Love all the feedback I got on the 1st round of designs! I concede that the Rising Sun flag, while awesome, carries a lot of history with it and therefore maybe shouldn’t be used. So I cooked up one with a less controversial Japanese icon instead.
I wanted to do a custom viynl cut for the Honda’s air cleaner. The old Honda 12-Valve logo was super cool and I wanted to keep it. Not sure about the rest though.
Electrons are scary. They run in the reverse of the direction we expect them too (because we had a 50/50 shot and we blew it) and do all sorts of magical things. In the Wagovan, however, they weren’t doing much of anything until yesterday.
Always. Even when you are the PO. Hey so guess what! The coolant hole I drilled and tapped in my last Wagovan update? Not a coolant hole.
I love my Volvo. It is quick, comfortable, and good looking. It is, however, currently throwing a temper tantrum because of, we hope, a failing battery. It also turns seven this December. As it is my “reliable” “daily driver” I’ve been pondering what I would replace it with if I chose to and... honestly I’m not coming…
As I’ve been caught up with an ailing Saab and Volvo (a story for another time) I haven’t really been doing much on the Wagovan aside from research and planning. That ended Sunday, when I actually took some wrenches to the little guy and started to see what’s what.
Because uhh... 90 views makes me a sad panda. I promise it is funny! Edit: Oops. I did a share of the article before I wrote this, but I thought that didn’t work (I’ve never done that before) but then it did! Also, I think the view counter is getting Kinja’d because I would have sworn it was at 110 when I left work,…
I know this has been a long time coming, which makes me even more exited to present to you the third installment of our story where we flew to Sacramento, bought cheap 4x4s, and took them 2,200 miles through some of the best off-roading and overlanding the United States has to offer. Do I have you hooked yet?
Last night I finally got the first complete draft export of the episode three of our road trip video out. Yes, this is a full year after episode two was released. It has been a busy year! >_>
There are two universal truths in life. One: I am a cheap bastard. Two: Replacing the starter in an 8-valve c900 is one of the worst automotive experiences of my life. And now the Saab needs a new starter... again.
Well the Dumpster Fire is back home. Against all odds the drive back was mostly uneventful. As alluded to in an earlier post, things didn’t exactly go as planned. Time for a recap!
Tl;Dr, the starter solenoid stuck on and had to be bypassed. Otherwise, we’re good.
Only like... 400 miles to go.
Right so... when last we left my bathroom project... things were not going great. While the contractors had shown up and started with tear down, it was apparent that we weren’t all on the same page on a lot of it.
Update: Couldn’t help but add a little extra flair at the last minute. Vinyl cutter ftw.
Despite raining most of the night, we actually beat last year’s count of 827 by 201 kids. First kid was a little after 5PM and the last was around 9:20PM.
Wait what? Three? That seems like... not enough. I would like a recount! Where does the time go... Alright so I have four days to get the Dumpster Fire ready to drive ~500 miles. I’ve got to admit I am a little nervous...
Had to change up the design a little, but overall happy with how these came out. Should make good thank you gifts I hope.
In advance of the Talimena Saab Drive next weekend, I figure it is high time the Dumpster Fire gets its own logo. Unfortunately, my artist fell through and I can’t really do digital art, so my good friend Photoshop helped me out.
As fun as it sounds to start work on the new project, the annual gathering of Saab weirdos in southern Oklahoma is in exactly 10 days and Project Dumpster Fire needs some love. Here is an accounting of everything I need and want to do to it. Think I can make it in time?