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New Clocks from Old Airplanes

So what to do with all those old airplane instruments you have laying around.  Because everybody needs a quality time piece, how about build a clock:


You can read more about this fine chronograph…


Added by Sparky Gage on July 25, 2011 at 10:38pm — 4 Comments

More Porsche Punk that never was, but is: The Silver Bullet

While searching for some shots of the interior of the Type 64 Lord K posted, I came across this one off 356. I respectfully submit the following for your review:

1955 356A 'Silver Bullet' custom

More can be found at…


Added by Sparky Gage on July 18, 2010 at 11:58pm — 3 Comments

50's era Home Theater PC.

Time for another "classic" PC. This one just showed up on Instructables.com and is reminiscent of tube amps from the 50's with their grill covers. Cheers.

Build a Birch and Mahogany Home Theater PC - More DIY How To Projects…


Added by Sparky Gage on July 8, 2010 at 2:25pm — 1 Comment

DiesleEra Technology Today: U2 Spyplane

Meet the U2 Dragon Lady.

Ok, before you start throwing wrenches and decoder rings at me, hear me out. Now keep in mind, when this thing first flew, cars did not yet have tail-fins, Oldsmobile was a little over 50 years old, and all the instruments in this bird were mechanical. The B-36, the last American bomber to use propellers was half way through its 10 year service life. James Dean was killed on his way… Continue

Added by Sparky Gage on March 23, 2010 at 5:56pm — 2 Comments

1930 Zenith PC

In my secret life as an IT Manager, in that make-believe world called "reality", I occasionally scan computer technology forums. I stumbled across this item this morning:

I think everyone in the R&D department needs one of these. And it's nice enough the Chairman of the company might like one in his office as well.

More information is…


Added by Sparky Gage on March 16, 2010 at 11:51am — 4 Comments

DP Chronographs: Tube Clocks

It happens to everyone. Sooner or later you need to add a chronograph to your HouseCar, Secret Lab, PSSC (Personal Submersible Sea Craft) or maybe your Airship. Or, just maybe your Nixie Clock tubes have burnt out and you feel the need for something a little more modern. Surely these ultramodern Cathode Ray Tube Chronographs are just what you need. Just look at this fine example:

Wouldn't that look excellent near the radar screen on the… Continue

Added by Sparky Gage on March 10, 2010 at 5:00pm — 2 Comments

1937 "Housecar"

My uncle sent me some info on this early Ford factory made camper. This may be the only one left. I have a soft spot for old campers. This would be perfect start for a mad scientist mobile laboratory. I can also picture an Ansel Adams hanging out in one.

Here's a like to the guy that found it - in his grandma's garage no less: http://www.gtamarketing.com/1937FordHousecar.html…


Added by Sparky Gage on March 2, 2010 at 4:46pm — 3 Comments

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