February 2018

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  • Yamaha XS 400

    The Yamaha XS 400 (Seca) DOHC

    There are a lot of recent classics that have gone completely out of sight and from our collective memory. Not because they wouldn't be good, but because they're just snowed under by time. The Yamaha XS400 DOHC 'Seca' is one of them. They are not for sale en masse. But in the offer can More

  • Panacea

    Miracle drugs so ... What do they do? or what do they not do?

    As a result of a long and late conversation, we would like to point out again: The miracle drugs that are recommended to make your classic run more economically, more beautiful, better and faster, that…. do not work. Miracles do not exist. Dreams are deception As man used to think he could derive untold powers from ground owls' eyes, More

  • classics

    Sleeping classics in the Netherlands

    We've talked about it before: You don't have to go to France or South America to find slumbering classics. Just go for a day trip in the rural parts of our country. Then have a cup of coffee and a bouncer in a local catering facility or buy a few duplicate lamps More

  • Utrecht

    Still to Utrecht

    I'm not much for modern motorcycles. If you design something that looks like it's out of a Japanese SF cartoon, you've lost me. If you make a 100-plus horsepower engine and then stuff it full of electronics that determine for the rider what the motorcycle is where, for how long More

  • Kawasaki GTR1000

    Cheap classics: Kawasaki GTR1000

    Classics would have become unaffordable. Only to be bought by wealthy investors, investors and opportunists. NOT! The range and prices have never been so beautiful. Except we're not talking about AC Cobras, Lamborghinis, MV Agustas and Münch Mammuts. Because those who don't howl with the wolves realize in peace More

  • Dnepr
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    650 pk from a Dnepr. Keep on dreamin '

    It's been out of the news for a while. And proof that an asking price can never be high enough. Or, to quote a car dealer: “To ask for little money is cowardly”. The price increases of classics That are on birthdays and in the pub – ATTENTION; don't drink alcohol, don't eat greasy snacks, don't smoke More

  • Classics

    Classics? The workplace is full of it!

    A friend who is crazy about cars, but has little in common with classics had a tip. He had run a few sessions with his car on the wealth bank at 'Beek Auto Racing' in The Hague. When it comes to car racing and The Hague, you naturally think of Circuit Zandvoort. But we saw that completely wrong. More

  • ethanol

    Ethanol killers ...

    Demand for ethanol killers is rising as European governments decide that Euro95 will disappear at the pump. Filling stations only offer (green) E10 at the pump, that is fuel with 10% ethanol. CLASSIC CARS AND ETHANOL Classic car owners are stirring because this is not good news for them. Ethanol breaks down quickly More

  • in

    Encapsulated disc brakes

    Encapsulated disc brakes. That was a thing. And that the Spanish brand Sanglas, later taken over by Yamaha, had the scoop in 1976, everyone has forgotten. It was Honda that brought the system back into the picture. You saw them a lot. On the demolition The inboard ventilated disc brakes became proud More

  • Volvo Amazon combi
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    Electric Volvo Amazon combi - the first conversion steps

    In the article “Electric Volvo Amazon combi” I described the exploration and feasibility of converting my Volvo Amazon combi to fully electric. This article in the series discusses the first conversion steps. De-ICE-ing and roads After weighing the car as a whole, the stripping could begin. First of all have More

  • DIY garages

    DIY garages (may report)

    DIY, do it yourself, and garages. Put them together and you get: DIY garages. We already mentioned that we Spankeren Rucocar Edyweg 8, 6956 BB Spankeren. 06 28 27 27 43 www.rubocar.nl knew and asked for more DIY garages. There were a few responses. Oh yes: the Manta at DIY garage Rubocar More

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