Gate Valve – Conval, Inc

As a result of its simplicity and sturdiness, the stable wedge gate valve is the commonest in small diameter applications. This butterfly valve flange type could also be installed in any place and is suitable for dealing with almost any fluid type. This valve offers no compensation for adjusting seat alignment because of thermal enlargement or stress loads. These valves are most common in low-to-moderate stress and temperature purposes.

The outcome was essentially the most potent manufacturing Cadillac ever, proof that the division was dead serious about cracking the enthusiast market. Extra proof came with a mandatory six-speed handbook transmission, the identical Tremec T56 unit used in the ‘Vette, however relocated from the rear to just behind the engine. Cadillac hardly missed a trick, specifying a heavier-than-inventory driveshaft, a restricted-slip rear differential with sturdy however light forged-aluminum housing, and fairly tight gearing (3.73:1).

For one factor, the brand new DeVille not solely appeared trimmer, it was, giving up two inches in width and length however adding 1.5 inches in wheelbase (to 115.3), which benefited interior room and consolation. Then too, prices had been surprisingly little changed for the three fashions. D’Elegance was retitled DHS (for “DeVille Excessive-luxury Sedan”), whereas Concours became the DTS (“DeVille Touring Sedan”). Each began at $44,700, the base DeVille at $39,500. All provided standard GM OnStar service and entrance side airbags, plus newly obtainable rear torso side airbags. Also shared was the ever-spectacular Northstar V-8, tuned for 300 horsepower in the DTS, 275 for different fashions. A minor innovation was LED taillamps that lit up faster than conventional incandescent bulbs, a truth Cadillac stated may assist keep away from a rear-end crunch.

An attention-grabbing ‘fifty five newcomer was the Bel Air Nomad, America’s first “hardtop wagon.” A Carl Renner concept adapted from his 1954 Motorama present Corvette, the Nomad didn’t promote that well, primarily as a result of two-door wagons were much less common than four-doorways, although water leaks have been additionally an issue. Then, too, it was comparatively costly ($2600-$2700). Had anyone else constructed it, the Nomad in all probability would have seen minuscule production, however a respectable 8386 were constructed for 1955, 7886 for ’56, and 6103 for 1957.