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Paramount Cars
Paramount Cars was a British company which produced the Paramount automobile between 1950 and 1956. Founded by WA Hudson and S Underwood from Derbyshire, the company initially manufactured cars in Swadlincote with production moving shortly after to Melbourne, Derbyshire, Melbourne (again in Derbyshire) and then to Leighton Buzzard. Two models were produced, the Paramount Ten and the Paramount 1½-Litre. History The Paramount had an aluminium over wood frame body with BMW like grille and was mounted on a separate tubular steel chassis with front transverse and rear semi elliptical leaf springs. It was originally intended to have Alvis Cars, Alvis engine and suspension but to reduce cost the production versions used Ford Motor Company, Ford 10 components including the 1172 cc side valve engines, but fitted with twin SU carburettors, which resulted in poor performance. The car was listed in both 2 and 4 seat versions. In 1953, the company was bought by Camden Motors and producti ...
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Straight-4
A straight-four engine (also called an inline-four) is a four-cylinder Reciprocating engine, piston engine where cylinders are arranged in a line along a common crankshaft. The vast majority of automotive four-cylinder engines use a straight-four layout (with the exceptions of the flat-four engines produced by Subaru and Porsche) and the layout is also very common in motorcycles and other machinery. Therefore the term "four-cylinder engine" is usually synonymous with straight-four engines. Between 2005 and 2008, the proportion of new vehicles sold in the United States with four-cylinder engines rose from 30% to 47%. By the 2019 model year, the share for light-duty vehicles had risen to 57%. Design A four-stroke straight-four engine always has a cylinder on its power stroke, unlike engines with fewer cylinders where there is no power stroke occurring at certain times. Compared with a V4 engine or a flat-four engine, a straight-four engine only has one cylinder head, which red ...
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Swadlincote
Swadlincote is a former mining town in the district of South Derbyshire, England, lying within The National Forest (England), The National Forest area. It borders the counties of Leicestershire and Staffordshire, south-east of Burton upon Trent and north-west of Ashby-de-la-Zouch, and south-west of Derby. It also covers Newhall, Derbyshire, Newhall, Oversetts, Midway and the villages of Church Gresley and Woodville, Derbyshire, Woodville, with the sub-district of Goseley. It has a population of 36,000. Castle Gresley is to the south-west and Albert Village to the south. History Swadlincote's name is derived from the Old English ', ' being a man's name and ' meaning cottages. Past forms of the name include Sivardingescote and Swartlincote.Lysons & Lysons, 1817, pp. 165–172. Local residents sometimes shorten its name to "Swad". The Domesday Book of 1086 recorded Swadlincote as a small Manorialism, manor. It was part of the parish of Gresley (latterly Church Gresley) until th ...
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