Hi guys! I'm Pat! I like turbos. So I bought a DSM. Just picked it up yesterday in a trade for my beloved TDi Beetle.
I will be posting updates as they come along. Current Plans include a Big 16g turbo and drive the piss out of it.
It is a 97 Talon TSi AWD. Car does run and drive, and has some mods already, but does need some lovin.
Here are some pics of when I got it.
Here are some pics after I cleaned it up:...
Ever since I sold the 51 Olds Rocket 88 I have kind of missed having a cruiser. The Olds had it's fair share of rust and some scary engine noise at times. The opportunity to make a little money it came about so it went away. This car is in MUCH MUCH better shape and I was able to get it for about the same money. Seemed like a no-brainer when it crossed my path. It is a 1952 Chrysler Saratoga with 73k original miles that was restored sometime around 1980 as far as I can tell. There is A TON of documents with the car and some of it is even original schematics and lubrication charts from 1952. It has the first production car Hemi in it (331 Firepower)...
So during an all together way to fucking long trip, I picked up my dad's old 66 Yamaha Big Bear Scrambler 250 in Clearwater, FL. He sold it to my uncle in 1975, but my uncle never signed the title over. Upon my uncle's death 2 years ago it was noticed that the bike was sitting in the barn and the title was in my dads name. Since then we've toyed with the idea of picking it up and restoring it. Well its finally home in Indiana. Its not going to be an overnight restoration, as we are going to do our best to track down oem parts as much as possible. The one thing we probably wont do fully oem will be the paint as the colors that they came in are ok, but not great.
"Gunshots happened, the kids had pole-vaulted off of the back porch 7 foot, 8 foot drop, ran at me," Kervin said. “I shot off four rounds, might have missed because it didn't do anything to them. I ran a few feet, they slid under the dumpster where's there is a rain ditch."
What's Going On At the NHRA?
I hate to get on the NHRA Trash Wagon, but the events leading up to President Tom Compton’s exit from NHRA, and the pathetic “show” put on for the media yesterday during a teleconference announcing Peter Clifford as new prexy, leaves us all wondering that if this is how NHRA responds to and handles it’s most major internal move in two decades, then NHRA-style drag racing is doomed.
The obvious anger exhibited by new president Clifford and head of the board Dallas Gardner over multiple questions about Compton’s “retirement” and Clifford’s candy cane sing song list of “exciting” announcements “coming” and wish list of changes that fans and the media in some cases have been asking about for TWO decades rang especially hollow. It was nothing more than a laundry list that it is assumed Clifford and friends have been staring at for years—you mean there’s no more to tell than...