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This SC is perfection This SC is perfection

Somewhere in the last 5 years these things became unobtanium around here. Pity. Would not mind a clean one in *color other than black or white*

Today was fun Today was fun

I drove the F-150 around a bunch of farmland, got bitched at by a landowner who didn’t believe me when I said I was with the operator, and took a selfie with a drone.

Zip ties fix all. Zip ties fix all.

What do you do when the front diff of your f150 won’t lock due to something wrong with the stupid vacuum actuator but you need 4x4? Zip tie it always locked. RIP fuel economy.

J A G W I R E J A G W I R E

Got the rotating assembly in. Everything spins freely. Camshaft is in, cam chain is in, oil pump has been cleaned out. Tomorrow I hopefully get my #6 rod back from the shop and I can buy a new pushrod, new head dowels (mysteriously absent from one side), more brake cleaner, and weld the oil pickup in place. Also got…

Jaguar XJ-S Part ???: Crank Dat (Chevy 350) Jaguar XJ-S Part ???: Crank Dat (Chevy 350)

Sitting here windmilling my arms a bit since my rod is still at the machine shop. In the meantime we got the block pressure washed and started installing the crank and made an interesting discovery with the camshaft.

What.

The Chevy 350 in the XJS, with all its stock-cam stock-heads glory has 9.5:1 compression forged pistons. Why

XJS Archaeology Part 2: Electric Boogaloo XJS Archaeology Part 2: Electric Boogaloo

Just gonna start today with a bore selfie. Why is it sideways? Because kinja. That’s why.

XJ-S Archaeology: The story so far XJ-S Archaeology: The story so far

13 hours of work to extract and disassemble a ‘70s Chevy engine from a ‘70s Jaguar. Here’s what I found:

It's (finally) happening! It's (finally) happening!

Engine is coming out of the Jag this weekend and the crank is coming out to assess the damage. Parts will be ordered, things will be hastily reassembled, and the Jag will hopefully be drivable within a week.

Oppo 2 wheel review: 1980 Honda CX500 Oppo 2 wheel review: 1980 Honda CX500

The best sports cars offer the most raw driving experience. No electronic nannies, skimpy safety features, an intense sensation of speed, and in many cases no roof. One of the most prominent examples of a good sports car is the venerable Mazda Miata. But where do you go from there? Take away some bodywork and you have…

HO HO HO SUCKERS HO HO HO SUCKERS

SANTA CLAUS THE 99%ER

H E L L A S T A N C E B I K E H E L L A S T A N C E B I K E

Lowered the front fork of the CX500 1" to match the 1" lower that I did to the rear (adjustable spring seat) by sliding the forks up in the triple tree. This is as low as you can go with a stock CX500 because any more low and instead of hitting the internal bumpstops (?) the fork will smash into the lower triple tree…

Every car in this picture Every car in this picture

makes my pants tight. Midwest Sports Car Drivers Club.

Fleet. Fleet.

1977, 1980, 2002. 9mpg, 46mpg, 27mpg. 230hp, 48hp, 145hp. Somehow the bike is the only thing with no glaring issues. If I could get the Miata and the Jag to be less broken pieces of shit I’d be very happy with my fleet.

Blaaaaaaaaack Blaaaaaaaaack

Exhaust paint is neat and now my exhaust looks less hacked together. Slightly. Needs some touch up in places but overall pretty good.

Aspire to greater things Aspire to greater things

He may only have a Ford Aspire with a utility trailer but this dude was going for it harder than any other car we saw during the Lamborghini photoshoot I did this past weekend. My hat is off to you, glorious shitbox owner.

7 decibels 7 decibels

Those small holes, five of them 1/4" in diameter, bring the total sectional area of those holes up to the same as the 1.5"ID header pipe. This makes the bike run better than it did in previous restricted form, but makes it 7 decibels louder. At idle. 5 feet away. Here’s a video courtesy of my friend’s willingness to…

Um... Um...

I honestly love the way this looks but cutting a massive chunk of structure out of a 20 year old car seems less than safe.

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