There are very few things Jeep enthusiasts can agree upon. Very few. But one thing is for sure — the 4.0L, six-cylinder engine was a flat-out kick-ass engine. When the all-new ’07 Wrangler debuted, it was minus that beloved ingredient and replaced by a 3.8L V-6, a minivan engine. Read more
Prehistoric valve timing! Three gears centered between the cam and crank gears, with an idler in the middle. A bar moved the idler in either direction to advance or retard the timing—activated under full power or not. A cable operated a small piston nudged by oil pressure, moving the bar and idler gear. The driver pushed the cable one way to advance, or the other to retard timing. Invented by Ollie Norris while at Offenhauser in the mid-1960s.
While car collectors in Oklahoma might have heard about it, not many actually got to see the inside of Oliver Jordan’s Enid, Oklahoma-based salvage yard. That’s because, in a decades-long fight with local officials, he guarded it from sight, ringed it with barbed wire, and hardly let a soul in to see it. This summer, however, the gates to the yard will open up for one last time as the entire collection heads to auction. Read more