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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

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

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

[Project Volvo 960] Gramp’s Wagon Part 1: Introduction

There comes a time in most young people’s lives where they start making some headway with their careers. This usually equates to a bump in pay and a little extra spending money. [...]

May 10, 2017 Projects

[Project e30 318is] Pain in the Rear End

Going to the gym can be a burdensome process. First you have to set time aside to go there after a long day at work. Then you have to sweat to the point of dehydration. The reward for all this [...]

April 20, 2017 Projects

[Project Miata] Roadster Wrap-Up

It was only a matter of time before we officially ran out of things to do to our little Mazda. While it’s been a short ride with the Miata, we’ve learned a great deal about living with one. Up until recently, [...]

March 30, 2017 Projects