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Post# 912246   12/23/2016 at 03:50 (547 days old) by brucelucenta ()        

Just one more model till the end of this type Maytag mechanism and design. Pretty lousy machine as far as washing, getting rid of sediment and capacity. Maytag didn't start to really shine with their automatics till the next design a couple or so years down the line.

Post# 912263 , Reply# 1   12/23/2016 at 06:22 (547 days old) by Sbond22 (Grove City, Fl. USA)        

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...was apparently a better run for Chevrolet than it was for Maytag.

Post# 912274 , Reply# 2   12/23/2016 at 08:13 (547 days old) by vacerator (Macomb, Michigan)        
The tri-five

Chevy's all did super well. They were all new from the frames up. 1955 had the first Chevy small block V8. 1956 the first pillarless 4 door, and 1957 a bored from 265 to 283 cubic in V8 with a fuel injection option.
So yes, much more new in cars than washers, but had Maytag introduced the Neptune in 1955?
Another Re-do for GM cars in '58 too. The X frame debuted, and the 348 V8 from Chevrolet, the prelude to the famous 409. The '58 Impala was a one year model run.
The styling race was in full swing with the space program. Horizontal tail fins came along with a lower body in '59.
There was one blunder, the variable pitch torque convertor Turboglide transmission.

Post# 912301 , Reply# 3   12/23/2016 at 11:14 (547 days old) by kenwashesmonday (Haledon, NJ)        

As famous as the 1957 Chevy is, it's generally forgotten that Ford actually outsold Chevy that year.

Post# 912329 , Reply# 4   12/23/2016 at 15:22 (547 days old) by Gyrafoam (Roanoke, VA)        

Mine does just fine in the cleaning category. Not so much in capacity, especially bulky items.

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