Tag Archives: Project Car Hell

How Much Preventative Maintenance Is Too Much?

Right now, I’m trying to get my 1979 Jeep Cherokee Golden Eagle on the road, and I’m struggling to answer a question: How much preventative maintenance should I do? (Because this is getting expensive).

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The Little Engine That Couldn’t: Crossing The Sierras On Most Of A Motor

You know your road trip is a shit show when crossing the highest mountain range in the lower 48 on three cylinders counts as a good day.

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Comment Of The Day: Wise Words Edition

Sometimes it feels like my job is to listen to good advice, ignore it, fail miserably, and then repeat the good advice I should have followed in the first place.

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The Little Engine That Couldn’t: Three Breakdowns On Day One

I don’t have a lot to contextualize just how horribly my cross country drive in my new 1974 Volkswagen Beetle started. Hell, I don’t think anyone has ever driven to their own tow truck before.

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I Got Screwed By An Auto Repair Shop And It’s My Own Damn Fault

A commonly held idea in car culture is that “German reliability” is as oxymoronic as a diarrhea-free Chipotle burrito bowl. “The most expensive car I can ever buy is a cheap German,” people say. To prove them wrong, I bought a broken BMW 540i and planned to have someone other than me fix it, as I had other things to do, like watch Netflix and argue with people on Twitter. It didn’t turn out well.

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I Just Lost $25,500 On My Mitsubishi 3000GT VR4 And I Couldn’t Be Happier

There’s a saying: money isn’t made when you sell, it’s made when you buy, meaning that it pays to get something cheap if that thing carries future value. This notion also presents a very unique problem in that parting with said cheaply acquired item can be excruciating, especially when it’s a Caracas Red 1999 Mitsubishi 3000GT VR4.

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How I Bought And Sold Maybe The Last Stock Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX 

When a rare opportunity presents itself to you in such a way that it must be too good to be true, get out – it’s clearly a bait car, you idiot. However, when something comes along that’s just on the cusp of believable, then it’s up to you to carpe the shit out of that diem. This is one of those times.

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This Classic Ford Bronco Was Pulled Out Of A Junkyard To Race Baja Again

The motorstorm of retro off-road awesomeness that is the NORRA Mexican 1000 takes over Baja next week. Among this year’s competitors is this badass Bronco; it won the race almost forty years ago, ended up a derelict in a desert junkyard, and is returning with a legendary driver and a fresh restoration.

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How To Install A Lift Kit By Yourself In A Day

Truck suspension has come a long way in the last 100 years. Just kidding! It hasn’t at all, so this excellent instructable video on how to lift 1969 Jeep Wagoneer with new shocks and springs is probably applicable to your rig.

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Here’s How I Painted My $400 Lexus SC300 With Zero Experience

Mechanical work to some people is the knuckle-splitting, swear-inducing bane of their existence. For me, it’s a relaxing source of satisfaction. Body work, however, is like volunteering to be a rower on a Viking slave ship – tiring and tedious with no end in sight. Without further ado, here’s how I prepped and painted my Lexus SC, by myself, for the first time.

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