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  • Project Car SOTU: 1971 Datsun 240Z

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    There are two purposes for this update on my 240Z; the first is to bring you up to speed on what has been going on with the car, the second is to brag about how big my garage is. Both the updates and the bragging (not too much really) begin right after the jump.

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  • Project Car SOTU: Project Audinary ON THE ROAD! (For Now)

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    Last time we spoke I was, well, probably doing everything entirely the wrong way. The front end was all off, the cambelt tensioner had de-tensioned itself in a fairly spectacular way, and some umming and ahh-ing was going down, accompanied by mammoth quantities of tea and swearing. And to be honest it carried on like…

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  • Project Car SOTU: 1968 Twin Turbo Eleanor GT500

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    Roadblocks are aplenty in my build… the years it’s taken to get this far are sure to make that abundantly clear. But nevertheless we are making progress on my 1968 Twin-Turbocharged Eleanor GT500 and it should be fit for road duty soon. As you will see from the video (posted after the jump), the main issue…

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  • Project Car State of the Union Day

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    We interrupt our regularly scheduled programing to bring you these special announcements! That’s right friends, its another Hooniverse Project Car State of the Union, or HPCSOTU for you acronym-lovers. Today you’ll get updates on all our major automotive projects, spanning vast categories, many decades, and two whole continents! The fun starts pretty soon so get…

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  • Hooniverse Garage: 1969 Jeep Wagoneer Interior Fix Prep

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    [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…

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  • Hooniverse Garage: 1969 Jeep Wagoneer Intake Manifold Fix

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    [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…

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  • Easter Sunday Ranchero Resurrection

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    All it needed was points and a condenser. Of course, I came to that conclusion after throwing a bunch of other parts at it first (and leaving the points on the counter as I walked out the door the first time). That raucous exhaust note comes courtesy of a massive crack in the exhaust manifold…

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  • Exploring the Hooniverse Mountune Focus ST

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    [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TfCFRiAneew[/youtube] Our man Jason Connor typically handles driving duty when it comes to the camera car. What do we use for said vehicle? Why Jason’s own Mountune-modified Focus ST. It’s a car that actually deserves its own video… so that’s what’s happening here. In fact, we’re going to let Jason tell us all about it. Mr.…

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  • 1962 Ranchero Makes a Predictable Entrance to the Hooniverse Fleet

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    Please welcome my new 1962 Ford Ranchero to the fleet! The image you see above marks the fourth vehicle that’s been towed to my driveway in the last four years. This fine example of the Falcon platform’s versatility sports a 170ci straight six, a three-on-the-tree and…not much else. Power nothing, non-functional window rollers, rusted-out floors…

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  • Hooniverse Garage: DIY Installation of a Leaf Spring Lift

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    [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NaMe4Plhp5o[/youtube] This week we’re kicking off a series of DIY maintenance, fixes and upgrades to my 1969 Jeep Wagoneer with the installation of a four inch lift from Hell Creek Suspension. With leaf springs front and rear, this is about as simple as suspension modifications get: jack it up, unbolt the old springs and shocks,…

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