chandler
chandler UltimaDork
5/21/22 5:58 a.m.

chandler
chandler UltimaDork
5/21/22 5:59 a.m.

RossD
RossD MegaDork
5/21/22 9:14 a.m.
Appleseed
Appleseed MegaDork
5/21/22 10:47 a.m.

In reply to RossD :

Oh, good lord. I'm about 45 minutes away from that.

Robbie (Forum Supporter)
Robbie (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
5/21/22 11:41 a.m.
Appleseed said:

In reply to RossD :

Oh, good lord. I'm about 45 minutes away from that.

Dudes. It's in the back of our own classic motorsports mag!

Edit, actually may 2022 grm.

I would buy it but I'm really just not in love with the shape. 

Mr_Asa
Mr_Asa PowerDork
5/21/22 5:10 p.m.

Sleeper AF!

I really hope they have upgraded the brakes on this thing.

 

Scary sleeper - Toyota Corolla E100 with stock everything except for a 408hp turbo 3S-GTE inline-four

11GTCS
11GTCS Dork
5/21/22 11:28 p.m.
preach (dudeist priest) said:

Fairbanks Morse opposed piston FTW.   Crankshafts connected by bevel gears and a vertical shaft so the upper leads the lower by 14 degrees if I remember correctly from my early 80’s schooling.   Supercharger provides the positive pressure to add combustion air / scavenge the exhaust when the scavenge and exhaust  ports are uncovered mid stroke.  Super compact design from the WW2 era that was still used for the auxiliary diesel on the boats I worked on in the 80’s. 

preach (dudeist priest)
preach (dudeist priest) Dork
5/22/22 6:46 a.m.

I've been waist deep into them.

preach (dudeist priest)
preach (dudeist priest) Dork
5/22/22 6:46 a.m.

NickD
NickD MegaDork
5/22/22 11:44 a.m.
11GTCS said:
preach (dudeist priest) said:

Fairbanks Morse opposed piston FTW.   Crankshafts connected by bevel gears and a vertical shaft so the upper leads the lower by 14 degrees if I remember correctly from my early 80’s schooling.   Supercharger provides the positive pressure to add combustion air / scavenge the exhaust when the scavenge and exhaust  ports are uncovered mid stroke.  Super compact design from the WW2 era that was still used for the auxiliary diesel on the boats I worked on in the 80’s. 

Also saw use in the railroad industry, through a partnership with both GE and Westinghouse for electrical gear. Unfortunately they had overheating issues in railroad use, and they were so unique that maintenance crews had no clue what to do with them.

Appleseed
Appleseed MegaDork
5/22/22 12:55 p.m.

In reply to NickD :

Also the inspiration for Lionels vaunted dual motor TrainMaster.

914Driver
914Driver MegaDork
5/22/22 4:28 p.m.

Duke
Duke MegaDork
5/23/22 1:36 p.m.

George Carlin and his brother Pat with George's new 1970 T/A... sold to him by his brother.

Duke
Duke MegaDork
5/23/22 1:51 p.m.

Adrian_Thompson (Forum Supporter)
Adrian_Thompson (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
5/24/22 8:44 a.m.

Adrian_Thompson (Forum Supporter)
Adrian_Thompson (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
5/24/22 8:44 a.m.

Adrian_Thompson (Forum Supporter)
Adrian_Thompson (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
5/24/22 8:50 a.m.

In reply to chandler :

Counting up in my head I owned at least six Imps and variants in my teens and early twenties before moving here in 94.  There's probably piles of pics in a dusty box at my moms house still.

Brett_Murphy (Agent of Chaos)
Brett_Murphy (Agent of Chaos) MegaDork
5/24/22 10:28 a.m.

We've been getting a fair bit of rain, and one of these was out and about.

Appleseed
Appleseed MegaDork
5/24/22 10:40 a.m.

stroker
stroker UberDork
5/24/22 10:43 a.m.

In reply to Appleseed :

Gee, thanks.  Now I'll have the theme song running through my head all day.... 

smiley

Duke
Duke MegaDork
5/24/22 12:22 p.m.

Mazda MX-81 Aria interior, 1981 : r/RetroFuturism

Concepts We Forgot: Mazda MX-81 (1981)

914Driver
914Driver MegaDork
5/24/22 1:46 p.m.

Looks sooooo French.

914Driver
914Driver MegaDork
5/24/22 1:49 p.m.

Oops, forgot a picture.

 

Noddaz
Noddaz UberDork
5/24/22 2:15 p.m.

914Driver
914Driver MegaDork
5/25/22 4:21 p.m.

A couple turned an old helicopter into a camper.

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