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Any equipment, component, configuration or layout that is "made-for-purpose," unique and different from what is available from a manufacturer.

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I design custom motorcycle tanks, will the weight of the body filler used offset the balance?

I have done a couple of custom 3D tanks, utilizing body filler mostly, then carving out. I don't use loads of it, but if one side of the tank has the design, can it offset the balance? I just do not ...
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Speedometer - Cable to digital modification

I have a custom vehicle that uses 1972 1600cc VW parts and has the cable driven speedometer in MPH. I was curious if there is a reliable product that I can use to convert from anolog to digital to ...
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Put a 12-Cylinder Engine in a 1979 Corvette? [closed]

Would it be possible to put a 12-cylinder engine in a 1979 Chevrolet Corvette C3, preferably an engine designed to fly a propeller airplane or other small aircraft? How expensive would it be? How ...
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Do I need a tune with minor bolt-ons?

2015 Chevy Camaro. I'm currently thinking of getting a cold air intake and also a new exhaust system on my car. Is it detrimental to tune it or can I pass by without doing so? I don't really race ...
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What do I make a custom box truck body out of?

I'm working on a box vehicle conversion project, and I need to replace the main body. It looks like the original method was steel frame, plywood on top of that, and large sheets of galvanized steel ...
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Are speedometer cables universal?

I've got an older vehicle with sentimental value that unfortunately has had the dashboard and instrument clusters damaged and removed. I am considering whether or not to build a custom dashboard to ...
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Possible to get custom rims made?

I have an older car with an unusual lug configuration so it is very difficult to get rims for it. Is it possible to get custom aluminum rims cast and machined to a specific lug configuration? If so, ...
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Rearranging the car model letters on the rear of my car

Weird question. I'd like to customize the model name on the rear of my car by switching the letters around. 1) Is this legal in the US? Would the police be annoyed if they had to call in a "Loft Gig" ...
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Can the bottom of a piston be scratched and not damage the cylinder?

I went to a mechanic and he showed me this custom piston made out of molten car pistons (there was no other option in this case). My question is: Is the scratch from the side of the piston going to ...
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How to figure the best state of tune for custom four-stroke single?

Hullo all, I will try and keep this short and straightforward. I have a 160cc 4 stroke single cylinder motorcycle. I have installed a big bore kit, a high-lift camshaft, a performance CDI, free-...
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What is the term use for these motorbikes?

I am looking at bikes like this: https://www.pinterest.pt/pin/256071928792526793/ http://www.wrenchmonkees.com/bikes What terms are used to categorize those? I have not been able to find any ...
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Help to modify RWD trans-axle bearing design

My project car is RWD with trans-axles running inside independent housing sleeves, as in the diagram below. The problem I have is that each axle use only one weird, fat, double track, axial bearing :) ...
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Can you replace a Toyota Highlander Engine with a Nissan Xterra Engine?

Please forgive my ignorance. I have a 2003 Toyota Highlander which has a blown engine. I also have an 2002 Nissan Xterra that is not in as good body or chassis condition as the Highlander. I would ...
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Dual suspension to monoshock

I have a Bajaj Discover 135 with dual suspension. I have seen some photos on Google of some people who have successfully done this conversion. Now my question is, what would be the steps to do this?...
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How do I make a self start bike using a Hero Honda CD 100?

Very, very new to this community. I want to customize my old bike with a self start along with user authentication via Bluetooth using a smart phone. I can make the electronics part (Means Software ...
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Making a custom exhaust

I drive a 1990's Citroen BX TGE16 with no o2 sensors or anyhing fancy on the exhaust as far as I can tell. My exhaust is all rattly most surely from rust and age so I'm planning on changing soon. ...
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DIY: Prepare Virago for both tall and short riders

Background I currently ride a Honda Africa Twin and my wife rides a stock Virago 535, just like this: I will soon sell my Africa Twin and we'll keep only the Virago, but I'm not very familiar with ...
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What is a Blower?

I've heard of this component being used on Hot Rods. What is a blower? What does it do? Are there specific requirements for utilizing one? Are there any disadvantages of using a blower?
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What does “Chopped & Channeled” mean?

"Chopped & Channeled" is another term I have come across in the hotrodding scene. What does it mean? What is the purpose of applying these modifications to your vehicle? Are there any negative ...
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What is a “Z” frame?

In the hotrodding world there is a common term I hear called "Z" frame. What does it mean? How do you carry out this modification? Is doing so restricted to certain vehicles?
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What is a bobber?

What is a bobber and are there advantages for turning your motorcycle into one as opposed to running it stock?
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What is a chopper?

What modifications must be made to a motorcycle to classify it as a chopper and how does it differentiate from most stock designs?