COST EVALUATION FOR NINE FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARDS-TASK VIII-FMVSS 301, FUEL SYSTEM INTEGRITY-DETERMINATION OF THE MODEL YEAR WHEN MANUFACTURERS MADE CHANGES TO MEET STANDARD'S 1976 REQUIREMENTS

The findings of a previous study were reviewed to determine which passenger automobiles had the greatest weight and cost changes during the period 1967-1976 relative to FMVSS 301, Fuel System Integrity. From the listing of 17 models, five were selected for further study based on: (1) those with the greatest cost or weight change between the 1967 and 1976 models; (2) models which represent a major portion of the vehicles sold from year-to-year; and (3) including the major domestic and foreign manufacturers studied. The authors obtained the parts books for 1967 through 1976 for the models selected. Based on parts numbers, descriptions and pictures a determination was made when the manufacturer modified each fuel system to meet 1976 requirements. The major changes were--1973 - Ford Maverick, 1974 - Toyota Corona, Ford Torino, and 1976 - Chevrolet Nova and Malibu.

  • Corporate Authors:

    De Lorean Motor Company

    Research and Engineering Division, 2401 Elliott Street
    Troy, MI  United States  48084

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • McLean, R F
    • Lisiecki, G
  • Publication Date: 1979-9

Media Info

  • Pagination: 17 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00313977
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-HS-805-300 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-8-02015
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jul 22 1980 12:00AM