I worked for a long time in one location, almost ten years, taking apart cars and putting them back together. Any old car shop has shelving storing parts, and some shops have bits from jobs that were done twenty or thirty years ago. Parts may sit for a week before going back together, and some … Continue reading Making Your Mark
Some automotive design innovations last (Otto cycle 4-stroke) and some do not (Bugatti Brescia cam box design). Today I dove into the cam box of a 1923 Bugatti Brescia, a model with which I had not previously been introduced. I had heard of the "banana tappet", but not held one in my hands. For some … Continue reading Bananas!