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If you have see the LATEST EPISODE (click HERE) then you'll know about the piston-less shenanigans which have entered the MCM shed.  The rotary engine has a long and varied life outside Mazda's famous performance models. The dorty little triangle engines (latin name, Brapsalotyl Noisemaximus) have been used in all sorts of vehicles, including planes, but most people link them to Mazda.  Quite a few other manufacturers have had a tilt at triangle motors, and here are some cool cars that were maybe a little too advanced for their time or didn't get the support they maybe should have.   NSU...

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If you've seen the LATEST EPISODE (get your BAM and also more BAM here) then you'll see the box of wonder, sparks and flames the boys fitted to MOOG's museum-spec 180SX. But, why do people froth on cars banging out the exhaust and popping flames? Basically, it all goes back to motorsport from 40 years ago... The wondrous, flame-belching technology referred to as BAM BAM is actually colloquially known as anti-lag, and came from top-shelf Formula One, sports car, and World Rally Championship motorsport. In the 1980s, back in the early days of turbocharged race cars, engines typically had low compression ratios...

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Why do so many tuner and race cars run oil coolers? Because oil temperature is one of the most important aspects to keeping your engine running. Literally.  Extreme oil temperatures drastically shortens the life of the bearings which keep your engine spinning, for a variety of reasons. Firstly, the temperature of oil affects its viscosity (AKA, the oil's slipperiness) which is why oil has numbers like 0w-30, 5w-40, and the like. These numbers refer to how viscous the oil is when cold and what the upper temperature range is. When oil gets hotter than its peak operating temperature it starts to thin out....

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We recently threw a catalog of Haltech parts at the Kei truck to get it running, here's a run down!

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Since the term was first coined way back in the 1970s, car enthusiasts have debated what automobiles will be considered classics by future generations. Some cars (like Ferrari's 250 GTO and the McLaren F1) are raised to that level from the moment they're released, while others take enthusiasts by surprise.  Few expected to see Nissan's cheap and cheerful 180SX/200SX/Silvia sports coupes quadruple in price in a few short years, let alone watching R34 GT-Rs surpass many modern Ferraris in value! For this story I'm going to pick a bunch of cars from the last 5 years and use my 20 year's...

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