When Your Hell Project Needs a Gauge Panel RIGHT NOW

Murilee Martin October 29, 2010 Tech

Since I dragged the Hell Project ’66 A100 home and swapped in the “new” 318, the project has sort of bogged down into a miasma of Rust-n-Varnish Fuel System Hell. Once I get the tank cleaned and installed, I need to drive it to the inspection station to get registered… and not a single gauge or warning light functions. What to do? … Continue Reading

HCOTY Nominee: Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor

Home of Wanky The Safety Cat

1997 Ford Crown Victoria P71

For most of the period between the end World War II and the Late Malaise Era, the full-size, body-on-frame (or primitive unibody), live-rear-axle, V8-powered sedan was the standard, middle-of-the-mainstream American motor vehicle. The Panther-platform Crown Victoria stands alone as the only car with an unbroken lineage to the Postwar Big Cheap Detroit Sedan gene pool still being manufactured, and I say the P71/Police Interceptor version is the best PBCDS ever built. … Continue Reading

1965: When Men Were Men, And Japanese Pickups Had Real Hood Ornaments

Murilee Martin November 16, 2009 In General
1965 Datsun 320 Pickup Hood Ornament

1965 Datsun 320 Pickup Hood Ornament

The Pick-N-Pull in East Oakland is just a few miles from my place, so I headed right over when I got a couple of tips about this truck. … Continue Reading

How’s This For A Lifestyle Brand?

Because you need special shoes to stand on that gas pedal!

Road Rage Roundup: It Seemed Like A Good Idea At The Time

Murilee Martin November 4, 2009 In General
Road Rage Roundup

Road Rage Roundup logo by Jeannette Copperwaite

My first regular series as Murilee Martin, way back in early ’07, was Road Rage Roundup, and it started off pretty well. … Continue Reading

My Triumph As A LeMons Trophy Maker: Most Likely To Get Their Fingers Broken By The Casino Pit Boss!

Vitamin Pb builds heavy bones
As every follower of the 24 Hours Of LeMons knows, the racers will do just about anything to get one of Jeff Glenn’s trophies to display in their Pabst-and-90-weight-reeking garages. When Jeff gets the LeMons Trophy Assembly Line going, he manages to crank out these masterpieces at the rate of one per 15 minutes. Me, not so fast; the MLTGTFBBTCPB trophy, awarded at the Goin’ For Broken LeMons at Reno-Fernley Raceway last summer, took me an entire afternoon to build. That’s why I’m going to force y’all to admire my one serious LeMons trophy in excruciating detail. I hope I don’t screw up the layout of this post too hideously; this is my first try with this editing interface, so have patience. … Continue Reading


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