In the same way it's been fashionable in recent years to add the word "choppers" to the end of a motorcycle shop's name there was a trend in the late 20th century to add "engineering" to the end of just about any kind of shop's name. Looking back one might think gee, there sure use to be a lot of engineers back then, but the truth of it was few shops had any real engineers in their employ.

In 1984 when Rob MacGregor opened the doors to No-Limit Engineering he had just graduated from Cal Poly Pomona as an engineer. Rob had a '56 Chevy pickup, that he still owns to this day, that has served as a testbed dating back to its use as his daily-driver back and forth to college. With a hot-rod motor under the hood the '56 got up and went, but it was a little light in the brakes and suspension department. There were more than a few times when the beefed-up stock components left Rob with white knuckles. Beyond not really being able to stop, Rob discovered there were some serious reliability issues. One time on a little jaunt from San Bernardino, California, to Calgary, Alberta, Canada, Rob got a firsthand look at what happens to stock Chevy ball-type wheel bearings after miles of extended high-speed use. These were the early days, and a lot of things have changed since then. As the years passed, Rob and his crew gained a lot of firsthand knowledge as they developed custom parts to be sold on a production basis, and custom-engineered parts for serious one-off customs built to compete on the show-and-go circuit.

Recently, we dropped in out of the blue to see what Rob and the crew at No-Limit Engineering have been up to.

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No Limit Engineering
455 S. D Street
San Bernardino
CA  92401
909-386-7637
http://www.nolimitengineering.co
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