Monthly Archives: September 2012

There is Oil Spilling Into the Driver’s Seat!

Every once and a while there is an event that demands its own post. Well, yesterday was one of those moments when Zach started the car only to have oil start spilling down his leg. When the dashboard was disconnected, the oil pressure gauge was left exposed and it gave us one of our first big surprises of this project.

Some photos and a video of the incident for your enjoyment:

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Taking the Torquedo for a Drive

Wow, she actually moves. Well – kind of. She’s a bit of a noisy smoker too. We tried some Nicotine patches, but we think we may need to replace the exhaust instead.

Some videos of the driving adventures:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M9jfnivKpPs

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=arcvZJ9jKCw

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jObrQJbDMI4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r7XKH5sV1rg

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It’s Been Too Long…

A very busy fall for the team had put the blog on the back burner – the car has been taking up most of our time, but I guess work has been cutting a bit into our time as well. Anyways, the car is moving along nicely. Old parts are out, new parts are in, test driving has occurred (that will be a separate post), and most of the team traveled to Charlotte on a fact-finding excursion (also a separate post).

Enjoy some photos from the recent weeks of car work!

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Advanced Automotive Inc. – Chantilly, VA

Shout out to Advanced Automotive Inc. for their support of our endeavor. They made picking up the car a whole lot easier and they were awesome to work with. Use them for you NoVA towing and auto repair needs! Thanks guys!

 Automotive & Auto Repair Chantilly, Centreville & South Riding, Virginia (VA)

 

 

 

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Monday Funday

Worked on the car as a Labor Day celebration. Cleaned up under the hood, took out the door panels and back seat, found some mouse nests (hopefully no more nests), ¬†and got ourselves acquainted with the car. Polished it off with some half priced wraps at Carpool in Ballston and $2 Coronas…not a bad way to vend the long weekend. Note to self: don’t change for dinner…although some people liked it.

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Looking ahead: Roll cage, new belt, possibly a new water pump.

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Bees in the Trap

Sunday was wasp day. A few of the guys tackled a wasp’s nest behind one of the headlights. No severe injuries, just three hospital trips. No, I am kidding – these guys are pros.ImageImage

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Photos of Pick Up Day

August 31, 2012

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