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Have a Synth-wave filled Monday, Oppo Have a Synth-wave filled Monday, Oppo

Some asshole let me use Photoshop again.

Sorry neighbors Sorry neighbors

imma take an excessive amount of parking.

Bike stuff Part 4: It lives! (video) Bike stuff Part 4: It lives! (video)

New fuel tank and fuel petcock check, chain adjusted, and we are ready for a road test! Looks like my problems all boiled down to fuel starvation from a shitty petcock and rusty as hell fuel tank. The new fuel tank is super shiny and awesome and also about .6 gallons larger than the old one which gives a bit of a…

R/C cars are neat in slow mo R/C cars are neat in slow mo

So much wiggly and flexy

Drove this today Drove this today

Smoothest driving car in the universe though it hasn’t like half a turn of dead zone and won’t reg past 3800rpm for some reason. I want one.

There are many things in this world. There are many things in this world.

And this... well this is one of them.

When you want a Porsche but V8 is lyfe When you want a Porsche but V8 is lyfe

The disconnect between what it looked like and what it sounded like was fantastic. Side note: my 1997 Buick Riviera had the same CD holder.

Something is wrong with this picture Something is wrong with this picture

There’s just a bit of slop in this sway bar bushing. All of the slop, actually. The power steering high pressure line got a nice hole in it which jetted a nice stream of PS fluid right on the fan which slung it alllll over the underside of the car. $30 later a new line was in.

Bike Stuff: Part 3 Electric Boogaloo Bike Stuff: Part 3 Electric Boogaloo

Did more bike stuff. I’m getting close to having this stupid thing working methinks.

BIMMAR BIMMAR

IZZA THREE THIRTY FIVE EYE. Did a photoshoot today.

Bike work: Part 2 Bike work: Part 2

Accomplishments! Sort of. Got the battery charged, in a fashion. Good enough to kick the bike over and get it to start and run. Primary jet felt clogged since it wouldn’t go over 5% throttle or so, so I rode around the block to try to free up the needle aaaaaand it died and wouldn’t restart when it got warm. Decided…

Bike stuff Bike stuff

Hold on to your hats it’s BIKE TIME. My mom’s neighbors in the quadplex she lives in just moved out which means I can use BOTH HALVES of the garage for shenanigans. Off come the seats and the gas tank and boy howdy looks like this 2-occupant bike has quite a few more occupants than expected. Few taps with a mallet and…

Oppo, what's a car you've owned that has surprised you? Oppo, what's a car you've owned that has surprised you?

Considering that the Mustang was a dirt-covered rain collector with a busted out window and dead battery sitting in a field with a forest growing through the engine bay, and that it’s built by me with parts from Craigslist and eBay, I’m stunning at how well the Mustang starts every day and shuttles me to and from…

Photoshop is fun Photoshop is fun

Stubby rear fender, re-shaped seat, and dropped handlebars. I dig it a lot.

Bike. Bike.

Trailered the Rebel over to my mom’s house last weekend. Going to strip the bugger down and rebuild it both less broken and in a brat style. Should be fun times. My reference:

#racecar #racecar

Dunno if this’ll do anything but it makes me look like I’m a dedicated #racecar driver.

VW Golf GTi photoshoot VW Golf GTi photoshoot

This was fun. The late evening light was fantastic. Full res and the rest of the set at http://jake.bickhard.net

Milestone Milestone

It’s been a year this week since I got the NB. In that time I’ve put 16723 miles on it and done the following mods:

Holy shit. Holy shit.

That article on the FP about loud exhausts is an absolute disaster. Link to context

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