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Continental Motors is a corporation in Mobile, Alabama, USA, that produces aircraft engines. They are currently part of the Teledyne conglomorate, and properly known as Teledyne Continental. Image File history File links ContinentalMotorsLogo. ... A corporation is a legal entity (distinct from a natural person) that often has similar rights in law to those of a Civil law systems may refer to corporations as moral persons; they may also go by the name AS (anonymous society) or something similar, depending on language (see below). ... Motto: Nickname: The Azalea City Location in Alabama Founded Incorporated 1702 1814  County Mobile County Borough {{{borough}}} Parrish {{{parrish}}} Mayor Sam Jones Area  - Total  - Water 412. ... The term aircraft engine, for the purposes of this article, refers to aircraft reciprocating, or rotary, internal combustion engines as opposed to jet engines or turboprops. ... Teledyne (NYSE: TDY) is an industrial conglomerate primarily based in the United States but with global operations. ...


The company also supplied automobile engines to independent automobile producers in the 1920s and 1930s, produced in their factory in Muskegon, Michigan. Continental Motors also produced Continental branded automobiles in 1932/1933 based upon the 1931 De Vaux, a product of the De Vaux Motors Corporations of Oakland, California, which had been using body dies left over from the former Durant, which been produced by Durant Motors until 1930. A small variety of cars, the most popular kind of automobile. ... Sometimes referred to as the Jazz Age or primarily in North America and in Australia as the Roaring Twenties . In Europe it is sometimes refered to as the Golden Twenties. ... // Events and trends The 1930s were described as an abrupt shift to more radical lifestyles, as countries were struggling to find a solution to the global depression. ... Muskegon is a city located in Muskegon County, Michigan. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into De Vaux Continental. ... 1932 (MCMXXXII) is a leap year starting on Friday. ... 1933 (MCMXXXIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1931 (MCMXXXI) is a common year starting on Thursday. ... The De Vaux (deVoe) was an automobile produced by the De Vaux Motors Company of Grand Rapids, Michigan and Oakland, California (USA). ... Durant marque logo The Durant was an automobile make assembled by Durant Motors Inc. ... Durant Motors Inc. ... 1930 (MCMXXX) is a common year starting on Wednesday. ...


Company history

1905 Continental Motors is born with the introduction of a four-cylinder, four stroke cycle L-head engine operated by a single camshaft. This is a list of aviation-related events from 1905: April April 27 - Sapper Moreton of the British Armys balloon section is lifted 2,600 ft (792 m) by a kite at Aldershot under the supervision of the kites designer, Samuel Cody. ... The four-stroke cycle of an internal combustion engine is the cycle most commonly used for automotive and industrial purposes today (cars and trucks, generators, etc). ... The L-head is an early internal combustion engine design that placed the poppet valves beside the cylinder, opening into a small chamber beside the piston. ... A colorized automobile engine The internal combustion engine is a heat engine in which combustion occurs in a confined space called a combustion chamber. ... The camshaft is an apparatus used in piston engines to operate poppet valves. ...


1906 Type "O" 45 hp (34 kW) engine is developed to power aircraft. This is a list of aviation-related events from 1906: January January 17 - Zeppelin LZ 2 (makes a forced landing and is destroyed in high winds the following day). ...


1929 A-70 radial, seven-cylinder engine is introduced. This is a list of aviation-related events from 1929: Greatest number of fatal civil aircraft crashes in US history. ... Radial engine of a biplane. ...


1930 A-40 four-cylinder engine is introduced. This is a list of aviation-related events from 1930: Events The Surrey Aero Club inaugurates recreational flights from Gatwick Race Course (now London Gatwick Airport). ...


1938 A-50 is added to the lineup to power the Piper Cub and Taylorcraft. This is a list of aviation-related events from 1938: Events Imperial Airways inaugurates scheduled service from London to Montreal. ... Piper Cub. ... Taylorcraft L-2M at the National Museum of the United States Air Force Taylorcraft Aircraft is an airplane manufacturer based in Brownsville, Texas. ...


1939 Continental builds aircraft engines for use in British and American tanks. This is a list of aviation-related events from 1939: Events January January 12 - the RAF Auxiliary Air Force Reserve is formed February February 9 - Alex Henshaw sets a new speed record for the round trip between England and Cape Town in 4 days 10 minutes in a Percival Mew...


