This summer, I’m going to help put the hybrid powertrain from a hybrid Mitsubishi Outlander into an ancient 1917 Mitsubishi Model A. And by “help,” I mean stand in a corner and try not to hurt myself while the craftsmen at West Coast Customs cut and weld and create, and Mitsubishi writes checks to make it all happen.
I’m tired. I’m sunburnt. I’m dirty. I’m a walking cornucopia of bad smells. I’m also in a better mood than ever, because I spent a lot of time in a good car and have a newfound resolve in getting it fixed. If you need motivation to finally fix all the nagging, dumb little fixes with your project car, go drive it.
Old Nissan 240SXs are considered prime candidates for turning into drift cars because they’re rear-wheel drive, everywhere, and easy to work on. But the downside to being popular for drift duty is that, well, a lot are getting wrecked and prices are going up. Lucky for you, there’s a workaround.
The seller of today’s Nice Price or Crack Pipe J80 Land Cruiser says its priced to sell today! Of course, that was a couple of days ago. He’s dumping it due to what he claims is a blown head gasket. Would that major flaw and his price have you blowing a gasket of your own?
Matt and Sophie’s YouTube series, “Engines And Unfinished Business,” about their casual Toyota restoration is better than any gassy, monstrous “car build” show I’ve ever seen. It’s cute, simple, and must be credible because British accents!
Are you tired of seeing David Tracy have all the glory with his project Jeep? If so, then have a gander at today’s Nice Price or Crack Pipe CJ-5. If its price proves right, you could join in the fun.
Today’s Nice Price or Crack Pipe Bricklin SV1 is in pieces, owing to its project nature. It shouldn’t be all that hard to assemble, owing to its fairly simple ‘70s nature, but only if its price is worth assembling the cash.
Project Cars 2 is coming to Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC in late 2017. Crowdfunding on Slightly Mad Studio’s racing sim sequel began in 2015, months after the first game’s release. Expect more than 170 cars, 60 tracks, online championships and new racing disciplines to master.
Sure, you know how to unscrew a few bolts in your time. Maybe even been brave enough to hit a junk yard and harvest something off a dead car to put on your own. But what about dismantling an entire car in your driveway for fun and profit?
A “parts car” is a spare car you have solely to harvest pieces from to keep another car alive. Sounds like a great thing to have, right? I thought so too, but in case you needed more convincing here’s the business case for a parts car. And a guide on how to find one.
The new Fiat 124 Spider is really a Miata in disguise. If you like your cars out in the open then maybe this Nice Price or Crack Pipe original 124 project will be more your cup of tea. That is, if its price isn’t hiding anything.
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.
If you’re a car enthusiast, you’ve likely experienced the sad scenario of the old relic stashed away in a corner, collecting dust. When you ask the owner to buy it, he says “Not for sale!” with enough vigor that you know that he’ll die before he turns a wrench on the poor car. What cars have you tried to revive but…
“There was never a great plan to build it into what it is,” is a funny way to describe how you end up with a twin-turbo V8 restomod Pontiac Firebird in your garage.
Getting 500 horsepower sounds simple: just stick a cheapo Chinese-made turbocharger on your equally-cheapo Chevy V8. But the actual process is a bit more involved.
The formula sounds simple: buy some old $800 Craigslist special and stuff an omnipresent LS in it. This is what every Internet car nerd recommends if you want cheap speed, and this is how this kind of budget build actually plays out, fuckups included.
Muhammad Ali once claimed to float like a butterfly and sting like a bee. Contrastingly, it will take a bit to make today’s Nice Price or Crack Pipe Citroën float down the road on its hydropneumatic suspension again, and that’s only if its price doesn’t sting.
The Honda Logo GA3 5-Door D-series hatch (the Fit before the Fit) was in pretty poor shape when I bought it a year and a half ago for $975. Mechanically, it’s great! Passes inspection, has insurance, has a comfortable interior, all that... Jazz (womp womp). However, the outside was trashed, and I’ve even had a few…
Last week an ice fisher lowered a waterproof camera into Mayhew Lake in Benton County, Minnesota to look for fish. He was surprised to find a pickup truck instead and called the local sheriff’s department, which realized they’d actually been looking for that thing since March of 2000.
An extensive job like a clutch replacement on a Porsche 944 requires research, patience, money, skill and hope. We had next to none of these.