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Custom Handmade Vintage Style Motorcycle Parts- What do you think of my DIY number plates?!?

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  I've wanted to try this for a while now. How do you think it turned out?!? I think it turned out fanatastic! Love it. Going to be using this process again to make more of these! It was actually pretty easy with some basic tools. Still need to polish it up and make it shine, but you get the idea! What other parts should I custom form out of aluminum? Kinda toying with the idea of building custom fenders, but I don't have an english wheel anymore. Links to the engine parts I ended up ordering! Top End- https://amzn.to/3AukLfo Points, condenser, and spark plug kit- https://ebay.us/9Ecz4o Rings- https://ebay.us/jSND6M Complete Gasket and Seal set- https://ebay.us/BFfRvJ Carburetor- https://ebay.us/UNN26M Generic bolt kit- https://ebay.us/JJlRGi Engine bolt kit- https://ebay.us/rVMsx3 Check out my new shirts!!! https://www.teepublic.com/user/rusty-phoenix-motors MORE on the Z50! Unwrapping the present- https://youtu.be/nF7fGDoRguY First project from the new

DIY Motorcycle Restoration- Time to put this thing together!

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  It's FINALLY happening. The bike is FINALLY being put together for the last time! My son took it for his "first ride"- as a strider bike. Seems like it's going to fit him well! How do YOU think it's turning out? I'm *LOVING* the colors and how it's all coming together! Enjoy the show! I squashed 4 hours worth of work down into 11 minutes! Here's a link to one of the most handy tools you will ever use on projects like this- an Impact Driver. https://amzn.to/3T5kKpN And links to the engine parts I ended up ordering! Top End- https://amzn.to/3AukLfo Points, condenser, and spark plug kit- https://ebay.us/9Ecz4o Rings- https://ebay.us/jSND6M Complete Gasket and Seal set- https://ebay.us/BFfRvJ Carburetor- https://ebay.us/UNN26M Generic bolt kit- https://ebay.us/JJlRGi Engine bolt kit- https://ebay.us/rVMsx3 Check out my new shirts!!! https://www.teepublic.com/user/rusty-phoenix-motors MORE on the Z50! Unwrapping the present- ht

DIY Vintage Motorcycle Restoration- It LOOKS like a bike!!!

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  This dirtbike is finally taking shape! Only had one minor "oops" on it this time... easily fixed with a few minutes and a couple of bolts. This "restoration" has taken too long but I'm having so much fun! Excited to see my son take it for a ride this spring! I gave up on the plan to re-use the original top end. I found a complete top end kit on Amazon. And when I say complete, I mean it! It had the cylinder, piston, head, valves, cam, all the gaskets, and everything else! I unbox it here! Let me know what you think! Link to the kit here: https://amzn.to/3AukLfo Here's a link to one of the most handy tools you will ever use on projects like this- an Impact Driver. https://amzn.to/3T5kKpN And links to the engine parts I ended up ordering! Points, condenser, and spark plug kit- https://ebay.us/9Ecz4o Rings- https://ebay.us/jSND6M Complete Gasket and Seal set- https://ebay.us/BFfRvJ Carburetor- https://ebay.us/UNN26M Generic bolt kit- http

Nearly burnt down the house! BIG fire!!!

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  So... I made a mistake. Maybe I'm just too liberal with the blowtorch. I had some stuck bolts, and figured I'd use the torch to heat them up to break them loose... But the engine was sitting in a plastic oil pan full of carb cleaner and vapors. It INSTANTLY lit on fire, and it was BIG!!! Thankfully got out of it with no burns and no real damage to the shop, other than some oil stains on the floor and a ruined blanket. And, a melted oil pan... But hey, we're slowly getting somewhere! Check out my new shirts!!! https://www.teepublic.com/user/rusty-phoenix-motors MORE on the Z50! Unwrapping the present- https://youtu.be/nF7fGDoRguY First project from the new location- https://youtu.be/ZlJJ6S9yV4o Tearing the bike apart- https://youtu.be/bS7nCPU0Xbg Painting the first bits- https://youtu.be/UgTwniWFIFo Making a seat cover- https://youtu.be/9JyLYj9KxYs Sealing a gas tank- https://youtu.be/AabPW5ThX0M Building the Wheels- https://youtu.be/wvpSW6uscQE Minibike

Blowing a hydraulic line on an old tractor!

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  Blast from the past- dug this one out of the archives! I apologize in advance for the filming and quality... But its funny. I've got a 1955 John Deere 60 tractor. It came with the house when I bought it, and the tractor hadn't run in a few years. It has an ANCIENT Farmhand front end loader on it. I had no clue what I was doing, but I got it started, and it seemed to run decent. Wanted to move it somewhere easier to work on so I tried lifting the bucket up, and it was working... until... Lets just say, WAIT FOR IT!!! #explosion #blowup #boom Check out my new shirts!!! https://www.teepublic.com/user/rusty-phoenix-motors Connect with me here! https://www.youtube.com/c/RustyPhoenixMotors https://www.facebook.com/rustyphoenixmotors https://www.instagram.com/dorkpunch_rustyphoenixmotors/?hl=en https://www.instructables.com/member/Rusty%20Phoenix%20Motors/ https://rusytphoenixmotors.blogspot.com/

Shop Talk! Making custom tools to keep the wife

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  So my work space right now is less than ideal. As in, I have a basement workshop. And I want to paint. And paint stinks. And my wife has a really good nose... Enter the "gimmick" I've seen Tik Toks, reels, and videos on already... The home made air purifier! Super easy to make! If you already have a box fan, the filters should cost you less than $25!!! Does it work? Sure does!!! Links to stuff you're going to need: Filters (20" x whatever size you want)- https://amzn.to/3Dyw3la Box Fan- https://amzn.to/3xxVr6K Exhaust Fan- https://amzn.to/3xyZ4Jv Plug- https://amzn.to/3QTBYEr Duct Tape- https://amzn.to/3xwsPuz Check out my new shirts!!! https://www.teepublic.com/user/rusty-phoenix-motors MORE on the Z50! Unwrapping the present- https://youtu.be/nF7fGDoRguY First project from the new location- https://youtu.be/ZlJJ6S9yV4o Tearing the bike apart- https://youtu.be/bS7nCPU0Xbg Painting the first bits- https://youtu.be/UgTwniWFIFo Making a se

Over Budget Z50 Build- Saving the Sidecovers with some JB Weld.

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  So maybe not your typical 5-Minute craft, but check this out! The engine side covers on the Z50 build had some issues. Normally, I would have just left well enough alone, but... Figured it was time to try something new! Repaired a broken tab using some wire and JB Weld. GREAT stuff- have used it on lots of things with great success!!! JB Quick Weld- https://amzn.to/3RBV0Ag In other news- I may have had a *slight* fire in the shop... But I got it out, with almost no damage. Stay tuned for the full story! Oh, and here's the engine parts I bought. Points, condenser, and spark plug kit- https://ebay.us/9Ecz4o Rings- https://ebay.us/jSND6M Complete Gasket and Seal set- https://ebay.us/BFfRvJ Carburetor- https://ebay.us/UNN26M Generic bolt kit- https://ebay.us/JJlRGi Engine bolt kit- https://ebay.us/rVMsx3 Check out my new shirts!!! https://www.teepublic.com/user/rusty-phoenix-motors MORE on the Z50! Unwrapping the present- https://youtu.be/nF7fGDoRguY First proj