Time goes on, circumstances change and sometimes what was a horrible idea before becomes an even worse idea and it’s time to cut your losses. As such I recently moved to a new apartment which is better than my old one in every way except one detail: I was not allowed to bring my project
Won’t you take a seat? In this video the driveshaft goes right back into the XJ-S and I flirt with some seats out of a Chevrolet Venture.
The driveshaft in the XJ-S was vibrating, so I thought I’d make it vibrate less by hauling it to a shop for repair!
After spinning a rod bearing I rebuilt the engine in my ’77 Jaguar project car to find oil pouring out from underneath it. Quickly I ascertained that the car would not be daily-drivable in this condition and bought a one-piece oil pan gasket. As well, there was a ton of slop in the steering
My 1977 Jaguar was certainly a looker, with its long hood and low proportions, tires filling up the wheel wells and the unique flying buttress design in the rear. But for this it did have one glaring flaw: the paint was utter garbage. Oxidized to within an inch of its life and cracking all over
What do you do when you move in two weeks, you already dropped off your wife’s car at your new location (10 hours away) and your car dies suddenly? Oh, and you have a budget of $1000, and your wife still needs to get to work for the next week? Oh, and you live in
There are two generally agreed-upon rules when it comes to buying a used car on Craigslist: don’t buy someone else’s project, and don’t buy an old Jag. In typical fashion, I have just bought an old Jag that was somebody else’s project and then road-tripped it to Oklahoma to visit my grandmother. Clearly there was
It is written in the Book of Car Guys right alongside “LS swap it” that a manual transmission is just somehow better than an automatic. The snickt-snickt of the gears, flawlessly executing a heel-toe downshift as you throw the car into the next turn of the Wendy’s drive-through, watching the revs rise in sync with
Few cars stand unopposed in their market segment. For those looking for an inexpensive, reliable, purpose-built sports car with the engine in the front, drive wheels in back, truly spectacular handling, and can only have one car the Internet Meme Machine is quick to point out, the answer is always Miata. In 1990 the small Roadster
I always had a bit of a weird bucket list, and one item on it was to do a road trip in a garbage car I bought cheap. Soon a likely candidate emerged in the form of a 1993 Nissan Sentra SE-R. I grabbed some friends and began the first half of the trip in