QOTD: 29 Is Fine?

Matthew Guy
by Matthew Guy
qotd 29 is fine

There was an extra day this February, making up for a slight annual offset in our blue marble’s voyage around the sun or something. Or perhaps it was intended to give insufferable presidential candidates an extra day to preen on television. Whatever.

Here’s today’s question: you’re being tasked to fill a fictional garage with exactly 29 cylinders worth of engines. What do you select? Our choices are easy as they are weird.

It’s simple to consume 16 of our allotted 29 pots with a pair of V8 beauties. You simply know that your rural author is selecting a pickup truck — in this case he’s taking home a new Ford F-250 Tremor 4×4 equipped with the tasty and deliciously retro 7.3-liter V8. Along with that admission of largesse is a slightly used Dodge Challenger Demon, complete with 840 horsepower and 6.2L of supercharged American V8 insanity.

The natty Aston Martin V12 Vantage, a fun-sized car stuffed with plenty of power and available with a manual transmission, consumes a dozen more cylinders. This leaves a single cylinder to allocate. Hmmm…

I’ve got it — a Honda TRX250X ATV, complete with a 229cc one-pumper making enough power for a bit of fun. It won’t keep up with the likes of a 1000cc-class rig but it’ll leave me with a grin at the end of the day. Plus, at a mere 384-pound curb weight, I can heave it about my Tremor one-handed.

How about it? New rigs? Used classics? Off-road or yard equipment? What does your 29-cylinder garage look like?

[Image: Ford]

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  • Art Vandelay Art Vandelay on Mar 02, 2020

    Well I'll keep my John Deere so I'm down to 28. B13 Sentra SE-R =24, 250GT California leaves me 12. Hmmm. A Lancia Stratos leaves me 6. A BMW M1 rounds it out. Look mom...no V8 lol

  • Funky D Funky D on Mar 03, 2020

    Aston Martin DB11 Volante V12 Toyota Tundra V8 AMG GLC 63S V8 My current Toro self-propelled mower All my other yard tools are electric :-)

  • TStew78 TStew78 on Mar 03, 2020

    2020 Tremor 7.3 (8) 2021 Mach-E (0) 2007 V70 (5) (gotta have a daily right?) 2020 F150 Limited (6) Viper (10)

  • Flipper35 Flipper35 on Mar 03, 2020

    I am already over the limit, but if I had to start over. Viper ACR - 10 392 Challenger Widebody - 8 2.3l Super 7 - 4 Pacifica Minivan - 6 650cc Dual sport bike - 1