I’ve had my new Jetta SportWagen TDI for a hair over a month and have put about 2k miles on it and love it so far!
So after a couple months of car hunting which involved endless cruising of Craigslist, Autotrader and Facebook I have finally purchased a vehicle. My wife is thrilled I will stop showing her ads and asking her opinion like 6 times a night on whatever random thing I’m looking at right then.
So OPPO, a hair over 2 years ago I bought a 2012 5 spd focus hatch that I thought I would drive until the wheels fell off of it, put them back on and drive some more. It’s about to roll over to 100k and needs nearly much work as it is worth though and I’ve frankly fallen out of love with it. The car needs a new cat,…
While perusing a Craigslist locale I’m going to be visiting for work in a month I found a Sunchaser. Definitely in lousy shape and not my speed, but I know there are some fans around these parts.
My 12 Focus hatch had a slight shudder in the brakes when I bought it a year and a half ago that’s gotten much worse in the last few months. It got bad when I went to Denver right before Christmas and drove a lot in the mountains - not a great time to have questionable faith in your brakes...
I live in the path of the totality so I worked from home and wandered out to the driveway with the Mrs.
I’ve been riding since I was about 12 and love early UJM bikes. I’ve rebuilt several pre-80 Hondas and my first was a 71 CB500K that I absolutely love and have never been able to get rid of and have been riding for nearly 10 years. She is generally quite reliable but breaks down a few times a year (I usually put…
So I have a hobby of resurrecting old (pre 80 mostly) japanese bikes. It is work I enjoy, and even though these bikes are generally quite reliable for their age things still break on them. As work permits I do one or two a year, and have several others follow me home. Some I keep, some I part out to fund others and…
I put the grill, turn signals, and headlights on my 79 Scout last night and I love that look! It’s just begging me to put more and more work into her.
So this has been long overdue. My 79 International Scout II Traveler (that’s a mouthful) has finally been getting some attention paid to her. I’ve had her a couple months now and just hadn’t been able to devote any time with work and a few other home projects.
Saw this article earlier on Wired and it seems like a promising new take on our favorite oddball engine. Not designed for automotive initially, but interesting anyway.
I’m going to look at a 78 Datsun B210 this evening on the way home from work. I am starting to get awfully excited about this thing. Anyone have advice on things to look out for on a Datsun?
Quite literally (On a trailer).
So I bought a 79 Scout last week and have been slowly working on it as time allows. I’ll try to post weekly my trials and tribulations of wrenching on this old hunk of American Iron. Some weeks if I get froggy you’ll hear from me several times, but life gets in the way so maybe not all that often other times...
I got the seats cleaned up and placed back in my 79 scout. I’m in love with them...