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This is my favorite ballet…

It’s beautiful, innit?

Some tool definitions

What these tools really do: (Mike, Gordon and Fixer, please share your additions or observations!) Tool Definitions: Drill PRESS: A tall upright machine useful for suddenly snatching flat metal bar stock out of your hands so that it smacks you in the chest and flings your soda across the room, splattering it against that freshly-stained […]

Dart update!

The life of a weekend warrior- I dragged Mike the Mechanic into another long day working on the Dart…. My ’72 Dart had massive carbon buildup in the crossover passages of the intake manifold. This kept the exhaust gas from heating up the intake manifold and the choke so #1- the thing never hit peak […]

Hey, Fixer….

Oh, man. You have to check this out: On June 15, 1957, a new gold and white 1957 Plymouth Belvedere Sport Coupe was buried in a time capsule in downtown Tulsa, OK. The time capsule was part of Golden Jubilee Week: Tulsa‘s celebration of Oklahoma‘s semi-centennial. The car is buried under the sidewalk in front […]

If you need me this weekend…

I’ll be under the hood of the Dart.

If you run, you’re just gonna go to jail embarrassed

Dodge Charger police package… I guess almost everyone goes straight in their late 30s, even the Charger. I’d love to see a quarter mile with the old hemi and this new beast side-by-side. Someone has to have done that by now….

This could almost make a man cry

1971 Plymouth Sport Fury with a 440 for sale on eBay. Only one catch- It was completely submerged in salt water during Katrina. The engine is seized and the whole thing will probably turn into rust flour in eighteen months. I blame the President.

First cars

Michele is blogging about First Cars. Here’s mine, a 1969 Chrysler Newport Custom. Just saying the words “69 Chrysler Newport Custom” makes me think of nine or ten punk rock kids piled into that thing to go see Suicidal Tendencies at the Metroplex in 1987. Good times.

I spy with my little eye….

Something that starts with “HELL, YEAH….” I live in a sleepy little town. There’s less than 240 of us, I think was the last count. SO, there’s a little house right next to the post office, and I don’t know if I have mentioned it before, but there’s a ’71 Dart Swinger that someone really […]

Wave of deaths blamed on eBay

I got this email today: “Your Chilton’s Manual was shipped Monday sorry I haven’t replied as I had a death in the family. Thanks! -Slowpoke” It’s been three weeks since I won that auction. No email, no phone call, nothing. I wonder of everyone who used “I had a death in the family” as an […]


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