Tuesday, December 22, 2015

It begins with L


Santa san dropped off a package for the next adventure.  The dark side is strong with this one.

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Buying a Palm Springs AE86

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I used to comment, about never getting cars from Oakland, now I should add Palm Springs to that list.  It shouldn’t be no surprise, as the AE86 is traded hands by many bandwagon enthusiasts.  Cars are violated modified by many hands.   With a unique set of problems, I think this is only the beginning.

Sunday, December 6, 2015

My “buddy” rebuilt it

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Buying stuff sight unseen has always been a gamble.  Owner bought this on the net and brought me it to for installation.  The seller informed him it was rebuilt by his “buddy”.  Upon initial inspection, everything looked in order and function properly.  Disassembly revealed something completely different.  While taking apart the differential, all the bolts were loose.  Bits and pieces of the LSD were falling out as I continued the disassembly.  My guess is that the LSD was subjected to a lot of horsepower.  Then the “buddy” took it apart for inspection, found out it’s been grenaded, put it back together and sold it off to an unsuspecting buyer.  That’s why sometimes it’s better to pay a little extra and buy local so that parts can be physically inspected.