Archive for the ‘Car Stuff’ Category


Tuesday, October 6th, 2009

Wow, it's been forever since the last update, and a lot has happened in the interim. When we left off, the engine was in pieces and all the rod bearings had failed. Things were looking pretty bleak, and the car had only done 150 miles since the swap.

The Teardown

Saturday, May 9th, 2009

Today was D-day for splitting the block and taking a look at what was causing all that racket. I pulled the oil cooler & pan off the block first, and could see some flakes in the bottom of the pan, so I knew it was definitely a bearing. After pulling ...

The Joys of Rod Knock

Tuesday, April 28th, 2009

The legacy is spread all over my garage again. We noticed that the car was running lean under boost, and although I didn't get any misfire codes or hear any detonation, I suspect that a rod bearing is on the way out. After replacing the fuel pump we fired the ...

Almost Done

Thursday, October 30th, 2008

Haven't had time to update the blog, but getting the car running on Saturday was the boost I needed to knuckle down and get it back on the road. After working all day Sunday it rolled out of the garage under its own steam at 7pm, a couple of ...

The End of the Tunnel

Friday, September 26th, 2008

Things have been progressing slowly over the past couple of months for various reasons, but it is starting to feel like I can see the light at the end of the tunnel now, a good feeling! Dad helped knock a few projects off the list while my family was visiting from ...

Out of action for a while

Sunday, July 27th, 2008

I had surgery on Friday for a small hernia, so I'm out of action for a bit.  The swap is slowly nearing completion, and I'm getting to the point where things are beginning to get buttoned up, but it'll be at least a week or 2 before I'm able to ...