Wrench Scramble 2015 is Underway!

 Five years (to the exact day) ago I wrote about learning to avoid getting stretched so thin that project cars are more stressful than fun. Apparently I unlearned that lesson because as of tonight, all four of my cars are in need of services ranging from routine maintenance to a complete drivetrain swap. I’ve gotta get cranking, […]

Hooniverse Garage: 1969 Jeep Wagoneer Interior Fix Prep

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gWqmznkkaSc[/youtube] Let me introduce you to the concept of California Rust. Out here, we don’t kill our vehicles via road salt (because 98% of the state gets no snow), but we have our own version: the sun cooks weatherstripping and rain leaks in all winter and spring, sitting stagnant under the carpet. Repeat for a […]

Hooniverse Garage: 1969 Jeep Wagoneer Intake Manifold Fix

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Q_wQy7rUs0[/youtube] We’re back in the garage again, working on the Wagoneer. It’s well known that Jeeps leak oil, but there’s a spectrum from “marking their territory” to “British Leyland” to “Exxon Valdez”. My Wagoneer was leaking so much down the undercarriage it’d actually blow up the back of the car and accumulate an oil slick on the tailgate after any […]