the art of engine

Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by Loadedagain, May 21, 2005.

  1. Trixie

    Trixie No, not that Trixie

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    To each their own, I just think it is a waste of a lambo engine, and doesn't "fit" with my views of old American hotrods. If it works for you, that's fine.
  2. 12ARX

    12ARX Long timer

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    finally....

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  3. Wheedle

    Wheedle I love inflatable fun!

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  4. Nailhead

    Nailhead Free at last!

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    Videos don't really work out here-- WTF is that?
  5. pierce

    pierce Aven'Tourer

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    its a mazda RX4 with one of those 800 horsepower umpteen rotor wankel stacks on it, cranking 818 horsepower on the dyno, naturally aspirated on pump gas.
  6. Nailhead

    Nailhead Free at last!

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    Jesus...:eek1
  7. 12ARX

    12ARX Long timer

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    New zealands PPRE 6 rotor n/a peripheral port on pump gas first day on dyno - 813hp 560ft/lbs atw @ 9000rpm.
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  8. Hog Rider

    Hog Rider The Professor

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  9. WIBO

    WIBO Will it buff out?

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  10. ttpete

    ttpete Rectum Non Bustibus

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    You do understand that that is a 62 year old engine design?
    The one update is the EFI.

    Nice nostalgia piece, don't think it's worth half a mil, though.
  11. 42

    42 Bokononist

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    I'll take two, please.

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  12. Hog Rider

    Hog Rider The Professor

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    Though It is a 62 year old design, it still a great engine :evil

    Something about the proportions seems off ....

    And I would save a basket case before I would spend a half million :deal
  13. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    same same

    Top Gear did a bit on that Jag. Clarkson was drooling on himself.

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  14. Hog Rider

    Hog Rider The Professor

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    I scanned a couple of cars that I used to work on.


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    Years ago I had seen a C Type kit car that was all metal, A couple of the guys from Pink Floyd did the Carrera Panamerica in the copies. I would wrap that engine in one of those kits, and still have $ 400,000 in change in my pocket.:lol3
  15. Ricardo Kuhn

    Ricardo Kuhn a.k.a. Mr Rico Suave

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    Not exactly "artful" but kind of fun none the less..
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  16. broncobowsher

    broncobowsher Long timer

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    What the hell is that thing? Looks like some V8 harleyish hill climb half a truck. The biggest worry would be getting crushed if it leaned on you or the exposed belt drive ripping your leg out of it's socket as if it were a wookie and you just beat him in a game.
  17. Hog Rider

    Hog Rider The Professor

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    He is ATGATT in is own way :rofl
  18. bomber60015

    bomber60015 Anatomically Correct

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    Not fer nuthin, but very little of what are called hot rods today bear much resemblance to old American hotrods . . . . .

    This can be good, or bad, depending on your point of view -- if they wer artwork, they be attributed as "in the scholl of."
  19. ttpete

    ttpete Rectum Non Bustibus

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    Back in the day, the great majority of "hot rods" were just stripped down old cars. Nothing fancy. And most spent much of their lives in gray primer. I owned some neat old cars, including a '40 Ford convertible and a '29 Ford roadster pickup, but I didn't have the money to do much with them. I had a wife, a baby, and a job that just about paid my expenses.
  20. rollinrob

    rollinrob Long timer

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    Stripped down as it gets

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