Phase 2 Sources

Amundson, Michael. Phone Interview. 8 Nov. 2016.

  • This source was interesting, because I had to interview someone for the information I was looking for. He is a certified mechanic, so it was fun having him teach me about every part of a “straight six” engine. He told me about all of the many different parts and how they worked both individually and together. I had never realized how many different moving parts it takes to execute one task. This source was both different and similar compared to my other sources. First, it was similar because he basically gave me the entire layout of the engine. It was different, because it was an interview instead of getting the information from a book or article. After the interview, some follow-up questions could be: If one important part of the engine were to stop working, how would it effect the other parts of the engine? What would happen if certain parts of the engine were made up of alternative materials?

“Components of Automobile Engines.” Mechanicalmania.blogspot. Blogger. n.d. Web. 4 Nov. 2016.

  • This source gave a list and description of most of the parts of an engine. The parts it lists are; the camshaft, crankshaft, connecting rod, crank case, cylinder heads, engine belts, engine oil system, engine valve, engine block, engine pulley, engine brackets, engine mounting bolts, the piston, piston rings, push rods, valve train, the governor, carburetor, fuel pump, spark plug, fuel injector, gudgeon pin, crank pin, sump, and the distributor. All of these parts or systems are essential to the motor running efficiently. This source was similar to the interviewed source, because it told me the parts of an engine and what each part does. There are many parts that seem to do the same thing, but they do different things in order to combine their efforts to achieve the same outcome. Some follow-up questions regarding this source could be: What parts can differ from engine to engine? How can engines have the same basic structure even though many of the parts differ with each model?

Sourcemap Archive. “Honda Vehicles.” Sourcemap. 2012. Web. 4 Nov. 2016.

  • This source was interesting. It didn’t give me much written information, because it was a map. The map told me where some materials were manufactured, where the parts were assembled, where the car warehouses are located, and the order of delivery everything went through around the world. This particular source was different from the rest of my sources, because it mapped out the order of assembly and distribution of the product instead of how the product was made. It had an interesting perspective, and made me think about things differently than I had before. After seeing this source, some follow-up questions could be: If the order were to be delayed or changed, how would the final product be affected? How could the line be changed in order to become faster or more efficient?
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