What is the sound of one piston slapping?
What is the sound of one piston slapping?

Followup to my last post: the museum I voluntarily work on broken cars at, the British Transportation Museum of Dayton, Ohio, had a meet/fundraiser earlier today. I drove a Mini Moke, it broke down and caused a huge headache, I took some pictures. Here they are.

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Another Mini, a Clubman!
Another Mini, a Clubman!
Carpet was furnished in the Union Jack. Look at the mirror, it’s the Union Jack as well.
Carpet was furnished in the Union Jack. Look at the mirror, it’s the Union Jack as well.
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A Triumph and a broken Moke
A Triumph and a broken Moke
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A Cappuccino! The owner used to have a Honda Beat.
A Cappuccino! The owner used to have a Honda Beat.
The ricers showed up. Yes, that is an All-Trac!.
The ricers showed up. Yes, that is an All-Trac!.
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Mmmm... Volare
Mmmm... Volare
Traction bars and drag radials
Traction bars and drag radials

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On a side street. We had to push it a fair distance uphill. Not fun.
On a side street. We had to push it a fair distance uphill. Not fun.
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The Moke on a dolly, heading to the museum
The Moke on a dolly, heading to the museum
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The Moke, back in the roost. We cracked the clutch slave cylinder and had actual clutch pedal functionality, but we did not drive it. Cylinder needs a rebuild, probably.

If you live in the Dayton, Ohio area and think these cars are cool, the museum gives tours of the collection by appointment. Their website (https://www.britishtransportationmuseum.org/) has an email address and a phone number to call if you want to see some old and weird cars.

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