[Update 530PM CST] Home. Cars covered, back yard cleaned, emergency kit checked, dogs sedated. Two tornadoes on the ground to the far SW. Just started raining in Tulsa. Here we go!
I’ve apparently decided that (A) I like my Disco and (B) that I want to give it some love this summer. After my literal brush with Black Gap, I’ve been considering switching from coils back to the factory air bag system. Do you think it’d be worth it?
Once upon a time my friend Brady decided he wanted an offroad toy. He then proceeded to try and find the cheapest one he could. This quest landed him with a 1992 Suzuki Sidekick. It may have been beat to shit, with an anemic 1.6L 16-valve engine, unreliable gauges, and a gearshift like stirring a pot of soup, but damn…
Waiting like a good boy. From the number of people at arrivals and how few there are here, I appear to be the only one being a good boy today.
My hands smell like exhaust and I had to take my shoes off to drive it.
If I simply changed the windows version numbers, it would be pretty easy to believe this story was from 2003, not 2019. But, alas, the tale of a “simple” Windows upgrade is from this weekend and it is an old-school tale of woe.
Hey! You interested in hearing details about planning a two week road trip? Of course you are! I’ve been working on schedules for our trip and wanted to write up a summary, mostly for my own benefit tbh, but figured Oppo might have some opinions.
Well it has been a long month and I was afraid I wasn’t going to be able to cut Amazon out of my life as much as I’d thought. I was right to be afraid.
Oh my sweet, sweet cars. How I love each every every one of- what what was that noise? Why are you doing that? I don’t think that is a healthy car smell! Shit.
The local Alfa club put on a tech session for convertible top replacement. Bring your car, parts, and willingness to get your hands dirty and in two days you’ll have a new top. I was the only one who showed up.
This happened on the way back from lunch. Strongly dislike. Still a little shaken up.
In my earlier post, I detailed how everything was mostly sunshine and roses on our Easter trip. While this was mostly the case.... there were some problems.
The plan was simple. We were going to take a long weened to head out into the Ozark National Forest to do some light offroading with my somewhat newly acquired 4WD Civic Wagon and see how it would do. We’d invite some friends and make an adventure out of it. And an adventure it was.
Here is a picture of a thing we did last weekend. Still working on the write up.
Many problems, most of them minor. Glad to be home. 800 miles in that car, mostly in mountainous terrain was... a lot. Many posts to come, but on balance it was an excellent trip and well worth the effort.
Honda did fine. Using a lot of oil and so slow. Internet is terrible so might not be getting a lot of updating done.
I saw a forest green Corolla on the way to work today. It was a little dirty and the paint was a little flat, which made it look good. Really like that color on them. Just check and it appears Toyota doesn’t offer it on the new
iM Mazda 2 Yaris, which is a shame.
I am still excited about the Wagovan’s first true overland road trip, but if I’m being honest things aren’t looking good for most of the convoy.
The Honda is home. The tech’s approximate words were “we’re not sure how any fuel was getting through.” I guess the sock was really, really bad.
Alright, the Wagovan has been at the car doctor all day and they have some good news and some bad news.