Archive for ‘Engineering’

June 22, 2021

Cute Trials

Take one Honda Cub engine…

.. add a dose of elegant ingenuity.

May 29, 2021

Never a dull moment when you’re a 22nd Century Cop

Lawmaster Road Test
May 21, 2021

5, 4, 3, 2, 1..

Blast Off!

Let’s light this candle! Weekend ahoy! A Rocket 3 orbital launch vehicle: 165hp and 163 ft lbs in the 2.5 liter powerhouse of an engine.

April 5, 2021

Black ‘n’ White

Heart of a Tiger

– good solid British engineering.

March 8, 2021

Ragtop

The Stag

– another classic from Giovanni Michelotti’s drawing board. The 3l V8 Stag built between 1970 & 1978. This particular blue body color is impressed on my childhood memory.

March 3, 2021

Black ‘n’ White

& Red all over

– what a glorious looking beast. Like a hot coal blistering through the atmosphere this Vincent is a searing bullet of horse power. Bloody hell it looks sharp!

February 25, 2021

Verdant Velociraptor

Green Monster

Tasty example of a sixties Triumph off road machine. there’s is something very satisfying about this one.

February 23, 2021

Cherry Red Tank

Hybrid

– What do you get if you cross a 500cc Triumph Twin engine with a Greeves frame? A Grumph. Like some character from a Maurice Sendak story; it may make an adventure out of a jaunt in the woods.

February 7, 2021

Sno-Cat

Tracked Mini Cooper

– an inventive sort has superbly winterized their Issigonis marvel. Bright orange in the whiteness of fresh snow. I need tracks like this for our Mini to navigate the alley.

February 1, 2021

Frozen Lands

Ski-Doo

– found on the InterWeb here is a forlorn machine hiding in the dusty background of a barn. It looks like something used to effect in a James Bond film during a ski chase scene. The bullet nose is inspired!

January 28, 2021

Steam Driven Industry

Steampunk Kitty

– interesting illustration of a motorcycle riding cat in the Victorian retro-technology style.

January 10, 2021

Goodies

– The Tiger was fitted with some new farkles to improve a couple of items for road awareness and navigation. One was a bar mount just above the information screen allowing my GPS to be affixed more centrally in my field of vision for clearer navigation. The other was a pair of indestructible rear-view mirrors affixed with sturdy Ram mounts. These are promoted by adventure tourists and off-road gurus as the most versatile units.

January 1, 2021

Indian Iron

www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-54997191

December 23, 2020

Starry Starry Knight

Big ‘gin

– black ‘n’ white doodle of the lump of a vee twin engine that powers The Vincent. Engineering prowess.

December 22, 2020

Chicago and Northwestern Railway Bridge

River Crossing

– a relatively mild (for late December) day allowed my to use the Tiger to make a job site visit. This Strauss Trunnion Bascule bridge is a national landmark. It is lowered once a year and a Union Pacific company truck is driven over it to ensure it remains in active status.