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Author Archive: Bryan McTaggart

Dare To Be Different, Circa 1990: This 1987 Saab 900 Pro Street Build Is Truly Wild!

A few days ago, David Freiburger made a purchase that rang some bells with quite a large audience. Have you seen it yet? Here’s some hints: Most people wouldn’t be seen in public with it....

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Everything Wrong, Done Right: This Paxton-Blown Slant Six 1981 Chrysler Cordoba Rules!

I knew, the moment that I saw Mike Brooks texted me, that I was going to see some kind of Mopar product. I didn’t even need to see a preview to know it was going to happen. The question was,...

Leave Them Guessing: Pro Street 1986 Pontiac Grand Prix 2+2

The 1980s gave car freaks two things to enjoy. One of those was the return of horsepower. No matter how small of an increment was gained, once the 1982 Ford Mustang GT hit lots with the 302 in...

The Charger – Electrical Chasing And Fuel Tank Modifications

A few months into owning the final project car, and wouldn’t you know it, it’s been in the garage for a good part of it. Yeah, yeah, line your jokes up. Nothing too major, but let’s...

Random Car Review: 1970 Ford Mustang “Composite Mustang” or Quarter Horse

Welcome to Dearborn, 1969. The party is still in full effect for the most part. The Mustang Mach 1, the Boss 302, Torino Cobra, Mercury Cougar and Cyclone…things look lovely in the land of the...

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Stellantis’s EV Day: Life At Chrysler, Plug-In Jeeps, An EV Ram, And What The Hell Is That Dodge?!

There was a whisper of something coming from Stellantis regarding EV cars a couple of days ago. But there was no way that anybody was prepared for the full-on battery of news that the company...

Skill Level 3: Reviving A Dodge Ramcharger That’s In Pieces

While Hot Wheels gets the credit for introducing many a budding gearhead to the world of cars, some credit must be shared with the plastic model kit. While not nearly as prevalent today as they used...

Sasquatch Alert: This 2008 Chevy Silverado “Yeti” Is, No Mistake, Heavy Duty

During my Army career, I was responsible for the vehicles more often than not due to my gearhead nature and the ability to do paperwork on them that would shut up the motor pool know-it-alls that...

A Snapshot In Time: Angus MacPhail’s Wild Three-Wheeled Ford-Powered Experimental And Jade Warrior

Everything in life starts out as an experiment. When you were crawling and saw the spring doorstop, you wanted to see what would happen if you played with it. After several minutes of springy noises...

The Charger: Paint Repair And More Instrument Cluster Investigation

The Charger Chapters: Part 1: Introduction Part 2: The Problem Areas The nice, pleasantly warm and relatively dry early summer of Kentucky has given way to the hot, humid, and hellish season that...

Old Gray Mare, Part 3: Giving The Mustang II Some Attitude Back

Mustang fans wish the history was never there. Ford themselves do their best to skirt any mention of it. Your typical hot-rodder will gag at the thought. But the 1975-78 Ford Mustang II has hope. You...

Unhinged: Christine Returns…But Will The Remake Be Worth A Second Round With The Possessed Plymouth?

Last week, the announcement was made: “Christine”, the horror-tinged tome from Stephen King that tells a tale of a boy, a car, and a lot of murders that involve tire tracks along the way...

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The Charger – Honeymoon’s Over, Let’s Check Out The Bad Parts Of Our Late B-Body

Did you miss the introduction to the Charger? You can read about it here! Now that the odometer is reading about a thousand miles more than the day I brought it home, it’s high time I started...

Never Meet Your Heroes: Waking Up A Super-Rusty Buick Grand National

I’m always pleasantly surprised when I run into a Buick Grand National, T-Type or Turbo T that has seen legitimate road time and has some scars to prove it. The way the Internet would make...

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