Almost done. Jai approves.
The airspeed velocity of an unladen European Swallow is approximately 11 m/s.
Turns out that refitting a track isn’t that hard if you have the proper tools. Proper tools in this instance equaling crowbars, sledge, socket set...... and a 6 ton excavator with a driver who’s been using it long enough that it’s an extension of his hand.
So that didn’t go well.
Another good news / bad news weekend in project Make Casey Great Again. Adjusted the brake pullrods and it now steers and stops (as long as I don’t mind pulling really hard on the levers). So now I have the full selection of crawly-buckety motions available to me, and I can go play in the debris pile that is my yard,…
Someone rolling Yakuza style.
Project Make Casey Great Again achieves its first milestone: we have (compression) ignition! Plus the bucket hydraulics work, which is a nice bonus.
Though I’d hope most folks wouldn’t go to this extreme, flammable gases are not your friend.
I’ve had several tire-shredding beasts in the 50-60hp range, but my personal best is 34hp, from my 1980s Renault 4GTL. And that was the go-faster 1100cc version: if I wasn’t such a bourgeoisie (I paid GBP100 for it) I could have had the basic 750cc model, with a terrifying 25hp, like proper paysans drove.
I’ve had a couple of guys in doing a little light gardening.
See that big light cluster beside the tailgate where it’s nice and visible? That contains....a reversing light and a vast swathe of red plastic
Victory is mine, victory is mine. Bring me the best muffins and bagels in the land, for victory is mine*.
aberson’s post made me google Superveloce to see who else apart from Fezza and Lambo was using the name.
Even folded, the back seats took about a foot and a half out of the loadbay. Now I have a good six foot of junk space.
Also, a thing rarely seen. 1990-ish MG RV8, looking much better in blue than in the hideous metallic khaki they mostly came in
JD Powers UK 2018 vehicle dependability survey. Last place: BMW.
Good day today. Changed the thermostat on the Mitsi then spent half a day making a start on project Make Casey Great Again.
Project “Make Casey Great Again” takes its first tiny step.
Who’s broadcasting it in the US? I’ll be in Atlanta tomorrow morning and I’m hoping I’ll get on the hotel’s cable.