I just stumbled upon this incredibly cool car over on ebay. It’s the 1904 Thomas Model 27 Racer and at first it looks just like any old car. The important thing is the engine. 12.3 liters!!! Thats incredibly large! It’s only making 60 hp but for it’s time that might as well have been a thousand. Check out the chain driven rear end, in motorcycle style. Not to mention the vin number… 2735! LOL, just go check out the vin of your car. You might have a little trouble memorizing it. From what I can tell the distributor is inside the car and you control the timing by turning that dial. I have no idea what the brass manifold inside he car is for though and there are more switches there than cylinders.

1904 Thomas Model Racer

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