It was early 1991. I was doing a 6-month training rotation in the engine department responsible for a small, mainstream 4-cylinder engine that had been substantially revamped for the 1991 model year to go with a new generation of its compact car home.
Spotted in NW Harris County, Texas, around 11:45am today, on West Road at Jackrabbit. Used (and beat-up) Sonata, paper temp tag, and a pair of license plate scanners mag-mounted to the decklid.
Because I was working the race, I DVR’d Fox Sports’ coverage of both the Tudor and WEC rounds from COTA. I finally had time to finish the last 3 hours of WEC last night and, just as the Radio LeMans crew and the world feed was getting into what the #51 SMP Racing GTEPro Ferrari team was doing prepping a replacement…
The latest installment of what my girlfriend calls the “Home Shopping Channel” for car junkies is airing on Velocity (and Discovery) this week/weekend, and while I enjoy watching it, particularly on the early days of the auction when people bid up cars that would sit unloved on the back row of a local used car lot for…
The author, making sure Fluffy Bunny, Destroyer of Worlds, doesn’t do to me what Friday morning shift T13 colleagues Daniel and Gary are doing to their lunches. Photo and Puffalump wrangling by Stef Schrader.
I’ve just finished reading my friend Jack Baruth’s article over at Road & Track, where he interviews a very experienced driver, event organizer, and driving instructor about safety at open-track/driver-education events (aka HPDEs).
I know what you’re thinking: “MORE thoughts about exception handling? But I haven’t seen any INITIAL thoughts about exception handling!”
(Full Disclosure: I grew up around my mom’s family’s independent auto repair shop, learning my chops from my grandpa, uncles, and the hired guys. I rebuilt my first engine at age 5 with my grandpa’s help. It was for a customer’s lawnmower, and they weren’t exactly thrilled at the time, though 15 years later, they…
I spent most of today in the driveway replacing the air conditioning evaporator core in my truck. While I was doing so, I figured out that that unit had great design for assembly (DFA), but only mediocre design for serviceability. But what do I mean by that?