This thing is so cool.
First version used nominal instead of actual measurements because I didn’t want to bother with fractions for a simple mockup. After Zoidberg suggested a different style of glides, I figured I might as well make the switch to actual measurements while incorporating the new glides.
The layout of my new bedroom doesn’t fit my old nightstands (which are actually just re-purposed end tables), so I need some low-profile replacements. I figure my options are new, used, or build my own.
Brother-in-law got the rusted out muffler on his 02 Park Avenue replaced last weekend. I saw it sitting out front of my house when he came to visit and didn’t like the way it looked.
The vehicle in question is my brother-in-law’s 200k+ mile 02 Park Avenue that I just put a water pump in a couple weeks ago. Still haven’t convinced him to go full Murder Sofa with the thing…
Lost one of the bolts that hold the rack onto the back of my bicycle, didn’t have a suitable replacement on hand, so I used a few cotter pins to stand in. We’ll see how it holds up.
Needed something to fill the gap between MCM episodes. Based on some comments here and on YouTube (Wait, helpful YouTube comments!? Since when is that a thing?), I decided to check out Project Binky. It’s amazing! The fabrication work on this show is next level. Definitely recommend everyone check it out.
The GM 3800 Series II V6 (aka L36) which was introduced in 1995 uses inch-based nut and bolt sizes rather than metric. What. the. heck?
Old DexCool mixed with plain antifreeze on the left, fresh DexCool that we replaced it with on the right. Nasty.
Only took one pic at the car show I dropped in on this afternoon. I’ve never seen one of these color-changing Cobras in person before. Cool car.
Hint: there’s a rusted out 01 MX-5 SE sitting in my back yard with a serviceable aluminum 1.8L DOHC I4 engine, close-ratio 6-speed manual transmission, and Torsen LSD.
Cleans up pretty well for a black, 8-year-old car. There are some scratches and scuffs that need to be cleaned up.
[Edit: When did we get an “Embiggen” feature!?] Bet The Aspiring Engineer didn’t miss me.
Trying out Alton Brown’s aged egg nog recipe. Will be checking back in this December with the results...
There’s just no comparison here at all. And if you think that’s unfair, remember that these two compact hatchbacks both debuted in 2004:
Who has time to take that many pictures of their car and go through the trouble of posting them on the interwebs through Kinja?
Silly Mk4 thinks it's a BMW.