Corvair Flywheel Rattle turned clutch job.

1961 Corvair Monza 700, Uncategorized
 A feint rattle became a monstrous knocking, and thats when I knew it was time to buy a bolted flywheel from Clarks. So out with the powerpack.
After it was out and I was awaiting parts I removed all the old rubber engine to body seals. Best way I found was to lightly grind all the staples. When the parts arrived I riveted the new seals in.
 The old clutch was oil covered and was worn through the rivets. Strange though, the car drove fine. The pressure-plate has stress fractures in it and the flywheel was extremely loose.
 Found this beauty while inspecting the transmission for a slight second gear grind.
Clarks sent the wrong pressure plate and so I’m still waiting. They are making good on it though.

1982 GL1100i (Naked) Single Carb Conversion.

34 Pict-3, Bagger, GL1100, goldwing, Goldwing 1100, Goldwing interstate, Honda, Single Carb, Single Carb Conversion, Solex
I received my Solex (Clone) 34 PICT-3 and intake from and the overall quality is great. I’ve rebuilt quite a few racks of carbs, but for the GL I wanted to experiment a bit. Its not that I couldn’t rebuild the GL assembly, but that I wouldn’t. The install was easy, and although I could have made this intake myself, it was nice to rely on someone else’s craftsmanship for once. I assume the gentleman who made it has a jig setup because everything was spot on. The time invested in making a jig and then the intake wouldn’t be worth it in the end. I got a small filter with a barb for the breather and powder-coated over the cheap chrome. Initially the bike starts up and idles great, even cold. As it warms up, the engine seems to load up with gas and get a bit choppy. I think it just needs to be leaned out a bit. It seems to ride ok. I’ll figure out the tuning when its not 20 degrees outside.

Gameboy Advance Customizing! (w/ paint)

Gameboy, Swirl painting
What screams the 90’s more than Swirl paint and hair metal? Nothing! ….except Gameboy.
 So I decided since I’m installing a backlight screen from I decided to swirl paint the case.
Please note this is before the clear coat. Once its all cleared the colors will be much brighter. 
And for good measure, heres a pic of Vai with his Ibanez.