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What Is A Flat-Plane Crank And Why Is It So Loud? An Explainer

One of the things you may have noticed among all those big, exciting numbers and words we used to talk about the 2015 Shelby GT350 Mustang were these three words: flat-plane crank. Many of you may be wondering just what the hell that means, and why you should give a rat's rectum. Here's what and why. 2015 Shelby GT350 Mustang: This Is It 2015 Shelby GT350 Mustang: This Is It 2015 Shelby GT350 Mustang: This Is It Flat plane crank. 5.2 liters. At least 500 horsepower and 400 pound feet of…

What Exactly Is A Rat Rod And Where Did It All Begin? - Rod Authority

The Jakelopy. This picture is being used to show one of the first titled "rat rods" that entered the 1987 Goodguys Car Show that entered unfinished to compete against all the souped up, chromed out Camaros and Chevelles. It was painted at the show and many began to help create the beginning of a new fad.