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How to build your own dyno for just $2,000

A dynamometer, or "dyno" as they're called by you and I, is a device for measuring force, moment of force (torque), or power. In the automotive world, they're used to precisely calculate the power produced by a vehicle's engine at the wheels. A stand-alone dyno setup can cost more than $50,000. Here's how some guys… » 6/02/11 12:00pm 6/02/11 12:00pm

Blue Steel: $2500 Tata Nano May Become Slightly More Pricey

Ratan Tata wowed the world when he revealed his company's Tata Nano, the miniscule two-cylinder, four-door runabout designed to go to market with an equally tiny $2,500 price tag. Now, due to pressures from rising commodity prices, Tata may be in jeopardy of missing that now famous 1-lakh goal. Steel prices have… » 7/08/08 10:00am 7/08/08 10:00am

TARDEC Opposed Piston Opposed Cylinder 2-Cycle Diesel Engine

Talk about a gee-whiz motor, TARDEC is showing off its Opposed Piston Opposed Cylinder Engine (OPOC) here at the 2008 SAE World Congress and we were impressed enough to take a couple of minutes to find out more. The engine is the result of a DARPA initiative to shrink the overall powertrain package in ground vehicle… » 4/14/08 1:40pm 4/14/08 1:40pm