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If you have one, you could sell it for at least a million dollars. After all, only 51 were ever produced. With its innovative features and unique design, it is considered a landmark in the automobiles' evolution, even if it never reached mass production. We're talking about the Tucker 48, an extremely rare vehicle that was way ahead of its time.
A Unique Car for a New World
World War II had just ended, and the U.S. was ready for new cars. The Big Three automakers, however, hadn't produced any new vehicle models since 1941, having switched their focus to helping with the war effort.
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Electric vehicles have a long history dating back to 1828. That's right, some of the earliest cars on the road were electric. It seems like we've forgotten all about early electric vehicles and regard them as a recent invention. That couldn't be further from the truth; electric cars were some of the very first cars on the road.
The Earliest Electric Cars
The first small-scale electric cars seemed to spring up in Hungary, the U.S., and the Netherlands all around the same time between 1828 and 1935. Robert Anderson is credited for having completed the first crude electric vehicle in 1832. It wasn't until the 1870s, however, that an electric car would become practical.
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Debates about which engine size is better can be found on all corners of the Internet and in the greater auto enthusiast community. If you're new to the argument, big block engines and small block engines are different types of V8 pushrod engines. Auto enthusiasts like to discuss which size is superior, and neither side seems to be able to sway the other.
We're about to look at the differences between these two engine sizes and examine why some prefer one to the other. We'll go over various terms related to these engines and discuss the meaning of the different values.
The Significant Differences in Engine Sizes
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When it comes to modifying your vehicle, exhaust modifications are among the most popular for tuners. That's not news. For decades, exhaust mods have been installed to get a little more rumble and horsepower from vehicles. Even though exhaust mods are popular, it doesn't mean that they are affordable or easy. Like any vehicle modification, it comes with its own set of considerations. In this post, we are going to explore the pluses and minuses of installing aftermarket exhaust modifications to your vehicle.
The Pluses of Exhaust Modifications
Because a muffler is designed to decrease the sound coming from your vehicle, it features baffles and chambers acoustically positioned to slow or deaden sound waves. In fact, you can usually hear a vehicle without a muffler from blocks away. The same design that deadens sound, however, can also restrict the flow of exhaust in your vehicle. An aftermarket exhaust modification can help change the sound and exhaust flow of stock OEM components.
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If you want to get a lift kit for your truck, but are curious as to how it could affect your vehicle warranty coverage, you are not alone. Different warranties handle lift kits in different ways. Some require the lift kit to be installed by a dealer, while others consideration the installation of a lift kit grounds for voiding the warranty altogether. Others can fall somewhere in between. In this post, we are going to take a closer look at what lift kits are, why you might want one, and what it could mean for your vehicle warranty.
What is a Lift Kit?
You may have heard about lift kits in a country song. A lift kit is a combination of after-market parts and equipment designed to lift a vehicle further off the ground. There are two main types of life kits: body lifts and suspension lifts. A body lift kit uses a spacer to raise the body from the frame of the vehicle. A suspension lift kit lifts the vehicle from the wheels/axle by increasing the height of the suspension of the vehicle. As you can imagine, there are benefits and drawbacks to both types of lift kits.