When things melt, your events get scrubbed

This post should have been a recap of the 2019 Midwest Muscle Car Challenge hosted by Bowler Performance Transmissions. This event is a ton of fun, hugely supported by sponsors (which means awesome door prizes and a fantastic swag bag), and all the money left over goes to a fantastic charity. But that is not …

An episode in the life of living with a TurboTweak ECU-GN

Last year I installed a TurboTweak ECU-GN in my Grand National. I had really reached the limit of what could be done with the original ECM. Even with a Powerlogger added on, I didn’t have enough inputs for all the sensors I needed. And mailing chips back and forth to deal with changes to the …

And now for something entirely different: FAKE MEAT!

So, I’ve been wanting to try this whole fake meat thing. Out of curiosity. I’m definately NOT a vegetarian. I like meat. I like steaks, and roast, and hamburgers, and prime rib, I smoke pork shoulder and ribs, and then there’s rack of lamb and… you get the idea. I like meat. But I’m not …

2019 Charlotte Champ Tour at ZMax Dragway

Racing season has sprung! This past weekend, the Period Correct Tow Pig hauled the Buick and myself to Charlotte, North Carolina, for the 2019 SCCA Champ Tour/CAM Challenge in the parking lot of ZMax Dragway. Unlike last year’s event, which was a Match Tour format, this was a full-fledged Champ Tour. Two hundred ninety eight …

Why you should be careful managing your RAID

Shifting gears a bit from the normal fare, here! I have computers at home. A few of them. There my desktop, which is an HP Pavilion case, but the HP motherboard died, so I swapped in a new one, so it really isn’t a HP Pavilion anymore. My girlfriend has a Lenovo mini-tower that’s probably …

On the subject of fiberglass bumpers

Well, I have a composite front bumper now. The stats: Material: Fiberglass impregnated resin Weight: 7.3 pounds naked Aluminum bumper support weight savings over stock bumper shocks: 3 pounds Total installed weight savings over stock bumper (also weighed naked): 46.7 pounds I could drone on about how to refinish a fiberglass part, but I’ll just …

On the subject of hood vents

Many cars, mine included, have issues with air management under the hood. As speeds increase, the ability of air to pass through the radiator opening and then out of the engine compartment becomes somewhat troubled. In almost every instance, the high pressure that builds up inside the engine bay can actually stall airflow through the …

2018 Optima Ultimate Street Car Invitational – Part 3: OUSCI

The actual event! After 21 days of prep, three days of driving, four days of the car in the SEMA show, where I also walked nearly forty miles, it was finally time for the actual event. The invitational follows the same multi-segment format as the regular season events, but runs are somewhat limited, and the …