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    Don't have any engine oil? Put some diesel fuel in your crankcase!

    I wasn't really sure where to put this. I mean, a Crown Vic is a passenger car and the diesel fuel is acting as a lubricant, so maybe Passenger Car Motor Oil (PCMO) - Gasoline Vehicles? However, if it's using diesel fuel as engine oil, does that make it Heavy Duty engine Oil (HDEO) - Diesel...
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    Bearing inspection after drag and drive event

    Video from Steve Morris doing a bearing inspection/replacement after Cleetus took his El Camino to Midwest Drag Week Engine is a twin turbo Steve Morris 540 Chevrolet big block running methanol. Made 2,000+ whp on Cleet's dyno. Car runs high-6's @ 200+. This was after Midwest Drag Week, which...
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    "Electrified" and "Electric" Corvettes are on the way - Rumor confirmed

    On CNBC's Squawk Box this morning, GM President Mark Reuss officially announced that "electrified" and "all-electric" Corvettes are in the works. “We will have an electrified Corvette next year. It’s coming very quick." This has been rumored since the introduction of the C8. It's confirmed...
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    GM BrightDrop and FedEx set Guinness record in EV delivery van

    258.85 mile "delivery" from NYC to Washington DC, with stops in Trenton, Philly, and Baltimore. 258 is 8 miles more than the official EPA rating and the van indicated 98 miles remaining on the charge...
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    Model S Plaid eats the wall at Nürburgring

    This past week has been industry test week at the Nürburgring, where all the manufacturers come out to play with their new toys and get some testing done. Tesla and BMW went and screwed it up for everyone. A BMW M8 had a pretty spectacular high-speed impact with a barrier, causing the car to...
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    Homemade Texas Hot Link Sausage

    Not being able to find any reasonable alternative to Texas-style hot link sausage locally, I made my own this weekend. Turned out really well: Taste is great, the grind is spot-on, and the casings are snappy. My link consistency leave a little to be desired but this was my first time making...
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    New vehicles with a 4 speed transmission?

    2020 will be the last model year for the Dodge Journey. Surprisingly enough, you could still buy a Journey with a 2.4L and a <span style="font-style: italic">4-speed auto</span>. Are there any other new vehicles in 2020 that have a 4-speed?
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    Collective car nouns, real and imagined

    From Hagerty: <a href="https://www.hagerty.com/media/lists/what-do-you-call-group-collective-car-nouns/" target="_blank">What do you call a group of Corvettes? Collective car nouns, real and imagined</a> <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote</div><div...
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    Cabinet Painting

    I mentioned in one of the "what projects are you doing while stuck at home" threads that I'd be painting cabinets. A few expressed interest in seeing the process and how it turned out so I figured I'd start a thread. So, this is where I'm starting from: <img...
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    Midwest and Mid-South BBQ Safari II

    Like I said in my previous thread about the Texas BBQ Safari, the family and I decided to do a road trip after the 4th holiday and visit some BBQ across the midwest and mid-south. My kids have never been on a road trip, they really wanted to start visiting other states and see some landmarks...
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    Central Texas BBQ Safari

    I've had this idea to go on a tour, a safari if you will, of all the BBQ hot-spots in the country: Texas, Kansas City, Memphis, the Carolinas. A few weeks ago, I started the safari. A co-worked was in Austin for a 1-year work assignment, so I used up my saved airline miles, hopped a plane, and...
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    Beef Short Ribs

    I finally found a butcher who even knew what I was talking about when I asked for beef ribs from the short plate. Uncut, three bones, a little over 6 lbs. <img src="https://i.imgur.com/4Y7PE1ch.jpg" alt="[Linked Image]" class="post-image"...
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    New addition to my garage: 2000 Corvette FRC

    Added another vehicle to my stable: <img src="https://i.imgur.com/qQpPwtUh.jpg" class="post-image" alt="" /> 2000 Corvette FRC 54,000 miles LS1 6MT I am quite smitten with the car. I could daily this thing all summer. It rides nicer than my truck and *way* nicer than my Camaro. Plans are...
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    New 4.2L V8 from GM and Cadillac

    GM/Cadillac announced today a new 4.2L twin-turbo V8 for the CT6. Clean-sheet design that shares nothing with any existing GM engines Hot-V design, with the exhaust ports exiting into the valley of the engine, directly where the turbos are located Cylinder deactivation Hand-built and signed by...
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    Under Valve Cover: 2000 LS1 @ 120,000 miles

    <img src="https://i.imgur.com/9AqpvI0.jpg" class="post-image" alt="" /> <img src="https://i.imgur.com/eua8i1M.jpg" class="post-image" alt="" /> <img src="https://i.imgur.com/bkaPkkr.jpg" class="post-image" alt="" /> Previous owner said he used Mobil 1 10W30 exclusively. Before him... who...
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    Fixing an overheating power steering system

    Most people never really tax their power steering system. It's just... there. Until it leaks, nobody really ever gives it a second thought. Maybe a fluid change once in a while. What if you chronically overheat your power steering? Add a cooler, right? What if it's cause by a system design...
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    First in-car of new Australia Supercars Holden

    <div class="video-container"><iframe frameborder="0" width="640" height="360" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/Mj8fgMQZieI" allowfullscreen></iframe></div> This is the first in-car video of the new Red Bull Holden/Triple Eight next gen. Commodore. No V8... now a twin-turbo V6. I was ready...
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    More smokey meat treats!

    My smoker has been getting a workout this week. A couple 5 lb. pork butts for a work picnic. Dry brined in salt a day ahead. Rubbed with <a href="http://amazingribs.com/recipes/rubs_pastes_marinades_and_brines/meatheads_memphis_dust.html" target="_blank">Memphis Dust</a> just before they...
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    Smoked my first brisket today

    Smoked my first brisket today. Dry brined with salt about 18 hours before and pumped with some beef broth. Used Big Bad Beef Rub recipe from amazingribs.com. 16 hours at 225 on a large BGE with apple wood and BBQ Guru doing temp control. Wrapped in butcher paper, Aaron Franklin style, after the...
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    Two More VPs Leave (Fired from?) Tesla

    <a href="http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-05-04/two-tesla-production-chiefs-to-leave-ahead-of-biggest-challenge-yet" title="httpwwwbloombergcomnewsarticles20160504twoteslaproductionchiefstoleaveaheadofbiggestchallengeyet"...
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