Don’t ask me, I just write here. And I don’t think other Citroen Ds owners would have the foggiest idea either what’s happening. But anywhoos, meet ‘Athena.’ Falling to bits on the inside and…uh…well there’s certainly quite the show on the outside isn’t there!
1991 Maserati Coupe – Gran Turismo is leaking into reality again..
While I wait for my 2005 Subaru Impreza to sell, enjoy this – a 1991 Maserati Coupe in a lovely shade of warm cream mixed with just a hint of lime.
Mmm, doesn’t that just sound delicious!
Oh, did we mention it’s part Chrysler? Meet the worst of both worlds!
DNA contains traces of a Chevrolet Suburban..
You know you’ve been playing a little too much Fallout 4 when you see something like this 2000 Chevrolet Suburban and think ‘Well that would actually sit nicely in the radioactive wastelands..’
And unlike the Buick Roadmaster I posted up earlier, most of the car seems to be here. And what isn’t has been replaced with something else anyway!
93 Buick Roadmaster – rough holiday road
Okay, it’s not the same model as the classic road wagon of National Lampoons Vacation, but if you squint (a lot) and do that from a far distance while inhebriated, you might think it’s close. Of course there’s a lot of work involved in getting this Buick Roadmaster good to go for the next ride to Wally’s World..
Let there be lights – Honda Civic edition
It truly is a sorry state of affairs when you see a picture and have to play a game of real or photoshop? But in the case of this Honda Civic, it’s very real. And part Chevy GMT900..
All of that air – 85 Pontiac Fiero
There are air intakes and then there are air intakes. And in the case of this 1985 Pontiac Fiero, that air intake grill is probably more suited for stopping condors from getting sucked in let alone sparrows..
A quick update…on the latest update
A wise mechanic once said ‘The more you modify something, the more things can go wrong.’ And after installing all sorts of upgrades here at Drive Another Day, well…things went a bit pear shaped soon enough…
The knock sensor that suddenly went deaf
Sigh, they just don’t build em like they used to do they? Case in point the knock sensor I installed roughly a year ago that suddenly seems like it’s suffering from hearing loss..
Luckily these things are pretty easy to test.
So…how about an awesome custom trike?
So just when I thought the crazy automotive shenanigans on Facebook classifieds had gone a little quiet, along pops up this thing. A 1975 VW powered Honda Goldwing Custom Trike!
Changing your Impreza spark plugs
Yep, the Slowbaru is still hanging in there, only recently I’ve noticed that it’s felt a little sluggish at times. Add that to the occasional (it hangs around for less than a sip of coffee) flash of the check engine light and a sudden increased thirst for the petrol stuff and it looks like it’s time to swap out the spark plugs.
Luckily it’s a fairly non eventful job, once you remove everything else in the way first..
The cruising convoy of the BSCCC (Bendigo Sports and Classic Car Club)
For me ‘Do you want to go on a car cruise?’ is a statement right up there with ‘Steak okay for dinner?’ and ‘I’ve filled the fridge with your favourite beer, enjoy!’ It’s not something I hear often but I rarely say no when it does. And so before I knew it I was in the in laws HR Holden, ready to be part of a great cruise with the BSCCC (Bendigo Sports and Classic Car Club.)
Blood, sweat and oil filters – Mitsubishi Lancer oil change
This was supposed to be a quick and simple post on how easy it is to give a 2009 Mitsubishi CJ Lancer an oil and filter change. Well it was supposed to be. However what should have been an hour and a bit job turned into a six and a half hour wrestling match and only ended when we broke out some fire…
Faster, Pussycat! Drive! Drive!
My knowledge of Burning Man festival is pretty slim. My knowledge of Geo Metros, even slimmer. But when they come together, uniting in a glorious Facebook post, well how could I go past it?
A green volcano from the radiator..
I’ve been pretty lucky with my cars right up until this one. But now that the new radiator and hoses have gone into the Subaru Impreza, instead of fixing the problems I’ve been having it’s instead revealed that the issues are coming a little further deeper in the EJ25 engine than first thought.
Or in clearer terms – The infamous EJ25 head gasket issue strikes again! Damnit.. I was enjoying this car until now..
When coolant goes out but air comes in..
After another occasion where the heat gauge jumped around like it was at a House of Pain party, I finally booked the Slowbaru for a full cooling system check. The good news is: It’s not the head gaskets. And even more amusingly, somehow the radiator lasted well beyond its typical life cycle..
Gallardo on a Pontiac budget
Uh…did I miss a memo again? Did those annoying notifications that tell me everything I don’t want to hear about (like Kim K, anything to do with Kim K) forget to inform me that it’s ‘Sell your replica week?’ Or maybe Facebook cottoned on to our replica Ferrari a couple of days ago and decided that since I didn’t buy that, I must be looking for a cheaper Lamborghini instead. Which I’m not really, but hey if you are – maybe you could buy this Lamborghini Gallardo!*
*An approximation of one at least.
Ferrari love but with Fiero money
Can’t afford a real Ferrari GTS 308? No sweat, here’s the next best thing – a Fiero with a Ferrari fur coat!
BE-1 still my tiny one litre heart
Why you need a test light in your tool kit
Funnily enough I had a test kit in my tool kit way back when but I threw it out because I had no idea what to do with it. Thankfully a very wise father in law (thanks again Baz!) showed me not only how to use one but how easy it was and how much time it saved.
Better late than never I suppose..
Installing a new car stereo into your Subaru Impreza
The first time I bought a car stereo/CD player to replace a factory tape deck, I paid the shop to do it. The second time I paid a good mate with a box of beer…and drank most of them while he worked. This time it was some basic tools, a lazy afternoon and aside from the occasional dropped screw, barely any hassle. Got some new car entertainment for your Impreza? Let’s get it in there!