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
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
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
So, my Uncle bought this car when he was 16, in 1981, he drove it for ten years until he got married and my Aunt asked him to get a better family car. So, in 1991 my Uncle parked his Grand Prix in a barn out on some family land, drained the liquids and left