Saturday, August 20, 2011

Chugga chugga Miata speedometer

My Miata's speedometer used to do this. My good friend Eric described the sound as akin to a choo-choo train. My memory is fuzzy, so I'm going to pretend he used those exact words. He's a grown-ass man. I tried replacing the speedometer head before, but that didn't help.

As part of the engine rebuild, I replaced many (many!!) parts. One of them was the speedometer cable, which is easier to replace than I expected. Problem solved! I lived with that annoyance for way too long considering how simple the fix was. With a little dexterity, flexibility and profanity, I was able to replace the cable without removing the instrument cluster.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Wear your safety equipment, kids.

This video is horrifying. Not for weak stomachs.

Killed Myself When I Was Young from The Jalopy Journal on Vimeo.

Via Found on the 24 Hours of LeMons forum.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

GRM Blog: Crank pulleys can indeed fail

I made a new blog post on the Grassroots Motorsports website. I'm not crazy about the interface and workarounds we have to do to make photo embedding work, but those are things that will hopefully be addressed in the forthcoming redesign. Take a visit.