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How To Make Your Own Vintage Motor Cycle & Automotive Spare Parts
Vintage Car & Motorcycle restoration enthusiasts all share one thing in common...
The difficulty in obtaining obsolete spare parts.
How many times have you tried to find a special part for your restoration project, only to find that it's unobtainable.
For the home restorer on a tight budget, it is actually possible to put money back into your own pocket... real savings can be made by learning a few simple skills. Lets face it, if you are rebuilding or restoring old vintage vehicles then you most likely already have many practical skills & abilities.
You could expand on your valuable practical skills even more.
Take for instance the dozens of mechanical components that need to be rebuild/reconditioned... professional re-builders will charge you quite a lot of money for reconditioning parts, which to all intents & purposes could be carried out in the home workshop at a substantially reduced cost.
You may already have the luxury of a lathe, milling machine and a collection of other associated machines in your workshop.
Cast your mind outside the square for a moment... if you're unable to produce a part by machining parts from a solid billet, then all you need to do is to build a simple gas fired furnace, fabricate some tools, mould boxes, and get hold of some green sand to make your sand moulds, learn some new skills, and you'll be able to melt & pour your own special aluminium & bronze parts.
Then you will be able to machine them in your lathe etc, to produce low cost high quality spare parts... it is possible... many people have been doing this for along time.
Why don't you join this select band of people who've discovered that casting your own metal parts is not that difficult, once you have learnt the basic techniques of the craft.
Once your mini foundry system is up and running, you'll wonder why the heck you didn't discover metal casting years ago.
You can read & learn more about hobby metal casting by visiting: http://www.myhomefoundry.com Where you can download free ebooks, access free foundry directory info, and have a lot of fun learning new skills to add to your practical restoration skills.
Learning about metal casting could open up a whole new dimension & opportunities for you in your home workshop. But you wont know just how much until you take the step to learn. Why not take that step today?
Written by: Col Croucher
Mini Moto Tips
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How To Make Your Own Vintage Motor Cycle & Automotive Spare Parts
Vintage Car & Motorcycle restoration enthusiasts all share one thing in common..
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5 Steps To A Better Motorcycle Loan With A Better Credit Score
It is common knowledge that motorcycle lenders base high importance on your FICO credit scores when approving motorcycle loans. However, what many people overlook is that their FICO credit score can highly impact the term on their motorcycle loan along with the interest rate that is assigned to the motorcycle loan.
Liquid Cooled Minimotos (PocketBikes), How Fast Are They and Are They Affordable?
As the latest craze of Minimoto Madness continues in the United Kingdom. The demand for pocket bikes means that the consumer is now looking for more better quality products which are not only affordable for the average earner but also produce great horsepower and fast speeds.
0 to 60 in 4.5 Seconds
Speeding is illegal, yet we sell racing motorcycles and cars which are so powerful and look so intimidating that a police man could write the owner a ticket even if it were parked. Take today's crotch rocket, nearly all of these motorcycles can barely get out of second or third gear going sixty miles per hour.
A Great Motorcycle Ride in Mexico: Queretaro
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Honda Super Cub and 50cc Honda Cub - The Volkswagen Beetle of Motorcycles!
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Motorcycle Radar Detectors
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Motorcycle Suspension: - A Troubleshooting Guide
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