24mm Pins? Get Smart!

Like the VW Type4 engines, the waterboxers used pistons sized for 24mm wrist pins, needlessly. Many engines of all different brands and types making many times the power run 22mm or even smaller pins. Whatever, just add this one to the long list of VW design decisions...

Pegs. Holes. Whatever.

I used to be a ‘splainer on a few of the popular online vehicle forums, but my desire to do it wore out, for many reasons but one above all others: It’s nearly impossible to pry an erroneous notion out of a grasshopper’s mind, when said notion seems...

Make Latching/Toggle SPDT relay from single DPDT

I’ve sometimes had an application that needs a latching relay that can be toggled by a remote momentary button switch. If you search for this kind of thing, on many DC DIY electrical websites you’ll find a description of a logic array that requires 4...

Drop-down Table

A few pics and some details on the drop-down tabletop shown in my last post. This was built at the same time as the overall interior remodel, when I installed the ABS panels, using stuff I had around. A lucky scrap of 1/2″ oak plywood in the shed was already...

Repose

This was a little project I did to make the GL rear bench seat, which can be pulled forward to convert into a really comfy, nearly queen-size bed, usable as a bench seat when it’s in bed mode without needing to heave the whole heavy bed assembly back. All...
Up-cocking the pit

Up-cocking the pit

The lightish royal blue interior my Syncro came with was another blechhh kinda thing; I mean, if you’re gonna do blue, commit! Deep navy, at least. Midnight? even better! But not this mamby-pamby watery bullshit blue. . But I’m someone for whom aesthetics...