Machine Welding Information Blog for Cars, Bikes, Classics and a lot more
This blog deals with all aspects of machine welding and mechanical repairs. It takes into account the repair of old classic cars and motorbikes ( something I have been doing for many years ). I already own a 1986 Porsche 911 3.2 Carrera, a 1991 Porsche 944 S2 Cabrio and a 1971 Yamaha ct 175.
The 911 I bought not to long ago, I must confess it had already had a great deal of work done to it, my work was more mechanical like new brake discs, new pads all round, new tyres and the dreaded getting the electric windows to work of which the passenger one has packed up yet again ( give me strength ). The car is an amazing ride and its like sitting in an armchair at 100 mph, the steering is so precise and the suspension is incredible for a car of 27 years old. I would love to have driven this car 27 years ago when it was new to compare it to cars of that time.
The S2 Cabrio is my daily drive.You really can run and drive a Porsche everyday. The 944 really is an affordable car. I have had quite a few of these starting with the mark 1 944 which is a 2.5 engine, cheap and easy to run and repair with most parts coming from VW ( true, same ball joints as on a Golf and they only cost about £15!) I remember one day when it would not start, my mechanic suggested a fuel pump relay and I was dreading the cost, went down to Euro car parts and £17 later I had one and in stock as well….Reason why? Its the same as a VW golf so it was happy days. This S2 is a much different car, its a real Porsche a front ball joint set is like £250! The engine is a 3.0 ltr knocking out around 220 bhp. The drive is excellent , the look super sexy and it gets ten times more attention than the 911 !
The Yamaha was an impulse buy to give me a little summer project. Its a trail bike which I have always been used to ( I used to race in enduro races throughout Wales on a PE175 Suzuki anyway the little Yam is a delight. Its the model before the DT, a 2 stroke of course and when you come back from riding it your jacket stinks ! One thing you notice is that in 1971 this bike was probably quick well it ain’t now! You can get overtaken by scooters easy and the brakes!!! Drums front and back you need to be on the ball with these. Its fun to ride and you can chuck it about nice and easy, down the local bike meet it gets loads of attention!
Got no real plans to buy anything else yet, as not got a great deal of space plus I have 2 other bikes a Yamaha Thundercat and a Triumph Tiger 800 ! But more on these later
Some other things that I get up to are below, some links to websites that I use a lot
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