Search results

  1. EyeMWing

    What is Dead May Never Die - EyeMWing's sorta big red box

    Back in the dark ages when the forum software worked and I intentionally made awful car buying decisions.... Well, one of those things hasn't changed when you consider I paid cash money for a 1989 Dodge Aries last month. THAT adventure will be coming to some form of media near you one day. But...
  2. EyeMWing

    New daily driver: 2018 edition

    So the BRZ is coming up on its payoff date, and, incidentally, it's expiration as a useful daily driver (everything is worn the hell out and it makes no sense to replace with OE parts when I could replace with performance parts). It'll get hot-rodded and die a Viking's death as a track weapon...
  3. EyeMWing

    Gopro Knockoffs

    For my upcoming Youtube project, I've already got an older Gopro (Hero3 Black, IIRC) and a shiny Canon camcorder for the serious business of primary shots. But I find myself in need of more static B-roll cameras that I can stick to things and forget about for a few hours at a time. Let's be...
  4. EyeMWing

    Observe: Misery

    Quite awhile back, I did a thing to a friend's car. It was a fiasco. I took a timelapse of the first day of the fiasco.
  5. EyeMWing

    Ownership Verified: The Legacy Legacy

    #ITJokes So I bought this thing. It's, like, a car and stuff. Here's a picture of it when I picked it up: Here are the images of a quick walkaround: Here's the interior... Wait a second. Why isn't this door opening. Shit. Okay, fine. I'll take care of this. For now, while I...
  6. EyeMWing

    Legitimate AWD Impreza competitors?

    Friend of mine is in the market for a new car. $25k-ish price cap, preferably around 20. Primary considerations are 4 doors and AWD (she has snowphobia and refuses to believe me that snow tires are a sane investment because nobody else does it). She has an '07 Impreza right now and likes it a...
  7. EyeMWing

    Subaru BRZ Spark Plugs - Are these actually unobtanium?

    So this is one of the more absurd things I've ever butt my head against. 2013 Subaru BRZ. I need spark plugs. There is a bunch of Internet Herpaderp about the OEM plugs being NGK (or maybe Denso) heat range 9, but I don't find it particularly trustworthy because none of those people appears to...
  8. EyeMWing

    Project Planning: Modernization done right

    Asking for opinions and input here. So I see a lot of hot rods, project cars, etc. that are based around the concept of "Take an old car and put an EFI kit on it" or "Take an old car and put a modern driveline in because modern drivelines are better" and occasionally a sprinkle of "The original...
  9. EyeMWing

    Dad needs a car- Wagon Edition

    So we all know how this works. My dad has a shitty '94 Honda Accord that's butt terrible and I'm tired of fixing it. Next time it breaks, it's out. I also have a shitty '91 Dodge Dakota that gets primarily used as a lawn tractor and a parts runner. Problem is, it's terrible at roads. So I need...
  10. EyeMWing

    10mm fittings on 3/8 brake line?

    I'm almost 99% sure this is fine, but I wanted to double check. 3/8in brake tubing, flared with the 3/8ths die - is it safe and sane to use a 10mm fitting? Or do I need to go sacrifice some money to the metric gods to fix Dad's terrible Honderp? (For the record, 3/8ths fittings will totally...
  11. EyeMWing

    Is there some sort of secret sportscar brotherhood?

    Seriously, I feel like when I bought the BRZ I should have been taught a secret handshake or something. Every single time I've encountered any vaguely sporty car (Genesis Coupe, G35, 370Z, RX8, Mustang, Corvette, Porsche 911, WRX, GT-R, and a few others so far) on the highway, they've done the...
  12. EyeMWing

    Ownership Verified: EyeMWing's Correct-Wheel-Drive Lesbaru

    Yesterday: 7:00PM "I didn't know Subaru made a sports car! That looks spectacular!" said a middle-aged man getting out of a Prius. "They didn't, until about a month ago. I just got this one a few hours ago." I replied. OBVIOUSLY I couldn't have the Scion version. Yesterday: 5:00PM Fresh...
  13. EyeMWing

    Ownership Verified: My "Aspirational" Racecar Engine Donor

    Previously: http://forums.finalgear.com/post-your-car/my-aspirational-saturn-sl-replacement-51139/ Now with added telephone-pole-smashing goodness and under new manglement! That's two days of hard work with a sawzall and impact wrench. I managed to only saw into the harness once - both...
  14. EyeMWing

    Crown Vic Rear End: WTF is broken?

    Well, other than the limited slip needing new clutches. Ford 8.8 rear. Aftermarket gearset, I discovered today that if I grab the tire and push/pull on it, I get a disturbing amount of in/out movement and a satisfying/terrifying 'clunk' noise. About 1/8th inch of movement... I'm already aware...
  15. EyeMWing

    Thoughts on this wheel/car configuration

    Car is a '98 Crown Vic. Presently silver, but will become some variation on the word "black" in due time. Either using plain chrome centercaps, or possibly the stock Ford dog-dishes (as seen on the second car). Stock steelies are 16x7 and fugly for this model year range. The latter stock...
  16. EyeMWing

    Thinking about a new daily driver...

    The Escort is creeping up on 200,000 miles and should hit it within the next 2 months. Changed the oil yesterday, and two things of note happened: 1) A lovely reddish-brown foam developed on top of my drain pan. I don't even want to know why. 2) It was the last (of five) cars I did that day...
  17. EyeMWing

    What should I do with this? (Busted car)

    So my niece decided the best use of her Tuesday evening would be to run a red light ("It changed suddenly! I skidded!" Horse shit, she's the worst driver in the entire goddamn world.) and get rammed by a rental car. In a car that my father and I jointly own and is on our insurance policy (she...
  18. EyeMWing

    Differential sludge and misplacedshims

    Alright. I'm stumped. After we found the trans full of water on the silver Crown Vic (Ford 8.8 trac-loc) , I decided to crack the diff today just to make sure. Beautiful 90wt gear oil drained out. All the gears look fine, but there are two problems: 1) The side carrier shims are not seated...
  19. EyeMWing

    EyeMWing's next commuterbox

    The Escort attempted suicide again yesterday, this time deciding the vital fluid it no longer needed was engine oil. A pinhole rusted in the oil pan and made a nice mess of my employer's parking lot (meh, they're resurfacing it on Monday anyway) The level was down below the dipstick, but it...
  20. EyeMWing

    Crown Vic ignition circuit

    So, Ford, in their infinite wisdom, decided that the ignition switch on the '98-'02 Crown Vics should have roughly a dozen wires running to it. Every resource I have yet found (I don't own an FSM yet) diagrams a grand total of... Two. A bare minimuim of four would be necessary to work, and...
Top