Volume IV represents the results of one of four major study areas under the Automotive Manufacturing Assessment System (AMAS) sponsored by the DOT/Transportation Systems Center. AMAS was designed to assist in the evaluation of industry's capability to produce fuel efficient vehicles. An analysis of automotive engine manufacturing was conducted in order to determine the impact of regulatory changes on tooling costs and the production process. The 351W CID V-8 engine at Ford's Windsor No. 1 Plant was the subject of the analysis. A review of plant history and its product is presented along with an analysis of manufacturing operations, including material and production flow, plant layout, machining and assembly processes, tooling, supporting facilities, inspection, service and repair. Four levels of product change intensity showing the impact on manufacturing methods and cost is also presented.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also Volume 3, PB80-145659. Also available in set of 4 reports PC E19, PB80-145626.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Corporate-Tech Planning, Incorporated

    275 Wyman Street
    Waltham, MA  United States  02154

    Transportation Systems Center

    55 Broadway, Kendall Square
    Cambridge, MA  United States  02142
  • Authors:
    • Taylor, T J
  • Publication Date: 1979-11

Media Info

  • Pagination: 133 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00313202
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-HS-804-463 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-TSC-1383
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: May 7 1980 12:00AM