My car went bang (insurance claim process)

For those of you reading that that have found themselves in a auto bingle (your fault of the other persons) and followed your insurance claim process from start to end, then you’ll know the process fairly well. For those like me who have had a few scrapes (and near misses) but never had to put an insurance claim before up until now – welcome to my journey. In which I’ve learnt one thing in particular that will could take a bit of hassle out of the process if you find yourself in a similar situation…

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The colorful cabs of Kathmandu

So it’s been a little over a month since I last posted and plenty going on behind the scenes with other projects (like this one) and the occasional hiccup (in a future post I’ll explain what happened with the Stagea and a roundabout last week…). However I’m back for this five minutes and I’ve brought you…a bunch of taxis.

No no, not like the classic EJ Holden Taxi we unearthed a while back, but a bunch of taxis from Katmandu where the drivers have really taken the time to make your next trip around town a very visual experience..
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When things get steamy…in your engine bay

‘Smoke? Is that smoke? Oh ffs, what’s going on here?’ my first words spoken rather loudly as I drove up my driveway last night and watched something white and ghost like attempt to snake it’s way out of my bonnet. It’s been a while since Stag hiccups, the last one being the stretched throttle cable a few months ago..

Thankfully it wasn’t smoke, it was steam but it’s still not a great feeling when you lift the lid and half your block has had a coolant related steam bath. And currently resembles some kind of rain forest…

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Canvas the neighbourhood

Toyota Starlet

It’s amazing what you learn from Facebook (yes, even dubious Facebook can give you the occasional education it seems) – I had no idea up until today that there was a version of the Toyota Starlet that came with a canvas top! (I was thinking that it was something home made ala This Mitsubishi Colt we found decades ago).

But it’s real and we’ve found one.

And if you’re keen on the one we’ve found, we hope you’re good at canvas repair..

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Race block Ranchero

Ford Ranchero
The late great Chuck Berry once sang ‘Get your kicks, on Route 66.’ And if he was driving this 1965 Ford Ranchero with a modification list longer than most phone books, there’s a fair chance he would’ve kicked that strip of road well into the middle of next week..

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How much is that in Cryptocurrency?

crypto

I have a passion for things with wheels (usually 4 but results may vary.) I have a trifling collection of various cryptocurrency. Can both these spheres of crypto and all things automotive combine for our latest article here at Drive Another Day?

It’s 2019. of course they can! You can buy practically anything with Bitcoin!*

 

*Bytecoin not so much.

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LS the world, one MX5 at a time.

So you’ve got a 1990 Mazda Mx5 (that’s a Miata for all our US brothers and sisters) you picked up as a repairable write off for pretty cheap. You could do what the name suggests and repair the thing to get it back on the road…

Or you could throw a LS1 in there for the hell of it and follow your mantra of ‘Ls’ing the world.’

Up to you really…

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R31 GT Wagon – you are clear to land on runway 3…

Ahh bless the hard working lads at Iron Chef Imports and their always amusing Facebook page. Once again they’ve delved deep into the current offerings of importable Japanese automotive excellence and come up with a true winner.

Yes that is a fairly unexciting R31 GT Passage Wagon above (well unexciting for me but that blocky mid 80’s lunchbox on wheels look might just light a fire under you or deep within your cockles who knows.) But like a cream filled cheap chocolate or an ages old Limo on Gumtree, it’s what’s on the inside that counts..

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Bond…on a beer budget.

Can’t afford the latest and greatest James Bond instant sex symbol slice of automotive excellence? You’re not alone fam, I feel you. (Thumps fist against heart twice). But if you really have a hankering to own some kind of James Bond style status symbol in your garage to bore impress friends, family and neighbors with then I’ve found three possible options here in Australia. Yes they need work. But pretending to be a secret agent isn’t supposed to be easy is it?
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In pursuit of a BA Falcon

Loved the seedy tales from the Australian TV series Underbelly? Loved playing Cops and Robbers as a kid? On the hunt for a BA Ford Falcon that you can’t actually register and drive to work?

If you answered yes to any of those, boy have I lined up a Facebook found beauty this time around!
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One happy yellow panel van

It was a busy day at my son’s primary school today – a local business day full of craft stalls, dance and martial arts demonstrations, a World’s Greatest Shave Event (where my wife lost her locks) and right before you walked up the drive to the big hall, there was parked the happiest little panel van around… allow me to introduce you to Bella.

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Why you need a multi tool in your car

For a tool I bought out of sheer necessity one arvo (long story short: my battery died, I needed to get it out of the clamp and my local 7-11 was the only place that sold anything looking remotely like a tool) my multi-tool has been an effective piece of kit recently. It turns out my $17.95 tool of all trades, master of none does have its uses and here’s a few reasons why like a solid breaker bar, it’s handy to have one tucked away in your car somewhere.

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