Category Archives: Interesting Web Sites

Chevrolet Astro van powered by Mercedes Diesel Motor

In what has to be one of the most unusual engine swaps ever someone has put a Mercedes Benz 616 diesel engine into a Chevrolet Astro van. They even used the rare five speed manual set up from an Astro. … Continue reading

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Goldwing powered Trike

I absolutely love scratch built cars. I even mostly built my own Locost Seven before running out of money. This one is a Morgan style trike using a shaft drive Honda Goldwing motorcycle as a donor. http://www.the510realm.com/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=24949

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The Oddballs: Footman James Classic Motor Show 2012

No secret that I love an odd ball car. Here is a nice summary of the more odd cars from the Footman James Classic Motor Show 2012. http://www.dep-o.co.uk/events/the-oddballs-footman-james-classic-motor-show-2012/ See some more photos of the same show here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/triggerscarstuff/sets/72157632039476803/

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Classic Smith’s gauges

image used via redtimmy by Creative Commons license One of my favorite things about classic British cars is the wonderful Smith’s gauges most of them use. The speedometer on my Triumph Spitfire wasn’t always the most accurate at low speeds … Continue reading

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Automotive Plastic repair

An intriguing tech tip came up on the always excellent Hemmings Blog. This one is to do with plastic parts repair and uses solvent as a sort of plastic welding. Definitely useful for those of us with more obscure cars … Continue reading

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A few Car Builders or Selectas

I’ve come across a few virtual car builders and quite enjoyed playing with them. The Lada above is from Lada Selecta. A few more below …

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V8 powered Toyota Corona Coupe

Check out this V8 powered Toyota Corona Coupe. Not merely any V8 either but an all aluminum Lexus 1UZ V8 hooked to a manual gearbox.

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