I was visiting a friend in Vermont several years ago, and he asked me what my PPC was. “My PPC?” I asked. “Your Personal Piston Count!” he explained. “It’s a way for engineers to objectively measure their self-worth!” This friend has a particularly sarcastic sense of humor. He’s also an engineer. He said that it was a…
There is a saying that “no good deed goes unpunished.”
My friend bought a used Blazer on high school. It was single stage tan, and looked like it had served some kind of government role. We had so much fun in that truck, and he absolutely beat the shit out of it.
My ‘88 was tough as hell. I had it 5 years, with only a slight oil leak (Clamp broke), a headlight switch, and a starter. All were fixed under warranty. A friend bought it from me and it went on and on, for over 500,000 miles until it rotted so badly above the windshield that it would dump water all over you. It…
I loved these too.. except the ZR2 version. Seems like those were driven, in a high majority, by dbags. At least in my area.
35 degrees in my ‘11 K2500
BMW in unified Germany uses 37°.
VW’ engineers dispute this 36 degree threshold. Both of ours ding at 39.
Why stop at 12?
At least the paint didn’t get ruined.
I’ve done much of my wrenching out in the elements.
I’m old school. Get your one way ticket to midnight.
Everyone with some comment about AMC Eagle wagons please stop posting them. I have yearned for one for years and if everyone starts realizing how cool they are they will go the way of the E30 and I will be doomed. Thanks
I like the 275 in spite of the fact that the roofline is a letdown. I wouldn’t kick the 275 out of bed for eating crackers, but the slightly earlier 330 LMB is gorgeous and much more successful in the greenhouse and roofline while having similar proportions and design language. The 330 reads like the best of a 250GTO…
Over the weekend, an ad popped up on Craigslist, as they often do, of a man looking to sell his Saturn. That in itself isn’t terribly remarkable. It’s the scene that he’s leaving behind that piqued my interest.
NASA’s Juno spacecraft has once again delivered stunning images of Jupiter, this time giving us a glimpse at the gas giant’s south pole. The image, taken from Juno’s most recent flyby on February 2nd, was captured at an altitude 63,400 miles. While there aren’t any Jovian penguins on this south pole (that we know of),…
The guy who declared it called it a ban himself.
The heartwarming Hobbit trilogy reunion:
Summer 2014: My wife and I are driving down a main road in town in my dad’s fire-engine red 1993 Dodge 250. The 8-ft bed is empty as we’re coming back from one of countless trips to the recycling center. We’ve been clearing what seems like acres of brush from our back yard (it’s much more reasonably measured in…
There’s Japanese Domestic Market, then there’s JDM. Just because something is made for the Japanese market doesn’t mean it fits with JDM style. Given the severe modifications in many sections of the Tokyo Auto Salon, it was heart-warming to see students of Toyota Automotive College produce a prime example of JDM: the…