Archive for ‘Engineering’

September 17, 2021

ZX81

1k of memory

RIP Sir Clive Sinclair (1940-2021) Introducing many of us to the future.

September 12, 2021

Tractor

In the countryside

– a quick weekend away to rural Wisconsin. A farm tractor gathering piqued my interest as we drove through the Driftless. John Deere, Farmall, Massey. Some freshly restored, others under cool oily patina.

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

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