The first V-8 engine was built around 1905 by Leon Levavasseur in France. The engine was based on his 1902 patent for a light gasoline V-8 engine. The engine was named "Antoinette" after the daughter of his banker.Know More
An Antoinette engine was first used in speedboats in 1901. In 1905, it was built as a water-cooled engine containing 8 cylinders arranged in a "V." This engine generated 50 horsepower and weighed 110 pounds. The Antoinette V-8 engine was the most popular engine of Europe until about 1910.
Henry Ford introduced one of the first V-8 cars in the United States in 1932. The 1932 Ford V-8 Carbriolet had 65 horsepower and helped begin the era of the American car.Learn more about Inventions
Chevrolet has manufactured several V8 engines over time, some with different torque output in specific applications. The Generation IV/V line of small-block V8 engines in production as of 2015 generates between 335 and 680 foot-pounds of torque, depending on the specific engine and tune level.Full Answer >
A V8 engine takes 5 to 8 quarts of oil, depending on the specific engine. The V8 engine relies more on oil volume than oil pressure, so it requires more oil compared to a four-cycle or V6.Full Answer >
The first dynamo was built by Hippolyte Pixii in France in 1832, and was based in part on the work completed in the 1820s by Joseph Henry and Michael Faraday, who discovered and analyzed electromagnetic induction. A dynamo is a device that uses electromagnetism to to create a direct current of electrical power. It is also known as a generator.Full Answer >
The first projector was invented by Thomas Edison and his partner, William Dickinson, in 1892, while the movie projector was invented in 1895 by Louis Lumiere and Auguste Lumiere, two brothers living in France. Edison and Dickinson's version of the projector could not take a film recording and put it on the big screen.Full Answer >