Posts Tagged ‘engine’

Ladies wrench nights are always a lot of fun- here’s a shot of Corinna Mantlo (left), Kristen Johnson (middle), and Valerie Figarella who owns Motor Grrl Garage in NYC (right). Engine rebuild has begun on their 1971 Yamaha AT1125. [ links: Motor Grrl Garage website | more tagged MotorGrrl ]

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Ladies wrench nights are always a lot of fun- here’s a shot of Corinna Mantlo (left), Kristen Johnson (middle), and Valerie Figarella who owns Motor Grrl Garage in NYC (right). Engine rebuild has begun on their 1971 Yamaha AT1125. [ links: Motor Grrl Garage website | more tagged MotorGrrl ]

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People, this is real- Volkswagen is talking about putting a Ducati 1199 Panigale engine in a car. While a base model fancy hybrid car called the XL1 will hit the Geneva convention, they’re now discussing an XL Sport model equipped with the aforementioned Panigale superquadro engine. It sounds like this car won’t make it to production, but still… I find this intriguing for countless reasons, especially because Ducati was purchased by Audi/Volkswagen while I was working at the Ducati dealership (MotoCorsa). Many people wondered if VW might try to influece the engineering… Continue Reading »

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The Difference Between an Engine and a Motor

The first installment of mini mechanical lessons and tales of terminology. “The difference in a motor and an engine: A motor is converting electric energy into mechanical energy. A engine is converting energy into mechanical energy.” – From MotoFactory PDX

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The Desmohog: Part Ducati, Part Harley

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The ‘Desmohog’ is a custom motorcycle with a Harley big twin bottom end and Ducati 900ss cylinder heads.

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Cleaning The Engine

Well, I made a lot of headway today on the Monster Project. Cleaned the engine for a good three hours.

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The world’s smallest V12 engine by Yesus Wilder. Built with only three materials; stainless steel, aluminum, and bronze.  (Source: https://www.youtube.com/)

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The world’s smallest V12 engine by Yesus Wilder. Built with only three materials; stainless steel, aluminum, and bronze.  (Source: https://www.youtube.com/)

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Lady Mechanic Hands

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Lady hands just look better with mechanical things.

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Remind me to do this with my Monster before I put it all back together!

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