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Full Metal Bracket

As we all know by now, the e36 BMW is notorious for its use of plastic. The interior is the usual target of most criticisms, but it doesn’t stop there. Plastics are found all throughout the car, even making their [...]

April 19, 2018 Projects

Track Attack of the Hatch

The purchase of a new car can be full of excitement, especially when it’s a performance vehicle. The first few thousand miles are often spent breaking things in carefully while getting acquainted with the new car’s characteristics. Mr. Milton managed [...]

March 5, 2018 Projects

Gramp’s Wagon Part 4: Pushrod Rodeo

As ambitious as we were to wrap up the Volvo project in a total of six months, that was overly optimistic in the scheme of things. After a series of setbacks, the green wagon is finally tearing up the streets…and [...]

February 19, 2018 Projects

Benzafactor

If a car isn’t small, lightweight, or doesn’t have at least three pedals, then I probably don’t own it. That’s the myopic attitude that makes for a great canyon carver, but not a car that’s fun to drive on all [...]

January 1, 2018 Reviews

Braking Things Daily

When building a car, a lot of people (myself included) forget that a fast car needs to be able to shed that speed at a moment’s notice. After going back and forth what to do with the e36 318is, we [...]

December 8, 2017 Projects

Attention R-Yes

We’ve all been waiting for this. After a painfully long process to sell the Miata, the infamous Milton has finally purchased a new car. Not just new-to-us, but genuinely a new car that came with seats wrapped in plastic and [...]

November 27, 2017 Reviews

Back to Bavarian Basics

For one reason or another, the vintage BMW scene has become very lively in the last few years. If slim fitting flannel shirts buttoned all the way up, thick rimmed glasses without prescription lenses, and a French Bulldog named Beauregard [...]

November 6, 2017 Reviews

Blown Out of Proportion

The cycle of owning an old car goes something like this: First you find and purchase the car you want, then you begin driving it around. The next logical step is to start fixing things as you go, because 100k+ [...]

October 17, 2017 Projects

Differential Detective [Project e30 318is]

Old cars make noises. No matter how diligently you try to quell each clunk or rattle, there’s bound to be a new one. That being said, it still hasn’t stopped me from chasing down an annoying clunk in the rear [...]

October 6, 2017 Projects

A Total Head Case

Just when we thought our adventures with the Miata were over, the most reliable car decided to throw a wrench into things (pun definitely intended). [...]

September 22, 2017 Opinions