Show and tell, from Search Auto Parts.
Walk into any repair shop and you’re likely to spot an example of Ramon Elder’s work sitting right there on the counter, mounted on a piece of Plexiglas. Designed and produced by Elder, the ubiquitous timing belt display replicates in plastic how a single overhead cam is driven by the engine. Go ahead and turn the gears, feel how the tensioner works, pull on the heavy rubber belt — that’s what it’s meant for.
Ostensibly used to demonstrate Gates Corporation’s timing belts, this component is such a major part of the modern motor, explaining how it works with other elements becomes crucial. “That’s why I built this,” Elder explains. “It’s not something you can open the hood and see.”