In 2011 I purchased two Heinkel project vehicles and set about restoring them. I learned a lot in the process and kept a blog to keep track of what I did and help other people who were restoring vehicles. I’ve been expanding my horizons ever since and I’ve incorporated my standalone blog into TechDesignWorks.Continue reading Heinkel Cars and Cabin Scooters
Sunday , July 18 started as a rainy day but eventually cleared enough to become a great day to attend the Concours d’ Elegance. Misselwood is one of three juried Concours in New England. I entered my Heinkel Kabine in the microcar class. They also had a “woodie” class (wooden-bodied cars) for the first time […]Continue reading Misselwood Concours 2021
If you’ve read my blog over the years you know how fickle carburetors can be. I’ve tried several options; rebuilding existing ones, buying lightly used ones, buying a new Bing, using a Jetex- you name it I have tried it. In the spirit of trying to get my car to be the best it can […]Continue reading The Best Carburetor Option Yet?
I’m restoring an early Heinkel with the air vents in the door and I was missing the heater/de-mister switching piece. This is a hard to get item, and I’d been looking for a few years to find one. Since I’d been doing all sorts of metal work to fix my car, I thought I had […]Continue reading Defroster/Heater Switch
Over 13 years of Heinkel ownership I’ve accumulated a number of engines; people have given then to me, I’ve found them in various places, or people have told me about them and I purchased them. There are a surprising number of engines out there in the USA, especially considering that maybe only a few hundred total […]Continue reading The Heinkel Engine “Hall of Shame”
I haven’t posted for some time but that doesn’t mean I haven’t been doing Heinkel things. Far from it! I restored a Heinkel 103 A1 scooter and I made this: I fabricated the entire side of this Kabine Installed new roof parts too! I never welded or did metal fab before this Over 50% of […]Continue reading I’ve been busy!
Tax Evader I purchased a collection of Heinkel parts recently and found this gear selector indicator: Heinkel Car Gear Shift Selector Notice anything missing? It turns out that in the UK you could register a three wheeled vehicle as a motorcycle and pay less road tax. It must have been significant (or the purchasers of […]Continue reading Tax Evader
There’s a number of microcar collections in the United States, which is surprising if you stop and think that many of the cars you see there were never officially imported into the country. Anytime I’m anywhere close to one I always try to visit. The hosts are invariably fascinating and welcoming. Over the weekend I […]Continue reading Midwest Microcar Museum – A Must See in Madison!
If you’ve read my blog you know that many Heinkels suffer from carburetor problems. Parts are no longer available for the original Pallas carburetors. The slides wear or they leak gas (and air), resulting in poor idle and a host of other issues. Even if you manage to get another Pallas carb, chances are it […]Continue reading Jetex Carburetor Conversion- Better Than an Old Pallas
There’s a rarity among rarities listed on German eBay right now- a Heinkel with an all metal roof. No sunroof for you- a most unusual Heinkel This is the second one I’ve ever seen. I thought the first one was some sort of early prototype. This one appears to be from the very end of […]Continue reading No Sunroof For You – A Metal-Roofed Heinkel!