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Rob Emslie
graverobber
Rob Emslie is a contributing writer for Jalopnik. He has too many cars, and not enough time to work on them all.
Mar 16
6

Would love to do so, but I like the look of the Becker that’s already in the car. Also, the PCCM unit alone costs something like five or six times what I spent on all the interior work.

Mar 16
4

Now that I can move the driver’s seat back and forth so as to access the four mounting bolts I most certainly could pull them out for a picnic!

Mar 16
11

Yes! Ford should have kept with the Cortina here in the 1970s instead of replacing it with the Pinto.

Mar 3
1

That’s a beaut. I have never had anything but bad luck with GE home appliances. I’m glad my poor experience isn’t universal. Come to think about, maybe it’s been me all along...?

Mar 2
4

I don’t think this was a patrol car. It could have been some sort of administrator’s ride or smoother. I’m pretty sure the paint and the light bar are all cosplay and not original.

Mar 2
2

Years ago, my father-in-law was ticketed in a rental car for speeding one or another mid-western state. I think the state was Kansas, but I don’t recall for certain. Anyway, he was apparently going so fast that once he got home he received a letter in the mail from the state demanding he turn in his driver’s license Read more

Feb 25
8

This is hysterical because what showed up for me was a video of “What’s for Tea Meals of the Week” which I had already watched on Sunday evening. Sounds like everybody got something a little different.

Feb 25
12

You should also consider that the Corvair motor spins the opposite way from the VW mill. I believe that necessitates flipping the ring gear in the transaxle so the car goes in the direction you want.

Feb 16
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Does your secondary air pump sound like a mini-jet engine when you start up? Mine has quite the loud whine on cold start. I’m glad when the car thinks it’s okay to shut it off. Of course it’s a lot closer to the cabin in the Boxster than in a 911.

Feb 16
5

When I bought my 986 I specifically looked for a car that either had the clutch and IMS done already, or was cheap enough that I could make the update without breaking the bank. I lucked out with my car having gone the route of already having been imbued with an LN Engineering update. For me it’s just part of the Read more

Feb 3
12

So, funny thing: I know quite a few of those people. I have weird friends and acquaintances.

Feb 3
5

So, is this your car? https://jalopnik.com/for-3-495-gain-a-sterling-reputation-473361987

Jan 21
22

I think this thing would be a hoot at any Cars & Coffee. Also, that 1600 has a lot of potential. Those are great engines.

Dec 31
42

We grew tired of the drug connotation. We like back alley gambling much better.

Dec 31
22

Yes, but this is up to last Thursday. I had to have time to compile the data and I didn’t expect an outlier like that to show up after the fact. I’ll include this week in next year’s compilation.

Dec 31
46

I’m glad I rank right up there with a good bowel movement. There’s honestly nothing more satisfying, amiright?

Dec 23
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Well, it would all depend on which Boxster you have. If it’s like mine then the key is an integral part of the immobilizer system and hence is required for that to allow the car to fire up. Read more

Nov 13
11

Well, to be fair to the car, that’s a DSG gearbox and it is the only way the S-Line arrived. If you really want to row yer own then the Golf R might be a viable alternative.