I was looking for an alterative to fish paper for wrapping my LiFePo4 cells before reinserting them into my battery case. Why wrap cells? To keep them physically separate and prevent any errant electrical connections. The usual wrap is something called Fish Paper, which doesn’t have much to do with fish (as far as I […]Continue reading Would the Postal Service be Proud?
I was faced with an engine rebuild after I had a crankshaft bearing fail at 45,000 miles. I noticed when I removed the cylinder head that I had a groove from the copper fire ring in the composite gasket that I was using. Indent is visible on exhaust (left hand) side I didn’t want to […]Continue reading Make Your Own Copper Head Gaskets
An Elusive Heinkel-I Steering Wheel Center For the longest time having a Heinkel-I without the proper “Heinkel-I” steering wheel center bothered me. Since the part wasn’t being reproduced and was rarely offered on e-Bay, I resigned myself to my fate and learned to live with this empty spot in my car. A standard “Heinkel” steering […]Continue reading 3D Printing Heinkel Parts
I rebuilt several engines over the winter and wanted to test them before I installed them in vehicles. I’ve confidently tried just putting an engine in a vehicle, thinking it would work flawlessly, but of course after spending an hour installing it I found it needed to come out to fix a leak and an […]Continue reading Make Your Own Heinkel Engine Test Rig
Neil Young coined this slogan and while I don’t think he was a Heinkel owner, the phrase certainly applies. Any unrestored 50 year old car had rust issues. One of the attendees at HeikelFest told me about his experience using electricity to de-rust gun parts.The technique is known as electrolysis, and I was intrigued. I’ve […]Continue reading Rust Never Sleeps
I took an autobody class in order to gain confidence for some future projects. I had a scooter that needed some paint and body work, and another Heinkel Car that was in poor shape. I had a project in mind: Take two bad doors and make one decent door for use on my project car. […]Continue reading My Introduction to Welding
When I purchased my car I received a number of steering wheels- 4 to be exact. It was hard to tell which ones were more “authentic” since all the photos I saw on the internet showed wide use of both kinds on Heinkel cars. Heinkel Steering Wheels in Various Conditions I decided that I would […]Continue reading Steering Wheels
Nothing is impossible on a Heinkel car; it’s really just a question of time and money. If you picture the seats as their own mini project, and are willing to learn and take some time, you can get the results you want. What I learned was that it was best to outsource my seat covering […]Continue reading Heinkel Seats- Part 2: Re-Upholstery