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Rube Goldberg: “Something for Nothing”

by DrivingEnthusiast

1940s-engineHere at DrivingEnthusiaist, we’re not just about the driving – we’re about the machines.

Some of our most popular posts are about new engine architectures, and especially swapping engines into cars that were never meant to contain them (or to offer so much HP).

But some engines, and some devices, just don’t make sense. So if you’ve never heard of Rube Goldberg, or seen some of his machines, this video is for you. It also explains how and why a 1940s-era gasoline engine works. Take a look at the valve and spark plug location in this video and you’ll see something surprising.

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