1979 Alfa Romeo V12 Formula 1 Engine – Tipo 1260

Alfa Romeo V12 Formula 1 Engine

There’s nothing like finding an original Alfa Romeo V12 Formula 1 engine up for sale for the borderline affordable price (for some) of ~$20,000 USD to get you thinking about engine swaps. It comes with its original transaxle too, so you’ll just need to find a mid-engined car in need of a power plant –…

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The Bolt Safe – A Hiding Place For Cash When Traveling Overland

The Bolt Safe - A Secure Hiding Space

The Bolt Safe was designed to offer a simple but very effective hiding place for small items, including rolled up bank notes. People who travel overland (and over sea) often squirrel away some cash and ID papers in a hidden location, to keep them safe from thieves, corrupt border officials, and unscrupulous local law enforcement….

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Essential Read: Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance is a book we’ve featured before on Silodrome, it’s one of those must-read paperbacks that tends to quickly find a permanent place on the bookshelf of anyone who’s read it. The book was written by author and motorcycle enthusiast Robert M. Pirsig, a highly educated man with degrees…

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The 1966 Lotus Elan – Twin Cam British Roadster Royalty

Lotus Elan Engine

The Lotus Elan is a British sports car with a cult following around the world, since it was first introduced it’s had an impact on the motoring world that can still be felt today almost 60 years later. Perhaps the greatest accolade the Elan ever received was when Formula 1 and supercar designer Gordon Murray…

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The Original American Dune Buggy – 1965 Meyers Manxter 2+2

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The Meyers Manxter 2+2 is the slightly longer wheelbase version of the Meyers Manx – a dune buggy with a form so iconic that it’s been studied in design schools from California to Copenhagen. Unlike the Manx, the Manxter uses a full-length VW Beetle floorpan, without requiring the cutting/shortening/welding of the original. This means that it…

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Porsche Tractor – A Rare 1961 Porsche Junior 108

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The first Porsche tractor designs were penned by Dr Ferdinand Porsche in the early 1930s alongside the early designs for the VW Beetle – the original plan was to develop a “Volks-Tractor” to be sold alongside the “Volks-Wagen”. A Brief History of the Porsche Tractor By 1934 there were three working tractor prototypes, all of which…

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The eCub 2 – A Retro Electric Motorcycle by Shanghai Customs

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The eCub 2 is a retro electric motorcycle from the international team at Shanghai Customs, it combines the much loved Honda Super Cub chassis with an all-electric drivetrain including a 1000 Watt electric motor in the rear wheel hub, and a bespoke removable battery pack made up of Panasonic 3.7v 3.400 mAh lithium-ion 18650 cells….

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