Sunday, October 22, 2017
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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

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

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

Well Past 3

It’s usually a lost cause trying to get the new and old schools of thought to agree. The BMW community is notorious for having factions between classic and modern era cars. [...]

June 16, 2017 Reviews

[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

Because I Drive Three Two Five

It’s not uncommon to find individuals with brand loyalty. In the automotive realm, these people stick to purchasing vehicles from a single automaker. [...]

April 6, 2017 Reviews

Different Stroke for the Same Old Folks

Drive the same car long enough and ultimately things will change. Yes, you can be the guy with a chrome bumper MGB that is stock as stock can be to appease the blazer-with-elbow-patches crowd, but more often than not, those [...]

March 23, 2017 Reviews

[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 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