We got this cool little flyer at Knoxville Cars and Coffee back in April, and we've been looking forward to the Southeastern Truck Nationals ever since! By the way, if you're trying to promote a car show (or just about anything else for that matter), these little flyers are awesome! They're the perfect size and … Continue reading Southeastern GMC/Chevy Truck Nationals
Garage Tour: Dave
Who: Dave (Rapid Transit '55 Gasser) What: Boeing CNC Mechanic (self-proclaimed Turbo-Encabulator Specialist) Where: Puyallup, WA Space: 25' by 15' one bay garage Equipment: Typical engine building/tuning tools, blower/supercharger jig for the occasional blower, grinder/polishing wheel, blast booth, lead working tools. Projects: '66 Triumph T120 chopper, '57 rag top VW Bug, '63 Impala SS 327, '55 Chevy 150 gasser (injected 409) … Continue reading Garage Tour: Dave
C10 Club Meet in Knoxville, Advance Auto Parts Cruise-In
I'm all about some car shows! I love seeing all the great cars and trucks and talking to the owners. When I first started going to car shows I was intimidated because it seemed like everyone knew everyone else and I was the odd man out, then I realized that if someone would bring their … Continue reading C10 Club Meet in Knoxville, Advance Auto Parts Cruise-In
In the Garage: Henry’s First Drive
When I bought Henry, I drove him to the school (Crown School of Trades and Technology) and parked him for a while. I did a little research and got a few parts to get him (at least a little) roadworthy. As I said in the last post about Henry, he'd lived a very hard life, and … Continue reading In the Garage: Henry’s First Drive
Back in the day of cast iron heads and engine blocks, stripped bolts were not a super common concern. Now with all aluminum engines in an all-out quest for weight reduction, we're seeing more and more stripped and broken head bolts. A couple of common occurrences that I've seen recently come from a 2.4 Toyota engine … Continue reading Broken/Stripped Bolts
2014 Chevy Sonic Intake Boot
2014 Chevy Sonic 1.8 (non-turbo) Codes: P0101 MAF Sensor Flow, P0171 Bank 1 Lean Symptoms: Surging at idle, poor power, MIL (Malfunction Indicator Lamp) on We had a fleet-owned 2014 Chevy Sonic 1.8 come into the shop the other day for an oil change and complaint of a MIL (Malfunction Indicator Light or check engine … Continue reading 2014 Chevy Sonic Intake Boot
New year, new look!
Exciting things are happening around the blog this year. I've been working on a new look, a new logo, and a lot of fresh new content (including a Service Station first: videos!) for you this year. Follow along as I work on projects like Henry (my '67 Chevy C10 pickup) and the Falcon (my '64 … Continue reading New year, new look!