Engine Of The Day: Alfa Romeo Twin CamS

For some reason, I thought we'd already given EOTD honors to this fine engine- more than 40 years of front-line service and endless racing glory certainly qualifies- but such was not the case.

It took an angry tirade from the inimitable Wheels Of Satan, complete with cries of perceived anti-Alfa discrimination in favor of the AMC Straight Six, to call this oversight to my attention, so here we go! The Alfa Twin Cam was produced from 1954 through 1994, with displacements ranging from 1,290 to 1,995 CCs, and was installed in Giuliettas, Spiders, 164s, you name it. It's aluminum, it's got two cams, and it's a hemi! We've seen plenty of Afla Twin Cams in the 24 Hours Of LeMons, and they do pretty well when they're not throwing rods.
[Wikipedia]