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David Tran Orientation to Engineering-Final Project Dr. Casas December 10 th , 2017
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1. Tucker 48, or the Tin Goose , was   a prototype car. It was the first prototype car made by the Tucker Corporation in 1947. The Tucker Corporation was founded by a person named Preston Tucker in 1946 and was designed by an automotive designer, Alex Tremulis. The Tucker 48 car is considered to be a legendary breakthrough in the engineering world, with many defining traits which makes the vehicle such an amazing car. For example, the Tin Goose s engine, was cooled down with an air cooling system, something which was never seen before in automobiles. The prototype also had interchangeable seats and a collapsible windshield. However, Tucker had given about 90 days to Tremulis to create a fully functioning model of their version of the car of the future. With such a rushed production, any of the proposed features of the vehicle was dropped (Barclay, 2010). Such as the direct fuel injected system being changed to a carburetor. As well as the 589 cubic inch 6 cylinder engine changing to a 355 cubic inch engine. Overall, the Tucker 48 was an interesting car, but in reality was a disappointing turn out (Tucker History). 2. I was able to determine that my information was authentic and reliable because of the domain ending in .org, .edu, or .gov. However, certain search engines can help in resulting in reliable searches. For example, the use of Google Scholar, which searches the database, only resulting in reliable sources. Or through the use of the Uconn Library, resulting in scholarly articles, journals, and books. Also, you can also fact check with other resources to ensure that the information you are looking at is valid and accurate (Finding Articles).
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