1974 Super Beetle Baja Summer Update
Oct09

1974 Super Beetle Baja Summer Update

The 1974 Super Beetle Baja has come a long way this summer. Not far enough to be driving it around yet but it’s about 90% there. The most recent updates have been new tires/wheels all around, Urethane Bushing set all around, and new glass for the front and back with new seals. I’ll post a few more updates before too long. Sitting Pretty Jeep Seats Secondary Battery Up Front Fun With Wires Clean Under...

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1974 914 Porsche Engine Removal – DIY Step by Step
May07

1974 914 Porsche Engine Removal – DIY Step by Step

This posting shows the removal and complete dis-assembly (almost complete) of a 1974 914 Porsche/VW engine. I’ll try to go through the images and post individual descriptions on any steps that aren’t straight forward. The plan for the engine is a complete rebuild with the transmission going back into the car coupled to an electric engine. Page 2 and 3 of the gallery show the first steps in this process. If you have any...

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1600cc Engine Rebuild – Clean up Phase
Dec28

1600cc Engine Rebuild – Clean up Phase

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Mini Chopper Pit Bike – $50 at a Candler Yard Sale
Jul12

Mini Chopper Pit Bike – $50 at a Candler Yard Sale

I picked up this mini chopper from a yard sale this past Sunday for $50. It needed a chain, seat, carburetor tune up, shifter linkage, wiring simplification and some general TLC. Still trying to get some of the bugs worked out of it but for the most part it’s the up and running with very little time or $$$...

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Ultimate Playground; l’Autodrome, France
Nov07
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Waynesville Porsche Show

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Spring time in Asheville = Motorcycle Heaven
Apr04

Spring time in Asheville = Motorcycle Heaven

The beautiful weather is back in Asheville so I thought it might be time to take a break from all the website and internet related blog posts. I finally found a few hours of down time to get caught up on some well needed motorcycle repairs. The bike is a 1976 R75/6 BMW. I bought this Airhead about 4 years ago from a shop in Greensboro and I’ve been in love ever since. So a few days ago I rode up to Acme Motorcycle in Fairview...

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