Star Wars TIE Fighter: Owners’ Workshop Manual

Tie Fighter Owner's Workshop Manual

This is the Haynes Owners’ Workshop Manual for the legendary Star Wars TIE Fighter, one of the most memorable spacecraft from the Star Wars film, book, and video game universe. According Wookiepedia, the most reliable source of Star Wars information, the TIE fighter was produced in massive numbers from the Galactic Civil War onwards. TIE…

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An Original Porsche Helicopter Engine – The Ultimate 356 Outlaw Engine Swap?

Porsche Helicopter Engine

It isn’t common knowledge that Porsche sold a significant number of modified 356 engines to the Americans for use in helicopters, including both the XRON-I Rotorcycle (or YRON-I) and the US Navy’s QH-50 DASH (Drone Anti-Submarine Helicopter). The horizontally opposed 4-cylinder Porsche engine was perfect for small helicopter use, it’s an air-cooled motor built with…

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A Rare 1967 Ford 427 ci SOHC “Cammer” V8 Engine

Ford 427 ci SOHC Cammer V8 Engine

  The Ford 427 ci SOHC “Cammer” V8 engine was nicknamed the “90 Day Wonder” by the team at Ford’s version of Area 51 – the X-Garage. The development timeline of the engine was exceedingly short, the mission brief was to develop a high-revving single overhead cam engine for use in NASCAR to take the…

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