1963 Pure Oil Performance Trials

Paper #:
  • 630280

Published:
  • 1963-01-01
DOI:
  • 10.4271/630280
Citation:
Percy, A., Forrest, W., and Olson, G., "1963 Pure Oil Performance Trials," SAE Technical Paper 630280, 1963, doi:10.4271/630280.
Abstract:

Background of the Pure Oil performance trials on six classes of automobiles is presented and the evolution of test requirements described. Three tests are run: the economy test to establish how far a vehicle can go over a prescribed course on one gallon of gasoline; the acceleration test which determines acceleration time from 25 to 70 mph in seconds; and the braking test where stopping distance in feet is measured for a stop from 60 mph. Each test is described from the point of view of rules, recording instruments, and penalties for infractions of rules. Test results are presented.

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