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
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
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
Jay, Jake, and Jacob drive and give a completely unbiased comparison between the classic Ford Mustang SVO and the brand-new Ecoboost Mustang in this episode of Drive Fast Not Loud.
The term “rice” is an interesting phenomenon. Originating as the phrase “rice burner” it referred to, with hardly-subtle racial undertones, Japanese motorcycles that were modified garishly in an attempt to convey the idea of higher performance than the cycle was actually capable of. Eventually it changed to refer to Japanese cars as well, and then
When I tell self-proclaimed car enthusiasts that I own an Ecoboost Mustang, 9 times out of 10 the next sentence out of their mouth is as follows: “Why didn’t you buy the V8?” I should keep a tally. If I had to estimate, in the first 6 weeks of ownership I’ve been asked this question approximately