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Project Car SOTU 2016: HoonTruck

A victory, for me, in the garage can be something that others might consider trivial, small, or perhaps even meaningless. To get two victories in one day… well that’s just something that doesn’t really happen. Yet it did happen recently when I was out in the garage. Face cozied up …

Project Car SOTU 2016: The Falcon

Using cheap pliers from a cheap tool kit to tighten an alternator pulley nut at 11:00pm atop the SFO long-term parking garage in business attire isn’t particularly enjoyable, but it’s voluntary misery like that that us car idiots wear like a badge of honor.

Project Car SOTU 2016: MokotoNB Update

So here we have it. One year later, the Porsche is gone, replaced by a Miata named after an anime character. What happened? What is going to happen? And will I ever fix my broken fog lights? A full rundown as I log my SOTU for this year. #MokotoNB

Project Car SOTU 2016: 2002 Ford Excursion

If you want to call me an idiot for buying this vehicle I won’t blame you, but I’m secretly hoping to be validated about five years from now. Daisy still loves it for a new reason every day: great A/C, tons of interior room, a half-dozen always-on 12V outlets, and …

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Last Call: Turbo-Flight Edition

Robert Emslie July 29, 2016 Last Call

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If you ever wondered where the Superbird got its wing, I present to you the 1961 Chrysler Turboflite. Now, let us never speak of it again.

Last Call indicates the end of Hooniverse’s broadcast day.  It’s meant to be an open forum for anyone and anything. Thread jacking is not only accepted, it’s encouraged.

Image: Hemmings

The Carchive: The 1976 Ladas

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It’s been a great week in the Hooniverse, and we’ve seen an awful lot of ongoing projects. Some are fixer-uppers, some are basket-cases and some are just so monumentally exciting as to defy any attempt at description. But only one of them is a Lada.

In honour of Kamil’s Soviet slingshot, we’re heading back to Togliatti and 1976, to have a look at some Ladas.

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Project Car SOTU 2016: Now it’s your turn

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We’ve spilled the beans on nearly all of our project vehicles. Now we want to hear about your hunks of shit precious projects. Sound off in the comments below and share your current project car woes, highlights, fails, wins, and everything else. We want pictures and we want details.

If we see some great stories, we may ask you to tell us more over email and we’ll run your personal project car SOTU down the road. Show us what you’ve got, Hooniverse readers.

Project Car SOTU 2016: HoonTruck

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A victory, for me, in the garage can be something that others might consider trivial, small, or perhaps even meaningless. To get two victories in one day… well that’s just something that doesn’t really happen. Yet it did happen recently when I was out in the garage. Face cozied up close to 5.8-liters of Blue Oval goodness in the form of my old FE lump. The task at hand on this day was to clean up the engine bay a bit and then eyeball the suddenly more sloppy steering column.

Two jobs that would be easy for the average wrench. On this day for me, they would prove nearly as simple as one might expect, which is part of the victory at play.

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Project Car SOTU 2016: The Falcon

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Using cheap pliers from a cheap tool kit to tighten an alternator pulley nut at 11:00pm atop the SFO long-term parking garage in business attire isn’t particularly enjoyable, but it’s voluntary misery like that that us car idiots wear like a badge of honor.

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Project Car SOTU 2016: MokotoNB Update

Hoff-SOTU

So here we have it. One year later, the Porsche is gone, replaced by a Miata named after an anime character. What happened? What is going to happen? And will I ever fix my broken fog lights? A full rundown as I log my SOTU for this year.

#MokotoNB

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Project Car SOTU 2016: 2002 Ford Excursion

Excursion-SOTU

If you want to call me an idiot for buying this vehicle I won’t blame you, but I’m secretly hoping to be validated about five years from now. Daisy still loves it for a new reason every day: great A/C, tons of interior room, a half-dozen always-on 12V outlets, and an infinitum of little storage bins for stuff. Did I mention it appears to have about $2500 worth of Banks exhaust plus tuner stuff on it? That said, we’ve got both minor and potentially-not-so-minor issues to work through in the short term.

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The News for July 29th, 2016

Greg Kachadurian July 29, 2016 The News!

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Welcome to the Hooniverse News! As always, this is a weekly recap of some of the biggest stories in the automotive industry without the fluff or bull. I just throw in a little opinion of mine because I can. This week:

  • Nissan releases single-cab Titans for commercial fleets

  • Bristol Cars is back in business with the Bullet

  • Ford Performance releasing emissions-legal Mustang GT power packs

  • Infiniti finalizes Q60 pricing, car launches this September

  • Catch the 96 Hours of BS (Blipshift) sale!

  • What’s your automotive news?

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Mystery Car

Robert Emslie July 29, 2016 Mystery Car

The big, 2+2 365 GT; more imposing than pretty

Well, we’re winding down July and getting ready for that big yawn of a month August which is typically both hot and lacking in opportunities to get out of the heat. I suggest staying inside and occupying yourself with jolly diversions like the weekly Mystery Car contest. Make and model if you so choose to   thus fill the hours.

Image: ©2016 Hooniverse/Robert Emslie, All Rights Reserved

Project Car SOTU 2016: 1962 Ford Ranchero… er, Rancheros actually

Ranchero-SOTU

To be quite honest, progress has been minimal. To date, the activity’s been mostly shopping and disassembly, with little to indicate progress towards this thing becoming a race car. I’m typing this on a plane on my way to a multi-week work trip overseas, which definitely isn’t helping things.

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