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
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
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
For many car enthusiasts overcoming adversary is a skill employed nearly every time they open the tool box. Overcoming tragedy is a skill that some will require, and the way they approach it differs from person to person. This is the build thread/story of how I have been making the best of a bad situation
Big coupes have been a bit of an American tradition, though one that is rapidly dying. Long gone are the days of the Lincoln Continental Mark IV with its acres of hood and equally enormous trunk bookending a comically tiny greenhouse with just two doors. El Dorados and Thunderbirds have given way to a