Video: Supercharged Nailhead Ford Falcon Gasser

When I comb through eBay and Craigslist for cars that I can’t have and can’t afford, I’m really looking for two specific things.

1) I want to see barn finds.

2) I want to see race fuel huffing, hell fire spraying, tire-hanging, M/T smoking, YouTube-video-filled listings that make me want to rip the exhaust off my snowblower and hit it with a 100 shot of nitrous.

The Ebay listing I came  across today is pretty darn close to an exact match of my second request.  It is tough to wrap my brain around it to be honest.

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Current Poll Results: How Often Are People Changing Their Oil?

Last week we had a poll called “How often do you really change your oil?”.  Now that several hundred people have taken the poll, I figured I’d post up the current results.  Note:  The poll didn’t specify whether each person was using synthetic or non-synthetic oil, so think of this as a baseline, not the “end all / be all” test.

It looks like 3001-5000 miles is the winner at about 50%.  I was actually pleasantly surprised by this, because there have been many articles floating around the internet claiming that you don’t need to change it that often.  While I agree that synthetics can handle longer oil change intervals, I believe that going more than 5000 on the non-synthetic oil (and filter for that matter) is pushing your limits.  This result gives me hope for all of the non-synthetic engines out there.

The second highest result was the 5001-8000 mile range.  My best guess is that this is where many of the synthetic oil users are landing.  Many synthetic users change it around 7-8000 ish, that seems to be the “norm”.  If you are running non-synthetic up to 8000 miles, you are bold.  I won’t judge though.

Next up is where I fall, in the 17% range. I realize that I’m not in the majority, and I could go to 4000 or maybe in 5000 for my oil changes and probably not see a difference. However, I will spare you because I already cover my thoughts on this whole subject a short time ago.

The “whenever my car tells me to”  was the biggest surprise for me because I expected that to be far higher.  Is it that many vehicles on the road don’t have this feature or do drivers not trust their dashboard?  It’s something to think about for sure!

Newsflash! 1% of people don’t know that oil needs to be changed.  Note to self: Do not buy a vehicle from that 1%.

For what it is worth, I’m going to keep the poll open and review it again in a month or so to see how / if the results change.

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One For The Dogs

Lets face it if you have a dog, old spot likes to hang out while you turn a wrench on your muscle car. While you are working  on your Mustang, Cuda, Camaro or making a sleeper out of the family beach wagon, all this excitement makes a dog hungry.

It was this combination of man vs. machine, and dog vs. lunch time that lead to the birth of the dog dish hubcap. This is basically how they got their name. While guys were out in the garage working on the car (back in the day), they would take the metal hub cap from the Road Runner, Mustang, Camaro etc. and fill it with water or put dog food in it for the pooch.


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28’s On Your Wrangler: “Carolina Boi” Edition.

Back in my high school days, installing 20 inch wheels on your truck was a serious endeavor.  We were notching A-arms, trimming wheel wells, rolling fenders, and absolutely ruining our 3-point turning abilities.  These days, 20’s come stock on a bunch of trucks and Jeep Wranglers on eBay are rollin’ on 28’s boi.  I must admit, a Jeep on 28’s seems about as logical as adding bead-locked Super Swampers on a Trans Am, but hey, to each their own.  The first person to post up a Ghost Riding video link gets a free Upvote from me!  8 more pics after the Jump! > (more…)

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