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Courier Elva Cars Courier
 
Style Original design road race car
Made by Elva Cars
Produced 1958 to 1974
   
Production of the Elva Courier started in 1958 with the Mk1, based on a tubular ladder frame chassis and Ford or MG engines. Initially intended for competition use the Courier found its place as a competent road race car.

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Piston engine Balance shaft

Balance shaft in Ford Taunus V4 engine.In piston engine engineering, a balance shaft is an eccentric weighted shaft which offsets the vibrations of unbalanced engines. Four cylinder applicationsBalance shafts are most common in inline four cylinder engines which, due to the asymmetry of their design, have an inherent second order vibration (vibrating at twice the engine RPM) which, contrary to popular belief, cannot be eliminated no matter how well the internal components are balanced. This vibration is generated because the movement of the connecting rods in an inline engine is not symmetrica

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