F I N K B U I L T

Scale model cockpit FPV

fpv
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

tequila the champs
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 Back on the Road!

bmw 2002 engine

My experiment in public transportation is over.

In a way I miss the bus. I have really come to love the reading time that the captivity of the bus commute afforded me. And just when I started to attempt Kurzweil’s The Singularity is Near. Yowsa!

But the real point here is that my car is done. Or rather, my hot-rod motor build is done because you see, a 2002 is never really done. There is a continuous cycle of repairs and refurbishments taking place when you are using a car of this vintage on a daily basis.

I’m still getting it dialed in, trying to figure out the optimum carburetor jetting, but let me just say WOW! who knew? This thing pulls like all get out. I am going to get speeding tickets, I just know it. I just can’t not make it go fast. It’s silly.

7 Responses to “BMW Back on the Road!”


  1. Alex Says:

    i’m vicariously satisfied with your job well done. but please don’t post any more pics of the finished project – i can’t afford to be influenced to impulsively buy a 2002 right now.

    j/k, post away, creditors be damned!

  2. KenB Says:

    Me likes the air cleaner. Now come over tonight and gimme a ride!

  3. COOP Says:

    Boy, nothing prettier than a shiny clean, freshly-painted engine compartment. Enjoy!

  4. Nathan Says:

    Just one photo? You’ve got to do better than that. That motor looks seeeexy though.

  5. Steve Says:

    There will be more to come.

    The car is in the paint shop right now. Soon the exterior will be as presentable as the engine bay.

  6. Scot Says:

    Dang! That’s purdy. I thought I recognized that engine compartment. I’ve got one of those in bright orange. I sure wish my engine looked and ran like that. What kind of milage do you get with yours? The wife tells me I should fix mine up for a commuter. It would be a blast to go bombing down the back roads to work in, but its a 100 mile round trip. ALso, did you upgrade to electronic ignition? My biggest gripe is trying to keep the dwell in spec.

  7. Steve Says:

    Hey Scot,

    Indeed, the first thing you need to do is yank those points out and install a Pertronix ignition, really. Set and forget.

    I am actually about to go a big step further and convert it to EFI using a DIY Megasquirt ECU and a 318i intake manifold.

    Have fun.