It was a pretty exciting day. My M3 was at my house, and I was driving to Palm Beach International Raceway for a private track rental put on by Street Car Drags. My buddy David hopped in the car early in the morning for what would turn out to be a pretty monumental drive, for both good and bad. We cruised up there with not even a hiccup, got some Dunkin Donuts, and got between 25 and 30 miles per gallon in the process. Is this really a swap car? It’s my perfect car, that’s what it is.
Category: In the Man Cave
Sorry about the lack of updates lately. I’ve started back at school to finish up my degree. GO CANES! I’m loving my classes and learning even more to make better stories, pictures, and fantastic video features for you guys. The M3 is WELL on its way to to being completed. Exhaust is done, hopefully wiring it up tomorrow and getting it on the road. Need to go over everything one more time with some blue locktite and make sure everything is on very well. The car should be nasty. It already sounds the part. The only fabrication and wiring left are the radiator fan (Volvo V70), one more vacuum line, and the intake and MAF mount. Things are coming along for sure.
Our Project YJ Jeep Wrangler has gone to paint and is looking amazing already, expect a photo shoot to match the size and scope of the rig. We’ve also added a new project to the stable, a 1974 Volkswagen Super Beetle! Expect some really cool things from it. I’m excited for my first aircooled car. Hopefully it leads to a Porsche eventually. Even the beetle is designed so brilliantly with little touches all over. When I’m finished welding and fixing the pan I’ll show you guys! For now that’s it, but expect a few reviews soon: The 2013 Dodge Ram 1500 Sport, the 2013 Lexus ES350, and the 2014 Chevrolet Traverse. Good things! I hope all of you are doing as well as I am. Until next time! Enjoy!
It’s coming along nicely.
More to come!
A funny thing happened during my last road test. I was driving the SL550 and said aloud, “I love torque.” Powerband is great, especially in a light car, so it solidified my decision to put a V8 in my 95 M3. Why would anyone do this? Read on.
Our good friend Victor wanted to finish off his old dry rotted tires in spectacular fashion. Here is the result. Enjoy!
Here we have Jason’s 1994 Jeep Wrangler YJ. The Jeep came to us about 4-6″ higher and was previously used as a mud truck. It has ’79 Bronco axles in it, Dana 44 in the front, and the venerable Ford 9″ in the back. Though it was tedious getting most of the 50+lbs of mud out of the Jeep (I’m not exaggerating either!), the results are more than worth it. The bottom and interior tub were Raptor Lined for durability and rust prevention, and the jeep was treated to a fresh frame off restoration, along with refurbishment of nearly every system. The frame rails and interior components were painted and freshened, all bushings and bearings replaced, and the body pulled, welded, sanded, and refreshed. Basically the goal was to make a new (within reason) 94 Jeep on 37″ tires. We’re almost there.