Category Archives: Care and Feeding

The Chick Magnet gets bigger brakes

In the past I’ve shared my adventures with my 1992 Toyota Pickup truck, a.k.a. the Chick Magnet.  I’ve had the truck for about sixteen years and it has been a journey of repair and improvements.  It got the Name “chick … Continue reading

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Automotive Shops–Torque

Automotive service shops are a tough game to play in.  The dealerships do everything they can to hold their customers captive to their own service department.  Obtaining factory diagnostic tools and information can be difficult and is always very expensive. … Continue reading

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Be Careful What You Wish For…

You may remember an oft told tale of a genie that immerged from a magic lamp and would grant three wishes to a mortal human.  You may also remember how, in the story, that the human struggled to deal with … Continue reading

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The Bouncing Speedo

As you may know my daily driver is a 1992 Toyota Pickup truck.  Pickup is capitalized because that was the model name that Toyota gave its mini-truck.  This red truck started its life as the most basic (cheap) truck that … Continue reading

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What do You Do with a Porsche 912?

The other day I met a fellow named Karl with a Porsche 912 that he had had since 1966, when it was new.  For those of you out there that are not that familiar with Porsche cars of that era, … Continue reading

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Fiat 600–small car Big restoration

The other day I made the acquaintance of Giancarlo and had the pleasure of seeing his beautifully restored Fiat 600.  Now you may be more familiar with the Fiat 500 of yore, or you may be thinking of today’s Fiat … Continue reading

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Another Bullitt Mustang Project Car

Ford produced the Mustang back in 1964 and it kicked off the era of the pony car.  Soon Chevy had the Camaro and Pontiac had a Firebird, followed by Mopar’s Barracuda. Carol Shelby was tapped to produce a performance version … Continue reading

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