I started working on this project back in 2016 in Colorado, the beginning of a long and circuitous path. In a previous post, I explained some of the issues that helped make it a five year engine build... One of the few upsides of a worldwide pandemic is that some events get postponed, which gave … Continue reading The Talbot Lago Finally Makes it to Pebble Beach
Back to Work
After spending the last year gallivanting around the country, it's time to get back to work. I've landed in Reno, Nevada for a stretch to clear up some unfinished business... the Austin Healey that's had a happy home in Mom's garage needs to move on. It's always the last few percent of a job that … Continue reading Back to Work
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!