Tag: engines


  If you're old enough to remember the hit song "Mellow Yellow" from the 1960's by an English singer named Donovan, your appreciation of this Lego masterpiece will be even more enjoyable. Two guys from Australia produced this Lego crowd-pleaser, and in the process raked up a Lego bill of $60,000 ... Read More
December 16, 2015Anthony Luna



How an Engine Works

    There are pages and books available on the subject of how "things" work. Yet for those still biting their nails and wringing their hands on "just how an engine works," you're about to find out and then be able to cross this "mystery of the centuries" off your list once ... Read More
December 2, 2015Anthony Luna


  Time to go take the kids to the big soccer game.  You gather the stuff, hand out the soccer balls, make sure everyone has cleats and jerseys, almost forget your keys, get them, hop in the car, refuse yet another bathroom request or you'll be late, and turn the key.  ... Read More
September 16, 2015Anthony Luna


  A good mechanic is a great find and a bad thing to lose.   Not everyone has the time, knowledge, or experience to take care of their engine themselves.  But if you've moved, your mechanic has left, or any number of ... Read More
September 9, 2015Anthony Luna


As we celebrated Memorial Day yesterday, we all had a chance to think on the things that are possible in this country because of the military.  We have opportunities and freedoms that were, before the founding of this country, pretty much unheard of.  But beyond liberties and safeties, the existence ... Read More
May 26, 2015Anthony Luna


  In a country where anything bigger has long been presumed superior, such value statements are being tried yet again.  The USA is finding that downsizing engines is not so horrible as was once presumed; in fact, for the most part, Americans are gladly taking ... Read More
April 21, 2015Anthony Luna


Fast and the Furious star Paul Walker met an untimely death in a car accident last week. While many people only know him as an actor, Mr. Walker was much more. On the day he died he was involved in raising funds for the people in the Philippines affected by ... Read More
March 28, 2015Anthony Luna



Summer Engine Troubles

  Whether you like hot weather or cold, you have to recognize that summer is coming.  And with it comes picnics, pool parties, barbeques, and summer car trouble.  Yeah, winter doesn't bring the only ... Read More
May 18, 2013Anthony Luna



Receiving Transmissions

  Quick post for today: Ever wondered what a transmission does for your car?  How it works with your engine?  It's pretty simple; the transmission's function is to convert speed and torque.   Speed and Torque   When your engine starts to turn, it's quickly up to high rotational speeds.  However, the wheels don't get ... Read More
May 1, 2013Anthony Luna


  Say what you like about buying American, the German auto market produces some of the best and most well-known cars on the market today.  Particularly luxury cars - BMW, Audi, and Mercedes-Benz are the three German companies who have a global corner on the luxury car market.  But where did ... Read More
April 22, 2013Anthony Luna