1945 Six-cylinder E-185 developed for Beechcraft Bonanza. This is a list of aviation-related events from 1945: // Events January January 1 - the Luftwaffe begins targeting Allied airfields in Europe as Operation Bodenplatte February February 13-15 - Allied bombers attack Dresden with incendiary weapons, destroying most of the city and killing some 50,000 people. ... The Beech Aircraft Corporation, purchased by Raytheon Aircraft on February 8, 1980, and often called Beechcraft after the name they give their aircraft, is a manufacturer of general aviation and military aircraft, ranging from light single engine aircraft to business jets and light military transports. ...


1950s A-65 developed into the more powerful C-90 and eventually to the 100 hp (75 kW) O-200. The latter powered one of the most important airplanes ever: the Cessna 150. // Events and trends This map shows two essential global spheres during the Cold War in 1959. ... The horsepower (hp) is the name of several non-metric units of power. ... The Continental O-200 engine is an important aircraft engine. ... The Cessna 150 is a two-seat tricycle gear general aviation airplane, originally designed for flight training. ...


1960s Turbocharging and fuel injection are brought to general aviation. IO-520's applications expand to dominate the market. The 1960s in its most obvious sense refers to the decade between 1960 and 1969, but the expression has taken on a wider meaning over the past twenty years. ... Turbocharger cutaway A turbocharger is an exhaust gas driven compressor used in internal-combustion engines to increase the power output of the engine by increasing the mass of oxygen entering the engine. ... Fuel Injection is a method or system for metering fuel into an internal combustion engine. ...


1984 TSIO-520-BE for the Piper Malibu. It sets new efficiency targets for piston engines. This is a list of aviation-related events from 1984: Events February February 21 - 14 hours and 2 minutes after taking off from New York, Air France pilot Patrick Fourticq and his companion, race driver Henry Pescarolo, land their Piper Malibu in Paris, setting a world record for a trans... The New Piper Aircraft, Inc. ...


1986 Powered by a liquid cooled version of the IO-240, the Voyager is the first piston-powered aircraft to circumnavigate the world without refueling. This is a list of aviation-related events from 1986: Events January January 9 - the UK Defence Secretary, Michael Heseltine, resigns amidst a political furore over the future of Westland Helicopters. ... Voyager returning from its flight The Voyager aircraft was the first to fly around the world without stopping or refueling. ...


1997 NASA selects Continental to develop and produce GAP, a new 200-hp engine that operates on Jet-A fuel. This is a list of aviation-related events from 1997: Events March 17–May 28 Linda Finch, pilot, aviation historian, and San Antonio, Texas businesswoman, flying a restored and specially equipped 62-year-old Lockheed Electra 10E, recreates the 1937 Amelia Earhart flight to circumnavigate the globe solo. ... NASA Logo Listen to this article · (info) This audio file was created from the revision dated 2005-09-01, and does not reflect subsequent edits to the article. ...


1999 Continental develops and tests its first FADEC-equipped engine. This is a list of aviation-related events from 1999: Events Hot air balloon Breitling Orbiter 3 completes the first non-stop, round the world balloon flight. ... FADEC is the acronym for Full Authority Digital Engine Control. ...


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Continental Motors continues to build engines for aircraft and is currently (2005) a division of Teledyne Technologies Company. Teledyne (NYSE: TDY) is an industrial conglomerate primarily based in the United States but with global operations. ...


Automobiles Using Continental Engines

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External link

Teledyne Continental Motors TCM official site


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Continental Motors - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (267 words)
Continental Motors is a corporation in Mobile, AL, USA, that produces aircraft engines.
Continental Motors also produced Continental branded automobiles in 1932/1933 based upon the 1931 DeVaux, a product of the DeVaux Motors Corporations of California, which had been using body dies left over from the former Durant, which been produced by Durant Motors until 1930.
1905 Continental Motors is born with the introduction of a four-cylinder, four stroke cycle L-head engine operated by a single camshaft.
Continental Motors Corporation - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (128 words)
Continental Motors Corporation was an engine manufacturing company that served the automobile and aviation industry in America.
In the 1920s and 1930s, Continental engines were found in numerous independent make automobiles, including those manufacted by Durant Motors.
Continental Motors continues to build engines for aircraft and is currently (2005) a division of Teledyne Technologies Company.
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