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Oppo factoid #1,217,803 Oppo factoid #1,217,803

The airspeed velocity of an unladen European Swallow is approximately 11 m/s.

So that was easy So that was easy

Turns out that refitting a track isn’t that hard if you have the proper tools. Proper tools in this instance equaling crowbars, sledge, socket set...... and a 6 ton excavator with a driver who’s been using it long enough that it’s an extension of his hand.

Well, shit Well, shit

So that didn’t go well.

It Turrrns! It Turrrns!

Another good news / bad news weekend in project Make Casey Great Again. Adjusted the brake pullrods and it now steers and stops (as long as I don’t mind pulling really hard on the levers). So now I have the full selection of crawly-buckety motions available to me, and I can go play in the debris pile that is my yard,…

It Moooves! It Moooves!

More progress in project Make Casey Great Again: we have motion!


Someone rolling Yakuza style.

It Lives!!! It Lives!!!

Project Make Casey Great Again achieves its first milestone: we have (compression) ignition! Plus the bucket hydraulics work, which is a nice bonus.

Presented as a safety reminder

Though I’d hope most folks wouldn’t go to this extreme, flammable gases are not your friend.

What's the least powerful car you've owned? What's the least powerful car you've owned?

I’ve had several tire-shredding beasts in the 50-60hp range, but my personal best is 34hp, from my 1980s Renault 4GTL. And that was the go-faster 1100cc version: if I wasn’t such a bourgeoisie (I paid GBP100 for it) I could have had the basic 750cc model, with a terrifying 25hp, like proper paysans drove.

Pick up sticks Pick up sticks

I’ve had a couple of guys in doing a little light gardening.

Strange lighting design Strange lighting design

See that big light cluster beside the tailgate where it’s nice and visible? That contains....a reversing light and a vast swathe of red plastic

Gotcha, you bastard Gotcha, you bastard

Victory is mine, victory is mine. Bring me the best muffins and bagels in the land, for victory is mine*.

Holy Mother of Want! Holy Mother of Want!

aberson’s post made me google Superveloce to see who else apart from Fezza and Lambo was using the name.

It’s ridiculous how much space seats take up It’s ridiculous how much space seats take up

Even folded, the back seats took about a foot and a half out of the loadbay. Now I have a good six foot of junk space.


Also, a thing rarely seen. 1990-ish MG RV8, looking much better in blue than in the hideous metallic khaki they mostly came in

So here's a turnaround for the books

JD Powers UK 2018 vehicle dependability survey. Last place: BMW.

Progress Progress

Good day today. Changed the thermostat on the Mitsi then spent half a day making a start on project Make Casey Great Again.

And so it begins... And so it begins...

Project “Make Casey Great Again” takes its first tiny step.

French GP French GP

Who’s broadcasting it in the US? I’ll be in Atlanta tomorrow morning and I’m hoping I’ll get on the hotel’s cable.

More Powah!!! More Powah!!!

Turns out country folks have tuner culture too. Who’da thunk.

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