Engine swaps, mileage, emissions and power

I’ve always chuckled quietly to myself when Vanagon people justify their plan to convert their van’s engine by stating, confidently and a priori, that their fuel efficiency will naturally improve by swapping the engine to something “modern”....

Testing coolant pressure caps

In online discussions about replacement coolant pressure caps for Vanagons, people often talk about blowing, quacking, making kazoo sounds, etc. as confirmation that their new cap is OK. Some of these folks are undoubtedly referring to a short, funny little video...

Officially an Inventor!

My US patent for the Redshiftt gearshift knob controller and system has been issued and published! My first patent, I’m pretty pleased about that, and hopefully there will be more to come. . United States Patent Application 20180274664 SHIFT KNOB WITH SELECTABLE...
“The Knob” appears!

“The Knob” appears!

Things are coming together for Redshiftt, in addition to the patent news, we also have in hand the first run of production parts for “The Knob”, as well as the first copies of the circuit boards and Apps for testing. . The knob mechanical parts fit together very...

Redshiftt will be patented!

We received notice from the USPTO that the patent will be allowed. This just means the examiner has closed adjudication of the patent claims and states which claims will be allowed. . So the last step is to pay the issuance fee, which we’ve done, after which the...