mitchkelleher
Mitch Kelleher
mitchkelleher
Sep 21
12

Bitch, please. You’re not much of a gearhead if you only hotrod cars.

Sep 21
2

I was out at engine rebuild. I love Si’s, and know for a fact those Hondas can easily exceed 200k mi(even with exuberant driving). That motor got blown or seriously abused to need a rebuild that early, and who knows if it was done properly.

Sep 21
13

Brazing is often used where you don’t want to raise the temp of the base metals to the point where you drastically alter their properties or when you want to join two dissimilar metals.

Sep 21
9

All the true cost is in the faucet.

Sep 21
5

The Supra has always been a GT car. Like, all of them. Not just the MkIV. Read more

Sep 21
8

I have a particular peeve about how people who try to sell cars photograph them. Most everyone has a cell phone, that can take as many pictures as memory can hold, yet take photos of their cars like they’re using a disposable camera and can’t be bothered to develop the film. It could tell a lot about how people take Read more

Sep 21
1

The torque curve is arguably more important for the modern Si. A nearly 58% improvement over the B16 to say nothing of the massive shift down the rev band for peak torque.

Sep 21
1

the engine was rebuilt in some fashion by a previous owner at 155,000 kilometers Read more

Sep 21
18

45 hp is A LOT when it’s 30% more. Tune a car from 240 hp to 275 hp and it’s very noticeable, 160 to 205? Massive leap. Read more

Sep 18
110

I was planning to sell my manual 135i because I have too many cars. Yesterday, I took it out on a spirited drive in the santa cruz mountains - to pick up 50 lbs of tomatoes - with the kids. One of them threw up. But I had a goddamned blast and changed my mind on the sale. Read more

Sep 18
41

I’m not going to argue that a manual transmission makes sense in the G70. Honestly, they never should have bothered. They were dooming it to failure by making it and the V6 mutually exclusive options. It wouldn’t have sold enough with the V6 to keep it as an option either, but at least it wouldn’t have seemed like Read more

Sep 18
33

E150? Lol. They called the commercial half ton Econoline vans that for, I’m guessing: more years than you’ve been alive.

Sep 18
2

Just get one of these stickers to cover up the car’s badge...

Sep 17
3

VAG never bought the other Rolls Royce (the one that makes jet engines etc). Buying companies involves lots of negotiations and disclosures...you don’t accidentally buy the “wrong” company. That RR hadn’t been involved with the motor company since RR had to be bailed out (aka nationalized) in the 70s due to going Read more

Sep 17
5

Rimac keeps getting tons of outside investment, and they’ll likely just start using Bugatti branding on their additional offerings. Rimac also gets a nice new workspace to grow in. 

Sep 16
6

30MPG? That sounds quite low, are you sure of those numbers? My Fiero, for reference, got 37MPG (When I last tested it) with one less gear, an entire litre more displacement, and much older/worse engine technology. I’d be shocked if the MR2 wasn’t at least 40MPG, if not better.