I had a chance to spend some time with the Lakewood crew at the 2012 SEMA show in November. This year, Lakewood is launching a complete bolt-on suspension system for late model Ford Mustangs. The kits are true bolt-ons, and driven back to back, you can really feel a difference. Lakewood gave a few of [...]
With the engine buzzing at 6500 rpm, I weave my way through traffic like a jack rabbit through the desert vegatation. Unlike the rabbit who is being hunted, I am the hunter, searching for the last stronghold of delectable goodness that is the Hostess Twinkie. Now I don’t claim to be any sort of pioneering tracker, [...]
The trick on this install is wiring the relays.
Every great website needs a great jingle, and I think we have come up with just the ticket. Red Dirt is not just a website, it’s a way of life. We also have some new projects here in the Red Dirt Rodz garage. Our twin-turbo Buick wagon, Buttered Toast, is getting a new high-tech ignition [...]
If you have been reading long, you know that Buttered Toast is our twin-turbo ’63 Buick Le Sabre wagon. As was the original plan, the story has now been published in the June issue of Hot Rod Magazine. The story covers 3 pages starting on page 94. If you are not a subscriber (why aren’t [...]
Thursday was spent chatting it up with a bunch of people, mostly colleagues, I have not seen in a while. SEMA is a great place to meet up with people that you normally only get to talk to on the phone. After lunch, I managed to get over to the MOPAR display, they had some [...]
That was one of the “rejected” tag lines Steve Ling, North American Car Marketing Manager for Ford, told us about at the 37th annual Mid-America Team Shelby Nationals this weekend. I have been attending this event for the last 7 years, and even though I started out as very much a non-Ford guy, 7 years [...]
I stuck the GoPro Hero HD on the side of the Buick Lesabre wagon, otherwise known as Buttered Toast and took it to the exhaust shop, after finishing the twin-turbo install. Want to hear it? Just click the little “play” arrow. Share it. Like it. Comment on it. Tell your friends to do the same. When [...]
OK, OK, I get it, enough of the Buttered Toast references. I finally got the wagon running and driving. It is officially back from a long slumber. I shot a little video using my GoPro Hero HD video camera of the drive to the exhaust shop. Enjoy. I will have better video of the completed car soon.
Ok, so if you have been reading this site for any amount of time, then you would already know that: 1. I love Buicks. 2. I am building a twin-turbo Buick Wagon called “Buttered Toast”. Well, after seriously over-complicating what in reality was a simple turbo install, I have finally managed to complete the installation [...]