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July 4, 2009

Holiday Pinup! Happy 4th of July!

Filed under: Holiday, Pin-up Art — Tags: , — blasterhappy @ 10:09 am

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July 1, 2009

If it wasn’t for Bad Luck….

Filed under: Funny, Things that Piss Me Off! — Tags: — blasterhappy @ 8:25 pm

Weekend before last  the ’94 Silverado decided to give me attitude.  The wife, sister-n-law and I were heading to my mother-n-laws place to do some repairs on her house and catch up the lawn in Creston, LA.

The trip was about 2 and half hours one way and we made it all the way to Natchitoches, LA (almost there) when the Truck just shut down and coasted to a stop on the shoulder of the interstate.  After several minutes of trying to start the truck it finally cranked but was running rough and I had to stay in the gas to keep it running.  We managed to get to a gas station and then all of the sudden it decided to idle and run like nothing was wrong.  We pressed on with no problem.

On the way back I looked down checking my gages and noticed the odometer was on 99999.  I brought this to everyone’s attention in the truck and would you know it at 100030 we were back on the side of the road again.  I finally got it running and managed to make it to my sister-n-laws house were I had to leave it till the next day.

I thought the truck had a fuel starvation problem so I checked the injectors (both sprayed well), replaced the Fuel pressure regulator (no change) then I moved on to ignition.  I replaced plugs (looked rough) and did everything I thought could be a factor.

Well I was completely WRONG!  I now HATE Throttle Body Injection and ECUs.  I think I will stay Ole Skool.  After popping a battery and discovering the air/fuel module was bad (and replacing) I then discovered that the truck’s problem was it was drowning in fuel.  That’s right it was getting too much fuel!  You could unplug one of the injectors and it ran like a top!  GO FIGURE!  Wish I would have known sooner!

Needless to say I now have to replace the the ECU.  I guess it is still cheaper to do that than go with a new manifold and carb.

I just find it ironic that I just rolled over 100K miles and everything goes to shit.

If it wasn’t for bad luck…I wouldn’t have any luck at all!

June 25, 2009

Farrah’s Foxy Vette Update…

Filed under: Cars — Tags: — blasterhappy @ 7:21 pm

Since the death of Farrah Fawcett was announced this site has been bombarded with hits to the original Farrah’s Foxy Vette article I wrote a while back.

I have talked to the owner this evening and he does not want to be contacted about the car at this time.  He has promised an exclusive article on the Vette when he is ready to bring the car out of hiding.

Please do not contact me asking for the Owner’s Name or contact information because I will not release it out of respect for the Owner’s privacy.

Stay tuned to M3 for the Exclusive on Farrah’s Foxy Vette coming soon…farrah_fawcett

Farrah Fawcett – Charlie’s Angel Got Her Wings Today

Filed under: Tributes — Tags: — blasterhappy @ 6:57 pm

We have lost  a true beauty and icon of the 70s.  Farrah you will be missed.  God Bless and our sympathies are with your family.

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June 22, 2009

Pinup!

Filed under: Pin-up Art — Tags: — blasterhappy @ 4:28 am

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June 17, 2009

On This Day In Automotive History…

Filed under: History — Tags: — blasterhappy @ 5:42 am

June 17, 1923

Enzo Ferrari wins first race

On this day, Enzo Ferrari, who would go on to an historic career as a driver for Alpha Romeo before being put in charge of their racing division, won his first race, a 166-mile event at the Circuito del Savio in Ravenna, Italy. After the Ravenna race, Ferrari met for the first time the Count Enrico Baracca and his wife, the Countess Paolina, who would later suggest to Ferrari that he use the prancing horse emblem of their son. “Ferrari,” remarked the Countess, “why don’t you put my son’s prancing horse on your cars; it will bring you luck.” The Countess’s son, Francesco, had been Italy’s premier flying ace in World War I before he was shot down and killed at Mount Montello. On his plane he carried a white shield bearing a prancing black stallion. Ferrari would adopt the emblem, changing the field of the shield to canary yellow in honor of his hometown of Modena.

June 8, 2009

Judging a Record by it’s Cover!

Filed under: Car-toons, General — Tags: , — blasterhappy @ 6:32 am

hootenanny_coverIf the music is as good as the cover art…I have to have this album.

June 3, 2009

Now that’s Funny Right there!

Filed under: Funny — Tags: — blasterhappy @ 5:31 am

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May 31, 2009

Pinup!

Filed under: Pin-up Art — Tags: — blasterhappy @ 4:26 am

1saraht113Another great Pinup by David Perry at davidperrystudio.com!

On This Day In Automotive History…

Filed under: History — Tags: — blasterhappy @ 4:16 am

May 31, 1904

“Friction-drive” is introduced

Byron J. Carter received a U.S. patent for his “friction-drive” mechanism. The friction-drive replaced the conventional transmission to provide more precise control of a car’s speed. A newspaper at the time of the device’s release explained that the friction-drive mechanism “used friction discs, instead of gears, so arranged as to be instantly changed to any desired speed. The discs also change to forward or backward movement, and can be used as a brake to stop the machine by reversing the lever.” Carter’s friction drive never really caught on, however. Conventional transmissions served their purpose adequately, and the friction discs proved to be susceptible to poor road conditions. Carter’s ingenious design did, however, attract the attention of William Durant, General Motor’s megalomaniac expansionist leader. He bought the Carter-car design thinking it might turn into something big; it never did. The technology involved in the friction-drive is, however, related to today’s disc brakes.
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