gasoline engines. In compiling the data the author had in mind the car owner, the repair man and the student. He discusses the underlying scientific principles involved in each subject and makes the book practical in various ways, including thousands of pictures, plans, diagrams and charts, some in color. There is a section on "Trouble Shooting" with charts in color to enable the reader to locate quickly trouble about his car. The working principles of trucks and tractors also are illustrated and discussed. There are special instructions on testing and adjusting various parts of the automobile. This edition has been revised and enlarged. The author has endeavored to make the information readily available by including thousands of lines of index. The book has been encumbered somewhat, however, by the inclusion of

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