Current Projects

8-29-14 Project Update:

I still build computers but only as necessary to upgrade my machines at home. Computers are fun and interesting but I am always drawn to things that are motorized! Here is a picture of my latest project. My 1983 Honda Passport C70 Cub!

1983 Honda Passport C70 Cub

2-9-13 Project Update:

Wow! It has been a long time since I updated this page. Lots of things have changed since my last update to this page in 2011. I have switched gears from cars and engines to computers. I have always been messing with computers because I don't like to pay full price for them. It's cheaper to build them yourself or find them not working on Craigslist and fix them up cheap. Lately I have been ahead of the tech curve a little bit by buying a Raspberry Pi micro computer for $35.00. I am still having fun with that check out my latest posts.

4-17-11 Project Update:

I have sold some of my 60 degree V6 engines to start preparing to put in a 350 Chevy. This will allow me to finish this project so I can start with newer and better projects.

10-29-10 Project Update:

 I sold the 289 Ford small block engine to prepare for my next project. I just purchased a 1984 Chevy S10 Blazer that is in pretty good shape.

I am in the process of rebuilding a 289 Ford Small Block. It is an old engine and so far my inspection has not revealed any major damage. My only concern with this project is that the block dates back to 1963 and it is a 5 bolt block. I have read all about the 5 bolt block and it is still a good engine to build. I don't want to build a monster motor or anything just enough to get it back running with a little extra power. The engine was a great deal, $45 off of Craigslist. The block is completely stripped down, next come the heads but I need to pick a valve spring compressor. Local machine shops prices for work:
  • Clean block, MagnaFlux and Cam bearing install - $55
  • Valve Job - $225 with valve replacement being an extra $6 per valve.
I'll post more prices when I get the other work quoted. This will be a budget rebuild and I will post more as my progress continues.

I will need a vehicle to put this into possibly a vintage truck or Volvo wagon?

Update: 11/19/11

Got some new tires and wheels for the S10 Blazer here are the old ones I will getting rid of soon.