Had the TA out for some winter fun today during the snowstorm.
354 days since the rear wheel fell off during a test drive, my Trans Am is alive. Been fighting with the bodyshop for months to get my car fixed and now it is finally in my possession. A full year of sitting outside not getting worked on at the bodyshop due to the shop owners incompetence has led to some rust spots…
Got my first road bike today, a 2018 Trek Domane SL 5. Compared to my old bike, its stupid fast and light. It’s amazing how much 30+ years of bike design and materials advancements makes. The shifting is still pretty crappy so I need to adjust stuff still, but I’m so happy.
So I just learned that recently all our big box stores have gotten rid of their film development labs. It’s a real shame too since the people working the photo labs at our local Walgreens were quite good at developing and using their scanner to it’s fullest potential. Where do you guys get your color film developed?…
If any of you are going to the 24h LeMans in France (not jalopniks little watch party), let’s get a beer together. Picture from my trip to the Porsche museum last week
This is one of the ones I got and is my soundtrack for homework tonight. Not a bad purchase for $1.00. I also got a minty copy of the Rolling Stones compilation album, Made in the Shade, for $4.00. It is nice when you find a record shop that doesn’t have the hipster tax added.
Going hiking this weekend a few hours from campus! I was thinking about it and realized my Trans Am gets better fuel economy than my new Explorer. 17mpg vs 13mpg. Weird, eh? I’d totally take my trans am if I wasn’t convinced it would leave me stranded somewhere. /CoolStoryBandit
My 700r4 is slipping in the 1st to 2nd shift and I have no idea how to fix that because transmissions are magic. Any suggestions? The transmission has probably around 125,000 miles and came out of a 1991 Caprice.
Say you have $20,000-ish to spend on any one car for nice weather DD use. The car can be any car, new or used. If you go the kit car route it must be able to be completely built within a year. And for vintage, it must run and drive and be relatively reliable. What would you get?
Well, it is a new year and do you know what that means? Bandit gets to have fun with karting again! After starting a kart team from scratch last year, I decided to move to bigger and better opportunities. This takes the shape of me leaving my humble Cavalry Racing outfit that was just me driving and a friend as my…
Here’s an awesome video about industrial design in the late 50s put together by GM. Featured towards the end (19:00) is the design process put into the 1958/1959 Impala.
Say I had a corvette rolling chassis like the one pictured. How hard would it be to extend the torque tube 3.7 inches to a total wheelbase of 108.2”. As well as everything else necessary to extend it to that wheelbase?
Started out just wanting to stop a transmission leak and by the time I was done I had a new battery, a functioning speedometer, a new trans filter and gasket, and a half gallon more of oil in the engine.
Like, bro, we told you about all these problems when you called. If you didn’t want it, you shouldn’t have said you’d buy it sight unseen. The Blue Turd is being resold by its owner that has only had it a week.
But I just bought a new truck and this costs about 2x as much and is old. But dang it, these Jimnys look really damn cool. http://www.japaneseclassicsllc.com/1989-suzuki-ji…
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The Blue Turd is gone. In it’s place I have this awesome 2002 4.6 V8 Eddie Bauer Edition Explorer. No transmission problems, the suspension is crazy tight, all the electrics work, not a bit of rust, brand new tires, and just had a new intake manifold and rear brake calipers/pads installed. I’ve never owned a car that…