Server Upgrade – Possible Outages for the Next Couple of Days

We’re migrating to a new server. We might be down for a bit during migration and until your ISP updates their DNS info because our IP address is changing too.  Should be fully operational by the end of the week.

New Carburetor Tutorial Coming Soon

In a few days, we should have a complete carburetor rebuild and tuning tutorial for the Carter BBD’s that were used on the Chrysler 318. Stay tuned!

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Richmond Street Rodders Car Show

This is what happens when you get a bunch of like-minded automotive enthusiasts that meet up every Thursday night @ a McDonalds with a big parking lot:


The club is growing every week. It’s open to all street rods, muscle cars, old british cars, etc. All Makes/Models are welcome. You don’t have to show up with a cool car, it’s open for everyone to see. Every Thursday evening from 6 – 9:30 at the McDonalds on Russ Baker Way. Check out their website at http://www.richmondstreetrodders.com.

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Some Much Needed Work (also info for the Richmond Street Rodders cruise-in)

We got some much needed work done tonight to get these cars cruising for the remainder of the summer.

The Rambler got a new ignition switch, starter solenoid, and cleaned up the connections on both. Also got a new valve cover gasket, set the timing, and it’s running like a champ. The Fury got the most work, which was new distributor cap and rotor, oil & filter change, PCV valve,  adjust belt tension, set the timing, adjust idle mixture, got the washer fluid pump working, installed new wiper blades  and  a new passengers side high beam headlight.

We’ll be at the Richmond Street Rodders cruise-in which happens every Thursday evening from 6PM to 9:30PM at the Sea Island McDonalds (#2 Road and Inglis Way, Richmond, B.C. (Road to Old south Airport). We’ll have some pictures later tomorrow night. There’s always new cars coming every week!

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Problems Letting Go Of Cars – Part 3

Here’s the third part in my car life series. Most of my friends were getting into trucks and off roading. I decided I wanted something roomy, american, and durable. Found this nice truck in Richmond here for $500. 260,000km and the body was in great shape. Only needed to fix a water leak, it would drain all the coolant in about 45 min. 4wd, power windows, locks, cd player. Being the mechanic I am, I jumped on it. Read the rest of this entry »

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LOL OIL – Tesla Roadster

The custom plate suits the car, but don’t make fun of oil! What on a Tesla can a DIYer do him/herself? Look up a Tesla Roadster on RockAuto and all you get is a Universal washer fluid pump and Wiper Blades!

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Fast Friday: Drag Barkas

For this week’s fast friday, here’s a 1/4 Mile drag race featuring a sweet ass German Barkas van and Mercedes S600. Enjoy!

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NEW WRENCHEADS PROJECT CAR 1972 Plymouth Fury II

Were in the process of acquiring a new project car a 1972 Plymouth Fury II! Details will be posted later, but for now enjoy this vintage ad.

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What Are You Doing This Weekend?

I tracked down where my voltage drop is on my Rambler, it’s a 0.9 amp draw coming from the alternator which kills the battery overnight. I disconnected the alternator yesterday, threw a fully charged battery in there, cranked it over, shut it down, and restarted it this morning. Full cranking power. This weekend i’ll be getting a new set of Diodes. It’s an old 35 amp Delco Remy, which I believe can be rebuilt to 61 amps. I might just rebuild it and create a How To Guide this weekend as well.

What are you doing this weekend?

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Fast Friday: Twin Turbo Regal Dyno Burnout

This twin turbo grand national pulls 1076 hp, on the dyno; while smoking the tires while going over 170 mph.

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