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Spartan Spartan Cars Spartan
 
Style 1930s inspired roadster
Made by Spartan Cars
Produced 1973 to 1995
   
The Spartan was an original design but clearly heavily inspired by British roadsters of the 1930's. Originally based on Triumph mechanicals from the Herald, Spritfire and Vitesse range the Spartan later became based on the Ford Cortina Mk 3 to 5 as the Triumph stable became scarcer and more collectable.

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Worm gear

Worm and worm gearA worm gear, or worm wheel, is a type of gear that engages with a worm to greatly reduce rotational speed, or to allow higher torque to be transmitted. The image shows a section of a gear box with a bronze worm gear being driven by a worm. A worm gear is an example of a screw, one of the six simple machines.ExplanationA gearbox designed using a worm and worm-wheel will be considerably smaller than one made from plain spur gears and has its drive axes at 90° to each other. With a single start worm, for each 360° turn of the worm, the worm-gear advances only one tooth of the

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