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While form (mostly) follows function in mechanical engineering, sometimes such forms are aesthetic masterpieces. Some car parts could even be classified as pop art just because of their cult appeal. What car part should hang in a museum?


No other part has been able to extract so much savoir faire out of Bernoulli's principle as the Weber carburetor. Maybe its the part's Italian roots, or artful way the downdraft model combines fuel and air through cylindrical throats that rise like Doric columns out of a brutalist industrial tangle. And of course, some might even say tuning a Weber carb is an art unto itself.

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