Last Call: Custom Hot Wheels are Crazy Awesome

Are you ready for a rabbit hole to end the day? The world of custom Hot Wheels (and other scale cars) is a pretty amazing adventure for your eye holes. Go here and have your mind…

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5 responses to “Last Call: Custom Hot Wheels are Crazy Awesome”

  1. Zentropy Avatar

    Guy certainly likes his Veedubs.

  2. I_Borgward Avatar

    Brain Trust:

    tl;dr: I’m seeking a good GPS speedometer app for iOS. Any recommendations? Basic, easy to use, legible = good. Doesn’t have to be free!

    My ’79 Volvo 245 project is finally out of the garage after weeks of rehab. It’s in the shakedown stage, and the first thing that stands out is how wildly inaccurate the speedometer is. No surprises, the instrument panel is a transplant, has an oddball calibration and I haven’t verified the axle ratio.

    The car is a “bitsa” (bits of this, bits of that), so I’m just glad the speedometer still works. But, it’s reading at least 5 MPH slow, probably more, which could get me in hot water. If can take some accurate readings, I can compensate.

    1. outback_ute Avatar

      Run it at a constant speed on a suitable bit of highway and time it against mile marker posts?

    2. Zentropy Avatar

      Just ask a friend to drive beside you on the interstate at a set speed (say, 60mph), note what yours indicates, and determine a correction factor. I’ve had multiple vehicles for which I’ve done drivetrain swaps or tire upsizing and needed correction. It’s pretty easy to do the math in your head on the fly, or else just memorize your actual speed at 40/60/80 and estimate between.

      Or as Idaneck suggested, just use Waze. In my experience, it’s pretty accurate.

  3. Idaneck Avatar

    Waze does a good job of accurately showing your speed.