WE GOT AN INTERESTING PROJECT IN THE SHOP RECENTLY. THIS IS A 1946 SCHWINN AUTOCYCLE. IT WILL BE GETTING COMPLETLY RESTORED FROM TOP TO BOTTOM. THIS WAS THE CUSTOMERS FATHERS BIKE AND HAS SOME SENTIMENTAL VALUE. THESE ARE THE TYPES OF PROJECTS I LOVE HAVING IN THE SHOP. YOU SEE ALTHOUGH WE HAVE TO WATCH WHAT WE SPEND. THE CUSTOMER WANTS THIS BIKE PUT BACK TO IT'S ORIGINAL GLORY SO IT IS A CHALLENGE TO MAKE THIS A REALITY FOR THE CUSTOMER AND NOT BREAK THE BANK. CHECK OUT THE PICS AS IT IS QUITE CRUSTY NOW. WAIT UNTIL LATER!
Monday, November 8, 2010
Friday, October 22, 2010
Sunday, September 26, 2010
It's been a long time since i posted, been busy putting an addition to the shop to move in my engine machining equipment. We took my wagon to the Pinks All Out filming at Rt66 raceway. This turned into a huge cluster@$#&! We did run a best of 11:207@120 mph. An all time best. We also ran an exhibition race for Great Lakes Dragaway on Labor Day. A great Turnout for Nostalgia Racecars. More to come as we are finishing some parts for the "Legs" custom chopper.
Monday, May 10, 2010
FINISHED THIS AIRCLEANER BASE FOR A CUSTOMER'S 3-W COUPE A WHILE BACK BUT IT IS WORTH POSTING. THIS IS A BASE FOR A 58 CORVETTE FUEL INJECTION ENGINE THAT WILL BE GOING INTO THE COUPE. IT WAS MACHINED OUT OF SOILID STEEL AND WILL BE NICKEL PLATED. IT CAME OUT SO NICE I HATE TO COVER IT UP WITH THE VINTAGE INDIAN MOTORCYCLE AIR CLEANER COVER. CHECK OUT PICS.
Sunday, February 28, 2010
We just finished a custom headlite bar for a 32 Ford 3-Window Coupe. We built an adjustment system by machining stainless steel balls for the Indian Motorcycle headlites to fit on the stock Ford headlite bar. The customer requested that all wires be hidden in the bar. So a channel was cut in the bar for 2 wires to sit in below. After final assembly the channel will be epoxied closed and painted. This turned very well. Take a look at the pictures.
Friday, February 12, 2010
The bicycles in the pictures are my latest addiction. The one with the motor is a 1946 Monark Rocket with a Grubee GT-5 Motorbicycle conversion added to it. Being a machinist you always find ways to improve things so we made a new drive hub and chain tensioner. Also a custom gas tank. I will be selling some of these to the public after the prototypes have proven themselves. The other bike is a 1941 Schwinn Majestic. It is an original survivior! It is really a lot of fun to ride these bikes. People constantly stop you to ask what you are riding and what's the story behind them. The Car is a 1967 Nova that I'am restoring. When the car is done it should look like a genuine super stock drag race car from the 60's. This car has all period correct speed parts and accesories. Like Chrome reverse wheels,Cheater Slicks An original Sun Tach, Stewart Warner oil and water gauges, A Hurst floor shift and an NOS Pontiac Super Duty hood scoop. It will be hand lettered just like race cars where back in the day. I will be posting more Pictures as progress moves forward.
Welcome to the Rocket Engineering blog. Here we will keep you up to date on what's happening in the shop. It could be making race car parts or custom motorcycle parts or working on an antique bicycle. From time to time we have dabbled with minature steam engines. We also have a passion for old shop tools and fixtures. So check us out from time to time and don't hessitate to call if you need some help on your next project that needs some metalworking