I shit you not, I drove around the block with that on there and it stayed. Who’s a good boy? 17mm is a good boy.
Today was a big day. I had an 8am appointment at the DMV for the Exocet. I got there at 7:45. I got right in, I got right up to the window, and then things went as you would expect. The term “Your Mileage May Vary” has never been more true!
It’s actually more of a fancy cover for a big hole in the hood of the Exocet. The VVT pump on the 2001 Miata motor pokes through the hood, necessitating an ugly hole. I decided to 3d print a cover with the car’s mascot (Bonsoir the Unisaurus). I also painted up some mesh and expoxy’d it in.
I tried to get in a last minute off-road Land Rover experience today but they were full booked. Therefore I did a 7 mile walk then came back to make homemade Haggis Mac & Cheese. Leftover Haggis from Burns Night is the jam. Back to the states tomorrow to get back to the Exocet!
One. Mess with my car. Two. Mess with my sleep. It’s 2am and I just woke to my co-workers blasting Tool and screaming it at the top of their lungs in our corporate housing. I will not be violent. I will not fire anyone. I will not be violent. I will not fire anyone.
I imagine this is how Lotus feels. I have an all day meeting tomorrow (set up by me but prompted by our CEO) where I basically spend the entire day justifying my own existence to two people that I don’t report to but for some reason have to answer to. I’m fast, efficient, and by all measures a sports car of a…
Politics after the broken Prius.
Reminder of what the rotor looked like below along with Bonus Exocet Picture below. Diagnosis of the brakes from the post a couple weeks ago? Bad caliper (despite being basically brand new), slight drag causing the brakes to overhead on long rides and repeatedly welding the pad to the rotor causing pad failure. Sigh.…
Actually, it’s 2 inches. Just like the last one I bought. Which was also wrong. I’m trying to finish off the fuel filler neck on the Exocet and it’s not going well. Almost nothing I find is small enough for the silly little Miata tank entry tube (1.5" OD) and there are pretty limited options available in…
Man buys CPO Tesla is October. Man receives... emails. But no car. Say what you want about people having bad dealership experiences, this whole Tesla delivery system is broken.
...but I’m not so sure about this one. Rain revealed that the driver rear brake on the Miata is wearing insanely unevenly. Anyone have any ideas where to start? I need to check the other side of this rotor, but it’s dark out.
Lucky is a barn find and someone giving you a free car. I have a flight on Sunday so it has been suggested that it was lucky that I caught the norovirus in time to get better.
I filmed a quick video update!
When I got home, I needed to move my car for street sweeping and the battery was dead. After a couple hours charging, it wouldn’t start so I adjusted the cables and poof, started within a half hour. I guess I had poor contact with the posts since I did it in the dark.
I’m too tired to wire them up for real, but they work!
Also, what do you think - maybe I should fix this on the Miata? (video below Rid Kock video).
I may be late to this party. On one hand, these are a great way to get around a congested area. On the other, people give 0 shits about where they leave them and their conduct while driving them. That’s bad. Folks, use the bike rules: walk them if you’re on a sidewalk and park courteously.
I had the brilliant idea of stopping off for a long weekend in Paris after a trip to Luxembourg. I booked an apartment in the lovely 1st arrondissement - which is kind of fancy. I’ve never been to Paris, so it was a good idea at the time. Except the city is rioting with anarchists setting fire to police cars.
My car history is a short tale, but one that keeps getting a lot better. It all started as low as it gets: A 1994 Chevy Cavalier. In white, just like this one:
I spent the day in my company’s Luxembourg office. We rent some space in a nice building that has a parking garage in the basement. Apparently the building’s owner uses it as Ferrari storage. I counted 5 512 tr’s. Hey, if you like something, stock up!