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The Type 95 Kurogane ("Black Metal") reconnaissance car was a Japanese scout car used during the war with China and World War II in the East.
Between 1937 and 1945 approximately 4,800 were built.
It was the only completely Japanese-designed reconnaissance car ever used by the Japanese Army, which tended to use civilian cars.


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OK a few days late but....

Today in Cool History:
Mar. 31, 1932 - Ford introduced the "flathead" V8 in the Ford Model 18. Although the V8 configuration was not new when the Ford V8 was introduced, it was a market first in the respect that it made an 8-cylinder affordable, and it ranks as one of the company's most important developments. It was installed in passenger cars and trucks (with minor, incremental changes) until 1953, and it remains famous in the classic car hobbies even today.

<ed. note:> Another great Ford innovation. Flathead V-8s were the popular engine to have for home-built hot rods and street racers, which started many businesses in speed equipment and hop-up parts.

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From 1975 to 1977, this remarkable vehicle dubbed as “Orange Blossom III,” competed in prestigious endurance races such as the Sebring 12 Hours and the Daytona 24 Hours, challenging the top sports cars of its era.
Despite the Boss 429’s unconventional choice as a road race car platform, owing to its heavy 429 engine that led to uneven weight distribution and subpar handling characteristics, its formidable power compensated for these drawbacks on straightaways.
he Boss 429 engine boasted aluminum cylinder heads with a modified Hemi-type combustion chamber, referred to as the “crescent” by Ford. It employed a single 735 CFM Holley 4-barrel carburetor mounted on an aluminum intake manifold.

Equipped with the Hurst competition shifter and a 4-speed manual transmission, all of these vehicles were conservatively rated at 375 HP. However, it was widely believed that their actual output exceeded 500 HP.

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