Curious, today I’m suddenly getting a crapload of “so and so liked your vehicle”, wondering if anyone else is getting bombarded with notifications. Maybe they just started advertising someplace new. Honestly, I almost forgot I had things set up on that site. Suddenly it’s a thing again?
Well it’s midnight, I’m exhausted, not a single pic was taken, but problem solved! My brother called me at about 4:00 and told me his heater core just started puking coolant all over his car. Between gathering us all in one place and finding a heater core, then replacing it I’m pretty glad to see him roll out at…
I’ve been working on cars for over 25 years. 10 of those I spent my day job at an industrial machine shop, 10 of those I worked at an auto parts store... this past weekend I was prepping my trailer for a new wiring harness. How is it that this is the first time I’ve ever used one of these magic drill bits?
This crazy yellow volvo was making a racket in front of my house this morning. Turbo AWD, 6x6... not sure the model number.
Here’s the beginning:
It begins... got a 6-pack of rust reformer and another of flat black. New suspension bits, tires and fenders, this will be a multi-day project! Rust reformer wants 24 hours to try before spraying over.
Mine is Rain-X. Before a road trip I do all the normal things, top off oil, check tire pressure including the spare, hide a few tools in the tire well for emergencies etc. But the most important thing I do is clean all of the glass, and Rain-X ALL of the exterior windows, even the mirrors.
So what is Oppo buying from Amazon for your car(s) today? Anything good in the Prime day sale that’s Oppo-worthy?
My first ‘real’ welding job that wasn’t holding body panels together- new exhaust pipes to old!
“My car makes this wooshing noise...”
So, to start the day - our plans to get to Hartford CT the night before fell apart, so I got up at 3:30 to pick up my brother near Worcester and still get to the start by 8 ish. (no issues, we arrived at 7:30 or so).
Back home safe and tired. Want to post all my thoughts but way too tired. Summary: had an awesome, awesome day.
Mascot asking why we haven’t left yet?!
My amazingly awesome video about how to free up a stuck VW parking brake has gone viral! almost 3,500 views! Wow!
So I’m looking for new summer tires. My criteria: Grippy on paved corners, good in wet. My previous tires were MPSS (got them used) and they were just so much fun.
I’m looking at dashcams again. Something I’m really interested in - the rear camera should be wireless (besides power). Bonus if it’s weatherproof and can be mounted outside (the rear one). In my recent experience (= last 15 minutes with google) it’s very hard to find reliable info on current models - Opponauts, what…
“A friend” is looking for a good parts source to restore a 70's Karmann Ghia. What’s a good place to get body panels, maybe a good service/assembly book about them?
Hey, any google maps users in Oppo? I’ve noticed recently whenever I try to use google maps from a PC for trip planning my routes are littered with ‘incidents’, even with traffic turned off. This doesn’t matter much for shorter routes, but for longer routes it really, really sucks. The only workaround I’ve found is to…
I always knew my grandfather worked for Quaker State oil, but last night I found out that my grandmother worked for Morgan Motors in New Jersey in the 1930s, and she flew in an airplane over a Bears/Royals game in Montreal with the Morgans (a big deal in the ‘30s!). It sure does run in the blood!
Currently in an ‘argument’ on FB about 12V batteries. Lots of people saying they only last 4-5 years and replace preventatively after 4 years old. I’m like whaaaa???? My 12V batteries usually last at least 8 years what crappy batteries are you all buying?