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This stationary crankshaft engine is a thing of sorcery

You’re looking at one very clever piece of engineering. It’s an Adams-Farwell air-cooled, piston-driven, rotary engine. The crankshaft stays put, connected to the frame of the car, while the crankcase rotates around it to drive the vehicle. In this case, that’s a 1906 Adams-Farwell 6A Convertible Roundabout. The buggy originally came with a three-cylinder of the same design, but Mr. Farwell himself yanked that engine and plopped in the 50-horsepower five-cylinder unit you see here. Watching it in operation is both terrifying and charming. Check it out in the video below….

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Ten Forgotten Classic Cars That Are Criminally Overlooked Hidden Gems

These days, it seems as though all the great classic cars have been discovered and in turn, skyrocketed in value. There are still some hidden gems living in the shadows of more popular cars that are great to drive, and often times, a bargain to buy. Mercury Cougar The Ford Mustang is easily one of the most iconic cars ever made, but it’s Mercury brother, the Cougar tends to be forgotten. The first-gen Cougar has more or less the same bones as the Mustang in a package that’s easily as…

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Jaguar E-Type barn find hidden since the 1980s heading to auction

AN early 1960s model Jaguar E-Type left hidden in a barn for 30 years is to go up for auction – and experts predict it will sale for a hefty sum. The 1962 model 3.8L coupe has been sheltered in a North Devon barn since the mid Eighties, and hasn’t been started up in more than 15 years. However despite extensive rust damage and its desperate need of a complete restoration, H&H Auctioneers have given it an estimated value between £50,000 ($65,000) and £60,000 ($77,000). One of just 1,799 models built in…

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10 Most Reliable Engines Running Beyond 300,000 Miles

There are a few different reasons why a car might stay on the road forever. When a model turns up on the list of most reliable vehicles every year, the automaker deserves a great deal of credit. The company created something that could stand the wear and tear of daily driving, regardless of climate or driver skill. In some cases, owners have an attachment to the vehicle and will pay whatever it takes to keep it going. But it is not necessarily a good value to keep something just because…

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Most Backwards Engine Swap Ever Gives Muscle Car 3-Cylinder Diesel

Recently, I made a plea to SEMA builders to try and build some cars where the usual huge V8 engines are replaced by tiny, anemic little engines of two or three cylinders, just out of some deep-seated perversion. It looks like that idea has sort of already started, as this Plymouth Roadrunner with a 3-cylinder two-stroke diesel demonstrates. Now, it’s not exactly like my idea because this Detroit Diesel 3-cylinder engine is not exactly a tiny little oil-chugging mouse. It’s a 2.6-liter beefy little brute making 101 HP and 205…

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Vintage 1937 Film Perfectly Explains the Secrets of Engine Lubrication

Pretty much every engineering challenge inherent to the internal combustion engine comes down to one simple thing: friction. Countless hours have gone into creating surfaces, coatings, oils, and bearings that attempt to dispel this universal force. And yet, the most basic part of an engine’s friction coping method, the lubrication system, hasn’t really changed in the past 80 years. It’s all about the even distribution of an adequate amount of clean oil. And even if you’re already abidingly familiar with the inner workings of an oil pump, or you’ve witnessed…

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This 1650-hp 1970 Dodge Charger Is a Restomod Done Right

Pro Touring cars—a.k.a. “restomods”—have become a passion-fueled art form of late, and honestly, they don’t get better than SpeedKore’s stunning ’70 Dodge Charger-based “Tantrum.” Done by the same Wisconsin-based shop that produced an unforgettable 1970 Plymouth Barracuda for the Furious 7 movie, the Tantrum was built to showcase SpeedKore’s breadth of talent with materials and design. Hence, the Charger has been reconsidered and redesigned in almost every respect. And no, it doesn’t got a Hemi. More on that later. SPEEDKORE PERFORMANCE First, this thing is ethereally beautiful. The Tantrum’s smoothed,…

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V10-Powered, 1300Hp Twin Turbo ’68 Charger Nicknamed “Sliced” is Made to Melt Pavement

This is one insane, over-the-top, money-no-object builds. This extremely modified Mopar is one of the several cool muscle cars made by the Roadster Shop and probably one of the craziest Dodge Chargers ever. The guys at The Roadster Shop have transformed this American muscle car into a wolf in sheep’s clothing! Under the hood is a V10 engine from a Dodge Viper, breathing through twin 67mm turbochargers and pumping out an incredible 1,300 horsepower and 1,000 lb-ft of torque. The Charger is so customized that Phil Gerber (co-owner of the Roadster Shop with his brother…

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The Only Steel Bodied Corvette – The 1963 Corvette Rondine

The Corvette Rondine is a prototype commissioned by the Italian coach builderPininfarina and was displayed at the 1963 Paris Auto Show. Pininfarina is best known as the designer of most Ferrari models over the past few decades. 1963 Corvette Rondine at Amelia Island – March 2013 This unique concept car was in the Pininfarina museum until 2008 when it was auctioned at the Barrett-Jackson Auction for $1.76 million. The Rondine is a interesting example of European style with American muscle. Even though it was styled by American Tom Tjaarda working…

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A Quick Look At The Original 1966 Monkeemobile: Only 2 Built

The Monkees is an American sitcom that aired on NBC from September 1966 to March 1968. It followed the adventures of four young men, collectively called the “Monkees”, trying to hit it big as a rock n’ roll band. They did and went on to sell 75 million records. The television series that launched the band to stardom featured a highly modified Pontiac GTO, and now a huge fan of the show named Mel Gutherie purchased it at the Barrett-Jackson Auction in Scottsdale, Arizona. The GTO has some overblown body modifications…

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