Labor Day 2017
Today in the United States it is Labor Day. This is the 123rd time the national holiday has been celebrated. To be sure, people have been laboring in this country—as well as everywhere else—for a whole lot longer.
But for most of us, Labor Day is a day during which we don’t labor. So this will be short. And graphic designer Chris Bidlack did a quick bit of work to create the accompanying graphic for us.
We appreciate his labor, too.
I'm not talking about a plastic Revell model of a '57 Chevy, but a real vehicle, one that rolls off an assembly line in 1999 with another 99,999 just like it right behind. Is it possible, or is this just a fantasy of the marketing department at Elmer's?
According to Kunihiro Hoshi, chief engineer for the GX 470: “Three of my top goals were to create a body-on-frame vehicle with sweeping off-road performance and unibody-like on-road capability, and, of course, it had to meet the Lexus quality standard.” He met his goals. But why would anyone want to bang this vehicle around on rocks?
Generally, when OEMs produce aluminum engine blocks (aluminum rather than cast iron because cast iron weighs like cast iron), they insert sleeves into the piston bores—cast iron sleeves.