Fix it again, Tony!
Fiat 500 with the 2010 Engine of the Year hitting the US market? Full of win. Hopefully Abarth will sell a conversion kit for it since there are rumored to be many different editions coming to the US between 2011 and 2012.
Here’s a mid-80’s Mercedes Benz 300D with a turbo diesel, spotted in Naperville, Illinois. For me this is right next to the VW Rabbit as the coolest diesel cars to hit the North American market. It would be even cooler if converted to a grease car.
I took a ride up to Waukesha, Wisconsin yesterday to pick up the head and intake manifold for the 4.0L straight-six that’s going into my AMC Gremlin. Forest, at Independent Tuning Solutions, ported them for me and they look great. I’ll have some pictures of that with the motor sometime soon. Monday is the last day of this semester for me, so I should be back to working on the Gremlin pretty soon.
On the ride home I spotted a CASE IH sign and an International sign from I-94 and decided it would be a good photo opportunity.
Keep on truckin’…
The Scout II needed a roll bar so that I will be able to put a bikini top on it down the line instead of having the hard top on in the warmer months. The pipe is 2″ steel conduit for the hoop and 1.5″ for the diagonal supports. The mounting plates are 1/4″ steel. My dad welded everything together and then I rattle canned it flat black.
I ordered the “rust is lighter than carbon fibre” from volkswagenstickers.co.uk, I think that it suits the truck well 😛
The remainder of the to-do list for the Scout is as follows:
That’s all for now.
It was nice out today so I took the top off of my IH Scout II (with the help of my neighbor) and went cruising with my friend Jason.
Now it just needs a roll bar and a soft top so I don’t have to reinstall the hard top for when it rains.
Also, happy birthday to the AMC Gremlin! It is April fools day after all.
Here’s a picture of Harvey, my 1974 International Harvester Scout II, looking tough from the daily commute and Illinois’ road salt. It makes a good wallpaper. 🙂
“Interior Crocodile Alligator, I drive a Chevrolet Movie Theater”
I saw this fifth generation Chevy Bel Air sedan while walking to class the other day. Joliet Junior College‘s parking lot usually has a few cars or trucks that catch my eye, this time I happened to have my camera on me. The interior pictures didn’t turn out well because the glass got in the way, but the glove compartment had a couple stickers on it from local cruise nights.