A Life Size Transformer From Scrap Parts

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Ingenious Life-size Transformer Made from Used Motor Parts


Anyone who spent a significant part of their life in the 80′s or, thanks to Michael Bay, the 2000′s saw the autonomous robotic life forms called The Transformers.  Every kid wanted the action figures and some wanted the real thing. For the latter, there is a strong market for engine and other used motor parts for sale that can help you put together a life size replica of your favorite Autobot.

The internet is buzzing about the impressive life size models made with simple tools and affordable , easy to find and accurate engine parts.  The premise behind the Transformers is they are mechanical beings.  It is simply a matter of giving us a call here at SW Engines, as we can source a variety of engine and car parts for you at very competitive prices!

There are many forums and blogs to look up for inspiration and even advice directly from other replica enthusiasts.  Do some research to get a check list for your choice of character’s anatomy. Decide if you want a model replica or a fully functional transformer. The models are very satisfying and will not be very difficult once you are started. If you have the time and resources and want the ultimate bragging rights, attempting a functioning transformer is a more complicated and rewarding project.

Make sure you have a sheltered work-space as this will take several weeks and possibly months to complete.  The methods is the same as rebuilding an engine but in a very different configuration which takes some imagination. You will need some assistance with lifting and holding parts as they are added, but there are plenty of Transformer fans to help with your new action figure.

“Used motor parts for sale” ads, scrap metal and junk yard cars are more options for getting parts cheap.  You can also write ads for parts you can’t find on your own.  Be sure to mention why you want them to increase your word of mouth networking.  Many people will be interested in selling parts to such a grand work of nostalgia and you may even get an audience when it is done.

For legal reasons it is best not to charge admission or do any profitable endeavors. These are trademarked images and it may not be legal if you do this for anything but personal enjoyment.  The satisfaction of having a ten foot tall Optimus Prime in the garage should be all the reward you need.


Car Repairs: States With The Least and Most Expensive

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States vary in Expense to Repair and Maintain Your Car

Caution for all readers! You are hereby warned that the information released herein is FYEO (for your eyes only) and may contain some upsetting content; viewer discretion is advised. Any person who has driven a vehicle for any length of time knows the location of that “check engine” light. And if it turns the color of a city stop sign there may be a solid reason for a frown or even panic; especially if the light stays on and you’re someplace between Wickenburg, Arizona and Blythe, California.


About this time taking a “why me” stance won’t help matters, but your checkbook or credit card is going to take a “hit” plus you’ll be looking in the yellow pages for a used motors company. Even worse news is you read where automotive repair costs have bumped up about 10 percent over last year. Of course how deep your friendly, neighborhood used motors repair person will be reaching into your pocket will depend entirely on where you live.


But before we review most of the list of the most expensive states for car repairs, we’ll give you a few moments to get yourself a glass of water and two or three of those high-powered aspirin tablets just in case. Traditionally the West Coast is where car repairs cost an “arm and leg”, and California didn’t disappoint the CarMD folks; it registered at #3 on the list. The remaining top five were states along the Eastern Seaboard: New Jersey, Maryland, North Carolina, and the District of Columbia.


Most Expensive States for Car Repairs

#5 – Maryland

#4 – North Carolina

#3 – California

#2 – District of Columbia

#1 – New Jersey

According to a study of recent vehicle repairs it’s interesting to know that car repairs in the Northeast section of the country rose 11.6 percent in 2012 which was much faster than the rest of the USA. Yet while the state of New Jersey took the honors of being the most expensive place for repairs (average of nearly $400 per, including parts and labor), Washington, D.C. who racked up an overall repair cost of a whopping 20 percent took high honors leaving N.J. the Garden State, in the rearview mirror. Yikes!

So now that you know most of the Top 10 parts and labor repair states, the bottom five were Vermont, West Virginia, South Dakota, Delaware, Iowa, Michigan, and Wyoming. From a car repair parts and labor low of $269.72 in Vermont, to a $392.99 parts and labor high in New Jersey; make plans accordingly.