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Its a roll of East German toilet paper in the back of a Trabant! How ‘bout that shit?

Skip to 4:48 for Oppositelock in vehicle form.  Skip to 4:48 for Oppositelock in vehicle form. 

I don’t want to spoil it so the only thing I’m gonna say is that the “side exit exhaust system” is brilliant, especially the hole cut into a critical component which now acts as a glorified heat shield. Oh yeah and there’s an RX8 monster truck in the thumbnail, but who cares about that...

Greenwich Concours Mini Meetup: Abort mission! Greenwich Concours Mini Meetup: Abort mission!

Sunday is right in the middle of a nasty weather pattern. See you at the rally? Seriously, you should attend the rally. Last year was awesome.

Oppo Northeast Mini Meetup! Here's the refined Greenwich Concours d'Elegance "Plan:" Attend the Euro day on June 3rd, get lunch after.   Oppo Northeast Mini Meetup! Here's the refined Greenwich Concours d'Elegance "Plan:" Attend the Euro day on June 3rd, get lunch after.  

The new plan is that there isn’t a plan! Based on the responses to my previous post (which you can check out here for info re: the event itself) the smartest thing to do would be to play it by ear via Oppo posts, and only attend the European day (Sunday, June 3rd) because it was mind-blowing last time, whereas the…

To sedan, or to coupe? That is the question.  To sedan, or to coupe? That is the question. 

This is going to be the first of a daily series of sorts (until June 9) in which I plague Oppo with my ramblings as part of my LSAT prep. The exam’s final section is an essay you have 35 minutes to complete. The theme is arguing a position on an issue with no “right” answer. So without further ado... here is 35…

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Wow. Just wow. That is hilarious. Age of the previous owner: at least 80. Chances of the dealer ever selling this car: IDK Oppo, you tell me? It’s *very* ruined from my perspective (no, I’m definitely not thinking about doing the VIP build I never got around to with the Q45 next...) but there is an ass for every seat…

Oh you know... just EJ25T things...  Oh you know... just EJ25T things... 

Just a routine check, this engine was perfectly designed. They definitely don’t tell you to check the oil every other fill up in the owners manual if you have a turbo car. That would be ridiculous! And so would needing a specialty tool (flatblade hammered into socket...) to reach a self-loosening hose clamp. That’s…

Does Oppo Greenwich Concours d' Elegance?  Does Oppo Greenwich Concours d' Elegance? 

I went in 2012 and it was incredible (photo dump of the highlights after the jump). Even the parking lot was mind blowing. The event is less than a month away, on June 2nd and 3rd. It’s a great time and you’ll see 8 figure cars that don’t come out to play anywhere else, plus all of our favorite oddball stuff like an…

DSM lovers: Who has 5K and a trailer!? This is probably a steal and has been up for just an hour, BUY BUY BUY! DSM lovers: Who has 5K and a trailer!? This is probably a steal and has been up for just an hour, BUY BUY BUY!

Can you say “beautiful mess” or “track rat” and hate yourself so much that you’d enjoy working on this thing? These proto evos are super cool and this one has double the asking price of parts on it. Evo 8 suspension, rebuilt motor, the whole 9. You know this guy is the real deal because he wrote a full paragraph on…

Adam C's videos of late night Brit car meets are always great and this one is a real gem. Tandem rotary drifting and a mustang (almost) crash to top it all off.  Adam C's videos of late night Brit car meets are always great and this one is a real gem. Tandem rotary drifting and a mustang (almost) crash to top it all off. 

Brits: Do you have far less severe punishments for this kind of thing than we do in the US? The cops never seem to care even when they are called on these meets! And nobody ever calls them it seems!

The corner by my house has claimed yet another victim who shouldn't have a driver's license.  The corner by my house has claimed yet another victim who shouldn't have a driver's license. 

It’s only been a month since the last time some idiot was speeding around this dangerous corner while crossing the median and smashed into someone. Here we go again... I heard a good 2 or 3 seconds of tire screech and then SMASH. This is a new one. I’ve never seen someone go so fast up this hill that they slid into…

Apparently, the WRX is a great ambassador. I had to take a couple new friends on a drive and they loved it.  Apparently, the WRX is a great ambassador. I had to take a couple new friends on a drive and they loved it. 

I rarely mention this crazy hobby when I first meet people. I don’t say much about cars and I drive like a grandpa. Introducing people to their first fast car is always fascinating though. I’m fascinated by different people’s reactions to the hobby. The things they notice, the things they don’t, and whether or not I…

WRX back road bomber build: the final update. WRX back road bomber build: the final update.

I can’t believe its finally done. Big brake kit, downpipe, intake, new speakers, and 4 new bearings. The turbo sounds like a jet engine and every downshift/WOT pull involves a healthy crack and pop. This morning’s drive up the coast to Portsmouth NH was a fun cruise. It’s the first 80 degree day of the season, so the…

Parking brake rebuild: 20 minutes. Getting this fucking clip in there: impossible... (edit: broke the clip.)  Parking brake rebuild: 20 minutes. Getting this fucking clip in there: impossible... (edit: broke the clip.) 

Suggestions? This clip holds the cable in place. If you wrench you know exactly what’s going on here just by looking at it. The slots on both sides are identical and I’m afraid to push the clip hard with some pliers, so I haven’t been able to snap it in around that shiny recessed bit once the cable is inserted all the…

Accidents should add points to your license just like tickets if you are found to be at fault. Accidents should add points to your license just like tickets if you are found to be at fault.

With suspension or even revocation of driving privileges on the table for repeat offenders. Consider this: my dad is 76 and has never been in an at fault accent because he’s a defensive driver. Yet I once met this girl in college who had totaled 6 cars. Why is she even allowed to be on the road at this point? The…

YES!!!!!!!!! YES!!!!!!!!!

Fuck this knuckle and the horse it rode in on. Thanks again for the suggestions everyone. I ended up spreading that ear with a cold chisel and less than a minute of hammering later, I was done with the last piece of disassembly on this project.

How would oppo approach this? (edit: going with the cold chisel suggestion). Thanks everyone!  How would oppo approach this? (edit: going with the cold chisel suggestion). Thanks everyone! 

Its the very last bit of disassembly before I can slap the big brake kit on and hit the road after 2 months of this BS. The puller I bought didn’t work and I don’t want to destroy this with a pickle fork. My current thought is that I should hammer a sacrificial flatblade (or 2) in there and continue the regimen of…

WRX update 12: My first attempt at metal fab.  WRX update 12: My first attempt at metal fab. 

If you’ve ever seen a light colored car running a lot more boost (and therefore fuel) than stock, it probably had a nice brown spot right above the muffler from flame shooting and soot staining. To combat this, I bought a piece of stainless and fabbed up two shields, which were coated with high temp engine paint.

Here's some black tar watchlopnik for ya Here's some black tar watchlopnik for ya

Hodinkee’s (think: BaT of horology) “Talking Watches” is like Petrolicious for watch nerds. Great production value and storytelling. This episode is 13 minutes with Mario Andretti and the collection he’s amassed over the years via racing partnerships. Fascinating history, even if you don’t appreciate watches.

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