Whatcha think, Oppos?
This charming shard of plastic was recently removed from my boot after jabbing sharply into my foot.
We’re all hopefully familiar with The Distance, penned by California natives CAKE in their heyday, way back in 1996. An ode to horsepower and pain, the song marries driving rhythm with slick synthesized riffs to tell its story of heartbreak and the bond between man and machine.
I’d been doing some sprint events, out on the track aiming for ever faster laptimes, but my friends insisted I get involved in the Peter Hall Memorial Six Hour, down at Mallala Motorsports Park in South Australia.
Jonathan wanted me to guest on his Twitch stream, and I was happy to do so. In return, I asked him to come around to my house a few months later to “shoot a video”.
I didn’t tell him any more than that, other then that he should wait in the car and text me on his arrival.
The results were very much to my satisfaction.
I had an excellently productive evening.
I’ve been chasing an economy issue with this car for ages. Started using way more fuel (15L/100km, instead of the more usual 12L/100km) and it was proving impossible to hunt down.
Then I noticed the oil smelled somewhat like fuel - which made me instantly think I had a leaking…
I’ve always been a diehard member of the Make It Fit Association (TM).
Interested in IDing the fonts on the sign, particularly the “high fatality road - deaths this year” one.
Anyone got any ideas? Already tried all the usual web tools and came up short.
Howdy y’all! Or should I say... G’DAYYY MAAAAYTE!
So I’ve been struggling with fuel economy problems for months now.
After I changed the transmission filter in my Volvo 740 Turbo, I went from getting 11.5L/100km to 15L/100km over a whole tank.
I’d gladly trade a V8 Holden ute for a 5.0 Fox Body, tell ya what.
Down here in Oztrayleeah, I’ve literally seen one Fox body in my entire life.
This video will tell you all you need to know. It took some perseverance, and trial and error, but at the end of the day - Venturi is your friend.
...and I’m slower. Way slower.
Cooking up something fun.
The 740 Turbo is a big ol’ wagon, but it’s gone from using 11 L/100km up to 15 L/100km. I wondered if I was simply leaking fuel on to the road, so I grabbed a bike pump to investigate.
Growing up in the 90s, I always had my eye on cars. I always had a soft spot for the smaller offroaders - the Suzuki Samurai and the Jeep Wrangler particularly come to mind. But above both of those, were the chisel-jawed good looks of the Daihatsu Feroza.