Showing posts from September, 2017

The Dual Fart Can - Inept Driver Conundrum

I'd like to start this out with some bonafides and because my life is an open book, share a story or two. I will then explain my exasperation at completely incomprehensible loudness of the slowest vehicles on the streets, peoples inept driving skills and offer some solutions. Most of them will be legal.

Yeah, I may sound like an old curmudgeon and my street racing days are waaaaaay behind me. My fast cars all sold for an "adult" modern sedan that is not exactly slow, but definitely not fast. 
My first car was a 350 cubic inch V8 (that's 5.7L to you, kid), 4BBL carb, dual exhaust, M-22 4-speed Camaro Rally Sport. I bought it before I had even learned to drive a stick - I taught myself. The clutch was non-hydraulic assist like cars today - just a big ass heavy spring that probably was more work out than I see most people do when they're working out their legs. 
With a 3.55:1 rear diff the car had a perfect mix of launch and legs. Redline in 1st was 60MPH - and the Hur…

The Gist

This is a test! 

I've not had a blog/website for many a year - and while you'd think my Twitter or Instagram would be enough but believe it or not I get questions regarding my blog all the time - which has not existed since 2009 or so.

So, please, check in here from time to time - where I'll open up a bit more, tell some old stories that I find funny and think you may laugh at too, or I may just want to get down on "paper" before the memory slips my mind altogether.

If you already follow me on Twitter you'll know that I call it my "diary". Yes, it limits us to 140 characters but that is a good thing. If something is good, funny, important enough to be mentioned in my diary, that limit is a good thing for me. It keeps me from going too in depth. This will be a place in can delve further into my nerd habits and hobbies, strange sense of humor and my odd streaks of arrogance and self deprecation that confound not only me but probably many friends.

So, than…