Now, I want to start out today’s discussion by first apologizing for featuring two VW’s this week. I do try to mix up makes, models and nations of origin here as best I can, but sometimes a cool car comes along and throws me a monkey with a wrench flying into … [Read more...] about At $8,000, Is This R32-Swapped 1987 VW Jetta A Total Coupe De Grâce?
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What seems to be a newish carb sits atop the mill and power gets routed through the transmission to what’s described as a ‘late ‘60s, early ‘70s Ford rear end. The latter supposedly engenders less raucous highway cruising. Complimenting that leaf-sprung back axle is an other beam axle up front. Ford’s infamous Twin I Beam front suspension wouldn’t start unevenly wearing tires until the ‘65 model year. … [Read more...] about At $4,500, Could This 1964 Ford F100 Pickup Turn You Into The Mac Daddy?
The seller of this buttercup-hued beauty says it drinks through a pair of Webers, but makes no other allusions to engine size or drivetrain modification. He does claim that the engine was rebuilt at the turn of the last century, and the car received a full restoration back when Reagan was in office. From the pictures, it looks like that was when the Riviera rims were put on it as they could use a polish. Also needed, per the ad, is a muffler and a set of brake shoes. The 34K that the seller claims to be on the clock could probably stand another digit in front of it, but in a car of this age what does it matter if that's a one, a two, or an eight? … [Read more...] about Put a Notch on Your Belt for $5,400
As an example, here’s a nice bit on his early days of car tuning. Ward explains he had just done his first major change to the car, setting it up in a way that most of us (at least, most of us with no experience) would expect to do. It didn’t go great: … [Read more...] about What’s Your Secret Internet Car How-To?
PJ: All our Jeeps go through a 19-inch target across the whole vehicle. That forces you to look at how you seal up the underbody, how the air induction system functions, where you have sealed connectors, how you vent something, how plugs are sealed. All Jeeps have the same threshold that we designate as a water plane and we test to that. We look at everything below that line and say, "Ok, it's gotta handle water." … [Read more...] about Will The 2015 Jeep Renegade Be Any Good Off-Road?