Another hooptie-ass roadtrip. This time we go all the way to the land of America in a 1966 Ford we bought on a farm. Welcome to Episode 6: The Big Six
As you know, the Corvair was bought out of a field. It had been there a while and as field cars tend to do, it had accumulated a wide variety of creepy crawly things. I have always been semi squeamish with bugs but I have NEVER in my entire life had to deal with something like the horror-movie shit I found last night.
People were asking so we delivered! Ever wonder what happened to the Mustang? Or why we have Corvair and a ‘66 Ford now? El Reido explains where all our various projects are at currently. Next Episode airs September 26.
So I still can’t get it to run from the tank but I’ve been making progress! Mostly making a giant shopping list and buying a bunch of stuff for it. See list:
When I bought it, the car had no wires to accept a battery. I had to make my own negative cable and wire up a positive cable as well. I also had to connect the starter wire to the whole system. With all that done I dropped in a used battery from a 1971 Plymouth and... uhhh nothing.
Behold my new project car and one that will be covered in detail for Reidus and Cletus. It’s a 1966 Chevrolet Corvair Corsa 4-speed. And it’s my 911.
The girlfriend and I had planned a trip up to a relatives cottage in the northern reaches of Muskoka. Despite the car’s brutal nature, Ms Cletus insisted we drive the Corvette all the way up there.
Alex and I are doing the 1,000-kilometer Maple Mille this September and we’re shopping for a new (to us) car to take on it! Primarily looking at small British sports cars. What would you like to see us drive on this rally/tour/adventure?
EDIT: Folks recommending fancy cars, we have like a $2-3k budget! But if anyone…
Not mine, Alex bought it. Can you guess what it is?
Give ‘er a watch! In this episode we go to the dyno, the autocross, and the worst road in Toronto to find out which is the superior sporting machine. Who’s your money on?
A few weeks ago I made a poll on Facebook asking people what Alex and I should buy for the next R+C project car. The votes overwhelmingly asked for a microcar and I planned to buy one but then I found this! It’s a 1968 MG Midget and it looks great for the asking price!
Who’s your money on? Episode 5 comes out July 25th and will have the answers but rest assured, we both got dusted by lots of Miatas.
I shot this awesome 1967 Beetle for my website last week. Myself and the owner were stopped by so many people that dropped by to tell their stories of ownership. Seems like everyone has one or had an aunt that owned one or whatever. What’s your Beetle story? Seems like everyone’s got one. I’ve never driven one so I…
We hit the auto-x, dyno, and other places as part of our Episode 5 Reidus vs Cletus faceoff! Which do you think will command autocross supremacy?
What power do you think each car will make to the wheels? I’m guessing 240 for the Corvette and 42 for the Datsun.
Here’s the stuff even we deemed too stupid to go into an episode. Episode 5 comes out July 25th!
Brand new episode live July 25th! It’s the Reidus vs Cletus faceoff!
What should we buy? Obviously an old E-Type would be amazing but I’m setting a $3,000 cap on this new vehicle. We’re primarily considering between an American land barge, tiny foreign sports car (likely British), and a microcar. What would you like to see us work on and drive next?
I’m going down to check out the Goodwood Festival of speed and to drive some precious metal from Jaguar’s heritage collection. I have a free day to myself in The Cotswolds, any car-related stuff I should check out?
As you likely know, we make our show on a budget not rich enough to even buy shoestrings. One of the (many) things we can’t afford to do is license professional music. Most stock music is really crummy anyways so we’re quite lucky that Mr. Alex Reidus is a musician.