Sentra Wont Die August 22

I Told You So!

Wait for it… Here’as another ranting about my old POS Sentra. Well, maybe not a ranting, but certainly  another applause for how stout that little econobox was. Part of what Beaters great, part of what gives them personality, is their seemingly god-like ability to keep running even after we have tried our best, as humans to […]

Datsun Petrolicious August 12

New Datsun Old Datsun

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times…” – Chuck Dickens I’m not entirely sure how that works into this post or the upcoming video by Petrolicious, but I like it and it fits (maybe?).  Regardless of my efforts to find deep meaning and highlight the obvious juxtaposition here,  this is […]

samsung July 27

“When Will I Learn?”

Trucks, especially old trucks are made differently. They’re stout and built to take a beating.  Up until the ’90s there wasn’t such a thing as a luxury truck.  King Ranch and Denali editions weren’t a thing. Trucks were basic, honest, machines made for getting the job done. Old Ford F100s are iconic work trucks. IT […]

290064_493141364033232_1635473938_o July 25

Do Your Homework

 If there’s one thing that I’ve learned over the years, it’s “do your homework.” Not only does it get you through school, but it also helps when working on old beaters in crusty junkyards.  It’s also how I learned the hard way that a Nissan 300zx MAF doesn’t work on a 280zx (I was young and stupid back […]

mercedes July 15

Crank Til It Goes!

It doesn’t run, or does it?  For quite some time I had assumed that just about every car in a junkyard could not, would not start.  It just made sense to my naive self. After taking out a ridiculous student loan and pledging my income for the next 10 years to mechanic’s school I learned […]

IMG_0179 July 11

Jeep: Part Deux

We weren’t planning this but it seems like July has become “Jeep Month”, so we’ll probably keep it that way.  This’ll be the third Jeep we feature this year with many more likely to happen. Since first featuring Jon’s Jeep (we’re proud of that guy)  I’ve learned some things about Jeeps.  I’ve learned that although […]

pic 2 July 04

Heap Of A Jeep

Jeeps are like the Chickenpox.  Its seems as if everyone has owned one (or a mid-90s Corolla) and everyone gets the chicken pox. unlike the ‘pox though you don’t just a get a Jeep once. Most people suffer from multiple Jeep infections sometime of various mutations (Cherokee, Wagoneer, Comanche) throughout their lifetime. I used to […]


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