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Ferrari now accepting crypto payments

14 Oct 2023 1 minute read 1 comment Instinct747

Ferrari Now accepts Crypto One of the top luxury car brands Ferrari is now accepting various crypto currencies. Currently it is only open to US but plans are being made to extend it to the EU. This is now pushing crypto even closer to going mainstrea...

Your Car Has Ears & Eyes

3 Oct 2023 3 minute read 0 comments WinterYeti

Your car is spying on you. Back in the day when was a young buck in my early 20s (sounds so ancient now), my car had two sockets in the middle console. One was the ashtray, and the other was for the cigarette lighter. Being a smoker at the time, both...

Why Buying a Vintage Car Is a Great Investment in Retirement

28 Sep 2023 3 minute read 0 comments

Retirement is a time to enjoy the fruits of your labor and explore new hobbies and interests.  One great way to do that is by investing in a vintage car. Investing in a vintage car can be a rewarding and profitable experience in retirement. If you ha...

How To Deal With Car Rust

18 Sep 2023 2 minute read 0 comments

Rust is caused by oxidation of metal – primarily iron. Most cars are made of steel and so contain large amounts of iron. Although pretty resilient to corrosion, all cars will eventually experience rust if they are continuously exposed to moisture. Sa...

2004 Daihatsu Sirion - Further adventures in Brakes

4 Sep 2023 3 minute read 0 comments Lawnmower

Our constipated postal delivery finally arrove tonight, including my new slider bolts and the Irwin bolt removers from my brother, so having dispatched a few other tasks I went out to have a serious look at this rounded off slider bolt tonight. I'd...

General Fleet update - Fiddly things

8 Aug 2023 2 minute read 0 comments Lawnmower

A bit of a status update, the AC in the Daihatsu got regassed and hold pressure nicely, and is nice and cool while on the move. It loses cooling sat in traffic as I don't think it has a fan for the AC radiator thing but its not a massive hardship.  I...

2004 Daihatsu Sirion - Brakes and Suspension

31 Jul 2023 2 minute read 0 comments Lawnmower

When I was last working on the suspension, I noticed that the cotter pins that keep the lower suspension arms attached were falling apart, so I set to and ordered a box of assorted ones from eBay. The new cotter pins arrived and I tapped them in to r...

2001 Mercedes C-Class - "Bar and Grille"

24 Jul 2023 4 minute read 0 comments Lawnmower

I've (finally) ordered a new speaker grille for the passenger door to finally replace the one that broke when I was replacing the anti-bounce spring in the passenger door look about 3 years ago. The speaker grille arrove tonight so since it was sunny...

2004 Daihatsu Sirion - Breaking Bad

17 Jul 2023 4 minute read 0 comments Lawnmower

One of the ongoing bugbears with the Daihatsu is the slight warping of the drivers side caliper carrier. With it all fitted it works OK, but getting the top slider bolt out for greasing/tinkering is a difficult task - it'll unwind on the threads, but...

2001 Mercedes - The Brake Noise

10 Jul 2023 1 minute read 1 comment Lawnmower

An actually mechanically compentent friend over today to see about replacing the rear handbrake shoes to try and banish The Noise(TM). The suspicion was that the friction material had parted company with the metal of the shoe and was rubbing the insi...