Thursday, February 28, 2013

The Future champions

Before they became Formula 1 world champions.  Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel were battling it out in Formula 3 in 2005.  Some fantastic moves between two great racers.  Can't for the 2013 season to start.

Formula 1 in Austin Texas
USGP 2012, Austin, Texas
 Years later, they still continue to battle for supremacy.

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Monday, February 25, 2013

T belts

Simple work until your back tells you otherwise the next day.

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Sunday, February 24, 2013

The trailer

PRIVATEER: Taka Aono + The Flying 86 [Official Trailer] from Flying Boy Films on Vimeo.

A trailer by Jonny M. about Taka and his Flying 86. Enjoy, can't to see the rest of it.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

A/C redux

When I first got the grey goose, one of the many things i enjoyed was a working air conditioning system.  Eventually it broke down and needed to fix.  Since R12 is not readily available and quite expensive, thanks tree huggers, conversion to R134a was the only available option.  But after a couple summers of getting marginal results, it needed to change.  Due to the system being 25 years old and not up to the task of the latest freon.  Anyone who tells you R134a in their corolla blows ice cold is smoking crack or lives in the land of Palin.  I could try and ghetto rig a larger condenser, to work around R134a's shortcomings, but i've decided to try a hydrocarbon based type of gas which is questionable, but it works better than what is in there currently.  Will update shortly with a review, unless I blow up.
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Monday, February 18, 2013

A restored DMC

I think it's time to visit universal studios again.

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Thursday, February 14, 2013

Boro seven

When I think of a ugly car, i think borohachi.  But leave it to someone who kinda looks like jesus to build a boro RX7

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Wednesday, February 13, 2013

A t shirt I would like to get

with the greatest racing quote so far.
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Monday, February 11, 2013

N2 Madness

In car video of last years N2 races.  Still want to go.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Monday, February 4, 2013

Taking own advice

I'm always open to share my thoughts if I'm asked.  Though one question they do ask frequently, if they are getting taken in by shops that tell them they'll be needing brakes done, when they're only in for an oil change.   Some places are like that but most just want to keep their customers informed.  Just like air in the tires who is going to check it? Even when I do a bit of service on cars i'd always try tell them the condition of the brakes.

 Unfortuantely, I didn't follow my own advice.  After a month from doing my oil change, my brakes are done, at least one side.

 Luckily for me there was something in the back.  Though a bit rusty, nothing the a wire brush can't fix.
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