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Category Archive: Cheapskate Blazer, OTHER, Tech Stories

Bottom Dollar Blazer Project – Episode 7: We’re back

It’s been a couple of weeks since I posted an update on the Blazer. It’s not because I haven’t been working on it, but Lohnes convinced me to go on that trip to Detroit and I got...

Project Buford T Justice Update: Where The Heck It’s Been And Where The Hell It is Going -

Remember this car? Yeah, it has been MIA for months and for that I am sorry. The reality is that (as I have been whining about) we had a winter that pegged the crap-meter at 11 for a long damned time...

Bottom Dollar Blazer Project – Episode 4: Off to the body shop

As you’ve probably seen the last few weeks, I’ve been doing a lot of prep work on the Blazer to get it ready to head to the body shop. It needs new rockers, new doors and a bit of work to the...

Buford T Justice Update: We Bolt On Power From Trick Flow And Snappy Looks From Trans Dapt!

This update is all about the motor. Last fall, as you’ll remember we had the stock iron 083 heads worked on at the machine shop with a valve job, some mild port and bowl work, and a slight cut...

Project Buford T Justice Update: We Hit The Strip Again With More Power! (W/Video)

Man, I have been getting run over with hate mail due to lack of a Buford T Justice update, so let me first apologize! It has been a wacko summer with traveling and all the other normal stuff that...

Project Buford T Justice Update: We Finally Give Our 1987 9C1 Caprice A Cheapo Nose Job!

Finally, our long national nightmare is over and we solved it for a shade more than $60! So I finally caved and fixed the missing bumper filler situation on the nose of the BangShift project Buford T...

Project Buford T Justice Our 1987 9C1 Caprice Hits The SCCA Autocross – Photos And Video!

(Photos by Dave Nutting) – I spend lots of time telling you to get out there and do stuff with your car. Whether it be the drags, cruising, the road course, or autocrossing, I’m...

Project Buford T Justice: Our Caprice 9C1 Gets The Shaft! A Dynotech Drive Shaft That Is!

(Photos by Dynotech Engineering and the Author) – At its base, hot rodding has always been about trying stuff, breaking stuff, fixing stuff, and getting better, faster, and stronger along the...

Buford T Justice Update: We Install A First Gen Chevelle Flowmaster Kit On Our 9C1 Caprice!

Well I celebrated Buford’s one year anniversary in fine style last week by finally getting back to wrenching on the car. The weather has broken, Spring is here, and I found both of my kids when...

$200 Hauler Project Update: Will Bolt Ons From MSD, Spectre, and E3 Get Us More Power Than Buford!

In our never ending quest for putting together a nice, comfortable, and capable tow rig, without spending piles of cash, and without having a new car payment, we continue to thrash on the $200 Hauler...

Project Buford T Justice Update: Where Has Our 9C1 Caprice Been Hiding?

(Photos by Dave Nutting) – So it has been a while since you’ve seen anything with respect to our much beloved project Buford T Justice Caprice. What the Hell, right? We can assure you...

Project Car Update: The $200 Hauler Gets All New LED Lighting From ANZO USA

During the refresh of our $200 Hauler Suburban Project you have seen us give it a wrap thanks to the folks at The Shirt Shak, along with a new grille, billet bowtie, rear bumper, trim, and more from...

Buford T Justice Update: A Very Frustrating Day On The Dyno And How We’re Planning To Fix It

So first, I’ll lead with an apology. This update was supposed to run last week but a blizzard and a bunch of other stuff jumped up and caused the delay. With the amount of email, text, forum,...

Buford T Justice Update: A TCI 700R4 And Breakaway Torque Converter Get Our 9C1 Caprice Shifty!

Last week I installed the cylinder heads, COMP lifters, rockers, pushrods,and LS lifter guides into Buford’s small block mill. While all that was nice, we still had a massive problem on our...