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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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