Whether you’re a factory-trained, professional auto technician or a shade tree mechanic who likes to tinker with old cars, you have to know an awful lot about engines to maintain and repair them properly. And you really have to know your stuff if you’re into modifying engines for more performance.
Well, if you know your wrist pins from your crank pins, this quiz is for you. If you’re the one that friends and relatives call for help every time their cars' engines make funny noises, you ought to breeze through these 35 questions quicker than a Dodge Hemi V8 goes through a gallon of gas.
Now, even though piston engines work pretty much the same as they did 100 years ago, much has changed over the decades. Some young car enthusiasts today have never had the satisfaction or frustration of working rebuilding a carburetor or fiddling with a distributor to get the ignition timing just right. Meanwhile, there some “old school” enthusiasts still shake in their shoes at the sight of a fuel injection system or an engine control unit. And then, there are those who can work on any engine ever made and make it sing.
Which one are you? Take this quiz and find out!