The Miata spirit runs strong at work. These were spotted at our general offices. I’ve seen them all parked together multiple times.
Power went out. Pizza, beer, lamp light and Blues Brothers on the iPad. Not a bad Saturday.
Grassroots Motorsport has a link. Kinja is being a pain, so see comments for link.
I made a quick stop at the USAF Museum yesterday. Pics.
Let’s start with the obvious. The Mini broke down just past Cincinnati on the way home to Atlanta from the Power Tour. It had performed very well up until then. Fuel pump let go. I had it towed to a local hotel and worked on wiring in an electric pump as a temp fix to the problem mechanical unit. Unfortunately, the…
The Mini completed the Hotrod Power Tour. 1792 miles between Atlanta and Norwalk, OH. 40 gallons of fuel burned, half a quart of oil and a couple of cups of coolant. Not bad.
The tour continues. We are in a very cold and rainy Fort Wayne today and finish in Norwalk tomorrow. We made it to Kentucky Speedway, overnighted in Madison, IN, then to the drag strip in Indy and here we are in Fort Wayne today. Lots of amazing cars. The highlights of Indy were visiting a friend at Andretti…
I made today’s highlight reel! Video in the link.
Day 2 had us drive from Charlotte to Martinsville via back roads. They took us out past the Richard Petty Museum, which was closed on Sunday, and then back to the west. All in all we drove for about 5 hours. Lots of folks along the roads waving. The little kids dig the Mini.
I didn’t take too many pics, but there was some neat stuff around. The guy with the comet 3D printed the tail light lenses on his car because he couldn’t find them on the market. I’m looking forward to seeing how the Brickland does.
Drove the Mini up to Charlotte from Atlanta last night. Hit some patches of very heavy rain. When it got really wet the fan belt started squealing and I would see a substantial voltage drop. The lights and wipers were running, so it was under high loads as well. Reading on the Mini forums there are three potential…
We have a C-47 that participated in D-Day at work today. It is a lovely aircraft and it is great to see it in its invasion stripes. Cheers to everyone who fought fascism and those who continue to do so.
Finished working on the Mini last night for the Hot Rod Power Tour. Prep included new hoses, thermostat, oil change, new shocks and all that. Will be driving it approx. 2000 miles next week. Drove it to work today (30 miles) and it drove just fine at highway speeds. I still need to clean it and I don’t know why the…
The Hotrod Power Tour Starts Saturday and I’ve been trying to get the Mini ready. That included replacing all the coolant lines. The little SOB shown was a pain. It runs from the head to the water pump and is a coolant bypass. I’m 99% sure that line has been in there since the car was built in 89/90. It basically…
the Queen gave Trump an official gift as part of his state visit. She gave him a book. I’m sure it was well intentioned.
The Evo rolled over 175,000 miles as I drove into the driveway. I wasn’t even paying attention, but I caught it as I shut it down. It’s been a great car for us.
This Conquest was down at the Lowe’s when I popped in today. I had to park the Evo next to it’s great uncle.
Replaced the rear struts on the Mini. The belly looks pretty clean. Realized that the fuel tank, which I needed to move to get to the left strut town fastener, is held in by a single bolt by design.
This needs to be a thing? How does John Rambo end up on a farm in the States?We all know that, at best, he would be in the hills outside a community on the boarder between Peru and Brazil.