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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

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

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

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

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