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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

Gramp’s Wagon Part 3: Packaging the Power

When we last left off with the 960 Volvo project, we were test fitting the engine and transmission to account for the custom motor mounts that weren’t cooperating. Long story short, we got a hold of Volvo 740 motor mount [...]

September 14, 2017 Projects

Soundtrack Remastered [Project Audi R8]

Sixteen weeks for a delivery. It could have been here sooner, but a shipping mishap meant Kyle’s order for a new exhaust was put on hold until another unit could be built. Unlike most cars, Audi R8 exhausts aren’t usually [...]

September 6, 2017 Projects

Build an e36 Mposter

The BMW e36 M3 is undeniably a popular car. Love them or hate them, they handle well, make decent power, and still look presentable for a car built in the mid 1990s. Like most old cars though, finding nice examples [...]

August 15, 2017 Opinions

In the Bumper Down Under [Project e36 328is]

One word: Plastics. No, I’m not giving advice from 1967 concerning an industry with a great future, but rather that most cars built within the last 20 years are chock full of plastic panels that cover virtually anything and everything. [...]

August 2, 2017 Projects

Switch Blades [Project Audi R8]

As long as you’re semi-handy with a wrench, doing basic repairs on most cars isn’t too daunting. By contrast, exotic supercars instill fear that you’re not authorized to do anything but drive the car and add fuel to the tank [...]

July 24, 2017 Projects

Little Red Riot

Whether anyone wants to admit it, our teenage years are some of the most impressionable. From staying out past your curfew pulling pranks, to chasing your high school crush, that point in time represents the first sense of freedom for [...]

July 11, 2017 Reviews

Gramp’s Wagon Part 2: So Much Room For Activities

When we last left off, the LS3 powered Volvo was introduced along with the plan of attack. Things sat idle for a bit until space in the driveway cleared up from other projects (This is where the fingers  typically get [...]

June 29, 2017 Projects