Documentary: Building An Engine From Scratch – Casting – Machining – Assembly – Test Riding

Building An Engine From Scratch - Casting - Machining - Assembly - Test Riding

This 10 minute films shows the process of building an engine from scratch, including the casting process, machining, final assembly, and the completed motorcycle’s first test ride. It’s an interesting look into how motorcycle (and car) engines were painstakingly built back in the early days of motoring, every step of the process involved highly-skilled machinists,…

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Creek Cutler Damascus Steel Folding Pocket Knife

Creek Cutler Damascus Steel Folding Pocket Knife

Each Damascus steel folding pocket knife from Creek Cutler is handmade to order, oftentimes integrating a personalised fabric Micarta handle with monogramed inserts. For the uninitiated, Micarta is a name for composites of linen, canvas, paper, or other materials, using phenolic resins. It was developed by George Westinghouse in 1910, and it’s been used widely…

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MGB V8 GT and Roadster – The Essential Buying Guide

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The MGB V8 has earned a reputation for being almost a blue-collar version of the Shelby Cobra, both cars share features including a stylish British body, an American-derived V8 engine mounted up front, rear wheel drive, and a power-to-weight ratio that was world-beating by 1960s standards. Of course, the MGB V8 wasn’t developed by Carroll…

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Little Dutch Sleeper: A Restomod 1380cc 1980 Classic Mini

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The Mini Cooper is probably the most famous giant killer in motorsport history, it was the performance version of the classic Mini, a car that had originally been designed in 1957 by Jack Daniels and Chris Kingham, with head designer Alec Issigonis doing the lion’s share. A Short History of the Classic Mini The design brief…

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