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The 1968 Baja 1000 was crazier than you could imagine. The 1968 Baja 1000 was crazier than you could imagine.

Some snippets from the January 1969 issue of Rod & Custom’s coverage of the 1968 Baja 1000.

1967 Saab Options/Price List 1967 Saab Options/Price List

The MS trim was the standard car with a single barrel carb and “mixer” motor (ie. without oil injection, you had to mix oil with the gasoline when filling up).

Watch an old military truck help destroy a forest. Watch an old military truck help destroy a forest.

This guy has several videos of these old trucks doing various jobs, invariably they are all missing their hoods for some reason. Look pretty steampunk though with the exposed engine

Dude has not aged well...

Seriously, this guy is 25, he looks like he should be 35.

One Janky Spring Out One Janky Spring Out

Glad this crappy spring with weld blobs and dremel tool cuts all over it is out of the the car, never to go back in. I didn’t end up compressing it fully, just enough to get it off its seat and then slide the seat off the A-arm together with the spring. It still “popped” slightly when getting pulled out, but I didn’t…

whoops whoops

No pics, but saw a Ford F250 with low profile mud tires - and two bent rims. Guess they tried to curb hop.

Great Footage of GNR Stirling Single in motion. Great Footage of GNR Stirling Single in motion.

This peculiar locomotive hasn’t been run in decades, and (good) footage of it in action is really hard to find. The “single” in its name comes from the single driving axle, which is fitted with 8 foot driving wheels. That means that at 60mph, the engine is turning just over 200rpm.

This is cool as hell. This is cool as hell.

1910 International Harvester - air-cooled, chain driven overhead cam with roller rockers and hemispherical combustion chambers. In 1910! IH only made cars for two years, 1910 and 1911.

The Ford Tractor That Started an Agricultural Fuckstorm The Ford Tractor That Started an Agricultural Fuckstorm

Promotional silent movie for the Ford tractor. But not that Ford. Just a Ford who worked for this otherwise unremarkable start-up, and whose name they used in marketing to confuse potential buyers.

Why those old Renaults have the radiator behind the engine. Why those old Renaults have the radiator behind the engine.

Because the flywheel can then be the fan. Of course nobody was going to notice this answer on the FP.

Behold, HMS Spanker. Behold, HMS Spanker.

Can you imagine being the one to christen this ship? How did they keep a straight face?

1968 Metaframe Catalog 1968 Metaframe Catalog

Metaframe sounds like an awesome Mecha Anime title, but it’s not. It was one of the oldest makers of Aquariums in the world.

huh huh

And further reading, where it gets really interesting: https://www.hemmings.com/blog/article/the-industrial-jeep-1943-ntx/

One Side Out One Side Out

Started pulling the drive shafts out of the ‘68 Saab today.

lol lol

Not sure why I have been getting comments on a two year old post about how buying used tires is a waste of money 99% of the time. Love being told I’m an idiot for buying new tires, even though this is often more economical anyway when all costs and time are taken into consideration...

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