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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

[Project Toyota 4×4] Transition of the Transmission

Toyota Pickups have a reputation of being nearly indestructible. No matter how many miles you pile on the motor, or service intervals that are laughed at like spam emails asking to send money to the Prince of Arabia, these old [...]

March 10, 2017 Projects

[Project 328is e36] Full Circle Suspension Fail

Sometimes what seems to be a good deal is in fact too good to be true. For several years I had wanted to upgrade the suspension on the e36 to a true adjustable coilover setup. [...]

February 28, 2017 Projects

[Project Miata] Riding the Rails

If you’ve owned or still own an NA/NB Mazda Miata, then you know very well that the frame rails are made of papier-mâché. Place the jack wrong, and the rails will collapse under pressure like a 4th grade national spelling bee contestant. [...]

February 9, 2017 Projects

[Project Miata] Racing Beat the Noise

Four cylinder exhausts seem to be hit or miss. Designing them to sound properly sporty can be a tall order. Get it wrong though, and there’s a solid chance you’ll receive a casting call for the next Fast and the Furious movie. [...]

February 2, 2017 Projects

[Project 328is E36] Undoing the Upgrade

I’ve been monkeying with old Bavarian cars for about ten years now. In that time, I’ve been able to test a lot of the tried-and-true “upgrades” folks seem to perform to these cars. When the 328 received its s52 swap 3 [...]

January 23, 2017 Projects

[Project Miata] Heat, Roll, Crack the Paint

Sunday evening is the time when most people ready themselves for the work week ahead. [...]

January 17, 2017 Projects