For a few months, ok over a year. I have been working on a side project. I have been building a database of casting numbers, engine codes and RPO codes. This collection will span all manufacturers and a multitude of parts categories. This will go beyond the typical lists that every other web site has, and so called casting number sites have. I have several sources that provide me information not available to many, and allow me to cover much more than anyone else. Read more
The hosts of Top Gear and their entire production crew were kicked out of Argentina last week over what was, ostensibly, a license plate. Things got so bad, according to Jeremy Clarkson, that the three hosts of the show were forced to literally hide underneath beds to escape an angry and violent mob http://jalopnik.com/clarkson-top-gear-hosts-hid-under-beds-feared-for-saf-1642865412
Would you ever think that toy Barbie Jeeps could be used in an extreme sport? If not, you must not know these folks! We didn’t think that we’d ever see a group of grown men so eager to get their hands on some small children’s toys, but we’re sure glad to see that they were able to obtain the retired Power Wheels. Check out how these guys as they hoon on some Barbie Jeeps like we’ve never seen before. The crashes and spills make for one interesting downhill event! Read more
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.