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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-16-2012, 02:36 PM Thread Starter
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Ford's 1.0L EcoBoost engine makes the journey to LA... in a carry-on bag

By Steven J. Ewing
Nov 16th 2012
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We can't even begin to imagine all of the weird stuff that the Transportation Security Administration has seen through the screen of the airport x-ray machine (or worse, when they find when they get to snap on those latex gloves and actually rummage through your belongings). But we have to imagine that this, right here, was worth a second look or two as it ran through the TSA line.

What you see nestled into this carry-on-size suitcase is Ford's 1.0-liter EcoBoost engine, making the journey from Detroit to Los Angeles for the 2012 LA Auto Show. According to the Ford communications team member who forwarded these along, the TSA had no issues with sending the diminutive engine through the x-ray machine, though much like a laptop, the engine did have to be sent through the scanner in its own plastic tub.


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Re: Ford's 1.0L EcoBoost engine makes the journey to LA... in a carry-on bag

Posted that on my Facebook page earlier. Kind of funny.

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Re: Ford's 1.0L EcoBoost engine makes the journey to LA... in a carry-on bag

That would be so cool in an old mini cooper!
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Re: Ford's 1.0L EcoBoost engine makes the journey to LA... in a carry-on bag

Imagine that in an old Crosley. The Crosley of the late 30's-early 50's cars started about 900 pounds, and had 10-18 HP engines.

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Re: Ford's 1.0L EcoBoost engine makes the journey to LA... in a carry-on bag

That reminds me of my old Geo Metro XFi engine, and it made a whopping 55 horsepower.

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Re: Ford's 1.0L EcoBoost engine makes the journey to LA... in a carry-on bag

It's sort of cool that we're reaching the point where cars and car parts are judged based on the same qualities as smartphones and laptops.

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this is cool
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Re: Ford's 1.0L EcoBoost engine makes the journey to LA... in a carry-on bag

This would have made Johnny Cash's job a lot easier.

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