Combustion 101
The internal combustion engine is a combination of
several concepts that ultimately result in the power to
turn the wheels of car.  In order to understand how, and
more importantly, why an engine works-it makes sense to
seek the knowledge of an expert.  

Luckily, we at have just such an
expert on staff: Mr. Monkey!  The links below contain a
basic explanation of each concept involved in the engine's
operation, hence, the name Combustion 101.  More
advanced discussions can be found in the
auto articles
section of this site.





Ignition Distributor
Fuel Delivery

Fuel Injection




Auto Articles
Formula 1
Project cars
Combustion 101
Suspension 101
What We Like
The Born Free USA Primate Sanctuary is home to
about 500 monkeys on 186 acres in Texas.  Their
goal is to give the monkeys the best quality of life
possible with minimal human interference.  Many
of the monkeys have been rescued from abusive or
exploitative situations.

We at really like what Born
Free USA is doing and support them.  We invite
our readers to check out their website and if
possible offer support as well.  If you love monkeys
as much as we do, it's an opportunity to help
monkeys directly. is not affiliated with Born
Free USA, we just really like them and contribute.
This is another of our favorite charities,
Monkey in My Chair, an original recipient of the
nationwide Pepsi Refresh Grant, is a beneficial
program that helps cancer patients stay connected
to their classmates. Monkey in My Chair was
originally developed in honor of Chloe Watson
Feyerherm for pre-school and elementary aged
children who are away from school because of a
cancer diagnosis. Each child is provided with a
"monkey kit" which includes a huge stuffed monkey
that takes their place in school when they are unable
to be there.  There is also a smaller monkey that
stays with the child.  All kits are sent out at no cost
to the families or hospitals.

Through Monkey in My Chair, children can stay
connected to their classmates in a number of ways
including online access to Monkey Message. Monkey
Message is an online component that allows the
sharing of pictures and documents to ensure the line
of communication stays open between the patient
and the classroom. For more information about the
program visit

We here at know the positive
effect monkeys can have, and we think this is a
great charity, just click to see the benefits is not affiliated with we just really like them and