F I N K B U I L T

Scale model cockpit FPV

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cool scale cockpit video

Funny Zoo Snap

man enjoys elephant My wife noticed this in the family archives.

RC Nitro motorcycle racing

rc motorcycle Motorcycle racing in Lilliput.

Manned RC Multicopter

manned multicopter
Here’s an RC multicopter big enough to ride on!

Make: Talk 004

make: Talk 004
I had a fun time talking to Mark Frauenfelder in episode 4 of his new podcast, Make: Talk!

One Man Basement Band

one man band
I feel like I could be getting more mileage out of my right foot.

Liberty

liberty vintage motorcycles An Etsy portrait. Thanks, Danny.

Tequila Sleeve

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Champs sleeve

Wolf-Stelzer Book Lamp

Book Lamp
My friend Tess just made the cover of ReadyMade with her cool lamp design.

Tree Stump Bug

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Can this be for real? The design is so awesomely Thunderbirds. Via

The Nothing Box

nothing box

Thunderbirds

Thunderbirds are go
Are Go!

Command Center

command center
Sweet assemblage spaceship’s bridge.

Four Drano’s

drano
Watch the sink slowly, all but disappear from the design .

Toothpaste Aerosol

toothpaste aerosol
Aerosol toothpaste




BMW 2000 Update

nixie clock
Am I installing a Nixie clock in my car?

No.

But I do like to sell off one hobby to finance another, and refurbishing and modding an old car can be a costly endeavor, so I am offering up this exquisite, Jumbo IN-18 Nixie tube clock for sale. I never got around to building an enclosure for it, and I’m not even sure that it needs one. It has been sitting in a box for the last several years. I’d like to turn it into car parts.

The proceeds will go toward the fabrication of a custom drive shaft that I need in order to facilitate the installation of a 5-speed manual transmission to replace the automatic that is currently in the car.

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Suspension

I rebuilt the front suspension, installing new ball joints, tie-rod ends, control arms, and control arms bushings. While not a huge fan of “dumped” 4-door sedans, these cars came from the factory with quite a tall ride-height. That’s just how they rolled back then. Reviewers at the time raved about the car’s amazing handling despite the huge amount of body roll that drivers of modern cars would perceive as quite mushy. So, I installed some anti-sway bars and lowered the ride-height by an inch in the front and 2 inches in the rear to bring it more in line with my aesthetic and performance preferences. I really like the new appearance and handling, but the ride is certainly not as plush as it used to be.

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After re-installing the repaired dash, I replaced the front and rear windshield rubber seals and locking strips, and I also did some under-hood painting and detailing, and replaced some missing intake parts.

Next up: 5-speed installation.

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