Thursday, February 4, 2016
You can expect to see some content from Dan down in Australia's Canada in the near future. Case in point; this tale of a nearly-free Datsun with no remaining body structure, modified to be drive at maximum recklessness on the frozen boundary waters of Northern Minnesota:
This story starts about a decade ago. Its summer and there’s always talk of finding a jalopy to tinker with, especially when you’re young, unmarried and work in the ol'automotive industry. ‘There’s a dead ’83 Datsun 280ZX at a mechanic’s garage in Highland park, the owner wants it gone’ said the work colleague. I’ll swallow that hook. After my initial offer of $50 for the car and counter offer for $20 more, we had a deal. To date, I don’t think I’ve had more fun and solid memories than with these four wheels at an initial price of 70 clams.
Full story continued after the jump.
Tuesday, July 14, 2015
Sunday, June 28, 2015
Saturday, January 24, 2015
ebay.de Now ended at 798 euros.
Friday, May 2, 2014
Myself and fellow Detroit ex-pats Brian Rutkowski, Dushyant Wadivkar, and Fabian Hartwich will represent the Motor City at the 6 Hours of Sonneberg kart race this Sunday. The town near Thüringen closes the streets and throngs of spectators show up for the spectacle.
A team of foreigners is apparently newsworthy for the local paper which is cool. However the attention is entirely undeserved. We've all turned fast laps in cars but none of us are serious kart racers. If you'd like to follow team Detroit Motorcity, there's a live timing link on the race website at http://www.6h-sonneberg.de
The Lemans style start is 2pm European time Sunday.
Friday, April 25, 2014
Hi, my name is PC, and I've got a problem.
Monday, February 17, 2014
Thursday, November 28, 2013
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
What started as a nearly undetectable misfire morphed into a coolant drinking, combustion-stifling dropped valve and cracked head after dragging the E36 back from Raleigh. As it turned out, the misfire was due to an intermittently sticking valve at low loads. As soon as the load was high enough to overcome the loss of compression through the valve, all cylinders ignited properly. However, if you drive in that misfire load range for a long, long time you may start to notice some other problems pop up. The valve itself was good enough to go on the wall of offerings to the Gods of Speed. There was some galling so bad on the side of the valve stem that it looked like it was made from aluminum.