You're building a muscle car? That's pretty rad. Also impressive! Someone in my town recently had one of those imported and I think it has a hemi engine because my goodness that thing sounds like a roaring lion lol! I live about 3 blocks away from a bike junkyard, well its a bike bits garage kinda place where they buy/sell and trade used motorcycle stuff. I had wanted to get a moped but decided for motorway reasons it'd be better to have something faster so I don't get killed should I ever need to get on the fast lanes to go somewhere. But I didn't have £3000 laying around to get new, and the bike shop near me only really sells big speedy sports bikes like Yamaha and Kawasaki or they sell 50cc mopeds like the European vespa kind. When I went to go do my compulsory basic training, I learned on a geared honda 1986 cb125 I think it was, but didn't like the shape of it and how low the handle bars were. Then I met this nice couple who were friends with the instructors who introduced me to vintage bikes, the girl had a Yamaha and the guy had a Harley.
The Yamaha was a 125cc but its frame was still way too big for me and I decided I liked cruisers more than speedy bikes! Except new ones are expensive not counting license and tax and insurance and all that so I got myself a used Honda off some person who was using it on their farm and just sorta abandoned it lol. I can't remember if its a 85 or an 86. It needed new wires, the old ones were really rusted so I replaced that, new battery,needed a whole new dash so I bought a new after market version and wired that up, it was made specifically to fit vintage Honda's so worked out fairly well! It needed a new paint job and side panels, new clutch and foot brake. The head lamp needed replacing too, and I put new sprockets and chain on, new wheels and some other little bits. So its kind of a Frankenstein bike but I think that gives it more character lol. I got most of the stuff from the bike yard and online, in total it took me almost every weekend last summer to complete, and at the end of the day it was much much less expensive than a new 125cc. With the sprockets I have in it , it tops at around 80mph, and it gets around 300km on a full tank! It's no CBR that's for sure, but I love it and its very fun to commute with!
Whoa that's cool ! Certainly no CBR but it still looks like a fun commuter bike . Plus you put your time into fixing it up which makes it mean that much more .
My Mustang was my first car and was a father/son project . My dad and I fixed it all up and he painted it (he's a professional car painter) the week before I first got my driver's license .
I drove it everyday from 2008 until 2012 when I bought a Ford Focus to drive everyday so the Mustang could be for weekends .
Since then I took the engine and transmission out of the car so the engine bay could be painted and some minor rust could be repaired . From there I got the rear differential built with 31 spline axles and center section , 4:10 gears and all new bearings/seals . Put all new front and rear suspension including a coil over conversion on the front . All new brakes and brake lines , new fuel lines , etc . I'm waiting on a few more parts before I rebuild the engine . It's getting new Heads , a nice cam , new valvetrain , all new gaskets/seals , new oil pan , etc .
It's basically going to be a new car when I'm done lol . I'm building it to be a fun weekend toy that will see plenty of drag strip action . I have pics if you ever want to take a look .