Mexican Jeeps Catch Aire Thanks To The Tornado OHC Engine!

The Kaiser Jeep Tornado OHC six is one of the more obscure footnotes in American engine design. Designed by Italian A. C. Sampietro who had also designed a high-performance head for the Nash-Healy, it was mostly a classic European style true hemispherical combustion chambered-head cast from aluminum alloy and featuring an OHC, a true rarity on this side of the Ocean on production engines. It was never installed in this version of the then obsolete Jeep wagon, but south of the border, it made the old Willys wagon fly.

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